North Miami Beach Car Accident Lawyer
Car accidents are far too common in Florida, and many of the collisions occur in Miami-Dade County, which includes North Miami Beach. The 2011 Florida Traffic Crash Facts report that 42,171 of the state of Florida’s 227,998 car accidents that occurred over the course of the year happened in Miami-Dade County.
If you or a loved one is the victim of a car crash, a North Miami Beach car accident lawyer at Gerson & Schwartz, P.A. can assist you. Our personal injury law firm is AV rated and consists of board certified trial lawyers. If hired to represent you or a family member, we will take your claim on a contingent fee. That means you only have to pay attorneys fees if we win your case. If we are unable to recover any money there are no costs due our law firm.
Drinking and driving is not the only risk that motorists take in North Miami Beach and throughout the State of Florida. Drivers often use their cell phones to send text messages while driving or are otherwise distracted by things other than the road, such as eating or talking to passengers. Common auto accidents arise from
- Failing to yield
- Drive when fatigued
- Distracted Driving
- Engage in aggressive driving behaviors such as tailgating
When drivers engage in these dangerous behaviors, they not only endanger themselves, passengers and other motorists, but also pedestrians and motorcycle riders as well. In the state of Florida in 2011, there were 7,039 pedestrian accidents and 8,621 motorcycle crashes that caused 497 pedestrian deaths as well as the deaths of 413 motorcycle drivers and 38 passengers.
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As a major suburb of Miami-Dade County, North Miami Beach spans five square miles and is bordered by Miami Gardens, unincorporated Miami Dade County, Golden Glades, Ojus and North Miami. The city is made up of 14,412 households that enjoy nearby attractions, such as the Judge Arthur I. Snyder Tennis Center as well as famous beaches including clothing optional beaches just outside the city limits. Unfortunately, as residents and visitors travel through the city to their homes or other destinations, they need to be aware of the potential for unsafe drivers on the roads. In 2011 alone, there were 694 accidents in North Miami Beach.
When accidents occur, they often happen because drivers are negligent, or fail to ac with reasonable care. For example, of the 694 car wrecks in North Miami Beach in 2011, 38 were related to alcohol use. In the greater Miami-Dade county area, 58 of the 248 people who were killed in car wrecks during that same period were victims of traffic accidents involving drugs or alcohol.
If you or a loved one was injured or killed in a car accident or collision whether in a motor vehicle, on a bicycle or motorcycle, or while walking, you need to understand your legal rights and options. At Gerson & Schwartz, PA our North Miami Beach car accident lawyers will advocate for you if you have been hurt or seriously injured in North Miami, or in another area of Miami-Dade County or surrounding areas. To find out how we can help contact our Miami, Fl. injury law offices to set up your free consultation. Our attorneys are available to speak with you today. So call us at 305- 371-6000. Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Se Habla Espanol.