Miami accidents are more prevalent than most other cities due to a variety of reasons. Accidents in Miami are statistically higher than every other city in Florida. Florida ranked the highest in 2017 for the number of pedestrian accidents, and Miami led the way in the breakdown within Florida.
Usually, pedestrian-vehicle accident cases hinge on the duty of care owed by those involved. Both drivers and pedestrians must follow the rules of the road and exercise reasonable care. In many cases, it may seem obvious who was negligent, but the courts look at numerous factors in applying the facts of the case to the elements of negligence. A person who negligently operates a vehicle may be required to pay damages for personal and property damage caused by that negligence.
If You’re Involved in a Pedestrian Accident
People who may be legally responsible for your injuries might try to blame you for the accident, by claiming that your own negligence caused the accident. If you’ve been involved in a pedestrian accident, you should do the following:
- Call the police immediately
- Don’t leave the scene of the accident before help arrives
- Gather names and phone numbers of any witnesses
- Don’t make any statements to anyone, including drivers and insurers
As an accident lawyer, Law Offices of Aaron A. Karger, P.A. has represented numerous clients and negotiated settlements on their behalf. Contact us today; we offer a free consultation for your personal injury case and there is no fee unless we recover for you. Allow the accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Aaron A. Karger to help you get the accident compensation you deserve.