Miami Injury Lawyer Blog

Tracks9The Florida Department of Transportation is planning to install fences around Amtrak train tracks in Seminole County after the death of two pedestrians in November. FDOT anticipates spending $300,000 to place a 6-foot high chain link fence around four miles of tracks that pedestrians commonly cross. The two separate incidents that instigated the fence project occurred when a pedestrian crossed the tracks and was struck by the train. If you were injured or lost a loved one in a railroad accident contact a Miami Railroad Accident Attorney.

The first fatal incident occurred in downtown Orlando when a man crossed the tracks in broad daylight. Despite the conductor’s best efforts at attempting to stop the train, the train struck and killed the man on the tracks. The Orlando police describe the incident as an apparent suicide.

The second death happened in Altamonte Springs, a town north of Orlando, when a woman crossed the tracks at night and was killed by an Amtrak train. Police are still investigating the matter and the cause of the accident has not yet been determined.

Now state officials are in the planning process of building a fence to prevent these kinds of tragedies from happening again. FDOT hopes to fast track the bureaucratic process to ensure the safety of central Florida residents as soon as possible.

Railroad Accident Cases

According to statistics from the Federal Railroad Administration, 482 people were killed in 2014 by trains while trespassing on railroad tracks, and 268 drivers and pedestrians were killed by a train while crossing at designated railroad crossings. While many train accidents are the fault of the pedestrian or driver crossing the tracks at grossly negligent moments, sometimes the railroad company can be at fault for not ensuring the tracks are safe.

Railroad accidents can occur for a number of reasons. These include:

  • Inadequate warning devices around the tracks
  • Train derailments
  • Mechanical failures
  • Human error
  • Negligence by the conductor or train operator

Railroad companies can be held liable for large damages if they do not take extreme care with the safety of their trains.

In railroad injury cases the burden of proof lies with the plaintiff in litigation and railroad companies rarely admit fault for causing injuries or death. These cases can be extremely complex and burdensome from fighting with a large powerful railroad company. An experienced attorney is always your best bet to prove fault and receive damages for these types of accidents.

Contact a Florida Railroad Accident Lawyer Today

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a railroad accident do not hesitate to contact the experienced lawyers at the Gerson & Schwartz P.A. Law Firm. We serve Miami-Dade and Broward County, helping people receive the remediations they deserve for any train related accident. Whether you were struck by a train or injured as a train passenger, we know how to get you the maximum damages for your injuries. All our cases are conducted on a contingent fee basis so there are no attorney’s fees unless we recover money on your behalf. Contact us today for a free consultation.


In November a Miami apartment complex settled its fourth negligent security case in four months. The 9-year-old son of a man shot in April was awarded $1.45 million because the apartment failed to provide adequate security precautions for its residents. If you have been injured or had a loved one killed on a premise with negligent security, contact a Miami Negligent Security Attorney.

This newest settlement was shortly preceded by three other settlements of three men who were shot at a Super Bowl party in the complex and one of the men was killed. The two surviving men and the family of the decedent received a combined $2.4 million settlement.

The lawyer of the case found that the apartment complex owners did not hire security guards or off-duty police officers to patrol the building, there were no security cameras, insufficient lighting and one of the gates meant to restrict access to the complex was missing. These are all serious blunders by the apartment administration that could have made it easier for shooters to gain access to the complex.

What is Negligent Security?

A building’s premises are considered to have negligent security when reasonable security steps are not taken or these security measures are not maintained. Many different types of venues can be guilty of negligent security, including hospitals, night clubs, apartments, and athletic centers.

Here are some components of negligent security:

  • Inadequate surveillance
  • Absence of a dedicated security workforce
  • Ill-prepared or poorly screened guards
  • Worn out lights in foyers, passageways, and parking garages
  • Broken fencing
  • Broken entryway or door locks
  • Non-functional recording devices

How to Prove Negligent Security in Court

There are various components that must be proven to win and collect damages for a negligent security claim. First of all you must be lawfully present on the property and you must be harmed due to an outsider’s activities that were reasonably foreseeable by the property owner. In the case above a shooter from outside entered the apartment complex. Then, after months passed, a second shooter entered and killed someone. The apartment owners clearly could foresee the eventuality of a shooting.

You must also prove that the property owner breached an obligation to provide reasonable security and that you would not have been harmed if the property owner provided this reasonable care. You also have to have suffered from actual damages such as a personal injury, pain and suffering, emotional stress, etc.

