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Miami Pedestrian Accidents

Highly Experienced Injury Lawyers Serving Car Accident Victims Throughout South Florida

Car Pedestrian Accident In many communities across South Florida, walking is a great inexpensive way to get around. However, recently, the number of Miami pedestrian accidents has been on the rise. In fact, Florida and the Miami area specifically have one of the highest rates of pedestrian accidents in the country. These accidents often result in severe injuries that often alter the course of victims’ lives. Sadly, many victims of pedestrian accidents are killed. For example, in 2022 alone, there were 110 fatal accidents in Miami involving pedestrians and bicyclists.

At Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, our respected Miami personal injury attorneys have extensive experience helping accident victims and their families obtain monetary compensation after suffering serious injuries in Miami pedestrian accidents. We also offer free consultations, during which we will answer your questions, provide you with an overview of the recovery process, and explain how we can help you pursue the compensation you deserve from the parties at fault.

Common Injuries in Pedestrian Accidents

Car accidents involving pedestrians are one of the most serious types of accidents, as pedestrians have little to nothing to protect them from an oncoming vehicle. After a pedestrian accident, it is common for victims to experience one or more of the following:

  • Broken bones,
  • Head injuries, including traumatic brain injuries,
  • Internal bleeding,
  • Organ damage,
  • Neck injuries, and
  • Back and spine injuries
  • Arm and leg injuries.

Given the seriousness of these unexpected injuries, the cost of medical care can be tremendous. At Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, we believe that these expenses shouldn’t be your responsibility, and we’re here to help ensure you don’t bear the financial burden of another’s negligence.

Recovering Damages in a Miami Pedestrian Accident Lawsuit

If you’ve been hit by a car as a pedestrian, you can bring a personal injury claim against the party or parties that were responsible for the accident. Similarly, if a loved one was tragically killed in an accident, you can bring a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault parties.

To bring either type of claim, you must show that the driver violated a duty of care they owed to the pedestrian and that the driver’s breach of this duty caused the victim’s injuries or death. If you are successful in bringing a claim, you can recover for the economic and non-economic damages that resulted from the accident. This includes monetary amounts for your past and future medical expenses, lost wages, decrease in earning capacity, as well as the emotional and physical injuries caused by the accident.

What to Do After a Miami Pedestrian Accident

The moments after any car accident can only be described as a blur. However, this is a critical time, and it is important to do everything possible to preserve your right to recover in full for your injuries. Below is a list of things to keep in mind after a Miami pedestrian accident:

Report the Accident

When you call 911 or the local police department to report the accident, they will send a team of emergency responders to the scene to provide any lifesaving or medically necessary treatment. Reporting an accident creates a paper trail, which can be critical to proving your case.

Obtain Immediate Medical Care

Many serious injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, are not immediately apparent after an accident. Thus, even if you don’t notice any injuries that seem serious, it is important that you get checked out by a doctor as soon as possible.

Gather Evidence

If you can, take a few moments to obtain evidence related to the accident. Depending on the situation, this may mean obtaining the names and contact information of any eyewitnesses or taking photographs of the accident scene.

Contact a Lawyer to Discuss the Accident

Once you are on the road to recovery, the next step is to reach out to a reputable South Florida pedestrian accident lawyer. A lawyer will provide you with an assessment of your case and help you determine the best course of action based on your particular circumstances.

Have You Been Injured in a Miami Pedestrian Accident?

Pedestrian accidents are almost all preventable, and most of these collisions are caused by a driver’s negligence. At the law firm of Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, our lawyers have represented clients injured in pedestrian accidents since 1976. We understand how to best situate your claim and will do everything we can to ensure you are properly compensated for what you’ve been through and for what you will continue to go through. Whether we are investigating the accident, negotiating with an insurance company, or litigating your case in front of the jury, we have what it takes to successfully handle even the most complex cases. To learn more about the services we provide and to schedule a free consultation, contact Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada at 877-448-8585. We collect no fee unless and until there is a settlement of your case.

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Carolyn Frank and her firm represented me on a workers compensation injury case, under the defense base act. She did a excellent job from the moment I contacted her until 3 years later the case was settled. Every benefit I was entitled too, Carolyn fought hard to secure. E-mails and phone calls were always returned promptly. Definitely 5 star rating. Daniel
I can't express how grateful I am for Elizabeth Estrada, attorney, and Elizabeth Cantin, secretary, for all the hard work in order to defend me in my time of need. My lawyer and secretary spent time explaining each step and what was to be expected. Because of this I felt a part of the whole process and understood what was going on. Thank you so much for all your hard work!
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Attorney Elizabeth Estrada did an amazing job representing one of my family members. She is knowledgeable, genuine, trustworthy, and one of the most hard working attorneys that I know. She was readily available to assist my family member throughout the entire process. I felt confident my family was in great hands. Krystine C.

Carolyn is very professional. Honest since the beginning of the process till the end. She set up a game plan with you at the consultation and makes it happen. Peterlee G.
I would like to thank the staff of Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, P.A. The staff is professional. My attorney, Ronald Rodman, was responsive towards my email and a great advocate on my behalf for my car accident. I highly recommend this office. I hope that I will not get in a car accident again, but if I do, I'm calling Mr. Rodman. Orlando R.