Miami, FL – Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run on NW 5th Court
Miami, FL (March 20, 2021) – Police in Miami responded to the scene of a hit-and-run crash on Friday, March 18th. The collision took place around 2:00 p.m. on Northwest 5th Court at the intersection with NW 71st Street.
According to a report from the scene, the pedestrian was walking near the roadway when they were hit by a car near the intersection. There is no word on the events that led up to the accident. The pedestrian, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the accident scene. Police say that the driver who caused the accident fled the scene just after the crash occurred. At this time, there is no description of the vehicle or the suspect involved in the collision. A search for the driver is underway.
An investigation into the accident is ongoing. There is no further information available.
We wish to offer our thoughts and most sincere condolences to the family who lost their loved one following this pedestrian accident in Miami.
Pedestrian Accidents in Florida
Pedestrian accidents take place in Florida every day. According to some of the more recent statistics, about 75% of all Florida pedestrian crashes result in a trip to the emergency room for the injured person. Approximately 20% of pedestrian accidents require hospitalization and extended care. It is common for a pedestrian to suffer injuries that are both serious and long-lasting. These injuries can linger and require treatment for many months or even years after the accident occurs.
Due to the nature of injuries suffered in pedestrian accidents, it is important to make sure that you have an attorney on your side who is willing to fight for you. Following the accident, you should not speak to the insurance adjuster until you have had an opportunity to seek counsel. The adjuster may want to settle your claim quickly. If you choose to do this, you will likely not receive the full compensation to which you are entitled. Prior to settling any case, you must evaluate your total damages, including future medical costs that you may incur. Settling too soon jeopardizes your future because the settlement may not take all of your costs into account.
Here at Boone & Davis, we will make sure that you are fully protected and that your legal rights are enforced. Our pedestrian accident attorneys in Miami have more than 35 years of experience standing up for innocent crash victims. We understand what you are going through during this time and we are here to help. We have handled all types of injury accident claims, including some of the most serious types of cases and we would be honored to assist you as well.
We are standing by to take your call at any time. Our firm offers a free initial consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. We also handle most accident cases on a contingency fee basis, so you will not owe anything upfront and you will not pay an attorney fee until we obtain a recovery for you. To schedule your appointment with a member of our team, please reach out to us at https://www.booneanddavislaw.com/contact-us/ or give us a call at 954-566-9919.
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