Miami Gardens Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
If you were injured in an accident as a pedestrian, contact a Miami Gardens pedestrian accident lawyer at Gerson & Schwartz P.A. as soon as possible. We understand how devastating these accidents can be. One minute, your crossing the street, grabbing your mail, or out for a run. The next, you are struck by a vehicle and severely injured. Accidents like this come out of no where and completely disrupt your life.
While you are getting the medical care you need and taking time off work to heal, you should contact our pedestrian accident attorneys in Miami Gardens for help in pursuing full and fair compensation for your injuries. We will fight hard for you to receive an insurance settlement or win a court ruling in your favor. We know how important it is to receive compensation that will pay for your medical bills and lost wages and make up for your suffering.
To learn more about how we pursue pedestrian accident compensation, contact us online or call 305-371-6000 or tool free at (877) 475-2905. We offer free consultations.Miami Gardens, Florida
At Gerson & Schwartz P.A., we represent accident and injury victims throughout Southern Florida, including in Miami Gardens.
Miami Garden is located in Miami-Dade County and is part of the Miami metropolitan area. As of a 2018 estimate, the area has a population of more than 113,000 within 19 square miles. The city was incorporated in 2003 and has many notable neighborhoods, including Andover, Bunche Park, Carol City, Lake Lucerne, Norland, Opa-Locka North, and Scott Lake. These were previously unincorporated towns of Miami-Dade County.
Miami Gardens has had its fair share of controversy. In 2013, law enforcement abuses were uncovered. Civil rights lawsuits were filed against the police department, and soon after, the police chief resigned. The area is also known for its higher-than-average property and violent crime rates.
Like any city in America, Miami Garden residents are involved in car and pedestrian accidents regularly. If a negligent motorist hit you or a loved one, call our Miami Gardens pedestrian accident lawyers right away.Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrians are known as vulnerable road users. People use the roads, sidewalks, and other areas shared with vehicles. Unfortunately, they are at a disadvantage to cars and trucks. In a collision between a vehicle and a person, the vehicle will sustain little-to-no damage while the individual will likely suffer serious, if not fatal, injuries.
Because pedestrians are so vulnerable, it is up to motorists to be careful around people on foot. When a driver fails to be as reasonable and careful as they should be under the circumstances, and their negligence leads them to strike a pedestrian, that driver should be held responsible.
Some of the most common forms of negligence that lead to pedestrian accidents and injuries include:
- Failing to abide by a traffic control device (running a stop sign or stop light)
- Failing to yield
- Distracted driving (texting, eating and drinking, reading, etc.)
- Drunk driving
- Reckless or aggressive driving
- Intoxicated driving
- Driving without headlights on when it is dark
When you are struck by a vehicle and injured, one of our pedestrian accident and serious injury lawyers in Miami Gardens will investigate the crash. We will gather all the evidence available to determine who was directly at fault for the accident and your injuries. We also go another step further and look for all the liable parties.
In many cases, the person directly at fault for the accident will be liable. We may pursue compensation from that person’s insurance policy. However, in some circumstances, another person or business may be liable for your injuries.
If the at-fault driver was working at the time, then their employer may be liable under the law. We will pursue compensation from the business’s insurance policy as well.
Also, the at-fault driver may have been in a borrowed vehicle. We will identify the owner of the vehicle and may file a claim against that person’s insurance policy too.
Whether we identify one or more relevant insurance policies, or we recommend filing a personal injury lawsuit in court, we will fight hard for you to receive compensation for your:
- Medical expenses
- Other injury-related expenses
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Reduced earning capacity
- Loss of normal life
- Loss of consortium
After you or a loved one are struck by a vehicle and suffer serious pedestrian accident injuries, you need to pursue the maximum compensation possible. The best way to do this is to work with a veteran Miami Gardens pedestrian accident lawyer who understands the insurance claim process and how to navigate the Florida court system.
Our attorneys at Gerson & Schwartz P.A. have handled pedestrian accidents for over 48 years. We have the knowledge, experience, skills, and resources you need to successfully pursue a claim. Call us today at (305) 371-6000 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your free case evaluation.