Contact a Miami Negligent Security Lawyer Today

You have the right to feel secure at your residence, gym, or public hangout spot, and it is the duty of the premise owners to offer that security. At the Law Office of Gerson & Schwartz, P.A., we have a collective 80 years of assisting the victims of security negligence to get back on their feet and receive the remediations they deserve. All our cases are conducted on a contingent fee basis so there are no attorney’s fees unless we recover money on your behalf. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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In the early morning following Halloween night, a driver lost control of a Chevy Camaro at a “high rate of speed” and veered into oncoming traffic, said the Traffic Homicide Unit for the Miami-Dade Police Department. The Camaro collided with a Dodge Charger causing one of the Camaro’s passengers to be ejected through the front windshield. The ejected passenger was pronounced dead on the scene. The remaining three people inside the Camaro and the driver of the Charger were taken to the hospital and are currently in stable condition.

If you or a loved one was injured or killed in motor vehicle accident contact a Miami Car Accidents Lawyer today.

The accident, occurring at the  5000-block of N.W. 32nd Avenue, was tragic on all accounts. Although Miami police are still investigating the exact causes of the accident, it does appear that the driver was likely driving over the speed limit and is likely at fault for the wreck. Drugs and alcohol have not been ruled out as contributing to the accident.

Because of the destructive nature of such an accident, the many victims have various legal avenues they can pursue to seek compensation for their injuries. The family of the dead passenger can file a wrongful death suit while the other passengers and the driver of the Charger can seek damages for their medical expenses and other expenses resulting from the accident.

Wrongful Death Claim

Pending a full investigation, if the driver of the Camaro is found liable for the accident, the family of the passenger killed in the accident can likely file a Wrongful Death Claim.

Wrongful death cases in Florida are governed under the Wrongful Death Act or Statutes 768.21. The statute dictates that only a representative of the estate can file a wrongful death suit, as dictated by the victim’s will or in the case of no will, chosen by the judge. The statute of limitations to file a wrongful death claim is two years.

There are numerous damages that can be awarded to a victim’s family for these kinds of cases. The damages, however, are based on the damage the accident caused the family and not necessarily the victim.

Some of the damages include medical and funeral costs, pain and suffering the accident caused the family, financial loss suffered by the victim’s spouse and children, loss of parental guidance, and various other damages. A death of a family member can negatively impact all aspects of life and therefore an experienced lawyer can find numerous areas to sue for damages.

Personal Injury Claim

The surviving passengers and the driver of the Charger can all file personal injury suits against the driver, if he was found negligent. There are various damages they can receive through a successful lawsuit. They could receive compensation for medical damages, loss of wages, pain and suffering, and disfigurement. Depending on the severity of their injuries, the injured parties can receive damages on multiple fronts.

Contact an Experienced Car Accident Attorney Today

If you or a loved one were affected by a South Florida auto accident contact the experienced Car Accidents Lawyers at the Law Offices of Gerson & Schwartz, P.A. Our team of compassionate attorneys will guide you through this painful time and ensure you receive the proper compensation. Car accidents are never easy, but we are here and ready to offer a helping hand.

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When someone is injured or killed in an auto accident, the driver is usually responsible. But blame could also rest in the hands of the manufacturers and even the legal system designed to keep defective vehicle parts off the road.

In October, the National Transportation Safety Board announced that the system to recall defective tires is broken and ineffective. The investigation was launched in response to an auto accident in Florida involving a van equipped with defective tires that left two people dead and eight others injured. Neither the owner of the van nor its mechanics were aware the tires had been recalled.

According to the NTSB, there are 33,000 accidents in the U.S. each year due to defective tires, and even when tires get recalled, most drivers are unaware. Having defective tires can result in you being held responsible for the damages in an auto accident.

If you have been the victim of an car accident, contact a Miami Personal Injury Lawyer today.

How to Check if Your Tires Have Been Recalled

Finding out whether your tires have been recalled and are unsafe is not necessarily easy. Due to outdated and ineffective methods of recall by the federal government, the process can be a little tedious.

Do not trust your mechanic to do it for you. Most mechanics lack the training to identify a recalled tire and cannot easily identify them by sight alone. Generally it is up to the vehicle’s owner to find this information.

