Auto accidents are an everyday concern in the United States. Despite the increased emphasis on safety from motor vehicle manufacturers, more than 2.35 million people are injured every year in automobile, motorcycle, or trucking accidents, and many of these individuals face the challenge of living with permanent disabilities as a result of their injuries.
In addition, according to the Association for Safe International Road Travel, more than 37,000 people are fatally injured every year, leaving behind loved ones and family to find a way to put the pieces back together and continue their lives.
Statistically, we will end up in at least one or two car accidents in our lifetime, even if we’re habitually the passenger. While no one wants to think about it, this means that there’s a chance, however remote, that you could be involved in a serious or even life-threatening accident.
If you are involved in an accident, you need to know that you have a partner who will fight for you.
At Gold & Gold, our experienced team of Florida attorneys are passionate about fighting for the victims of automobile, bicycle, motorcycle and trucking accidents. Our attorneys understand that you need the resources to ensure you will make a full recovery – or in the event of suffering permanent disability, the resources to be able to manage your new physical limitations.
Our extensive trial experience can help you secure significant compensation that you’ll need to offset your loss of wages and to compensate you for pain and suffering, disfigurement and disability.
It’s incredibly important that you find a skilled, experienced, and reputable auto accident lawyer to represent your interests while negotiating car insurance company settlements or bringing lawsuits against other drivers who might be responsible for an accident. Our attorneys work with our clients through all steps of the process including filing a claim all the way through trial.
For more than 40 years the lawyers at Gold & Gold have been fighting for those involved in automobile, motorcycle, trucking and even bicycle accidents resulting in injury or death. Over the years, our auto accident attorneys have negotiated significant settlements and won trial verdicts that have helped our clients and their loved ones on the path to recovery.
We routinely handle catastrophic accident cases. Recently we represented a young woman who was not wearing her seat belt and was involved in a rollover car accident. This young woman was ejected from the vehicle and was paralyzed from the waste down. The attorneys at Gold & Gold were able to secure settlements from various Defendants and insurance companies for a total of $4.48 Million dollars. These funds will be used to help care for this young woman for the rest of her life. Gold & Gold takes pride in helping secure this woman’s future so that she can work towards rehabilitation.
Gold & Gold obtained a $1.1 million insurance policy limits settlement for the daughter of an 83 year old woman who was tragically killed in a one-car crash.
Our client’s mother was the lone passenger in a limousine when the driver suffered a heart attack, veered off the road, and crashed into a tree killing both of the limousine’s occupants. The limousine company claimed that it was not legally responsible for the death of our client’s mother because the driver suffered a sudden medical emergency which caused the accident. But Gold & Gold filed a lawsuit and proved that the limousine company was negligent because the driver ignored his doctor’s instructions given days before the crash to refrain from driving. Gold & Gold rejected low-ball settlement offers and ultimately obtained the maximum amount of insurance coverage available to our client.
While we are very proud of our high value cases, we equally take pride and spend our time on all cases for our clients.
For example, a client of ours was in an automobile accident which caused moderate neck and back pain. The driver who hit our client’s vehicle was insured by State Farm. State Farm offered $5,000 in an attempt to settle with our client, even though there was over $20,000 in medical expenses incurred to treat our client’s injuries.
Our client wanted to go to trial to obtain fair compensation for his injuries and our law firm spent time and resources was happy to spend our money and time preparing for and trying his case. Ultimately, the trial attorneys at Gold & Gold won a jury verdict of $100,800. The jury got it right, and our injured client was able to obtain fair compensation.
There are many stories of Gold & Gold’s success handling Auto, Motorcycle and Trucking Accident claims. Some have settled for millions of dollars, others for less. Some have gone to trial, while others have settled early on in the claims process. No matter how big or small your case, our senior attorneys are personally invested in your success. If you’re looking for an auto accident lawyer to advocate for you, contact the team at Gold & Gold.
One of the biggest challenges we face when learning how to drive is driving on the highway. After all, with multiple lanes, drivers moving through traffic at various speeds and 18 wheeler trucks dwarfing cars, it can be difficult to navigate the streets of your community in a safe manner.
