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Traffic accidents involving commercial motor vehicles can cause substantial injuries. Unfortunately, these accidents occur all too often. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reports that in 2014 there were 3,424 injuries in large truck crashes that resulted in at least one fatality while 82,000 of the accidents resulted in at least one nonfatal injury.

Commercial motor vehicles are subject to a variety of physical conditions and limitations that passenger vehicles are not including acceleration, braking, and visibility-related issues which are all more likely to result in substantial injuries than accidents only involving passenger cars. There are several important factors to consider when analyzing why commercial motor vehicle accidents are more likely to cause injury than automobile accidents involving passenger cars.

  • Size and Weight: Commercial motor vehicles weigh between 16,000 to 20,000 pounds. For example, any commercial motor vehicle that weighs beneath 80,000 pounds in gross is permitted to operate without a special permit. Commercial motor vehicle collisions involve objects of much greater size and force coming to a stop, which greatly increases the likelihood of injuries occurring.

DSCN5905Injuries resulting from riding a motorcycle occur daily, and some of these are merely accidents. Some, however, are the result of someone’s negligence on the road. In the case of negligence, cyclists may have a case against the person who caused the accident. Automobile drivers who fail to respond or view the cyclists before it is too late are the primary causes of these accidents. Motorcycle riders can seek compensation resulting from medical care costs and/or lost wages in these cases.

If you or a loved one has experienced a personal injury or wrongful death related to a motorcycle accident, you may want to find an attorney that will help you obtain the compensation you or your family deserves. The Miami motorcycle accident lawyers at Gerson and Schwartz, PA provide FREE initial consultations to discuss cases involving such accidents. Simply call (305) 371-6000 or toll free at (877)-475-2905. You can also contact us online at info@gslawusa.com.

Motorcycle Crashes

2df17917a5f8fa07c15036734f5fd278The term “personal injury” usually brings to mind car accidents, but this broad legal term is associated with a number of different injuries resulting from any type of negligence. Medical devices that are defective, negligence on the road or in a long-term care facility, and even improper instructions on how to handle dangerous chemicals could come into play in personal injury cases.

If you or a loved one have experienced a personal injury or wrongful death related to any type of negligence, you may want to find an attorney that can help you obtain the compensation you and your family deserves. The Miami personal injury lawyers at Gerson and Schwartz, PA provide FREE initial consultations to discuss cases involving such accidents. Simply call (305) 371-6000 or toll free at (877)-475-2905. You can also contact us online at info@gslawusa.com.

The Role of the Plaintiff in Personal Injury Lawsuits

file3451272140532It is not uncommon for nursing facilities and long-term care homes to be involved in lawsuits, even those involving wrongful death. Negligence on the part of the nursing facility staff are often cited as the prime causes of an injury or death for their residents. Patients and family members of patients have the right to bring these care facilities to justice and collect any compensation they deserve. A recent wrongful death case involving a facility has led to some new laws to help beneficiaries of an estate recollect the money that had been allocated toward medical expenses.

If you or a loved one have experienced an injury or death related to negligence at a nursing home or long-term care facility, you may wish to speak to an attorney who can help you obtain the compensation you and your family deserve. The Miami personal injury lawyers at Gerson and Schwartz, PA provides a FREE initial consultation to discuss your case. Simply call (305) 371-6000 or toll free at (877)-475-2905. You can also contact us online at info@gslawusa.com.

Wrongful Death Suit in Oklahoma

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Bicycle injuries are common across the world, and despite regulations and rules regarding bike safety, it does not appear that accidents have lessened. A recent case in Ireland is an example of how a cyclist can fight for his or her rights and obtain the compensation deserved following an accident. While not all cyclists have a case, if a bicycle accident was caused by another motorist, it may be wise to consider some type of personal injury lawsuit. This could help cover medical fees along with any other expenses related to the accident.

If you or a loved one have experienced a personal injury related to a biking accident, you may wish to seek an attorney that will help you obtain the compensation you deserve. The Miami personal injury lawyers at Gerson and Schwartz, PA provides a FREE initial consultation to discuss your case. Simply call (305) 371-6000 or toll free at (877)-475-2905. You can also contact us online at info@gslawusa.com.

