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Florida is known for many things, but injured pedestrians should not be one of them. And yet Florida has become known as one of the deadliest states in the nation for pedestrians, right behind California. In 2020 alone, there were over 8,000 accidents in the state involving pedestrians, with over 700 fatalities. Fatalities in these accidents jumped by 31 percent the following year. Unfortunately, many of these accidents and the injuries and deaths they caused were entirely preventable.

Florida pedestrian accidents can result in serious injury, costing tens of thousands and sometimes millions of dollars for pedestrian accident victims. The most heartbreaking take the lives of loved ones, leaving the family behind to pick up the pieces. If you or a family member has been injured in a pedestrian accident in Miami, you should not have to face it alone. The Miami pedestrian accident attorneys at the Charlip Law Group bring decades of experience to the table to ensure that accident victims get compensated fairly for their injury.

Call us today at (305) 354-9313 to schedule a free consultation.

Who is Considered a Legal Pedestrian in Florida?

In the state of Florida, anyone traveling on foot, skateboard, rollerblade, or wheelchair is considered a pedestrian. While some laws overlap, bicyclists are not considered pedestrians in Florida. Traffic and pedestrian laws have been implemented for the safety of pedestrians and motorists alike, and yet they still don’t prevent these serious accidents from happening.

Why Are There So Many Pedestrian Accidents In Florida?

Pedestrian accidents are on the rise around the nation. But what makes Florida such a deadly place for individuals on foot? Many reasons exist, including:

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If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident caused by another party, you deserve to be compensated for your pedestrian accident injuries. While that may seem straightforward, it is often anything but. Getting fairly compensated after accidents may require the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney.

At Charlip Law Group, our personal injury lawyers have dedicated our careers to the victim and holding at-fault parties accountable for the harm they cause. After a pedestrian accident, you will want to understand your rights and what compensation you are entitled to under the law. Let our experienced Miami pedestrian accident attorneys help you get the compensation you are entitled to for your pedestrian accident case.

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The Vulnerability of the Pedestrian in a Pedestrian Accident

Needless to say, when a motor vehicle comes into contact with a pedestrian, the pedestrian is generally the loser. When an unprotected individual on foot is hit by a moving metal object averaging over 4,000 pounds, the pedestrian doesn’t stand a chance. Given the fact that the pedestrian has no protective equipment and is also smaller and less visible, the pedestrian is more vulnerable to serious, disabling, and life-threatening injuries. Even if the motor vehicle is moving at a relatively low speed, an unprotected pedestrian can sustain serious injury in pedestrian accidents.

The most common of these injuries include:

If the accident is caused by the negligence of another party, that individual may be held liable for these damages. It’s important to get the assistance of a Miami pedestrian accident lawyer to ensure that all possible parties are held accountable after a serious pedestrian accident. Having a skilled Miami personal injury lawyer may be able to help the victim recover the compensation they deserve.

What Kinds of Damages Are Available to Pedestrian Accident Victims?

There are three types of damages available to victims of accidents under our personal injury laws. These include economic damages, non-economic damages, and punitive damages.

Economic damages reimburse the victim for expenses that were caused by the accident. These can include:

Non-economic damages are those that can compensate you for a loss of quality of life. These often include:

Punitive damages are sometimes awarded to a victim who is the subject of the negligent party’s egregious and dangerous behavior. Punitive damages, like the name, serve to punish the driver and send a message to others. Speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer at Charlip Law Group today to discuss how you can recover the maximum compensation for your injuries.

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How Do Florida’s No-Fault Insurance Laws Affect a Pedestrian Accident Case?

Florida is one of a handful of states that have a no-fault insurance system. No-fault laws were implemented to ease the burden of accident victims to get benefits without having to prove fault first.

In Miami, FL, all registered drivers must carry no-fault insurance coverage. As a pedestrian, if you are a registered driver or live in a household with registered drivers, your insurance will cover a percentage of the costs associated with your injuries. For drivers who are not insured in Miami, FL, the damages should be covered by the at-fault driver. But these benefits are not always straightforward, and you will want to get the advice of an experienced Miami accident attorney to ensure that you get the benefits you are entitled to.

Charlip Law Group’s team of skilled personal injury professionals and Miami pedestrian accidents lawyer David H. Charlip has dedicated their years of work to helping victims of accidents in Miami. We may be able to help you recover compensation for your injuries.

Call us today at (305) 354-9313 to schedule a consultation.

When Insurance Isn’t Your Friend

We’ve all been taught that we can look to our insurance coverage to protect ourselves in an emergency. In a perfect world, that would be true. But the world isn’t perfect, and insurance companies are large profitable organizations. They don’t remain profitable by paying out more than they have to in claims. And sometimes, the accident victim is the one on the losing end of that scenario.

The first settlement offered by the insurance company, whether it is yours or the other party’s, is rarely as much as you are entitled to as an accident victim. Unfortunately, fair compensation usually needs to be negotiated. This is why injury victims who are represented by an attorney recover more in settlement money than ones without representation. It is important to get the advice of an experienced Miami pedestrian accident attorney before you accept a settlement check from the insurance company.

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Getting Skilled Advice from an Experienced Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

David Charlip and the experienced Miami personal injury lawyers at Charlip Law Group have been representing accident victims for nearly 40 years.

Don’t try to navigate a pedestrian injury on your own. We may be able to help you recover compensation for your injury. With us on your side, you can have peace of mind that you will get the compensation you are entitled to so you can heal and move on with your life. 

Call us at (305) 354-9313 or contact us through our online contact form to schedule a free consultation.

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