Miami Springs Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
If you or a loved one were harmed in a vehicle-pedestrian accident, do not hesitate to contact a Miami Springs pedestrian accident lawyer at Gerson & Schwartz P.A. We have over 50 years of experience representing accident and injury victims. After almost five decades, we have gained considerable knowledge in how to best approach these cases, including how to conduct thorough investigations and persuasively present the evidence to obtain the best possible results for our clients. We are proud of our track record of success and the settlements and court awards we have won for our pedestrian accident clients.
To talk wish us about your rights after a pedestrian-car crash, contact Gerson & Schwartz P.A. at
305-371-6000 or toll free at (877) 475-2905 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We offer free consultations.We Represent Pedestrian Accident Victims in Miami Springs, Florida
Miami Springs, FL is located in Miami-Dade County. The area was founded in the 1920s land boom by Glenn Hammond Curtiss, who was known as the Father of Naval Aviation. The area was one of the first planned communities, like Coral Gables and Opa-locka. The community was incorporated as a city in August 1926. It was originally named County Club Estates, but it was renamed Miami Springs after a local freshwater spring. Like many planned communities of the time, the founder intended for the community to reflect a particular style of architecture. The area is known for is Pueblo Revival style, which is common in New Mexico and throughout the southwest.
Miami Springs is a relatively small area. In 2018, the estimated population was more than 14,300 people living within 3 square miles. While this is a small community, it is not one without crime or negligence. Careless and reckless motorists have and will continue to harm other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians in the city.
If you were struck by a car, or your relative was the victim of a fatal vehicle-pedestrian accident, call Gerson & Schwartz P.A. right away to speak with a Miami Springs pedestrian accident attorney. You should be advised of your rights and your legal options, including pursuing compensation through an insurance claim or personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.Who is Responsible for a Pedestrian Accident?
The person that was most negligent is liable for injuries arising from a pedestrian accident. In some circumstances, pedestrians can be at fault. Pedestrians who attempt to cross a street in the middle of a block, without a crosswalk, may move into the path of a moving vehicle that cannot stop in time to prevent a collision. However, a vast majority of pedestrian-car accidents are caused by negligent motorists.
When you or a loved one are harmed due to a careless or reckless driver, call us to speak with a pedestrian accident attorney in Miami Springs. We will thoroughly investigate the crash by gathering and analyzing all of the evidence available. We will identify who directly and predominantly caused the accident and pursue compensation from that person or business.Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
At Gerson & Schwartz P.A., our pedestrian accident lawyers in Miami Springs are knowledgeable in regard to the common causes of pedestrian accidents as well as the rarer scenarios.
Through the many pedestrian-car accident cases we have handled, we are aware that many pedestrians are injured in collisions due to:
- Driving at an excessive speed. Motorists may drive faster than the lawful speed limit or faster than what is safe for the weather, road, and traffic conditions.
- Distracted driving. Many motorists try to multitask while they drive, which leads them to take their eyes off the road, their hands off the wheels, and their mind off their task. Driving while using a cell phone is extremely common and dangerous.
- Drunk or drugged driving. Motorists who get behind the wheel after imbibing alcohol, taking drugs, or both put themselves and others at risk of harm.
- Failing to yield. Drivers who fail to yield based on the rules of the road or a yellow yield sign may collide with a pedestrian who has the right of way.
- Failing to follow a traffic control device. We have represented many pedestrians who were injured because a motorist did not abide by a stop sign, red light, or other traffic control device. Many pedestrians are struck in crosswalks because drivers fail to pay attention to flashing warning lights.
After being seriously injured in a collision with a car, it is important for you to pursue compensation if you have the right to do so. Pedestrian accident injuries can lead to thousands of dollars in medical bills as well as thousands of dollars in lost wages and out-of-pocket expenses. The only way to make up for the financial damage of a crash is to demand just compensation through an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit.
Our Miami Springs pedestrian accident lawyers will fight for you to receive compensation for your:
- Medical Bills
- Lost Wages and Employment Benefits
- Property Damage
- Other Expenses
- Pain and Suffering
- Emotional Distress
- Reduced Earning Potential
- Reduced Quality of Life
- Loss of Consortium
If you have any questions regarding your rights and legal options after being injured in a Miami Springs pedestrian-car crash, call Gerson & Schwartz P.A. at (305) 371-6000 to schedule a free consultation.