Miramar Car Accident Lawyer
Within Broward County, where Miramar is located, there were a total of 23,210 car accidents in the year 2011. Auto, car, and motor vehicle accidents resulted in 160 fatalities and 30 pedestrian deaths. Unfortunately, hundreds of these accidents occurred in the Miramar area. Car accidents can cause serious injury or death. If you or a loved one has sustained a serious injury in a motor vehicle accident, a Miramar car accident lawyer at Gerson & Schwartz, P.A. can help protect your rights.
Our attorneys have been representing injured drivers, passengers, children, and pedestrians in numerous auto accident scenarios. We have over 43 years of personal injury experience and have successfully represented clients in rear end collisions, failure to yield accident, bus accidents, dram shop liability cases, bicycle accidents to more complicated vehicular accident cases involving multiple vehicles, poor road design, construction sites, and due to defective auto design. Our firm has been successful at holding business operators and other legally responsible parties responsible based on out of the box legal theories that other law firms overlooked.About Miramar, Florida
The Southern Florida metropolitan area had more than 5,564,635 people as of the 2010 census. These residents of Southern Florida are spread out throughout many different individual cities across the area. Miramar is the location of the headquarters of Spirit Airlines and is the home of the Chamberlain College of Nursing as well as of Le Cordon Bleu and Strayer University. There were 40,294 households in the area as of 2010 and the area had the fifth highest percentage of Jamaican residents in the entire United States. Although the name translates as “sea sight,” from the Spanish, it is not actually located on the Atlantic Ocean. Still many people live in or visit the area and drive on both its local roads as well as on interstates connecting Miramar to other locations.
Miramar, Florida is one of the cities in the South Florida metropolitan region. With a total area of 31 square miles, Miramar is bordered by Pembroke Pines, Hollywood, West Park Beach and Miami-Dade County. It had a population of 122,041 as of the 2010 census and the city’s official motto is “Beauty and Progress.” The city lives up to this motto for many residents and visitors, but unfortunately there are still risks for those residing in or coming to the area. One of the potential dangers that may be encountered in Miramar is the risk of auto accidents.Miramar Car Accident Risks
In 2011, drivers traveling on Miramar’s roads were involved in a total of 587 accidents. This is a small percentage of the 227,998 motor-vehicle collisions that happened throughout the state of Florida. Even one accident, however, can cause serious devastation to those who are affected by it who suffer injuries or who lose loved ones.
While all accidents are tragic, some of the most upsetting are those that could have been prevented if the drivers involved had been more careful or had not broken Florida motor vehicle and driving safety laws. Unfortunately, it is very common that negligent acts of others, intentional wrongdoing or just careless actions on the part of a driver or vehicle owner are a direct cause of motor-vehicle collisions In fact, in Miramar, 45 of the car accidents that happened in 2011 involved a driver who had consumed too much alcohol. Countywide, in Broward County, 49 of the 160 fatalities that occurred over the course of the year were suspected to be related to alcohol use while driving.
Whether another driver is drunk, distracted, drowsy, speeding or otherwise doing something careless, if you or a loved one is hurt by the wrongful actions of another driver, you have certain legal rights. A Miramar car accident lawyer at Gerson & Schwartz, P.A. can assist you in pursuing a claim for monetary compensation after suffering serious car accident injuries or after a family member is involved in a fatal collision. To learn more, the different types of car accident related cases we have direct experience in, call the personal injury law offices of Gerson & Schwartz, PA by calling (305) 371-6000, or contact us online today for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your rights.