South Beach Injury Attorney
South Beach or SoBe is located on the southern tip of Miami Beach in Miami-Dade County. It is home to nearly 88,000 people.South Beach is famous for its Art Deco architecture and the 24-hour entertainment provided by hundreds of hotels, nightclubs, restaurants and stores. South Beach is a very popular international tourist destination attracting millions of visitors from Europe, South America, Asia, and the Middle East.
South Beach is also home to a large and vibrant LGBT community. Every year the city of Miami Beach sponsors a Gay Pride Festival that draws tens of thousands of visitors from around the world. For over 20 years our firm’s founder Spencer Aronfeld has proudly represented members of Miami Beach’s LGBT community.
Many residents and tourists in South Beach do not own or rent cars. Instead they commute by public transportation, bicycle, skateboard or roller-blades. Due to its dense nature and limited parking, bicycle and scooter rentals are popular with tourist. Recently, DecoBikes and car2go have come to SoBe allowing tourists and residents the convenient option of hourly bicycle and car rental. Additionally, to accommodate the increased number of pedestrians, the City of Miami Beach has certain streets closed to vehicle traffic,such as Lincoln Road and Esponola Way.
The combination of foreign, elderly and drunk drivers in South Beach is often deadly. Every year there are serious injuries to bicyclists, motorcyclists, skaters and pedestrians in and around South Beach. More and more people die in Miami Beach accidents every year. For instance, there were 8 fatal car accidents in 2009 compared with only 4 in 2008. The number of pedestrians who have died in Miami Beach car wrecks is also on the rise. In 2009 there were 5, compared with 2 in 2008.
Mount Sinai Medical Center located at 4300 Alton Road is the primary hospital and acute care-center for those who are involved in a slip and fall, car or para-sailing accidents on South Beach. Mount Sinai has a heliport which can transfer more seriously injured victims to the Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital.
In addition to South Beach, Miami Beach has other neighborhoods such as Bal Harbor, Bayshore, Biscayne Island, Normandy Island, West Avenue, Surfside, Star Island, Flamingo, Lummus and the Venetian Islands.
There are over 52 bridges which connect Miami Beach and its adjacent islands. These bridges often are the location of serious car wrecks due to drunk drivers or fatigued drivers returning from late night parties on South Beach.
Our South Beach personal injury lawyers have successfully handled numerous accident cases involving people who have been injured in hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, bars and boutiques. We are especially experienced in helping foreign tourists and their families who have been hospitalized or killed on South Beach.
South Beach businesses have a responsibility to maintain their property in a safe and clean condition and to warn visitors of any dangers. If you have been hurt in South Beach and need the help of our dedicated lawyers, please email or call us for a free consultation. 866-597-4529.