It is no question that Miami is one of the biggest cities with one of the most car accidents. However, Miami is also a big hub for other accidents such as pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, and boat accidents.
Today, we look at pedestrian accidents in Miami, some of the most deadly accidents that happen to people in Miami.
Pedestrian accidents are prevalent in Miami because of many factors. The biggest factors that cause pedestrian accidents in Miami are big roads, high speed limits, and distracted driving.
3 Reasons for Pedestrian Accidents in Miami
- Pedestrian accidents in Miami happen more easily than other cities because of the wide roads. Wide roads allow for more cars to be on the road as well as making pedestrians walk on the roads for a longer period of time. With wider roads, it is too easy for cars to drive faster and also for MORE cars to drive faster. In addition, wider roads enable longer crossing times. The basic Miami road is 4 lanes wide, 2 for each side. However, roads can get as wide as 6 lanes or even 8 lanes total. Making the roads wider causes people to take more time to cross. That is more time on the street, where cars can possibly hit them.
- Pedestrian accidents in Miami also happen to be more deadly than other cities because of the high speed limits. In just regular settings, it is not uncommon to see speed limits go up to 45-50 mph on the streets. Now imagine crossing the street while the cars are allowed to drive 45-50 mph. Although I am not saying that cars should be limited to school limit speeds on ALL roads next to a sidewalk, the roads could potentially be safer if crosswalks were better highlighted and if motor vehicle operators could also be given a better insight and relation to the safety of pedestrians.
- Finally, distracted driving is the biggest cause of pedestrian accidents in Miami. Texting and driving, drunk driving, calling and driving, etc, they are all forms of distracted driving and result in deadly consequences. Many cases of pedestrian accidents in Miami are actually a result of distracted driving. Drunk driving especially, because of the prevalent club life and bars that are readily available, is the biggest cause of pedestrian accidents in Miami.
What to Do After a Pedestrian Accident in Miami
After a pedestrian accident in Miami, there could be a lot of injuries that result from it. A pedestrian accident can result in losses like expensive medical bills, lost wages and or permanent lost job, property damage, and possibly death.
This is where a personal injury lawyer from Miami can help you alleviate some of the pain and help you get the financial compensation you deserve for the injuries caused by negligence of another driver.
Our team of personal injury lawyers in Miami have decades of experience under their belt and have the utmost confidence in their ability to win you the financial compensation you deserve for the injuries you suffered.
We give you an absolutely free consultation to hear what happened to you during the accident and to hear how you are dealing with your injuries.
From there, our team will decide how to help you and immediately start by gathering evidence to build you a solid case.
Our firm is also contingency based, and thus we do not take any payment until we win you the case. So everything is on us until we win you the case.