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According to the insurance Research Council, injury victims who hire personal injury lawyers get 350% more in compensation than those injured persons who do not hire a lawyer.

Of all injury cases that insurance companies do settle, 85% of these claims are comprised of people that are represented by injury lawyers.

We offer a 100% guarantee: if we don't win your personal injury case, you pay us nothing in fees.  Our injured clients know that putting your faith in The G Law Group pays off. 

Pedestrians that fill the streets and sidewalks in cities and towns across the country, don’t always appreciate the danger they may be in. Unfortunately, too many drivers fail to pay attention and keep watch for pedestrians in areas such as crosswalks.  What’s even worse, some drivers simply refuse to respect when pedestrians have the right of way. The results can be tragic.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2022, a pedestrian was killed every 70 minutes in motor vehicle crash.  That equates to more than seven thousand people a year killed in pedestrian accidents, with more than sixty thousand people reporting injuries across the country. 

These numbers are heartbreaking, especially because some pedestrian accidents can be easily avoided by following simple safety tips.

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What Should You Do If a Car Hits You While You Are Walking?

The most important step that you can take is to get help from an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer. At The G Law Group, P.A., we will provide a free evaluation of your case, with no strings attached. Additionally, here are some steps to follow after a pedestrian accident:

  • Get medical attention. A doctor should check you for injuries as soon as possible and start your treatment plan. The longer you wait to see a doctor, the longer you will prolong your recovery.

  • Get a copy of your crash report. You should contact the law enforcement agency that prepared the report to obtain a copy.

  • Save all crash related information. Keep accident scene photos, witness names and contact information, insurance company correspondence, and medical bills stored in a secure place.

  • Report the crash to your insurance company. You should contact your insurer(s) and put them on notice of the pedestrian accident. For instance, if you were a pedestrian involved in a hit-and-run accident, you may need to file an uninsured motorist (UM) claim with your automobile insurer.

  • Refer the driver’s insurance company to us. While you focus on your physical recovery, your seasoned pedestrian accident lawyer from The G Law Group, P.A., can deal with the driver’s insurer. You should speak with a pedestrian accident lawyer before you give any statement to the insurer and before you accept any settlement offer.  Find out how much your case is worth today! 

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What Causes Most Pedestrian Accidents?

Pedestrian accidents in Miami are commonly caused by:

  • Distracted driving

  • Texting while driving

  • Failure to yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk

  • Failure to watch for pedestrians when turning or backing up

  • Speeding

  • Aggressive driving

  • Illegal or unsafe turns

  • Running a red light or stop sign

  • Malfunctioning traffic signals

  • Drunk driving

At-fault drivers often claim that a pedestrian “came out of nowhere” and caused the accident. It’s always important to have someone on your side that can gather important evidence needed to demonstrate the other party’s negligence.  Our skilled pedestrian accident lawyers at The G Law Group, P.A. can help you determine the cause of the accident. Call us now at (305) 709-8877 and learn more about how our top-rated pedestrian accident lawyers can help you get just compensation for your injuries.

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What Damages Am I Entitled To If I’m Injured in A Pedestrian Accident?

Our pedestrian accident attorneys can help you seek any and all damages to which you’re entitled.  Your damages may include money for:

  • Emergency room visits, diagnostic testing, doctors’ visits, and other medical expenses

  • Cost of future medical procedures

  • Lost wages and income

  • Loss of future earning capacity

  • Disability

  • Pain and suffering

  • Emotional distress

  • Disfigurement

  • Loss of consortium

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What is My Pedestrian Accident Case Worth?

It’s important to know how much your case is worth before accepting any offer to settle your claim. A range of different factors can influence the value of your case. Typically, the most important factors are the severity of your injuries and adverse party’s culpability.

Additional factors include:

  • The cost of your medical treatment

  • The amount of time you missed from work and the value of your lost wages

  • Whether you have a permanent injury

  • Whether you have permanent scarring or significant disfigurement

  • Your emotional distress and pain and suffering

  • How severely the injury impacts your day-to-day life

  • How severely the injury impacts your interactions with your spouse, family, and loved ones

  • Whether you share any responsibility for the accident

  • Whether the adverse party violated any traffic laws when the pedestrian accident occurred, including whether he/she was under the influence of alcohol or drugs

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Pedestrian accident victims suffer from emotional scars long after their physical injuries have healed. It’s important to take all of these factors into consideration, before considering any offer made by the adverse party.  One of our skilled pedestrian accident lawyers can give you peace of mind and ensure you are not settling for a penny less than what you deserve.  

Why Do Pedestrian Accidents Happen?

Distracted driving frequently causes collisions between pedestrians and drivers. Too many drivers are busy with texting or talking on their phones and don’t pay attention to what is around them. As a result, they often fail to see pedestrians who are in crosswalks or walking along the side of the road.

Many different factors have contributed to pedestrian accidents over the years. Drivers tend to be responsible for many of these injury-causing and fatal pedestrian accidents.

Some leading causes of pedestrian accidents are:

  • Distracted driving

  • Making unsafe or illegal turns at intersections

  • Aggressive driving, such as making a right turn before checking for pedestrians

  • Failing to yield the right of way to pedestrians

  • Fatigued driving

  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

A key issue in most pedestrian accident cases is who had the right of way: The pedestrian or the driver? Pedestrians have the right of way when they:

  • Are in a marked crosswalk (or a child in close proximity to a school zone crosswalk)

  • Walk with a green light or follow a walk signal

  • Enter an intersection with a flashing yellow arrow

  • Leave or enter the road from a driveway, private road or alley

  • Enter a crosswalk before the light has changed.

