We have all been told by our mothers to look both ways when crossing the street. But sometimes, even mom’s helpful advice is not enough–especially if you live in Florida. The Sunshine State ranks second in the nation to California in pedestrian fatalities. But when you consider California has nearly twice as many people, Florida actually leads the nation in crosswalk accidents per capita. It is a troubling trend that does not seem to be getting better. In addition to the fatalities, countless more pedestrians are injured crosswalk accidents. So makes Florida the crosswalk accident capital of the United States? Here are some contributing factors.
If you have been injured in a crosswalk accident in Miami, make sure to seek medical attention immediately and document your injuries. Even if your injuries seem minor at the time of the accident, they could develop into something worse. After you have received medical attention, contact a personal injury attorney. An experienced and highly trained legal professional can help you recover money need to cover your medical bills, repair along with your pain and suffering. To learn more, schedule a consultation with the Miami personal injury lawyers at Neufeld Kleinberg & Pinkiert, P.A. and schedule a consultation today.