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Car Accidents due to Road Hazards

Where driver confusion results in a road construction collision, we have frequently found errors in the Maintenance of Traffic Plans, or failure to implement it caused injury or death that could have been avoided. Haphazard "men working" signs and barricades are not enough. Lighting, flagmen, signage, and other measures must be included in a comprehensive program to prevent catastrophe during road maintenance and construction. We have worked with traffic engineers in numerous highway crashes to find contributing causes besides obvious driver error. Road hazards are anything that a driver must be cautious of and anything that poses a potential threat to safe travel. Not only do we have to worry about distracted drivers, faulty car parts and deceptive insurance carriers, but we also have to be mindful of dangerous road conditions. Road hazards occur all around us and yet, some of us may not even notice what they are. When a pedestrian falls into the crosswalk, this is considered a road hazard. A child who runs into the street chasing after their ball is another road hazard. As with hurricanes and other bad weather, debris such as tree branches may fall into the road and become dangerous for oncoming vehicles. Pedestrians, animals, debris, potholes and uneven roads are the most common road hazards, and they have been known to cause numerous accidents. Man-made road hazards during road construction is another common hazard for the motoring public.

Legal Counsel Experienced with Road Hazards

Miami injury lawyers at Gerson & Schwartz PA are known for their knowledge of road hazard accidents. Now, we want to use this expertise to help victims like you. Representing personal injury victims throughout South Florida, our skilled Florida accident attorneys know how to prove dangerous road hazard conditions that are present on the road. We want you and everyone to arrive to your destination safely. However, if you do find yourself in an accident due to a road hazard call a Miami, Florida based accident attorney for a free consultation at (305) 371-6000 or e-mail us at We want to provide you with the resources and information necessary for you to gain an understanding of the legal process behind road hazard cases and how you can be fully compensated for your injuries. So do not hesitate, contact us today.

Preventing Road Hazards

Fortunately, better engineering and advanced materials science have lessened road hazards. Reflective devices, pavement markings, barrier walls, and automatic warning devices built into luxury automobiles have helped mitigate road hazards. But when a natural disaster occurs, the more prevalent road hazards become and they still manage to threaten our safety. Since tax dollars are needed to improve our streets and highways, many hazards still exist with no intention of being solved in the near future. Only government can do the job and public support for improving our infrastructure must be strong. Both federal and state Departments of Transportation require "maintenance of traffic" (MOT) engineering and record keeping to make road work safe for workers and drivers alike.

Remember to check the news before you head out on your daily commute for traffic reports and road hazards. Florida also provides a statewide website to inform the public about potential road hazards. However, be aware that not all road hazards are reported to the press, and you should drive carefully. If you happen to see a work zone, uneven pavement, foreign objects on the road or are approaching a ramp, then slow down and proceed with caution. There are, of course, other hazards that may occur more frequently than others, such as someone getting out of a parked vehicle, delivery trucks blocking your vision, bicyclists that suddenly dart into your lane or people fixing their vehicles on the side of the road. Due to the numerous amounts of hazards, it is not unlikely to find yourself in an unfortunate accident. If you are involved in an accident due to a road hazard, be sure to report the accident to the police. You may also want to call an experienced attorney to see if you are entitled to damages.

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A big shout out to Nick Gerson & Schwartz for helping me navigate my care after a fall against a major cruise ship. They took care of me all along the way and saw me through such a very hard time. I highly recommend their firm if you are looking for a firm that truly cares about you. 5 Stars all the way! Janna Wright, Google User
Mr Nick Gerson has been extremely attentive (even on weekends!) and has been more than willing to take time to answer all my questions. His receptionist (Suzanne) and paralegal (Carla) are courteous, friendly and highly efficient in all matters. Mr Gerson's diligence lead to a very quick resolution of my case. I am more than pleased to recommend you seek him as your attorney. You will not regret you did!! G.I.B.
Mr. Gerson and all his team gave to my case the careful and professional attention it needed from the beginning to end. Unfortunately, a year ago I was involved in a car accident on the victim side. I have appreciation for the good service that was given to me and my situation. Thanks. Cales & Mr. Hyde (Carlos Andrés García Jiménez), Google User
Gerson & Schwartz did an excellent job with my case! Nick Gerson was my primary contact throughout the process and I was overly pleased with his level of professionalism and commitment. Thanks again to the firm for both winning my case and handling it with the upmost respect. Read the full review » Jhlechia Ervin
Phil is the best attorney! The staff is very helpful and were always kind and understanding. Especially during a PIP claim which can be very frustrating. I am so lucky that I found Gerson & Schwartz to resolve my case, I truly believe there could have been no better outcome. Romina Frascarelli, Google User
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I hired Gerson & Schwartz, PA for a personal injury/slip and fall case. Phil Gerson, Nick Gerson, and Ed Schwartz were awesome! They were very professional, supportive, and informative through the whole process. I was amazed at how much time and effort they put into presenting my case. They fought hard for me and I am very happy with the outcome. I love these guys and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for an attorney who will look out for your best interest and fight hard for what you deserve. Deb Betts, Google User