According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Florida has one of the highest rates of pedestrian accidents in the country. These accidents occur for many reasons and can be the fault of both drivers and pedestrians. Driver’s contribute to pedestrian accidents when they are inattentive, fail to yield right-of-way or fail to stay in their proper lane; pedestrians contribute to pedestrian accidents when they jay-walk, walk or play in the road or dart into traffic. Alcohol is a factor in 49% of all pedestrian fatalities.
Many drivers believe they must only yield to pedestrians in crosswalks; however, drivers are required to exercise due care whenever a pedestrian is in a roadway. This means that drivers must constantly be aware of their surroundings so that they are able to take the appropriate action to avoid hitting a pedestrian.
Pedestrian accidents can result in serious injuries and even death. When a pedestrian accident that results in serious injuries or death is the fault of a driver, victims or their families may be able to seek compensation for costs associated with their injuries. Victims are generally entitled to seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages, prescription drug costs and pain and suffering. An experienced Florida pedestrian accident attorney can tell you exactly what damages you may seek compensation for when you have been injured in a pedestrian accident.
At the law offices of Snyder & Gonzalez, our attorneys are skilled advocates for injury victims’ rights. Our attorneys have a broad base of knowledge from which to draw, with backgrounds in insurance, criminal defense, business and accounting. Additionally, we are a proud sponsor of Word Vision Foundation and actively promote pedestrian safety for the blind and disabled.
We pride ourselves on placing clients’ needs first and working as a team to get our clients the best possible results for their situation. Our attorneys know that a personal injury can bring a lot of stress and anxiety about the future to victims and their families. That’s why we do our best put our clients’ minds at ease with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about their situation.
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We are located in North Miami Beach, near Aventura, Sunny Isles, Hallandale, Hollywood, Miami Lakes, Golden Beach, Opa-Locka, Carol City and Miami Shores and proudly serve clients throughout the state of Florida.