Car Accidents

Car accidents can occur in the blink of an eye, but in those few precious minutes, lives are forever changed. The victims of car accidents or the loved ones of those who are killed in fatal accidents find themselves facing mounting financial losses, pain, and suffering. There is a lot at stake in pursuing a legal action for injuries or wrongful death because of a car accident, and plaintiffs need the assistance of a capable car accident law firm that will zealously advocate on their behalf for the best possible outcome to a case.

From the time you reach out to the Miami and South Florida car accident attorneys at Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, we will begin working tirelessly on your behalf to mount a strong case against the negligent people responsible for your injuries and losses. We have an experienced in-house investigator on our staff that is dispatched immediately to the scene of the accident, which provides you with a critical advantage in gathering evidence and maximizing the compensation you may receive for your injuries.

Our experienced and compassionate attorneys assist clients throughout South Florida. Our firm operates a central office out of Miami and has several satellite offices in Weston, Orlando, Boca Raton, and Orlando. The partners of our law firm, Stewart G. Greenberg, Mark D. Stone and Dennis N. Urbano, have several decades of combined experience representing individuals in car accident suits. Over the years, our accomplished lawyers have successfully obtained thousands of outstanding verdicts and settlements, some which are worth millions of dollars.

Greenberg, Stone & Urbano is capable of handling any car accident case that causes serious injuries or fatalities. These accidents include:

  • Head-on collisions: According to federal reports, head-on collisions often occur when vehicles travel the wrong way on divided freeways with high-speed limits. The National Transportation Safety Board or NTSB indicates that up to twenty-two percent of wrong-way collisions involved fatalities. The NTSB reports that up there are 260 wrong-way head-on collisions each year, which results in approximately 360 deaths.

    NTSB also reported that more than half of head-on collisions due to wrong-way driving involved drivers who were impaired due to the use of alcohol. Sixty percent of the drivers involved in wrong-way, head-on collisions from 2004 to 2009 had consumed alcohol before the accident and had high blood alcohol content during the accident.

    NTSB reports that there are other prevalent causes of head-on crashes, including drifting onto opposite traffic due to fatigue or driver distraction, speeding, and failure to follow road signs correctly.

  • Intersection crashes: The Federal Highways Administration at the U.S. Department of Transportation reports that intersection crashes constitute over twenty-five percent of automobile accidents that result in one or more fatalities and half of combined injury and fatal crashes. The occurrence of crashes at the intersection are likely attributable to illegal maneuvers and distracted driving when vehicles try to go straight through intersections controlled by stop signs or traffic signals. For vehicles that crash into others during a left-hand turn, the likely cause of the crash is trying to turn with an obstructed view or misjudging the speed of others or the gap while turning left. Finally, for vehicles that crash in an intersection while turning right at stop signs, the likely cause is failing to anticipate another driver's actions correctly.

  • SUV rollovers: Sports utility vehicles or SUVs have increased in prevalence over the last two decades. However, SUVs tend to be more susceptible to rollover accidents as compared with other types of vehicles. These rollover accidents may occur due to a variety of reasons that disrupt the car’s center of gravity. These disruptions occur more frequently because SUV’s tend to be higher off the pavement than other types of vehicles.

  • Fatal car accidents: According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 32,675 individuals died in motor vehicle accidents in 2014. These fatalities took place in 29,989 accidents involving 44,858 vehicles. NHTSA found that speeding was a major factor in twenty-eight percent of deaths from motor vehicle accidents, which includes crashes where a driver was issued a speeding citation, was driving too fast considering current road conditions, or racing. In Florida, there were 2,336 fatal vehicle accidents in 2014, which resulted in the deaths of 2,494 individuals.

  • Airbag injuries: When an airbag inflates during a crash, it usually does so quickly by expending a lot of energy. That energy can cause serious injuries to those drivers or passengers sitting too close to the airbag once it deploys. According to NHTSA, during 1990-2008, approximately 290 fatalities were caused by front-facing airbag deployment in low-speed accidents. Most of these fatalities were passengers, and over ninety percent of those killed were children and infants.

  • Tire blowouts: Tire blowouts can potentially cause severe vehicle accidents that cause severe injuries and fatalities. During a blowout, a car easily goes out of a driver’s control, and drivers often react wrongly during a blowout. NHTSA reports that tire blowouts cause over 400 fatalities and more than 78,000 vehicle accidents each year. There are a variety of causative factors for tire blowouts, including poorly-maintained roads, punctured tires, or overloaded vehicles.

Greenberg, Stone & Urbano is a law firm that understands that even seemingly minor crashes can cause serious injuries that are hidden at first, including spinal cord and head injuries, neck injuries, and other injuries that may cause chronic pain. Attaining full recovery from these kinds of injuries can take months or years, and our law firm will fight to ensure that you obtain adequate compensation to cover the time it will take for you to get back on your feet.

Seeking Full Compensation For Car Accident Victims

If you have been injured in a car accident in South Florida, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your medical bills, future medical bills, lost wages, loss of future earnings, pain and suffering, and more from the negligent party responsible for your injuries. If you have lost a loved one in a fatal accident, you could recover for the economic losses you’ve sustained, as well as the loss of your loved one’s companionship and your emotional anguish.

At times, accident victims will hesitate to call our office because they believe they were partially responsible for the accident. These individuals should rest assured because Florida is a comparative negligence state, meaning that negligence on the part of the victim will merely reduce any award, but not bar it. As such, even those partly at fault for the injuries or accident may be eligible to receive compensation.

Do Not Delay In Seeking Legal Assistance Following Your Car Accident

Immediately following a car accident, the insurance company will begin gathering evidence to diminish or deny your future claim. Empower yourself as soon as possible by contacting the car accident lawyers at Greenberg, Stone & Urbano. With our prompt investigations and extensive legal experience, you can maximize your chance of a strong recovery.

Contact Greenberg, Stone & Urbano Today For A Free Consultation

If you have been injured an automobile accident, contact the Miami Car Accident Lawyers at Greenberg, Stone & Urbano. Our firm provides compassionate and experienced representation to car accident victims across South Florida. We have over 130 collective years of experience representing car accident victims and have received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell. We are also ranked as a top firm in South Florida by the Miami Herald. We offer a free consultation to all new clients and operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning that we do not recover our attorney’s fees unless you receive compensation. Call (888) 499-9700 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation today. We will always have a Spanish-speaking staff member available to assist you.