Overtown Personal Injury Law Firm

Overtown is a neighborhood located within the city of Miami. With the large volume of construction occurring in the area as the railroad was built, African Americans made up a significant portion of the labor force during that time. Segregation laws that were in effect in the late 1800s dictated that an area should be developed for people of African descent. As such, the neighborhood of Overtown was created. From its inception, it was an active community with plenty of amenities for families. It also appealed to businesses, who set up shop along the many streets of Overtown. The neighborhood soon added schools, hospitals, and a library. Heavily influenced by African American culture, it was known for its nightlife, often drawing residents and visitors alike to its many shows and events. Famous entertainers, such as Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Josephine Baker would stay in the hotels of Overtown when performing in other areas of Miami.

The neighborhood continued to grow and prosper until the 1950s. During this decade, major road construction moved Overtown off of the main routes, significantly cutting off access to and from the neighborhood. This forced almost 80% of its population of 50,000 to leave. As residents left the city, businesses began to close. This caused a significant economic decline, which lead to high crime and unemployment, which the area often characterized as a "ghetto." In the 1990s, there was a renewed interest to develop the community as a means to stop its continued economic decline. The building of a major stadium and the opening of a mass-transit station helped to bring funds back into the economy. Officials have continued their quest for improvement by building community gardens and renovating historic buildings that once captured the magic of Overtown. The population of Overtown, as reported by the 2010 census, was 6,762 of which a majority of the residents are African American.

Overtown Personal Injury Lawyer

The Overtown personal injury attorneys at the Wolfson Law Firm work with their clients in many ways, including;

  • Overtown motor vehicle accident attorney
  • Wrongful death attorney in Overtown
  • Overtown distracted driver car crash accident injury lawyer
  • Slip and fall accident injury attorney in Overtown
  • Overtown dangerous intersection car crash accident lawyer
  • Left-hand turn automobile accident lawyer in Overtown
  • Overtown intoxicated driver car crash attorney
  • Uber car crash lawyer in Overtown
  • Overtown trip and fall accident attorney
  • Medical malpractice attorney in Overtown
  • Overtown defective product liability accident attorney
  • Overtown pedestrian accident lawyer
  • Defective product injury attorney in Overtown
  • Overtown medical malpractice lawyer
  • Parking lot car crash accident injury attorney in Overtown
  • Overtown premises liability accident attorney
  • Motorcycle accident attorney in Overtown
  • Overtown large truck collision attorney
  • Escalator trip and fall accident lawyer in Overtown
  • Overtown elevator slip and fall injury attorney
Contact Our Overtown Accident Lawyers Today

Since 1963, the Overtown personal injury attorneys at the Wolfson Law Firm have defended the rights of victims who have been injured in an accident. Injuries sustained in accidents are of the result of car crashes, slips and falls, or defective products. These injuries may be serious, preventing victims from working and leaving them unable to pay for medical treatment. If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of an accident, contact the personal injury lawyers at the Wolfson Law Firm for a free consultation. We can answer your questions about paying for medical treatment, long-term care, lost wages, and property damage. The attorneys at Wolfson Law Firm are dedicated to helping clients receive the compensation they deserve to recover from their injuries and get back on the path to recovery.

The Wolfson Law Firm proudly serves clients in the city of Overtown, as well as the surrounding cities of Hialeah, North Miami, Miami Gardens, and Westview. If you or a loved one has been the victim of an accident, contact the lawyers at the Wolfson Law Firm at 305-285-1115 for a free consultation.

Client Reviews
Jonah and his team are professional, talented and caring. They always treated me with the utmost respect and concern. I would recommend the Wolfson Law Firm without hesitation to anyone who needs top notch personal injury legal assistance! Richie
Mr. Wolfson helped me tremendously with my car accident. He was able to represent me with care and respect while fighting hard to get my case resolved. I live a busy life and being able to go about my day and not worrying about my case was a huge relief because I knew I was in good hands. I wasn't just another client to him and that's what makes the difference. Thank you again Mr. Wolfson! Michael
All I can say is WOW! I have never met such a professional law team. They are caring and put your needs above money. I guess to describe them is fair, kind, and professional. Don't be fooled by the other attorneys who only want your money. By far the best attorneys in Florida! Marina Barber
Jonah Wolfson is a superb attorney who provides excellent legal service in addition to being authentically concerned about his client and case. You will be hard pressed to find a better attorney and person in Miami. Brett Cummins
The Wolfson Law Firm and Jonah Wolfson represented me and my family and did a great job! They were always there for us day or night. My case was handled efficiently, quickly and professionally. Jonah Wolfson is bilingual, speaks Spanish fluently and that really helped when it came to communicating with some of my family. I highly recommend Jonah and his team at Wolfson Law Firm for any personal injury case!!! Richie Jergovic
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