North Bay Village Car Accident Lawyer
Gerson & Schwartz specializes assisting car accident victims and their families that sustain serious bodily injuries in car, motorcycle, and motor vehicle collisions throughout South Florida including North Bay Village. Miami-Dade is one of the largest counties in the state of Florida and is made up of a number of different cities and unincorporated areas, including North Bay Village. Unfortunately, within Miami-Dade County, there were a total of 42,171 auto accidents that happened over the course of 2011, according to the Florida traffic crash statistics.
North Bay Village was the site of about 50 of the traffic accidents that occurred in Miami-Dade County during that time. While 50 may not seem like a large number of accidents, it is important to realize that North Bay Village had just 7,137 residents, as of the 2010 census, and the city spans an area of only .837 square miles, including .5048 square miles of water. A North Bay Village car accident lawyer at Gerson & Schwarz, P.A. can represent injured victims and their loved ones.More About North Bay Village Auto Accidents
North Bay Village is bordered on essentially all sides by Biscayne Bay. In fact, prior to 1940, the majority of the area that now makes up North Bay Village was actually underneath Biscayne Bay water and the only dry land in the entire area was a five-acre island called Broadcast Key, which was utilized for radio station broadcasts. However, dredging and bulk-heading of the area created North Bay Island, which is now a very attractive neighborhood with lush palm-lined streets.
Unfortunately, those streets and arterial corridors can be dangerous if drivers don’t exercise reasonable caution on the roadways. In 2011, for example, there were a total of 48 accidents in the North Bay Village area. A total of five of the 48 wrecks involved the use of alcohol by a driver.No Attorneys Fees Unless We Collect (305) 371-6000
Using alcohol before getting behind the wheel is one of the most dangerous things that a driver can do. This, of course, is not just a problem in North Bay Village. In greater Miami-Dade County where North Bay Village is located, 58 out of the 248 people who died in countywide traffic accidents were involved in collisions where alcohol played a role.
Under the laws of Florida, if a driver is drunk behind the wheel, motorists who are involved in a car crash with the intoxicated driver do not need to demonstrate that the drunk motorist was negligent (as they normally would in car accident cases). It is enough to show that the driver has broken the drunk-driving laws and has behaved in a dangerous way that caused a car accident to occur. If an injured victim or surviving family members of those killed in the collision can prove that the drunk driver was to blame, they can be compensated by bringing personal injury lawsuit or wrongful death claim. Punitive damages may also be awarded in car crash cases because driving while intoxicated is considered reckless and needlessly endangers the life and safety of others.
With the help of a local North Bay Village auto accident lawyer at Gerson & Schwartz, PA traffic collision victims or surviving family members can pursue injury claims against motorists who are unreasonably careless or who violate safety rules in a way that causes serious or fatal injury. If you or a loved one were injured in an car crash in North Bay Village or another area in Miami Dade County contact our law firm today. Read more about some of our recent verdicts and out of court settlements. Or contact one a personal injury lawyer at Gerson & Schwartz, PA today. For help when pursuing a claim for compensation for injuries give call (305) 371-6000 or contact us online today for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your legal rights.