Pedestrians are at risk to being hit by cars and other motor vehicles in busy cities especially Fort Lauderdale and Miami. When a pedestrian accident occurs, Florida law gives the pedestrian the right to recover monetary compensation from the motorists. Some of these pedestrian accident cases are extremely serious causing multiple injuries to the pedestrian.
Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
The majority of pedestrian accidents occur in densely populated neighborhood where even the slightest negligence of the driver can easily cause a pedestrian accident to occur. The following are common causes of pedestrian accidents in the greater Fort Lauderdale and Miami area:
Speeding: Like with pretty much most accidents, speeding is one of the leading causes of pedestrian accidents in Miami. Drivers who are speeding have less time to react which could lead to an accident.
Failing to Stop: In numerous neighborhoods throughout Miami Beach the main intersections have stop signs rather than stop lights. Pedestrian accidents regularly occur when drivers fail to stop at all or only partially stop.
Crosswalks: Throughout the downtown area of Miami or Fort Lauderdale streets have crosswalks for the busy pedestrian traffic areas. Drivers who ignore their surroundings, including the crosswalks, are likely to cause a pedestrian accident.
If you, a family member, or a friend was recently involved in a pedestrian accident and would like to know your rights and your potential to recover monies by taking legal action then please give Shmucher Law, PL a call to schedule a free consultation.