Pedestrian accidents are, unfortunately, all too common here in Miami. In fact, thousands of pedestrian accidents occur every single year, including over 8,000 in 2020 alone. If you’ve been hurt as a pedestrian, our Miami pedestrian accident lawyer is here to fight for you. Contact Aigen Injury Law today to learn more about what we can do for you.
Should I Hire a Lawyer if I’ve Been Hit by a Car?
If you’re injured as a pedestrian, you shouldn’t have to make the case for compensation on your own when you can have an experienced Miami auto accident lawyer in your corner. Our firm is adept at handling these claims, and we will do everything in our power to attain a positive outcome on your behalf.
How Pedestrian Accidents Happen
When it comes to the rules of the road, everyone must obey–there is no exception. Whether you’re a pedestrian or a motorist, you need to be alert and conscious of following these rules at all times. For example, when a pedestrian crosses the road without looking both ways or when he or she does not have permission to do so, serious accidents can happen. That being said, in most cases, when pedestrians are injured, it is because they are struck by careless motorists. Some of the most common reasons pedestrian accidents occur are as follows:
- Ignoring traffic/crosswalk signs or lights
- Driving while fatigued
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Distracted driving
- Inadequate lighting, preventing drivers from seeing pedestrians on time
- Making left-hand turns without checking for pedestrians
- Rolling stops
PIP Coverage for Injured Pedestrians
Here in Florida, all motorists must purchase at least $10,000 in PIP insurance. This insurance should cover roughly 60% of lost wages, 80% of your medical bills, and $5,000 in death benefits after an accident. If you were hit by a motorist as a pedestrian and have PIP insurance, a portion of the damages you’ve sustained should, therefore, be covered. However, if you don’t own a vehicle and were hurt as a pedestrian by another motorist, you can still recover compensation through the other driver’s PIP insurance.
Qualifying for Compensation
After sustaining an injury in a pedestrian accident, it’s paramount that you take steps to prove you truly qualify for compensation. This is known as satisfying the burden of proof. As a pedestrian, you must prove that you were injured as a direct result of someone else’s negligence. You can do so through witness statements, footage of the accident or its aftermath, a copy of the police report written up at the scene, and more.
The compensation you receive can help cover the cost of your hospital bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, rehabilitation, emotional trauma, disfigurement/scarring, and more. Our goal is to help you recover the maximum compensation to which you are entitled. We are here to right the wrongs of others.
Contact a Miami Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Have you been injured as a pedestrian because of a negligent driver? Don’t delay–simply contact an experienced Miami pedestrian accident lawyer from Aigen Injury Law today. Our consultations are free, and we operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning if we don’t win, you don’t pay. You have nothing to lose, and everything to gain by giving us a call.