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If you or a loved one is involved in a pedestrian accident this holiday season, make sure you hire an experienced Miami pedestrian accident attorney.
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The most dangerous time for pedestrians

Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
By : admin Filed Under : Pedestrian Accident

Walking through most South Florida cities can be a frustrating experience. We are a car-centric society with little or no concern for people crossing our sunbathed streets. Our roads were not designed with a pedestrian-friendly approach in mind. Yet many pedestrians are out there during the holidays. Whether you are a local or a tourist, it is important you avoid dangerous situations such as distracted and drunk driving.

Florida is one of the best destinations to spend the holidays but also the worst state for pedestrians fatalities. We have good weather, mouthwatering cuisine, pristine beaches and much entertainment. It’s the perfect time to go out for a walk but also the riskiest season of the year. If you or a loved one is involved in a pedestrian accident this holiday season, make sure you hire an experienced Miami pedestrian accident attorney.

How you can avoid a pedestrian accident?

There are many pedestrians shopping or attending holiday gatherings during this time of the year. In order to prevent accidents or injuries from happening, you can follow a few tips:

  • Look attentively in either direction before crossing the streets.
  • Look both ways until you feel safe to cross.
  • Avoid distractions such as listening to music, answering an incoming call, texting, and so on.
  • Walk on pedestrian-friendly paths such as sidewalks. Stay away from oncoming traffic as much as you can.
  • If you have children, make sure they don’t cross the street alone.

Some statistics to consider

  • Over 5,000 Americans are killed in a pedestrian accident each year with 129,000 checking into ER.
  • Pedestrian are 1.5 times more likely to get involved in an accident and die than drivers.
  • A high percentage of these accidents occur among senior citizens, 65 and older, and children under 15 years old.
  • One of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents is speeding.
  • Pedestrian accidents are more likely to occur in urban areas at night.

As we enter the holiday season, these statistics can increase. More tourists and holiday shoppers will venture into our streets rushing from place to place trying to have a good time. But while drivers are trying to find the impossible parking spot, pedestrians are walking in every direction, which can lead to a deadly accident.

Call a Miami pedestrian accident attorney

It’s important you provide your Miami pedestrian accident attorney with relevant information regarding your accident. The more information you provide your attorney, the more chances to prove who is at fault. We can help you during the investigation of your claim and make sure your rights are fully protected.

Liability

Liability is based on negligence. In other words, the at-fault party generally compensates the victim. As long as you prove someone was negligent at the time of the crash, you will be able to receive compensation for all your losses. Call us today and find out if you are entitled to receive compensation.

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