Collisions Involving Pedestrians
Car accidents are always devastating, especially to those who are injured. However, when those injured are pedestrians, the damage can be even more dramatic. When two motorists are involved in a motor vehicle accident, both are protected by safety restraint systems, glass, plastic, metal, and the crumple zone of a car. Unfortunately, pedestrians do not have any of these protections. With a vehicle, a pedestrian simply has little to no chance.
If you have been struck by a vehicle, contact Flaxman Law Group today. The attorneys at our South Florida law firm include hikers and pedestrians who believe strongly in pedestrian rights. The team of attorneys at our Hollywood, Miami, and Homestead offices have already recovered more than $100 million on behalf of thousands of personal injury, traffic accident, and pedestrian accident plaintiffs. We would be willing to put our network of investigators, paralegals, attorneys, and other professionals to work for you. To get free legal advice about your situation, contact our law firm for a free, no obligation case review.Serious Injuries are Common after Collisions Involving Pedestrians
Since pedestrians have few layers of protection and since they often do not have the time or space to maneuver out of the way of a motor vehicle accident, devastating injuries are not uncommon in pedestrian accidents. In fact, in these types of collisions, fatalities are common. Injuries resulting from pedestrian accidents include:
- Internal injuries
- Spinal cord and back injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Head injuries
These injuries can be not only life threatening, but they can also cause permanent injury and can devastate a person's life.One Insurance Policy and Devastating Injuries are a Bad Combination
When two motorists are involved in a car collision, injured parties may have an extra level of insurance protection. For example, if a motorist is in a car accident involving an underinsured or uninsured motorist, their own uninsured or underinsured coverage can kick in and cover some of the medical bills and other expenses of the collision. If there is any problem, the motorist can call on their own car insurance company as well as the other driver’s insurance company for help.
In a pedestrian accident, however, there is often only one insurance policy – the drivers. If the pedestrian was hit by a driver with no policy at all, they may have a very difficult time recovering compensation for their injuries. In addition, in pedestrian accidents the pedestrian is often blamed for the collision by the insurance company and the driver. This, too, can make it harder to recover compensation for lost income, medical expenses, and other losses.Protecting Your Rights to Fair Compensation as a Pedestrian
Unfortunately, pedestrians sometimes have a hard time getting fair compensation for their injuries. To protect your rights, you will want to consult with an experienced attorney as soon as possible following your collision.
If you would like to speak to attorneys who have more than six decades of combined experience, contact Flaxman Law Group today. The attorneys at our full-service law firm have already recovered over $100 million for plaintiffs. This level of experience means that our attorneys have handled thousands of personal injury and pedestrian collision cases and understand what it takes to reach a settlement or win a case in court. Our law firm has offices in Homestead, Miami, and Hollywood and we offer a free, no obligation case review so you risk nothing by getting free legal advice about your situation.