Miami Beach Pedestrian Injury Lawyer
When you are hit by a car while crossing the street on foot, cruising through a parking lot on a bicycle or rollerblading near Miami Beach, your life can quickly be flipped upside down. As the victim of a pedestrian accident, you may be suffering from life-altering and even life-threatening injuries. Your injuries may require months or years to reach any medical improvement. During this time, your medical bills will pile up and you may find yourself unable to pay them, especially if your injury is why you cannot work. Ultimately, a pedestrian accident can leave you feeling anxious and stressed about how you can remedy your situation.
Our Miami Beach Pedestrian Accident Lawyers at Whittel & Melton fully understand the challenges that you are facing. We know how serious the injuries can be in a pedestrian accident and we will help you fight to obtain the full and fair financial recovery you need to get back to leading a normal life. Call us now at 866-608-5529 to get started with a free initial consultation. We help pedestrian accident victims in Miami Beach, Surfside, and Bal Harbour.How Can a Miami Beach Pedestrian Accident Attorney at Whittel & Melton Help Me?
If you have a case for financial compensation following a pedestrian accident in Miami Beach, our experienced personal injury lawyers can help maximize your recover in several ways, including:What Are Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries?
Pedestrians can be seriously injured in collisions with motor vehicles. Those that are lucky enough to survive may be left to deal with:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)
- Head injuries
- Internal organ injuries and internal bleeding
- Soft tissue injuries, such as tears in muscles, tendons, and ligaments
- Bone fractures
- Back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries that can lead to paralysis
Pedestrians who are harmed in a hit-and-run car accident may not know the identity of the person who struck them. However, this does not mean that they cannot secure financial compensation for their injuries and damages.
An injured pedestrian may be able to access their personal injury protection coverage (PIP) under their own auto policy even though they were not driving at the time of the crash. The downside to this is that this specific coverage usually maxes out at $10,000, which is nowhere near enough money to cover the injuries suffered in a pedestrian vs. car accident.
Another option is to explore uninsured motorist coverage through your own auto policy as insurance companies consider hit and run accidents the same as an uninsured motorist accident. Depending on your uninsured motorist coverage, your attorney may be able to pursue additional financial compensation for your injuries.
There is also another option for pedestrians in Florida – the “Crimes Compensation Trust Fund,” which is designed specifically to help victims of crimes, including hit-and-run accidents, pay for medical expenses, professional counseling, reimbursement for prescriptions, funeral expenses, lost wages, loss of support, disability, and domestic violence relocation. To get money from the Crimes Compensation Trust Fund, a pedestrian accident victim can apply with the Florida Bureau of Victim Compensation. The application must be submitted in a timely fashion to be able to secure funds. The Crimes Compensation Trust Fund is funded through fines that are paid by convicted offenders for various crimes.Have You Been Harmed in a Pedestrian Accident in Miami Beach, Surfside, or Bal Harbour?
If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident in Miami Beach, Bal Harbour, or Surfside, then you need to speak with our Miami Beach Pedestrian Injury Lawyers at Whittel & Melton as soon as possible. You can call us anytime at 866-608-5529 or contact us online.