First, you need to identify the tire’s serial number, located on the side of the tire. The first seven or  eight numbers are the serial code, while the last four are the date the tire was manufactured. Take these numbers to and search for your tire. This can be a frustrating process as the site requires you to sift through multiple documents to find if your tire was manufactured at the right time to constitute a recall.

Another, slightly less painful way is to register the tire with the manufacturer in order to receive up-to-date recall notices.

How to Know if Your Tires are Safe

Even if your tires have not been recalled, they can still be unsafe. The age and usage of tires can be detrimental to the handling of your car and could lead to accidents in the future. According to some safety experts, tires can begin to lose their tread and separate as early as six years on the road. In order to check the age of the tire, simply look at the last four digits of the serial number printed on the tire, which indicate the week and year the tire was made. There is currently no law against selling old, worn out tires, so always be sure to check the serial number before purchasing tires.

Contact an Experienced Car Accident Attorney Today

If you have been the victim of a car accident in the Miami area, contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at the Gerson & Schwartz, P.A. Law Firm. Call today for a free consultation and our team with over 43 years of experience representing victims of auto accidents will fight for the compensation you deserve.


You are driving on Coral Way in Miami when another driver slams into the back of your vehicle. The entire rear end of your car is damaged and will need extensive repairs. In addition, you suffer serious injuries including a sprained shoulder, fractured wrist, and whiplash. You decide you want to hire an attorney. Our team of experienced Miami car accident lawyers want to be sure you are prepared for this meeting. Below are some important questions you should ask a lawyer during a free, initial consultation:

  1. How Long Do I Have to Take Legal Action?

This is an important question to have the answer to since every civil claim is governed by a statute of limitations. A statute of limitations is an arbitrary time limit established by a state legislature providing a window of time for you to take legal action against an alleged at-fault party. Statutes of limitations vary state by state and by the injury you suffered. The statute of limitations also changes based upon the party you are taking action against. This means there may only be a short time to file a lawsuit, depending on who you are filing the suit against. If you fail to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires, you may be barred from pursuing a financial recovery for your injuries.

In Florida, you have four years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury claim. This means that the proverbial clock starts ticking on the day of the accident.

  1. Do You Have Actual Jury Trial Experience?

You want a Miami personal injury lawyer who is comfortable in a courtroom and knows how to advocate for a client’s case in front of a jury. You need to specifically ask your lawyer how many cases they have handled and how many they have taken to trial. Some lawyers rarely, if ever, actually take a case to trial opting for a quick settlement. You do not want a lawyer who is afraid to take your case to trial. You want a seasoned trial attorney ready to fight for maximum compensation.

  1. How are You Paid?

If your personal injury lawyer states they charge an hourly fee or asks for a retainer fee, you should politely decline moving forward with them and seek representation elsewhere. Why? Because the vast majority of experienced Miami personal injury attorneys operate on a contingency fee basis. This arrangement enables you, the client, to hire an attorney without having to pay an outrageous hourly fee or upfront retainer fee. In exchange, your injury attorney will work to resolve your accident claim and will receive a percentage of the total amount recovered. Typically, for an auto accident personal injury case, a Miami injury lawyer charges a 33.3% contingent fee. This means that if your lawyer secures a $100,000 settlement, their fee will be around $33,300.

Contingent fees vary depending on the type of case you have.

For example, if you were seriously harmed by the negligence of a doctor or were harmed by a defective product, the contingent fee may be higher since those types of personal injury cases are more complex, take more time, and typically require your lawyer to seek out and hire experts.

Contact an Experienced Miami Car Accident Lawyer Today

Now that you are armed with these important questions, reach out to the experienced Miami personal injury lawyers at Gerson and Schwartz. We offer free, confidential consultations and represent injured clients on a contingency fee basis.

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A 27-year-old British man was on vacation in Miami Beach, Florida when his life came to an abrupt and tragic end. The young man was hit by a convertible BMW and died at the scene of the collision. The driver of the car was reportedly operating the vehicle at around 100mph. Immediately after the collision, the at-fault driver got out of the car and fled the scene. Our team of Miami car accident lawyers are outraged by this story. This was such a senseless tragedy and the driver’s decision to leave the scene of the accident only makes the situation worse.

