Auto accidents occur all the time in Florida, but none are as deadly as those between a car and a pedestrian. Negligent driving is generally to blame, and accidents that involve pedestrians often turn into hit and runs. This week, NBC News reports that two separate accidents killed two pedestrians in Miami.
The first accident claimed the life of 78-year-old Fannie Ash who was struck as she walked across the street. The driver that hit her left the scene of the accident, but he was quickly found and arrested by Miami police.
The second accident killed a six-year-old girl and left her grandmother in the hospital. That accident occurred on the sidewalk in a school zone. The 16-year-old driver responsible for the accident stayed on the scene and will not be facing charges.
The Girl’s Mother Could Find Justice Through A Personal Injury Suit
Pedestrian accidents are a tragic part of living in a highly trafficked area like Miami, and, oftentimes, the police are not able to build a case against the drivers. Does that mean that there is no justice to be had for those who are injured or for the families of those who are killed? Absolutely not! Those who are injured have the right to file personal injury suits to recover compensation for their pain and suffering.
If you have been injured, or you’ve lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, you can seek advice from a personal injury lawyer. At Wolfson & Leon, LLP, we have practiced law in Miami for 50 years, and we can help you get a verdict that represents your best interests. To schedule a free consultation, Call Us At 305-285-1115 Today!
Miami Is One Of The Most Dangerous Areas For Pedestrians In The U.S.
Transportation for America compiled a list of the 10 most dangerous metropolitan areas in the nation based on the number of preventable pedestrian deaths. Miami is listed in the fourth spot on that list. The top three spots are occupied by other Florida cities. Transportation for America says that these deaths can be blamed on the neglect of pedestrian safety by both drivers and city planners.
We believe that it is important to bring awareness to the problem of pedestrian accidents in Miami by helping victims exercise their rights and file personal injury claims. If you are considering filing a claim, Call Us At 305-285-1115 Today!