North Miami Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Pedestrian accidents in North Miami are unfortunately not uncommon. There are many places around North Miami where you and others consistently walk, run, or jog. You may walk around Biscayne Boulevard, in Keystone, or just passing by Florida International University. Or, you may use the bus and walking to commute to and from work. College students in the area are almost always on foot while on campus. Since many of them are without vehicles of their own, they may walk throughout the city. The area also boasts the Oleta River State Park and the Arch Creek Park, which encourage you and others to get out of your vehicles and walk around.

As you walk with a purpose, stroll for pleasure, or run for exercise, you should be able to do so safely. If you follow the rules, such as using crosswalks and waiting for walk signals, then you shouldn’t have to worry about cars. Unfortunately, that is not reality. Many vehicle-pedestrian accidents occur when pedestrians are doing the right thing and a driver is careless. One small instance of negligence can lead to serious injuries for anyone not protected by a vehicle.

If you were struck by a car while walking, jogging, or running, call a North Miami pedestrian accident lawyer immediately. Our attorneys at Gerson & Schwartz P.A. are here to help. Call us at (877) 475-2905 to schedule a free consultation.

Florida is a Dangerous Place for Pedestrians

Pedestrian accidents are entirely avoidable. If both pedestrian and vehicle drivers adhere to the rules of the road, and are cautious, then there should never be collision between a car and someone on their feet. Unfortunately, we know this is not the case. The Governors Highway Safety Association reported that pedestrian fatalities remained at a 25-year high in 2017. Nearly 6,000 individuals were killed that year. Florida was one of the five states that accounted for 43 percent of all pedestrian deaths. Additionally, eight of the 10 most dangerous areas for pedestrians were in Florida.

Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

Our pedestrian lawyers in North Miami have handled many pedestrian-car crashes over the years. We have found that some of the most common causes of these collisions are:

  • Excessive Speeding (Speeding Above the Limit or Too Fast for Conditions)
  • Distracted Driving (Texting While Driving) by a Lyft driver in North, Miami
  • Fatigued or Drowsy Driving by Lyft driver in North Miami
  • Drunk Driving (Intoxication Due to Drugs, Alcohol, or Both)
  • Failure to Follow a Traffic Control Device (Running a Stop Sign or Red Light)
  • Failure to Yield Crashes due to negligence of a North Miami Lyft driver.
  • Failing to Use Proper Caution Around Pedestrians
  • Aggressive Driving or Road Rage

If you were injured while walking or jogging, and you believe the driver was at fault, call us right away. We will guide you in pursuing compensation through an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit.

Fighting for Your Compensation

If you were injured in a vehicle-pedestrian accident, you may know the driver was at fault. However, the driver is unlikely to take responsibility. Their insurance company may also fight back. You are going to need proof that the driver failed to act with reasonable care and caused the crash. To prove this, it is helpful to have an experienced pedestrian accident attorney for North Miami investigate the accident. Our pedestrian lawyers at Gerson & Schwartz P.A. are highly experienced in investigating crashes. We will gather as much evidence as possible, including photos, videos, the police crash report, witness statements, and when necessary, expert opinions.

We will use all of this evidence to support your claim for compensation. We will use it to prove that the driver failed to act as carefully as they should, which in turn lead to the collision and your injuries. By establishing these elements to an insurer or in court, we will fight for you to receive compensation for your:

  • Serious or Catastrophic Injury due to a negligent Lyft driver in North Miami
  • Medical expenses
  • Wage Loss in the past and future
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress and mental anguish
  • Scarring and Disfigurement
  • Disability
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Loss of normal life
Was Your Loved One Killed in a Pedestrian Accident in North Miami?

If your parent, spouse, or child was hit by a car and killed, call our North Miami pedestrian attorneys immediately. If there is evidence that the driver careless, reckless, or acted maliciously, then we may be able to represent you in a wrongful death claim. Although a legal claim will not bring your loved one back, it can provide you with a small amount of justice. You may also recover compensation for the medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses, lost financial support, loss of your loved one’s companionship, and your own emotional distress.

As an experienced personal injury and wrongful death law firm, we understand how devastating it is to lose a loved one in a car crash. One day, life is moving along like normal. The next day, your life has changed permanently. You have to grieve and somehow imagine a new future without your loved one. Call us right away to discuss a wrongful death suit.

Let Gerson & Schwartz P.A. Help You

Whether you were seriously injured in a pedestrian accident, or your loved one was killed, we are here to help. Contact us at (305) 371-6000 to schedule a free consultation at our Miami office. We will listen to your story and advise you of the next best steps.

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