Leaving the Scene of an Accident is Both Morally Wrong and Against the Law

If you hit someone with your car, you have a non-delegable duty to remain at the scene of the accident. It is the right thing to do since the person you hit could have, as exemplified above, life-threatening injuries. Just leaving shows a complete indifference to human life. You also have a legal obligation to remain at the scene. Specifically, Florida Statute § 316.027(2)(a) states:

“The driver of a vehicle involved in a crash occurring on public or private property which results in injury to a person other than serious bodily injury shall immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the crash, or as close thereto as possible, and shall remain at the scene of the crash…A person who willfully violates this paragraph commits a felony of the third degree…”

As you can see, fleeing the scene of the accident only makes the situation worse. You are not avoiding punishment if you leave the scene of a serious car crash. In fact, your punishment escalates to a felony offense.

Your Legal Rights If You are Injured by a Hit-and-Run Driver or Lose a Loved One in a Hit-and-Run Incident

If you are seriously injured by a driver who flees the scene of the accident, or you lose a loved one in a hit-and-run accident, you have the right to pursue financial damages against the at-fault driver. You can pursue compensatory damages and punitive damages.

Compensatory damages are available in order to restore the plaintiff to the place where he or she was before the accident. For example, reimbursement for your medical bills and wages for time missed from work are considered compensatory damages. In addition to medical expenses and lost wages, you can pursue non-economic compensatory damages, which include pain and suffering (covered in-depth in Florida Statute § 768.118).

Considering the indifference to human life displayed by fleeing the scene of an accident, you can also pursue punitive damages. These are a unique form of damages made specifically available to punish the at-fault party. They are available when the at-fault party’s conduct is so heinous and reckless that additional damages are warranted in an effort to send a signal that their behavior will not be tolerated.

If you lost a loved one in a hit and run accident, you can pursue compensatory damages and punitive damages along with damages for the loss of services, funeral expenses, and loss of consortium.

Contact an Experienced Miami Car Accident Lawyer Today

If you or a loved one was the victim of a hit-and-run car accident, contact our Miami personal injury law firm today. The experienced car accident lawyers at Gerson and Schwartz, PA are here to help and we offer free, confidential consultations.

dui offenseDrinking and driving is one of the most irresponsible and reckless decisions an individual can make. The risk of causing a catastrophic collision is so high and the ease of calling a taxi cab or using the Uber app to get a ride home is so easy. Simply put, the risk is not worth the ramifications. Unfortunately, not everyone understands the impact of his or her decisions. A recent example our team of Miami car accident lawyers discovered was the heartbreaking loss of a 10-year-old girl who was killed in an accident caused by an intoxicated driver.

The tragic collision involved a drunk driver who neglected to stop at a stop sign and slammed into the passenger side of a Chevrolet. The 10-year-old girl was sitting in the front passenger seat and died at the scene of the collision.

Drunk Driving Accidents are Preventable

It is frustrating to read about the awful incidents like the one described above. An innocent passenger is killed through no fault of her own; her life taken due to the reckless and wanton actions of another driver. If only the at-fault driver had exercised more caution and simply not gotten behind the wheel of the vehicle, maybe this horrific incident could have been avoided entirely. That will likely be one of the questions that haunts the family members who have lost loved ones in drunk-driving-related accidents – if only the drunk driver had just stayed home.

Restitution in Drunk Driving Accidents

When someone is hurt badly or killed because someone else decided to drink and drive, the injured party, or the surviving loved one of the deceased victim, can pursue restitution in civil court. The civil justice system allows plaintiffs to pursue two types of damages in personal injury and/or wrongful death cases: compensatory damages and punitive damages.

Compensatory damages consist of medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. This means that if you or a loved one was seriously harmed in a drunk driving accident, you can seek to recover for the cost of medical care (including rehabilitative costs), reimbursement for the time missed from work, and the pain and suffering associated with your harm. In a wrongful death claim, the compensatory damages may include loss of future earnings, funeral expenses, and loss of services.

Punitive damages are different. They are intended to punish the at-fault party for their reckless and wanton conduct and serve as a deterrent to other future actions by other drivers. Florida Statute 768.72 requires that a “reasonable showing” be made to establish a foundation for pursuing punitive damages. Basically, this means that there must be evidence that the at-fault party’s conduct was so flagrant and gross that it constitutes a reckless disregard for human life or the safety of others.

