Were you or a family member injured in a pedestrian accident in Miami, FL? Unfortunately, these are common incidents in South Florida. An experienced Miami pedestrian accident lawyer can increase your chances of recovering full compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Our team at Lavent Law, P.A. can fight to win the maximum compensation you deserve. Over the years, we’ve recovered millions of dollars in compensation for accident victims in Miami. We’d be happy to put our skills to work for you.
As always, we offer a free consultation to all potential clients. Call our law offices in Miami, Florida, today to schedule your free consultation.
How Lavent Law, P.A. Can Help After a Pedestrian Accident in Miami
It can take a surprisingly long time to bounce back after a pedestrian accident. Whether in a parking lot or crossing the street, pedestrians run the risk of sustaining life-threatening injuries in an accident. Unfortunately, when pedestrians suffer injuries, they typically have sky-high medical bills and time away from work.
Our experienced Miami personal injury lawyers at Lavent Law, P.A. can help you recover the money you need to get back on your feet again. Our attorneys have already won millions for individuals and families in Miami. Our founding attorney has been recognized as Top 40 under 40 trial lawyers, and our firm has been acknowledged among the 10 Best Attorneys for Client Satisfaction.
We have years of experience helping clients like you recover full financial compensation. Hiring our law firm means you’ll lawyer will:
- Find the proof required to establish liability
- Handle all insurance negotiations while you focus on your physical recovery
- Stand up for you if the insurance company blames you for the accident
- Hire experts and specialists to calculate the fair value of your personal injury claim
- Provide sound legal guidance during every step of the process
If you’re struggling after a painful injury, help is just a phone call away. Our Miami personal injury attorneys would be happy to sit down with you to discuss your legal options. If you’re ready to start fighting for the fair compensation you deserve, call for a free consultation today.
How Common Are Pedestrian Accidents in Miami?
In 2019, 7,668 pedestrians died in accidents nationwide. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), about 6,200 of those fatalities occurred in car accidents on public roads.
Florida can be a particularly dangerous state for pedestrians. In 2020, 8,099 accidents involving pedestrians occurred statewide. Over 700 pedestrians lost their lives due to these accidents.
Around 1,200 pedestrian accidents and 82 pedestrian fatalities occurred in Miami-Dade County alone. That means about 15% of all Florida pedestrian accidents happen in Miami.
What is My Miami Pedestrian Accident Case Worth?
It’s important to know how much your case is worth before accepting any insurance settlement. A range of different factors influence the value of your insurance demand. Typically, the most important factor is the severity of your injuries.
Additional factors include:
- The cost of your medical treatment
- The amount of time you missed from work and the value of your lost wages
- Whether your disability will be permanent
- Whether your disability will impact your ability to work
- Your emotional distress and pain and suffering
- How severely the injury impacts your day-to-day life
- Available insurance coverage
- Whether you share responsibility for the accident
Some accident victims suffer from emotional scars long after their physical injuries have healed. It’s important to take all of these factors into consideration when approaching the negotiating table. Otherwise, you risk settling for less than you deserve.
Are you interested in having an experienced attorney evaluate your injury claim? Call Lavent Law, P.A. and schedule a free case review today.
What Types of Damages Are Available to Pedestrian Accident Victims?
Three primary types of damages may be available under Florida personal injury laws: economic damages, non-economic damages, and punitive damages.
Economic damages and non-economic damages are compensatory damages and are available to all serious injury victims. Punitive damages are awarded to punish the defendant if their conduct was particularly malicious or willful.
Economic damages reimburse you for out-of-pocket expenses. You’re entitled to compensation for both past and future economic damages like:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Future medical bills
- Lost future earning capacity
- Physical therapy
- Nursing care
- In-home assistance
- Medications and medical devices
- Property damage
Non-economic damages include:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Diminished quality of life
- Anxiety and depression
- Loss of consortium
If you’re seriously injured, it’s important to recover the maximum compensation available. Our lawyers have the resources to help you secure the full compensation you deserve. To schedule your free case review, call our lawyers in Miami today.
Can I Recover Damages If I’m Being Blamed for a Pedestrian Accident in Florida?
Yes, you can recover damages if you’re partly to blame for a pedestrian accident. Shared fault does not eliminate your right to compensation as long as at least one other party was partially responsible for your injuries.
Under the shared responsibility laws in Florida, your damages will be reduced to account for your share of the blame. In other words, you’re entitled to compensation for the other party’s share of fault but not for the damage you caused yourself.
If you’re being blamed for an accident, a personal injury lawyer can help. The insurance company’s allegations aren’t always right. Our lawyers will do everything we can to find the evidence to minimize your role in the crash.
We’ll Fight to Recover Compensation for All of Your Pedestrian Accident Injuries
Pedestrians can experience extreme, life-changing injuries even in relatively low-speed crashes—pedestrians have no protection when they’re struck by a motor vehicle.
In fact, pedestrian accidents are often two-impact events. First, the pedestrian can be injured when struck by the vehicle. However, in many cases, that initial impact is followed by a second impact when the pedestrian hits the pavement.
At Lavent Law, P.A., we’ll fight to recover fair compensation for all of your pedestrian accident injuries, which often include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head and neck injuries
- Broken bones
- Road rash
- Severe cuts and lacerations
- Back injuries
- Organ damage
- Crushing injuries
- Loss of limbs
- Catastrophic injuries
- Wrongful death of a loved one
Negligent drivers should be held accountable for the damage they cause. If you were injured in a pedestrian accident in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, or West Palm Beach, don’t hesitate to get the legal advice you deserve today. Your case evaluation is always free, so contact our law firm today.
What Causes Most Pedestrian Accidents in Miami, Florida?
At-fault drivers often claim that a pedestrian “came out of nowhere” and caused the accident. It’s always important to have someone on your side to investigate.
Pedestrian accidents in Miami are commonly caused by:
- Distracted driving
- Failure to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians in a crosswalk
- Texting while driving
- Aggressive driving
- Unsafe passing
- Failure to watch for pedestrians when turning or backing up
- Illegal or unsafe turns
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Other traffic violations
- Inadequate lighting
- Malfunctioning traffic signals
- Drunk driving
Our Miami pedestrian accident attorneys at Lavent Law, P.A. can help you determine the cause of the accident. Just give us a quick call today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about the benefits of establishing an attorney client relationship.
How Do I Prove Negligence After a Pedestrian Accident in Florida?
Most personal injury cases involve negligence. Negligence is a failure to exercise reasonable caution.
The at-fault party can be found negligent if:
- A legal duty of care existed
- The responsible party breached that duty
- The breach caused your injuries
- You can demonstrate damages
Under Florida laws, liability can be apportioned between multiple parties. Responsible parties may include:
- An at-fault driver
- The employer of an at-fault driver
- Truck drivers
- Property owners
- The manufacturer of a defective product
- Government agencies responsible for maintaining intersections and roads
Gathering the evidence to support your claim can feel like an impossible task if you’re seriously hurt. Our lawyers will interview witnesses, locate video footage, analyze medical records and police reports, and more. Give us a call today to get started.
How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit After a Pedestrian Accident in Florida?
Every state has its own deadline for filing a personal injury lawsuit. In Florida, the statute of limitations is four years from the date of the accident. You’ll lose your right to compensation once the four-year anniversary of the accident passes.
Contact a Miami Pedestrian Accident Lawyer for a Free Consultation
It’s not always easy to get back on your feet after a pedestrian accident. A Miami pedestrian accident lawyer at Lavent Law, P.A. can help you get the money you need to move forward. If you’re interested in learning more, call to schedule a free consultation today.