The last thing on your mind when you set out on foot is getting hit by a vehicle. Sure, you know it could happen, but it’s not something that is a real possibility.
Until it is.
It doesn’t matter who you are, there will be times when you are on foot around other vehicles. If one of those vehicles strikes you because of the negligent behavior of its driver, do you know what to do next?
If you need a North Miami pedestrian accident attorney, the Dante Law Firm is ready to step in for you. We want to make sure you are compensated fairly for your injuries.
There are plenty of people walking around North Miami. How could they not? With beautiful sights and prefect weather, there is no better way to get around. Unfortunately, there are also plenty of pedestrian involved accidents in Florida.
The latest reporting year showed that there were 9,102 pedestrian crashes. Out of those, there were 667 fatalities and 6,668 injuries.
Those are astounding numbers, especially for those who love to walk for leisure and exercise. We want you to be aware that you don’t have to be a regular walker to be involved in an accident.
Think about how many times you are walking to and from your car. Whether you are parking and walking to work, going through the grocery store parking lot, or just parking at your apartment complex, these are all places where you could be involved in an accident.
Anywhere we go, we are going to be around drivers who are not paying attention. Often, they are too busy worrying about a text message to make sure there is nobody walking around them.
Too often we see drivers who are impaired by alcohol striking pedestrians. Around a drunk driver, there really is no safe place to be walking.
It doesn’t matter where you get hit, a vehicle can cause major bodily damage. Vehicles weigh thousands of pounds and can really impact us, even at lower speeds. Injuries can range from bumps and bruises to major internal and head trauma. The more serious the injury, the longer the recovery will be.
That also means higher medical bills and lost income if you cannot work.
Do you know if insurance will cover all of your needs?
We’re sorry you have to go through this nightmare. Here at the Dante Law Firm, we are ready to step in to help you. If you need a pedestrian accident attorney in North Miami, our team will work tirelessly to ensure you are treated fairly. We want to make sure you get compensation to cover all of your medical expenses as well as for any income you lose because you can’t work. We don’t want someone else’s negligence to jeopardize the livelihood of your family. You can contact us by clicking here or calling 305-949-2526 for a free consultation.