Miami Car Accident Lawyers
Every personal injury law firm has experience handling car accident and motor vehicle collisions. We do too. Ours span over 45 years with significant results at both the trial and appellate levels. We have successfully represented injured drivers and passengers in every imaginable car and automobile accident scenario. From head on collisions, rear end collisions, motorcycle crashes, drunk driving accidents, hit and runs, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, even uninsured and under-insured motor vehicle accident claims. Our firm also handles complex car accident cases involving insurance coverage disputes and product liability claims such as defective design and automobile manufacturing defects.
Gerson and Schwartz, PA is also at the forefront of technology in its creative use of video, animated, accident reconstruction and computer graphics. Our firm’s use of advanced technology is just one of the methods we use to bring about just and successful outcomes for car, auto, and other motor vehicle accident claims. Our message is powerful and effective. We strive to obtain maximum case results for all our clients and will pursue all legal remedies on their behalf.
Representing Auto Accident Victims In Miami Dade, Broward, And Palm Beach County For Over 45 Years
Car accidents are one of the leading causes of injury and death in Florida. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, accident fatalities increased by more than 7% in 2012. This represents the largest annual increase in the number of highway accident fatalities since the government started recording this statistical data in 1975.
Accidents can cause a wide range of complex injuries and medical conditions. Common injuries include fractures, broken bones, and other serious injuries to the cervical, lumbar, or thoracic spine surgical repair. Some of the most common injuries occur to the neck and back. In medical terminology, the location of neck and back injuries are referred to as the cervical, lumbar, and thoracic spine.
Sometimes injuries are serious enough and may require surgical repair. High speed collisions, accidents with pedestrians, motorcycle accidents, and drunk driving accident cases often result in severe or even catastrophic injuries such as a traumatic brain injury, closed head injury, spinal cord injury, paralysis, and in some cases wrongful death. Over the years, we have seen many unfortunate injury cases, but we have also been able to help our client’s get justice too.
How We Do It
In all of our personal injury cases, we work quickly to identify all responsible parties, explore all potential theories of legal liability and uncover all sources of financial responsibility. At Gerson and Schwartz, PA our legal team will work quickly to investigate the case facts and research the applicable law. We work with law enforcement and the State Attorneys offices in both drunk driving accident cases and other clients injured due to the criminal acts of third parties. We also employ experienced investigators and utilize leading experts such as in accident reconstruction and various medical specialties to help prove our client’s cases in a court of law.
After an accident you may find yourself inundated with letters and other correspondence from insurance companies and bill collectors. We deal with these companies so you don’t have to. It’s also common for insurance company adjusters to contact injury victims to discuss the facts of the case. They may even try take a recorded statement. We advise all Florida car accident victims to speak to a qualified personal injury attorney before speaking to an insurance company representative that may be looking out for the interests of a negligent party.
Experience And Reputation Count
Gerson and Schwartz, PA has been AV rated for more than 40 years. Our firm consists of Florida board certified trial attorneys and have litigated over 300 jury trials over the last four decades. Insurance companies know our firm won’t settle a clients case unless it’s fair and just. Our lawyers are also frequently retained by other law firms throughout Florida and across the nation based on our level of professionalism and the reputation we have in the legal community.
Our Miami, Florida car accident lawyers routinely represent injured victims in:
Why Choose Us For Your Car Accident Case?
Many large personal injury law firms simply look at the owner/driver’s insurance coverage and turn down severely injured accident victims without more. At Gerson and Schwartz, PA we also welcome inquiries from serious injury and death cases other lawyers superficially looked at and said “No”. In many cases, we have succeeded in finding financially responsible persons and organizations based on vicarious liability. That means money for compensation can be obtained from corporations, employers, partnerships, and independent contractors.
Likewise, hazards on public roadways, construction sites, and other negligent business operations can also create needles dangers leading to auto accidents and motor vehicle collisions. Liability which is not obvious can sometimes be found from third parties based on contracts or just by a prior commitment the injured victim didn’t know about. These are all important considerations our law firm analyzes in every case.
What To Do If You Are Injured In A Car Or Auto Accident?
After any car crash, auto, or motor vehicle accident first call for help. Seek immediate medical care and follow up with your physicians. Stay calm, take pictures, take audio, and video. In today’s technological world almost everyone has a cell phone that can do all three. Document skid marks, road debris, and property damage. You should try and document events before vehicles are moved, before victims are taken out of their vehicles and before other drivers try to cover up what they did. Be sure to document any landmarks which can be reference points later. Don’t just create close ups.
You should not only take photographs of your vehicle but also document damage to other vehicles in the accident, even if the other vehicles were only incidental to the collision. Take photographs of damage to both vehicles, obtain names and contact information of all potential witnesses and if possible even obtain a written statement. Get license tags and names and other contact information of other drivers and copies of other eyewitness photos too.
Digital data recording is free so you can’t overdo it. Send the data to us by email at email@example.com when you call for our advice and it will make it easier for us to understand what you are trying to explain after a stressful event. After an accident, you should also contact your own insurance company and report the claim right away.
Many people try and handle accident claims themselves. Insurance companies have their own lawyers and so should you. Don’t be led to believe that an insurance company representative is going to resolve your case for the full case value unless you are represented by a qualified personal injury lawyer.
Important Facts To Know About Car Accident Claims
Car accident characteristics such as time, speed, and distance are all important facts to prove negligence of another. Therefore, witnesses accounts and their observations are important and must be documented as soon as possible. Florida is also a “comparative negligence” state. This means that more than one driver can be negligent at the same time. This a common legal defense which if proven can reduce an injured victims recovery at trial.
In situations where legal liability or driver negligence is difficult to defend insurance companies may argue the accident was a low impact collision or that the bodily injuries sustained were pre-existing or unrelated to the subject accident. Proving that you have a permanent injury must also be supported by objective medical evidence and is an important legal threshold that needs to be proven under Florida law.
If hired to represent you or a member of your family in an accident our firm will use all resources available to combat these insurance company tactics.
Compensation For Car Accident Victims In Florida
Accident victims are entitled to recover financial compensation for the consequences of their injuries. These are commonly referred to as damages. Damages include financial compensation for past and future medical care, such as expenses from the initial hospitalization, emergency room care, diagnostic tests, and other reasonably related medical expenses such as physical therapy and surgery.
Compensation may also be awarded for lost wages, loss of earning capacity, scarring, and disfigurement. Injured victims and certain family members may also recover for their pain and suffering such as the loss of enjoyment of life and for psychological and emotional harms. Our firm is here to make sure that the full amount of our client’s damages are fully recovered.
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Whether a routine car accident or catastrophic injury claim our Miami, Florida law firm is here to help. If you or a loved one have been seriously injured contact Gerson and Schwartz, PA for a free consultation. All case calls are kept confidential. For more information call us today. Or you can email one of our Florida accident lawyers directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. By hiring a qualified attorney you will be taking an important step to ensure your legal rights are protected. Se Habla Espanol.