Miami, FL – Police Respond to Pedestrian Crash on SW 12th Ave
Miami, FL (November 8, 2020) – Police in Miami responded to the scene of a pedestrian crash in the city early Sunday morning. The accident was first reported just before 4:00 a.m. at the intersection of SW 12th Avenue and SW 1st Street.
Officers and paramedics arrived around 4:05 a.m., approximately 15 minutes after first receiving a call regarding the crash. Authorities were able to confirm that one person was struck by a vehicle near the intersection. There is no word on the events leading up to the accident at this time. The injured pedestrian was taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. It is not clear whether the pedestrian was in a crosswalk when the crash took place.
An investigation into the accident remains ongoing at this time. No further information is available.
We hope that the injured pedestrian in this Miami pedestrian crash is able to make a complete and speedy recovery from their injuries.
Pedestrian Accidents in Florida
Each year, there are thousands of pedestrian accidents that take place across Florida. According to statistics, about 500 people are killed in Florida pedestrian crashes every year and thousands more will sustain injuries. The injuries can by a pedestrian accident in Florida tend to be serious and can include head trauma, broken bones, and permanent disfigurement. There is certainly nothing more devastating than being seriously injured in a pedestrian crash, especially if someone else was at fault for the accident.
Under Florida law, you could have legal rights if you were struck by a vehicle. Our law provides that pedestrians have a claim for recovery against drivers who were negligent in causing the crash. Some common forms of negligence include speeding, distraction, and impairment. In particular, many pedestrian accidents occur because drivers fail to yield to pedestrians at intersections and crosswalks. Drivers who are distracted by their phones or other objects in their cars are more likely to be the cause of serious pedestrian accidents in Florida.
If you find yourself injured in a Florida pedestrian accident, there are steps you can take to protect yourself and your legal rights. First and most importantly, you should contact a skilled pedestrian accident lawyer in Miami as soon as possible. At Boone & Davis, our firm is dedicated to helping injured victims and their families following a serious injury accident. For over 40 years, our attorneys have proudly served Miami and other areas of South Florida. We will fight for you when during your time of greatest need and will ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve. Our attorneys will fight the insurance company and will take your case to court if necessary. Our proven trial experience and results mean that you get an attorney who will do whatever it takes to make sure you receive a positive outcome from the accident.
We are here for you at any time. Our firm offers free consultations and case evaluations to all prospective clients. For your appointment, please contact us via the link on our website or give us a call at 954-566-9919.
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