Accidents happen when drivers ignore these rules of the road and fail to stop, or when they come dangerously too close to pedestrians.

How do I Avoid A Pedestrian Accident?

Here are some simple tips to help you avoid becoming another pedestrian accident victims.  Drivers remember to:

  • Always be on the lookout for pedestrians (especially at night)

  • Drive slowly when approaching crosswalk areas

  • Always stop for pedestrians

  • When making a turn pay special attention to pedestrians

Pedestrians can also help drivers avoid a fatal crash.  If you are a pedestrian, remember to always:

  • At night, always wear visible or reflective clothing

  • Do walk in restricted zones, such as highways

  • Always use crosswalks and sidewalks where available

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, pedestrian and bicycle fatalities make up 19% of all traffic fatalities.  Don’t become another statistic.  Follow these simple tips and help us avoid another tragedy.

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How Can a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Help You?

Our goal at The G Law Group, P.A., is simple: pursue all compensation you are entitled to so that you can move on with your life after a pedestrian accident. We will start by conducting a thorough investigation of your case. As part of that investigation, we may:

  • Review the crash report

  • Collect and study accident scene photos

  • Inspect the accident scene

  • Analyze available video footage

  • Hire expert crash forensic specialists

  • Talk with eyewitnesses

  • Subpoena (if necessary) and look at the driver’s cell phone records

  • Request the driver’s debit/credit card receipts from the period just before the crash.

  • Examine the driver’s chemical test results (if police obtained a breath, blood or urine sample)

  • Download and study electronic data recorder information

Why You Should I Consult a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Right Away?

When you’re walking down the street, you have very little to protect you from a two ton automobile. This is why those involved in pedestrian accidents tend to suffer extremely painful and debilitating injuries. The damages in pedestrian accidents can be catastrophic, and the cost of medical care and lost income can be exorbitant.  It can take weeks – or even months – to get back on your feet. Even then, you may not have fully recovered and be stuck with life lasting injuries.

Whoever is responsible for your injuries will inevitably try to shift some or all of the blame to you. To reduce their liability, the insurance company or adverse party may try to coerce you into providing a recorded statement that can be used to dispute liability or your damages. They might review your social media profiles for posts that can be used against you. Also, important evidence that could be used to prove your claim, such as surveillance footage, might be erased. An experienced pedestrian accident lawyer from The G Law Group, P.A. will help you stay one step ahead of the insurance company and avoid mistakes that could jeopardize your claim.

Our pedestrian accident lawyers will perform an immediate investigation to gather evidence while it is still available. We can also handle talks with the insurance company, calculate your damages, and use proven legal strategies during settlement negotiations and potential litigation.  Hiring our top-rated pedestrian accident lawyers levels the playing field. We will:

  • Investigate your accident thoroughly

  • Stand up to insurance companies

  • Seek compensation from all responsible parties

  • Protect you when others try to blame you for your injuries

  • Present comprehensive damage models to the insurance company to ensure your claim is given the attention it deserves

  • Take your case from inception to a jury verdict

​​What Types of Cases Do Our Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Handle?

Distracted driving has become an epidemic through the country, but it is not the only cause of pedestrian crashes. At The G Law Group, P.A., our pedestrian accident lawyers have an extensive background in complex personal injury, catastrophic injury, and wrongful death claims arising from pedestrian accidents. We handle a variety of pedestrian accident claims including:

  • Pedestrian accidents due to distracted driving;

  • Pedestrian accidents involving impaired drivers;

  • Pedestrian accidents involving buses;

  • Pedestrian accidents involving rideshare vehicles;

  • Pedestrian accidents involving motorcycles;

  • Pedestrian accidents involving commercial trucks

  • Pedestrian accidents resulting in catastrophic injury; and

  • Pedestrian accidents resulting in traumatic brain injuries.

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The evidence needed to prove your case will depend on the specific cause of your pedestrian accident. Depending on the facts of your case, you may have grounds for a claim against many different parties.  We will tailor our legal strategies to the unique circumstances of your case. Do not wait, contact our pedestrian accident lawyers today, so that we may begin fighting for you. 

How Long Do I have to Make A Pedestrian Accident Claims?

As with all legal claims, there is a legal time limit for filing your pedestrian accident claim. If you fail to meet this deadline, you could lose your right to pursue compensation. But, how long you have to make a claim will depend on the statute of limitations in the state where your pedestrian accident occurred.  Some states like Florida and Texas now have a two year statute of limitations, but other states, like Tennessee, have a one year statute of limitations.  Therefore, it is important to contact a lawyer as soon as you are ready to take action.  If you have any questions regarding whether you can still file a claim, fill out the form below and one of our top rated pedestrian accident lawyers will follow up with you promptly.

Contact Our Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

At The G Law Group, P.A., we represent clients on a contingency fee basis. This means you will not pay any legal fees, unless we secure a financial recovery for you.  The bottom line is that we don’t want you to have any concerns about paying upfront for a lawyer to keep you from seeking the legal help that you need. We know how a lawyer can make a major difference for you and your loved ones as you move forward after a pedestrian accident.

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