If you suffered injuries in a pedestrian accident, the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help you seek compensation for your injuries. Our Miami pedestrian accident lawyers can help you hold the driver who struck you financially responsible for your medical bills and other losses.
For a free legal consultation with a pedestrian accidents lawyer serving Miami, call (800) 747-3733
Our Accident Attorneys can help You pursue Awards for Your Injuries
If you were hurt or your loved one sustained a fatal injury in a pedestrian accident, the driver who caused the collision should pay for your expenses. It is not fair that you should get strapped with medical bills, lost wages, and other damages because of a driver’s negligent actions.
Our team can help you pursue:
Economic compensation pays for your actual, out-of-pocket medical expenses, lost wages, and property damages. This includes awards for emergency medical care, hospitalizations, rehabilitation services, and any other past or future necessary treatment. It also includes your back pay and loss of future earning capacity if you can no longer work because of your injuries.
The impact of your pedestrian accident injuries may extend well beyond your financial losses. Pedestrian accidents can cause severe injuries to those on foot, including broken bones, brain injuries, spinal injuries, and internal damage.
These injuries can negatively impact your quality of life. You may be entitled to non-economic awards if your injuries result in chronic pain, loss of mobility, stress, depression, loss of limb or bodily function, mental anguish, and scarring or disfigurement.
Wrongful Death Damages
If your loved one suffered a fatal injury, you can seek compensation for their wrongful death. A representative of the deceased’s estate can seek compensation, which is then distributed to the estate’s beneficiaries.
This may include awards for the deceased’s medical expenses and lost wages and earnings. Surviving family members may also seek awards for their mental pain and suffering and loss of support and companionship.
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How do Florida’s Insurance Laws apply to Pedestrian Accidents?
In Florida, drivers must first turn to their own personal injury protection (PIP) insurance to pay for medical expenses and certain other damages, regardless of who is at fault for the accident.
According to Florida Statutes § 627.736, PIP covers 80 percent of necessary medical expenses, a portion of your lost wages, and death benefits amounting to $5,000. If you have a PIP policy, it extends to injuries sustained as a pedestrian.
The minimum amount of PIP drivers must have is $10,000. The state also mandates $10,000 in property damage liability (PDL) insurance, but bodily injury liability (BDL) is not required. If you have severe injuries, you may have the right to seek compensation from a negligent driver. Whether dealing with your PIP provider or another party’s liability insurer, we can:
- File your insurance claims
- Prove the driver’s negligence caused your injuries (for liability claims)
- Handle communications with all involved parties
- Manage paperwork and track deadlines
- Obtain medical records and accident reports
- Review your settlement offers and advise you if it is less than you deserve
- Pursue fair compensation
We may File a Lawsuit if Settlement Negotiations don’t Work Out
If insurance does not offer a fair settlement, and your injuries allow you to step outside the no-fault system, we can help you fight for damages in civil court.
Reach out to our pedestrian accident lawyers before the statute of limitations on your case runs out. According to Florida Statutes § 95.11, you typically have four years to file a personal injury case and two years to file a wrongful death action.
Miami is one of the Most Dangerous Areas in the Country for Pedestrians
According to Smart Growth America, Florida ranks number one in the nation for pedestrian fatalities, with nearly 6,000 occurring between 2010 and 2019. Furthermore, the organization found that the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach metro area is the 13th most dangerous region for pedestrians in the country.
When motorists get behind the wheel, they owe other drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians a duty of care. They have a responsibility to operate their vehicles in a manner that limits the chance of harm to themselves and others.
Florida Statutes § 316.130 states that drivers must slow down, stop, or yield to pedestrians crossing at both marked and unmarked intersections. Drivers can help protect pedestrians by:
- Obeying traffic laws
- Being vigilant at intersections
- Not speeding
- Not drinking and driving
- Avoiding driving distractions (such as texting, grooming, and adjusting vehicle controls)
- Increasing visibility with the use of properly maintained headlights
Other Potential Pedestrian Accident Liability
Not all pedestrian injuries occur because of vehicle accidents. Pedestrians can also get injured by cracked and broken sidewalks, construction zone hazards and debris, and bicyclists. However your injuries happened, we can investigate your accident and work to hold the responsible party financially liable.
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The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine will go the Extra Mile to get the Awards You need
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine has assisted clients from across Florida since its founding in 2006. We want to help you secure the best possible settlement or verdict while offering you outstanding service along the way. We provide comprehensive legal care, and we make our team available to clients 24/7.
Our Miami attorneys will help you understand your legal options and advise you on a course of action. If you choose to work with our firm, we will help you calculate your losses, pursue every penny owed to you, and provide you with regular updates on the status of your case.
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Seeking justice should not depend on your financial situation. We can take your case at no upfront cost to you.
We work on contingency, which means we only collect a fee if we win awards for you. Reach out to our team today at 1-800-747-3733. We can get you started with a free, no-obligation consultation.