Motor Vehicle Accidents
David Beers: Every day we hear the sirens, we hold our breath, and we say a prayer. Just one accident can alter a day, a month, or even a lifetime. I’m David Beers.
Jim Gordon: And I’m Jim Gordon. With over 60 years of combined experience both in and out of the courtroom, David and I believe in fighting for justice on behalf of those who have lost, from personal injuries and wrongful death, to those unexpected and crippling medical bills. We will listen.
David Beers: And we will fight.
Jim Gordon: Because for every loss, you have rights. If you’ve suffered from a personal injury, we can help. For a free consultation in Central Florida, please call Beers and Gordon at 407-862-1825.
Car Accident Attorneys
Car accidents are so common on Florida roads that they are almost mundane. Yet, for the injured victims, car crashes are anything but ordinary.
The injuries from auto accidents are usually painful, debilitating, and long-lasting. Even a relatively “minor” injury like whiplash can impact your entire life—from your finances to how you accomplish your daily tasks.
At Beers & Gordon, we’ve seen firsthand the effect that a car accident injury can have on our clients’ lives. It’s why we devote ourselves to helping injured car accident victims just like you achieve the full compensation they deserve for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Car accident attorneys David Beers and Jim Gordon have handled thousands of car accident cases, ranging from single-vehicle crashes to 70-car pile ups and everything in between.
This extensive, in-depth experience has shown us the importance of partnering with top-notch experts—from accident reconstruction to biomechanical experts—to establish our clients’ cases and get the justice they deserve.
Both David Beers and Jim Gordon are former insurance defense attorneys and bring this knowledge into every single case. With over 67 years of combined experience, our car accident attorneys understand how insurance companies evaluate claims and they will use this insight to your advantage.
In addition to accident reconstruction and medical evidence, we also examine the financial aspects of your case. If you are unable to work because of your injuries, we can work with vocational experts and even economists to establish the monetary damages you’ve experienced as a result of your loss of income.
Although the majority of car accident cases are able to reach a settlement, this is not always the case. If your case proceeds to trial, you will have the confidence of knowing you have an experienced, board-certified trial attorney on your side. Nearly every case that goes to trial is done by both attorneys as a team, giving you unparalleled experience at trial.
Uninsured Motorists / Hit and Run Accidents
Most car accident victims expect to achieve some form of justice from the at-fault party or the party’s insurance company. But what happens if the other driver has no (or not enough) insurance or they flee the scene? How do you receive restitution then?
Uninsured motorists and hit-and-run accidents pose a threat to every Floridian. An estimated 25% of Florida drivers do not have adequate insurance to cover them or any victims they may injure as a result of their driving. This can be frustrating and leave you without fair compensation.
Additionally, about 25% of all traffic accidents involve a hit-and-run. Yes, this is against the law, but even catching an at-fault motorist is no guarantee that you will receive compensation for your injuries. If these individuals don’t have enough money to pay for insurance, it is highly unlikely they will have enough to pay for your medical bills and lost wages.
However, if you have the right coverage on your insurance policy, you can prevent having to foot the bill from your own pocket. Unfortunately, many drivers are simply unaware of their coverage options.
Uninsured motorist coverage was created for just these types of situations (yes, even hit-and-run accidents).
At Beers & Gordon, P.A., we take the extra steps to ensure that our clients are aware of all insurance coverage available for them. And when insurance companies place stumbling blocks in your way, we will aggressively pursue the compensation that you deserve. We will ensure that all coverage is looked into because we find that less experienced attorneys often miss available coverage that could have compensated you.
Our experience working for the insurance companies has given us invaluable information that we can use to your advantage.
Accidents involving commercial vehicles and trucks are different from traditional auto accidents.
For one, the impact between a sedan and a flatbed truck or 18-wheeler is far more catastrophic (and often deadlier) than a collision between two average-sized vehicles.
Secondly, because the trucking industry is highly regulated, drivers are held accountable for their conduct on the road. If you were involved in an accident with a large truck, it is crucial that your attorney understands the many State and Federal guidelines affecting the industry.
The attorneys at Beers & Gordon have handled truck accident cases involving all types of commercial transport vehicles, including semis, tractor trailers, 18-wheelers, dump trucks, and even concrete mixers. We have seen truck accidents caused by a variety of factors, including improper or negligent maintenance, inadequate or poor training, driver exhaustion, and operator error (such as failure to obey traffic signs), or simply driving too fast for the conditions of the road.
Truck drivers are usually backed by large corporations, each with their own team of legal experts whose job it is to protect the interests of their employer. Going up against these corporations without an experienced attorney of your own typically leads to an uphill battle and (eventually) a negative outcome for you.
There are more than 500,000 motorcycles registered in the state of Florida, yet motorcyclists still struggle to be seen on the road.
When a cyclist is involved in a crash with a 3,500-lb. vehicle, the results are often devastating, if not fatal. More often than not, the injuries from a motorcycle accident are not whiplash and herniated discs, but road rash, broken limbs, and traumatic brain injuries.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcycle accidents are also 28 times more likely to be fatal than traditional car accidents.
Unfortunately, many in the legal and justice systems still see motorcyclists as irresponsible risk-takers. As a result, many of these victims don’t get the representation they deserve. We know how to fight for motorcyclists in the courtroom, and we work to take out the bias that jurors may have against motorcycles.
At Beers & Gordon, we’re not just car accident attorneys, we are ready, willing, and able to assist with any type of motor vehicle accident case, including ones that involve motorcycles.
Accident Attorneys You Can Trust
Motor vehicle accidents are incredibly disrupting to your daily life. In fact, the primary thought in your mind is probably “When will this all be over?”
We totally understand, but we caution each of our clients not to settle for an unsatisfactory resolution of their case simply because they are too tired to fight anymore. This is what the insurance companies want—to wear you down until you give in.
By working with an experienced car accident attorney who has worked both sides of the law, you increase the chances of getting a more favorable outcome for your case, without having to do all of the hard work yourself.
At Beers & Gordon, P.A., you will always work directly with a car accident attorney—not an investigator or case worker—who will give you an honest and professional evaluation of your case.
Schedule a free consultation today to see how we can help.