The more you drive, the more experienced you become, but the highway itself doesn’t get any less dangerous. Staying aware of other passenger vehicles is one thing, but larger vehicles like trucks and 18 wheelers offer even bigger challenges to drivers. These oversized vehicles typically offer limited visibility for their drivers and are not as maneuverable as smaller cars and non-commercial vehicles like vans and pickup trucks. As a result, sometimes even the most aware driver can end up in an accident with a truck or 18 wheeler.
Due to the size of 18 wheelers, trucking accidents often result in severe property damage and catastrophic injuries. Our respected, experienced attorneys understand the rules and regulations that apply to truck drivers. Our truck accident lawyers know how skirting these regulations can result in serious injury and even death. Our attorneys use the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and possess a sound understanding of trucking maintenance procedures that help them effectively litigate large trucking accidents.
Gold & Gold has been successful in litigating trucking accidents to a successful resolution.
For example, we successfully litigated a case on behalf of a surviving mother whose daughter was killed when her vehicle was hit by a dump truck on the Florida Turnpike. A portion of this settlement was used to create a scholarship fund in her daughter’s name at Florida International University. Our attorneys fight for those injured in truck and 18 wheeler accidents and their loved ones to ensure they receive a favorable result that helps them on the path to recovery.
If you or a loved one are the victim of an accident with a truck or 18 wheeler, our truck accident attorneys can help guide you through the complex process of recovering damages. Contact a member of the Gold & Gold team today.
Auto Defect, Tire Blowout, Auto Rollover
Do you believe your motor vehicle or any of its parts are defective? Was a tire blowout or auto rollover involved in your car accident?
If you answered yes to either of these questions, one of the experienced auto accident lawyers at Gold & Gold can help guide you through the litigation process. Our attorneys have extensive experience navigating the complicated landscape of auto accident law, and are personally invested in putting that experience to work for you.
Gold & Gold represented a woman who suffered serious burn injuries when her car spontaneously erupted into flames. Our firm went head to head against a major automobile manufacturer, spending the time and money necessary to prove that our client’s car was defective, causing her catastrophic injuries. After successfully litigating the case, Gold & Gold obtained a confidential settlement giving our client the justice she deserved.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or passed away in an auto rollover, tire blowout, or auto defect-related incident, our law firm will be there with you, every step of the way. Contact a member of the Gold & Gold team to discuss your options.
Storefront crashes happen in the blink of an eye. While many of these crashes appear to be caused by negligent or impaired drivers, they are in fact caused by negligent property owners who have not met their responsibilities to protect their patrons, employees, and pedestrians. Surprisingly, thousands of storefront accidents happen every year, often times causing catastrophic injury and even loss of life. Simple protective devices such as landscaping, bollards and other protective barriers can prevent storefront crashes.
Our law firm’s storefront crash attorneys represent clients who have been injured or lost loved ones and hold negligent store and property owners accountable for vehicle-into-building crashes. We understand the complexities involved in these cases and are here to guide you through the process, from start to finish. If you are looking for help, please contact the storefront crash attorneys at Gold & Gold today.
Why You May Need a Storefront Crash Attorney
Many of us feel safe when we enter a building, but the reality is storefront crashes happen more than 60 times per day, according to the Storefront Safety Council, and result in more than 4,000 injuries and 500 deaths per year.
Are Businesses Liable for Harm Caused By Storefront Crashes?
Property owners have a legal responsibility, called “duty of care,” to keep patrons and pedestrians on their property safe. If a business owner violates this responsibility, he or she can be held liable in a court of law. Some ways business owners can help minimize the risk of storefront crash accidents include:
- Installing bollards or other protective barriers on the property in high traffic areas
- Designing parking lots with pedestrian safety in mind
- Calling for reduced speeds in parking lots (and using speed bumps)
- Ensuring pedestrians have clearly marked and protected paths
- Do You Need A Storefront Crash Attorney?
If you or a loved one has been injured in a vehicle-into-building accident in South Florida, you are not alone. The respected and attentive storefront crash attorneys at Gold & Gold have extensive experience working with and fighting against insurance companies to secure the significant compensation you and your loved ones deserve. If you need help, please don’t hesitate to call the lawyers at Gold & Gold today.