Miami-Dade County Personal Injury & Accident Attorney
Miami-Dade County, Florida is one of the three main counties in South Florida where Berman & Tsombanakis LLC operates. (Broward County & Palm Beach County being the others). The county had a population of 2,496,435 making it the most populous county in Florida. The county’s population makes up approximately half of the South Florida metropolitan area. The city of Miami is the county seat of Miami-Dade County.
Miami-Dade County is comprised of 35 incorporated cities and many unincorporated areas and municipalities. The western portion of the county extends into the Everglades National Park, which is mostly uninhabited. Miami-Dade County was created on January 18, 1836 by a Territorial Act of the United States. The county was named after a soldier killed in 1835 during the Second Seminole War, Major Francis Dade. When it was originally created, Dade County included the land that now contains both Broward and Palm Beach counties as well as the Florida Keys. This was true until Palm Beach County was created in 1909 and Broward in 1915. In 1997, county voters changed the name of the county from “Dade” to “Miami-Dade” to acknowledge the international name recognition and notoriety of the city and name “Miami”
In terms of the judiciary, Miami-Dade County is home to the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, this circuit includes all of Miami-Dade County and all of the following cities and municipalities: Miami, Miami Beach, North Miami, North Miami Beach, South Miami, Hialeah, Aventura, Coral Gables, Doral, Homestead, Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay and Key Biscayne. The State/County judiciary is comprised of four main courthouses. The “Dade County Courthouse” is located at 73 West Flagler Street, Miami, Florida 33130. Most civil circuit matters are heard here. Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center, located at 175 N.W. 1st Avenue Miami, Florida 33128 handles most family law matters including many domestic violence cases and injunctions. All Felony criminal cases and well as many misdemeanor and DUI cases are handles at the Richard E. Gerstein Justice building, located at 1351 N.W. 12th Street Miami, Florida 33125. Juvenile and cases involving children are held at the Children’s Courthouse & Juvenile Justice Center, 3300 NW 27th Ave. Miami, Florida 33142. In addition, there are smaller satellite courthouses that handle simple matters like traffic tickets and minor civil cases. The Coral Gables Branch Court, located at 3100 Ponce de Leon, Coral Gables, Florida 33134, the North Dade Justice Center, located at 15555 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33160, the South Dade Justice Center, located at 10710 SW 211 St. Miami, FL, the Hialeah Courthouse, located at 11 East 6th St. Hialeah, Florida 33010,, the Miami Beach Court Facility, located at 1130 Washington Ave. Miami Beach, Florida 33139 and the Overtown Transit Village South, located at 601 NW 1st CT, 2nd Floor, Miami, Florida 33136.
The New Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr., Federal Courthouse, located at 400 North Miami Avenue, FL 33128 handles all federal criminal and federal civil cases.
The South Florida Injury & Accident Law Firm of Berman & Tsombanakis LLC is located close to Miami-Dade County. Each Miami-Dade County Personal Injury & Accident Attorney at Berman & Tsombanakis is extremely experienced at handling cases at the Main Judicial Complex in Broward County, having handled numerous injury cases such as automobile accidents, motor cycle accidents, bicycle accidents, boating accidents, victim of drunk driving accidents or injuries, truck accidents, wrongful deaths, slip and falls, dog bites, negligent security cases, and many other types of injury or negligence cases.