PROTECTING OUR RESIDENTS
In and around the Miami and Homestead areas, pedestrian accidents can be some of the most damaging as a pedestrian has no protection from an oncoming vehicle. When a person is struck by a vehicle, serious injury is likely and can even result in death. Under Florida law, a pedestrian is owed certain rights when involved in an accident in which they were not at fault.
Summer is particularly hazardous for pedestrians in South Florida as hurricane season hits. Adverse weather conditions can make the roads more difficult to drive and navigate through, put ting local pedestrians in a greatest risk for danger.
Pedestrian laws and rights can be a complex subject and only a Florida personal injury lawyer can help you fully understand what you may be eligible too as a result of an accident. If you or a loved one have been a victim of an accident while walking or running on the road, contact the Law Office of Leonard J. Valdes to determine your rights.
If You or a Family Member are a Victim of a Traffic Accident
As a pedestrian involved in an accident, you may have been struck by a negligent driver. Negligent driving comes in many forms and the person who caused the accident should and can be held accountable. Negligent driving includes:
- Distracted driving (eating, applying makeup, tending to kids, reading maps and more)
- Drowsy driving
- Illegal driving / ignoring rules of the road
- Driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs (prescription or over-the-counter)
- Reckless driving
- Texting and driving
Every driver is expected to obey traffic laws and operate their vehicles with care, unfortunately this isn’t always the case. As a personal injury attorney, I’ve helped countless victims understand their rights and help determine the potential outcome of their case once the court has all the facts of an accident.
If you were a pedestrian involved in an accident which you believe was at no fault of your own, contact us immediately to find out the compensation you may be entitled to. It may include medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. We are here to walk you through all the steps and help you understand the process as we go along. Call the Law Office of Leonard J. Valdes today at 305-567-0910 or complete the form on this page.