Injured Cyclist Awarded Over $33,000

Pokémon_Go_PlusPokémon Go has taken the gaming world by storm, with the app launching in over 30 countries within a matter of weeks. Players of this game are constantly focused on their phones, which may possibly increase the number of personal injury cases the become involved in. For example, some people who have played the game have caused car accidents, and it is only a matter of time before these accidents become more frequent and severe. Hopefully, developers of the game can find new ways of encouraging game players to become more cautious during live game play.

If you or a loved one have experienced a personal injury, regardless of the cause, it is imperative that you hire an attorney for your case. The Miami personal injury lawyers at Gerson and Schwartz, PA have the experience and skills needed for your case. For a FREE initial consultation, call (305) 371-6000 or toll free at (877)-475-2905. You can also contact us online at info@gslawusa.com.

Pokémon Go: All Fun and Games Until Someone Gets Hurt

file0002088439867Self-driving cars are notably convenient and exciting, but the technology behind them has been increasingly associated with personal injury, one case having recently been fatal. According to reports, the family of a man who died while driving a car with its Autopilot function turned on is suing the manufacturer in an effort to not only receive damages but to also force the industry to make smarter decisions when designing and testing new automobile technology.

If you or a family member has suffered an injury while driving a car and are seeking damages, you will need an experienced attorney to assist you with your case. The Miami personal injury lawyers at Gerson and Schwartz, PA will work with you to help you achieve the reward you deserve. Call us at 1-877-474-2905.

Self-Driving Cars and Fatalities

400px-WHMIS_Class_D-1.svgChemical company DuPont is frequently in the news for the negative health and environmental consequences posed by its products. Even its facilities, both operating and defunct, have been linked to possible health concerns, personal injury, and wrongful death in the public. While many chemical companies refuse to own up to their mistakes, many victims are able to take them to court to obtain the damages they rightfully deserve.

If you or a family member has suffered a personal injury or death as a result of possible pollution or chemical exposure, you will need an experienced lawyer to assist you with your case if you decide to seek damages. The Miami personal injury lawyers at Gerson and Schwartz, PA work with you to help you design a case that is geared toward achieving the end result you want. Call us at 1-877-474-2905.

Chemical Company’s Effect on Environment and Health

THREE 100 DOLLAR ROLLSFraud and related scams cost Americans around $1.6 billion dollars last year. In 2013, there were in excess of two millions reported cases of fraud. Fraud is also common in Florida. Per the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”), Florida leads the nation with around 1,000 total complaints per 100,000 people.

Recently, detectives of the Economic Crimes Unit arrested a travel agent, Janet Bender, for seven counts of grand theft. She allegedly sold fraudulent cruise vouchers to customers. Said customers first reported the fraudulent activity in March of 2016. The customers bought their vouchers for a cruise with a stateroom. They paid between $200 and $500 for each voucher. Bender’s customers were requested to pay for the fraudulent vouchers with cash or checks. The customers would then attempt to use their vouchers only to discover that Bender never scheduled their vacations.  Bender was arrested at her home and charged with seven counts of grand theft. To date, detectives have identified more than nine victims.

If you, or a loved one, are a victim of a crime in Florida, or on a cruise ship, it is imperative that you hire an experienced attorney for your case. The Miami lawyers at Gerson and Schwartz, PA have the experience and skill needed for your case. Contact our attorneys today at 305-371-6000 or via email at info@gslawusa.com to schedule a FREE consultation.  

IMG_4741Medical malpractice occurs when a medical provider, such as a doctor, hospital or clinic, performs an act or omission during the course of treating a patient that deviates from the accepted norms of practice in the medical community, causing injury to the patient. Medical malpractice occurs often here in Florida. It is critical that you are aware that Florida law places a strict deadline on when you may file a lawsuit for a medical malpractice claim.

If you or a loved one is injured at the fault of a medical provider, such as a physician, clinic, or hospital, it is imperative that you hire an experienced medical malpractice attorney. The Florida medical malpractice lawyers at Gerson and Schwartz, PA are here for you! Our attorneys represent medical malpractice victims and their families throughout Miami Dade, Miami Beach, The Florida Keys, Fort Lauderdale, Broward, and West Palm Beach.

The Applicable Statute of Limitations Period

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