Miami Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
If You Were Injured in South Florida, Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen Attorneys Can Help.
Although pedestrian safety is taught starting at a young age, accidents that are no fault of your own can still occur if negligence is present. In crashes between motor vehicles and pedestrians, the pedestrians are at a significantly higher risk of injury than the drivers are due to the lack of protection they have and the sheer size of an automobile. If you or a loved one were hurt in a pedestrian accident, Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen wants to fight for you.
Recognized by the American Inns of Court, Florida Justice Association, and Super Lawyers®, the attorneys at Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen have many years of experience fighting at-fault parties in pedestrian accidents.
The firm offers Spanish-speaking services and convenient meetings in your home, office, or the hospital you’re staying at — whichever is most convenient for you. Their track record of success is evidenced by the millions of dollars won for their clients in rightful compensation. They know this time can be extremely difficult and painful, so they make it their primary goal to provide you with compassionate legal counsel and aggressive representation.
For a free, confidential consultation, contact one of Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen’s Miami pedestrian accident attorneys online.
Pedestrian Accidents in South Florida
As reported by Miami Herald, Florida is one of the most dangerous states for pedestrians, as it is home to 9 out of the top 20 deadliest cities in the United States in respect to pedestrians. This ranking, conducted by Smart Growth America and the National Complete Streets Coalition, classified the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach metropolitan area as No. 14 on the list. Sadly, statistics reflect this fact, with the number of pedestrian accidents increasing more than 35% across the nation from 2008 to 2017.
Do I Qualify for a Pedestrian Accident Claim?
You could qualify for a claim if the pedestrian accident you were involved in caused you serious harm. Eligible injuries include broken bones, road rash, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, internal bleeding, damage to internal organs, and more.
Furthermore, while many people may believe that pedestrians can never be held liable for an accident, that is not actually true. If a pedestrian was distracted, intoxicated, or acting recklessly in another manner, they can be held accountable for the accident — or at least partially accountable. This is called comparative fault, and the jury will take any negligence on the part of the pedestrian into account when judging a case, then scale back compensation accordingly. Florida drivers are still mandated by law to do everything within reason to avoid a pedestrian accident, however.
Some types of negligence on the part of the driver include:
- Failing to adhere to traffic lights or stop signs
- Failing to stop at a crosswalk
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Passing pedestrians too closely on the road
- Reversing out of parking spots without looking
- Speeding on residential or city streets
- Driving under the influence
- Texting while driving
Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen Legal Team Wants to Advocate for You
It’s easy to see how complicated pedestrian accidents can become. If you were injured by a negligent party (even if you are unsure how much, if at all, comparative fault will impact your case), consult a skilled legal professional. They can help you determine which kind of compensation might be available to you for your injuries and avoid you getting taken advantage of by the other party’s insurance company.
The legal team at Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen has over 200 years of collective legal experience in personal injury law. They can help you cut through the legal red tape and hold the at-fault party truly accountable for their actions. The firm and their lawyers are nationally recognized for their commitment to ethics, integrity, and justice; they have won their clients millions of dollars in compensation to show for it.
Call Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen at (866) 629-1061 to consult a Miami pedestrian accident attorney.
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Since our firm opened, we've made it our mission to get justice for our clients and their families. We've not only taken on cases that other firms had turned down, but we've also fought to get unjust laws and restrictions overturned or modified.
A Team of Legal Professionals
Complex legal cases require extensive research, trial experience, and industry knowledge, which is why we always have a team of attorneys working on every case we take on. Our team-centric approach to litigation means that we're able to really focus on getting our clients the best possible outcome.
There Are No Upfront Legal Fees
We handle all of our claims on a contingency fee basis and will handle all legal fees, court costs, and expert fees related to your specific case. With decades of experience in this industry, we have a wealth of experts we work with routinely to ensure your case is handled with the utmost care.
We Understand the Medicine
Our attorneys not only take the time to understand the evidence in your case, but also the pathology and medical techniques used in your specific situation. We believe that any attorney that takes on these types of cases needs to be on equal footing with medical professionals and physicians.