The Florida legislature actually highlighted drunk driving cases as “uniquely qualified” for the pursuit of punitive damages by the injured party or representative of a wrongful death victim. In fact, the Florida Supreme Court stated in a 1976 case, Ingram v. Pettit, 340 So.2d 922 (Fl. 1976) that the voluntary act of impaired driving constitutes a “sufficiently reckless attitude for a jury to be asked to provide an award of punitive damages if it determines liability exists for compensatory damages.”

Speak to an Experienced Miami Car Accident Lawyer Today

If you or a loved one was seriously harmed by a drunk driver, or lost a loved one because of a drunk driver, contact the experienced Miami car accident lawyers at Gerson & Schwartz. We are here to help and offer free, confidential consultations.

DSC05235-BA tragic car crash occurred in Miami resulting in the death of one person and serious injuries to seven others. News reports indicate that a vehicle was traveling east on Northwest Seventh Street when a collision occurred at the intersection with 35th Avenue. Two elderly individuals (one of whom passed away later on at the hospital) and six teenagers were involved in this awful wreck. Our team of Miami car accident lawyers are deeply saddened to hear about another preventable car crash in which live were forever changed.

This terrible crash is an example of just how precious life is and the fact that, in the blink of an eye, everything can be turned upside down. Just think, the elderly couple involved in this wreck was simply going about their day. Now, a spouse is dead and the other is left to pick up the pieces.

The six teenagers involved in the crash ranged in age from 17 to 19. Two of the teenagers had to be transported to Jackson Trauma Center due to the severity of their injuries. The students just finished with class at Green Springs High School when the crash occurred, according to 7 News.

Potentially Life-Changing Injuries

The extent of the injuries suffered by the victims, beyond the tragic passing of one of the elderly individuals, remains unknown (as of the date of this posting). Given the severity of the collision and the fact that one of the vehicles wound up flipped over, there is a good chance the injuries are quite serious including broken bones, nerve damage, lacerations, and so forth. These injuries may takes weeks, months, or even years to fully recover from.

Assessing the Civil Liability

When a horrific car accident occurs, an analysis needs to be done to assess the civil liability. This is necessary since the injured parties in this type of collision will likely have extensive medical bills that their PIP benefits may not fully cover.

Under Florida law, all drivers are required to carry a minimum of $10,000 in Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance. This form of insurance will cover approximately 80 percent of medical bills associated with your injuries and 60 percent of any claimed lost wages when a car accident occurs, regardless of fault. The no-fault provision is important since it means that the driver who may have caused the wreck can still access benefits and get his or her bills covered.

PIP was passed by the Florida legislature in an effort to reduce the number of auto accident-related personal injury lawsuits. The logic was that no-fault coverage in the amount of $10,000 will satisfy numerous potential claimants and deter them from seeking additional restitution with the help of a Miami car accident injury lawyer. However, for many injured drivers and passengers, the $10,000 in PIP coverage is not enough to cover the full cost of their medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. In the horrific accident described above, there is a good chance that the amount of medical bills for each injured party will far exceed $10,000.

Speak to a Miami Personal Injury Lawyer Today

If you or a loved one is seriously hurt in a car wreck, take the time to speak to an experienced Miami car accident attorney. As the above-described car crash illustrates, lives can be turned upside down in the blink of an eye and you could suddenly be staring at thousands of dollars in medical bills and lost income. Do not let this happen to you. Speak to an attorney with Gerson and Schwartz, P.A. today.


Two teenagers from Lakewood Ranch, Florida tragically died after an accident that left their vehicle split in half. One of the teenagers, a 17-year-old boy, was operating a Mercedes when he failed to negotiate a curve and crashed into a tree in the median, according to CBS Miami.

Both the driver and his 15-year-old passenger died as a result of the crash. Our Miami car accident injury attorneys are deeply saddened by this news. Losing anyone in a preventable car accident is a tragedy, but it is especially gut-wrenching when those taken from us are so young.

Florida Highway Patrol officials suspect speed may have played a role in the crash, but continue to investigate. If it turns out that speed was a contributing factor, the family of the 15-year-old passenger may have a basis to pursue a wrongful death claim. This is a claim based upon a state law known as the Florida Wrongful Death Act.  

Understanding the Law in Florida When it Comes to Wrongful Death Claims

The Florida Wrongful Death Act allows survivors of a decedent to pursue damages for the loss of their loved one. In the incident above, the passengers’ parents would likely be the party pursuing damages under the Act.

