Miami Beach Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
If you were struck by a vehicle as a pedestrian, do not hesitate to contact a Miami Beach pedestrian accident lawyer at Gerson & Schwartz P.A. Philip M. Gerson and his team of veteran personal injury lawyers are ready to take on your case. We understand how unexpected and challenging these accidents are. Suddenly, you are crossing the street or looking forward to a stroll on the beach, and the next you are suffering from serious, if not debilitating, injuries because of a negligent driver. We are here to help you pursue compensation through a personal injury claim, whether that means negotiating a settlement in with the insurer or pursuing compensation from a judge or jury at trial.
No matter the type or extent of your personal injuries, our pedestrian accident attorneys in Miami Beach want to help. We want you to obtain the financial recovery you not only deserve, but that you need to move forward in your life.
Contact Gerson & Schwartz P.A. today at (877) 475-2905 or submit your information through our online form to schedule a free consultation.Pedestrians in Miami Beach, Florida
Because of the beautiful weather, scenery, and views in Miami Beach, it is common for there to be many pedestrians along the main streets and near the its seven miles of beaches. Miami Beach is located on a barrier island off the coast of mainland Florida. It is nestled between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, giving residents and tourists access to beautiful beaches and water sports. The city encompasses approximately 5.22 square miles of land and water, and as of 2017, had a population of about 92,307.
Not only is Miami Beach a popular tourist destination, but it also offers residents plenty of reason to get outdoors. Many pedestrians, both residents and visitors, can be found on Ocean Drive, Washington Avenue, in the Art deco Historic District, at Lincoln Road Mall, and at South Beach.
Because Miami Beach is so pedestrian friendly, and the weather often cooperates for residents and visitors to walk around or go for a job, motorists should be mindful of people on foot. Unfortunately, many drivers become careless or reckless even when around pedestrians often, which leads to serious crashes.
If you or a loved one were the victim of a vehicle-pedestrian collision, do not hesitate to call our Miami Beach pedestrian accident attorneys as soon as possible.Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in Miami Beach
At Gerson & Schwartz P.A., we have found that some of the most common causes of pedestrian car accidents include:
- Distracted driving, which may be from using a cellphone, eating or drinking, reaching for something in the car, looking at something outside the car, or grooming
- Excessive speeding for the location, traffic conditions, or weather conditions
- Fatigued driving after not sleeping or suffering from poor sleep for a significant period of time
- Failing to abide by traffic control devices
- Failing to yield the right of way to pedestrians, particularly in marked crosswalks
- Impaired driving due to alcohol, drugs, or a combination of substances
- Driving without lights on at dawn, dusk, or night
If you suffered injuries or a relative was the victim of a fatal pedestrian accident, contact our pedestrian accident lawyers in Miami Beach right away. We will thoroughly investigate the crash. It may be clear that the driver was at fault. However, it is still important for us to determine what the driver did wrong. We must obtain evidence that the driver was negligent in order to win you compensation.Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries
As a pedestrian, you may have suffered serious injuries after being struck by a car. While vehicle drivers and passengers are well protected by metal, plastic, seatbelts, and airbags, you had nothing to protect you. You were at the mercy of the driver, and because that driver was negligent, you may now be suffering from:
- Broken bones
- Severe lacerations and scarring
- Facial injuries
- Dental injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
- Road rash
- Internal organ injuries
- Crush injuries
Your injuries may lead to permanent disfigurements and disabilities. These permanent side effects are just one of the many reasons why you need to work with an experienced and skilled Miami Beach pedestrian accident lawyer. An attorney will strive to obtain the maximum possible compensation for your injuries and will not let the insurer try to push you to accept a lowball settlement offer.Pursuing Full and Fair Compensation for Pedestrian Accident Injuries
When you suffer injuries after being struck by a negligent driver in Miami Beach, you should talk with our Miami Beach pedestrian accident lawyers about pursuing compensation.
Through a personal injury lawsuit and/or insurance claim, we will fight for you to receive compensation for your:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
- Emotional Distress
- Reduced Earning Potential
- Loss of Quality of Life
Whether you were struck by a vehicle and are suffering from serious injuries or your loved one passed away from a fatal vehicle-pedestrian collision, we are here to help. Do not hesitate to contact us through our online form, by calling (305) 371-6000, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Se habla Español.