If you were a pedestrian seriously injured in a car or bike accident, call us at (305) 239-4878 to talk to one of our South Florida personal injury attorneys.
For most car accidents, a pedestrian’s PIP, or personal injury protection coverage, will cover medical bills and lost wages for up to $10,000. If the pedestrian does not own a car, the driver’s PIP will cover these expenses.
As a South Florida personal injury lawyer, it is our duty and our goal to help pedestrians who have been seriously injured as a result of a driver’s inattention, recklessness, or complete disregard for the law. To do that, we offer a FREE initial phone consultation. Just call us at (305) 239-4878.
You may also contact our South Florida personal injury lawyers through our website. Just fill out the form, leave some information about the details of your accident, and we will call you to discuss your case and what legal options you may have to pursue.
Pedestrians are often seriously hurt when hit by a car, so it is important to seek medical attention and to listen to your doctors. Common pedestrian accident injuries include brain injuries, broken bones, and chronic pain. Since many of these injuries can have long-term consequences, you will want to make sure your South Florida pedestrian accident lawyer is experienced in working with insurance companies
In 2012, over 4,700 pedestrians were killed in the United States in traffic accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Additionally, 76,000 pedestrians were injured in traffic crashes. This means, on average, a pedestrian is killed in a traffic accident every two hours. Every eight minutes, a pedestrian is injured in a traffic crash. In 2012, 476 people died in pedestrian accidents in Florida alone.
In most traffic situations, pedestrians have the right of way. Motorists are supposed to be mindful of their surroundings and in control of their vehicles to avoid potential hazards. If a motorist operates their vehicle carelessly and an accident occurs, the motorist can be held liable for expenses associated with a person’s injuries resulting from the accident. Unfortunately, a handful of pedestrian accidents are hit-and-runs, meaning that the motorist leaves the scene of the car crash. This puts the life of the injured pedestrian in more danger due to a potential delay in emergency help arriving if the accident is not reported.
In a Florida pedestrian accident, pedestrians’ injuries range from minor to catastrophic. More serious injuries, such as a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or a spinal cord injury, can alter a person’s way of life forever. Extensive physical therapy may also be required, which further impacts a person’s life. In severe Florida pedestrian accidents, victims may even lose their lives. When a family loses a loved one in a pedestrian accident, they may seek compensation from the negligent individual in a wrongful death lawsuit.