South Miami Car Accident Lawyer
Unfortunately, car accidents can happen both on the quiet residential streets as well as on major roadways serving the area. The state of Florida has many cities and suburban areas, each with their own feel and with their own cultures and traditions. Throughout the state, the cities are enjoyed by residents as well as by visitors to the area who come for the nice weather, the beaches and the attractions. Among the many attractive neighborhoods in the state of Florida is South Miami. South Miami is considered a suburb of the city of Miami and is located in Miami-Dade County, bordered by Glenvar Heights, Coral Terrace and Coral Gables. As of the 2011 Census, the area had a population of 11,932 and the area is widely known for its parks, vibrant downtown and leafy residential streets.
If you or a loved one is involved in a crash, an experienced South Miami car accident lawyer at Gerson & Schwartz, P.A. can help you to understand your legal rights and pursue a personal injury claim for compensation. Our law firm is conveniently located in South Miami and our attorneys have been assisting auto accident victims that are seriously injured in car accidents , trucking, motorcycle crashes and other vehicle collisions for nearly the last half century. Our law firm has over 70 years of collective experience representing personal injury victims and their families in South Miami and other areas of South Florida. Our firm has the skill and expertise that you need.
Common auto accident cases and injuries include:
- Rear End Collisions
- Poor Road Design
- Mechanical Failure
- Road Hazards
- Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Claims
- What to do if injured in a car accident
- Rollover Accidents
- Failure to Yield Accidents
- Side Impact Accidents
- Head on Collisions
- Distracted Driving
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- DUI/DWI Accidents
- Hit and Run Accidents
- Insurance Coverage/Bad Faith Claims
According to the Florida Traffic Crash Facts, there were a total of 256 car accidents in the South Miami area over the course of 2011. This is not a huge number of traffic collisions but is significant given the area’s small size. There were a total of 227,998 crashes throughout the state of Florida in the same year that resulted in 181,654 injuries and 2,400 fatalities. Still, for residents and visitors, even one crash can be devastating if it causes serious or fatal injuries.
In Miami-Dade County as a whole, there were many thousands more accidents that happened that put motorists at risk. In 2011 alone, 248 people died in car accidents in Miami-Dade County and a total of 42,171 traffic collisions happened countywide.
The car accidents in South Miami and in Miami-Dade County had many different causes. While some may have happened due to poor visibility stemming from bad weather, it was often the decisions made by motorists that put drivers, passengers, pedestrians and motorcycle riders at risk. For example, of the 248 people killed in South Miami-Dade car accidents in 2011, 58 were involved in alcohol-related crashes. Alcohol also played a role in 17 accidents in South Miami in 2011.
While driving drunk is one of the behaviors most likely to cause a motor-vehicle accident, it is not the only high-risk behavior behind the wheel. Drivers who are distracted or on their cell phones are also significantly more likely to become involved in a car crash, as are drivers who are driving too fast or who are drowsy and nodding off while they travel. Our law firm also has direct experience handling serious and catastrophic injury cases involving:
Drivers who take dangerous risks not only endanger others in passenger vehicles but can also be a menace to motorcyclists and pedestrians. In the state of Florida, for example, there were 7,039 pedestrian accidents and 8,621 motorcycle wrecks in 2011. These caused 497 pedestrian deaths, 413 motorcycle driver deaths and 38 motorcycle passenger fatalities.
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Any motorist, pedestrian or motorcyclist who is seriously injured in a crash caused by someone else’s negligence can pursue a personal injury claim for compensation.. An experienced South Miami car accident lawyer at Gerson & Schwartz, P.A. can help accident victims to pursue legal action, so give us a call or contact us online today for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your rights.