Pedestrian Accidents In Florida
Why You Need a Miami Personal Injury Lawyer
Most pedestrian accidents occur when vehicles are traveling at high and often illegal speeds. Such accidents usually occur in non-intersection, urban areas and most of them at night, when visibility is low. Pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely to be killed in a car crash than passengers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 70,000 pedestrians were injured in accidents in 2008.
What causes pedestrian injuries and wrongful deaths?
- Low visibility, usually at night
- Driver negligence
- Improper signage
- Much more
Understand the Law and Your Rights
Here in Florida, pedestrians have the right of way when they are walking or riding their bike, skateboard, scooter, etc. on a sidewalk or other such walkway adjacent to a road or street. A pedestrian also has the right of way when using a crosswalk to cross the street and are obeying all traffic lights and signs. In the majority of pedestrian accidents in Miami, the person driving the car or truck involved is liable for damages. As soon as possible after an accident occurs, be sure to contact Cohen Law for the competent, caring, and knowledgeable personal injury attorney representation you need.
Retain the Legal Help You Need: Call Cohen Law
I, Attorney Cohen, serve the community as a personal injury lawyer in Miami with nearly ten years of experience. We have the dedication and drive to fight for your rights as an injury victim with the liable parties and insurance companies involved. Allow us take the steps needed to file the appropriate claims and seek the proper damages owed to you so you can begin to get back to your life.
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