Florida’s roads aren’t always designed with pedestrians in mind, leaving some areas unsafe for walkers. Hybrid cars are also dangerous, since you may not hear the quiet motor when the car is right behind you.
Florida is one of the most dangerous states for pedestrians according to The Governors Highway Safety Association. Miami-Dade and Broward Counties have some of the highest rates of pedestrian accidents in the country, despite the number of sidewalks and safety precautions added to the streets and highways.
Pedestrian accidents happen and without warning and can lead to serious and lifelong injuries. If you are hit by a car while walking, you do have legal options.
Pedestrian accidents often lead to injuries such as:
You have the right to seek full and fair recovery for:
The statute of limitations is four years to file a claim (from the date of the accident) in the state of Florida. While this may seem like a long time, building a case takes time. It’s important to hire a personal injury lawyer and start your case early.
An accident as a pedestrian can be even more devastating than one with a car. If your accident was caused by a driver’s negligence, an attorney can help you recover compensation for your losses.
Our experienced team of attorneys knows how to protect our clients’ rights and pursue the maximum amount of compensation available to them. Contact Klein Law Group at 561-353-2800 to set up your free consultation.