Statute of Limitations

There is a time limit allotted to survivors of deceased to file a wrongful death lawsuit in Florida. That time limit is two years from the date of the incident. This means that if you fail to file a wrongful death suit in this two year window, you could be totally barred from pursuing damages.

Establishing a Wrongful Death Case

To establish that a wrongful death occurred, there must be evidence that an individual, or entity, owed a duty of care to the deceased and that their actions, or lack of action, breached that standard of care. As a proximate result of that action or inaction, the wrongful death occurred.  In the tragic car crash described above, the parents of the passenger would likely claim that the driver owed a duty to their son to operate the vehicle in a reasonably safe manner complying with the local traffic safety laws. If the evidence supports the claim that the driver was speeding, that is likely a breach of the standard of care, and the horrific accident was the proximate cause of the passenger’s death.

Damages Can Be Pursued

The parents of a child who dies in a preventable accident may pursue compensation for mental pain and suffering from the date of injury. The parents can also pursue restitution for medical and/or funeral expenses due to their child’s death.

In addition to compensatory damages, a Florida court has the ability to impose punitive damages against the at-fault party. Punitive damages are basically punishment damages. They go above and beyond restitution and are meant to send a signal that the at-fault party’s behavior will not be tolerated.  

Contact a Miami Wrongful Death Lawyer Today

Losing a loved one is heartbreaking, especially when the loss is totally unexpected, like in a car wreck. In these difficult moments, you need a legal advocate who will help take the burden off your shoulders. The law firm of Gerson and Schwartz is here to help. Our team of experienced Miami wrongful death attorneys know the law and will fight to advocate for the memory of your lost loved one.

file0001569965691Fleeing the scene of a car accident is totally unacceptable and is against the law in Florida. Our team of Miami car accident lawyers takes this issue seriously since a hit-and-run accident has ramifications long after the collision.

The consequences of leaving the scene of a car wreck are quite serious. Take, for example, what recently happened to former TV star David Cassidy. He is facing up to a year in prison after the actor-singer was cited for fleeing the scene of an auto accident in Fort Lauderdale, according to

According to Florida Highway Patrol records, Cassidy was traveling on I-595 “at a high rate of speed” and “in and out of traffic.” The front of Cassidy’s passenger side collided with the back of a box truck. After the collision, Cassidy immediately fled the scene hoping to avoid any negative repercussions. Fortunately, a witness saw the crash and provided state troopers with a picture of the license plate.

Cassidy was cited for an improper lane change, unknowingly operating a vehicle while having a suspended driver’s license due to a previous DUI conviction, and operating a vehicle with a expired registration, according to the aforementioned article. The Broward County State Attorney’s office filed a misdemeanor of the second degree charge against Cassidy for leaving the scene of the I-595 accident.

Obviously, Cassidy is facing some serious legal charges, but this incident could have been far worse. He could have collided with a vehicle and caused a serious physical injury to the other driver and/or passengers. Imagine leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in another human being suffering a traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, or other significant trauma. It is wrong, plain and simple.

Why Fleeing the Scene is So Horrendous

As mentioned, some auto accidents result in significant injuries. When a driver flees the scene, he or she essentially signaling to the other driver, “I do not care what happens to you. I want to avoid any liability.” Unfortunately, many drivers are successful in evading responsibility in this way. In far too many car wrecks, a hit-and-run driver flees the scene and is never apprehended. In these unfortunate the situations, the burden falls entirely on the victim to pick up the pieces and pursue financial restitution for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

What to Do If You are the Victim of a Hit-and-Run Accident

In Florida, drivers can immediately access up to $10,000 in Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits through their automobile insurance policies. However, if you are the victim of a hit-and-run incident and your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering exceed $10,000, you will face some difficulties in getting the restitution you deserve. If you have uninsured and/or underinsured motorist coverage through your auto insurance policy, the process will be somewhat easier. This form of coverage is optional in Florida. Nevertheless, it is strongly recommended you obtain some amount of uninsured and/or underinsured motorist coverage. Without it, any bills or expenses in excess of $10,000 will be your responsibility in a hit-and-run situation.

Speak to an Experienced Miami Car Accident Lawyer Today

If you or a loved one is the victim of a hit-and-run accident in Florida, contact the Miami car accident injury law firm of Gerson and Schwartz, PA today. We offer free consultations where we can discuss your legal options and explore all forms of available insurance coverage. All case calls are kept strictly confidential.