When a pedestrian gets hit by a car, it's pretty rare that it's the pedestrian's fault.
(PRWEB) September 13, 2013
A pedestrian was hospitalized after being struck by a car while crossing the street last Monday. Legal resource center Miami Car Accident Lawyers says the individual has strong grounds for a lawsuit.
The collision happened around 6:30 a.m. according to NBC Miami article: Pedestrian Struck by Car in Miami Gardens (08.26.2013). Footage of the scene, on Miami Gardens Drive, shows a wide intersection with clearly marked pedestrian crosswalks.
The victim, who has not been identified, had to be airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center. According to Miami Car Accident Lawyers, a free website that offers legal information and connects accident victims with lawyers, the victim could sue for compensation – including the cost of their medical bills.
“When a pedestrian gets hit by a car, it's pretty rare that it's the pedestrian's fault,” said Susan Starnes, a spokesperson for the group. “Pedestrians have the right of way and motorists are required to be vigilant of them, even outside of crosswalks.”
Details on the victim's condition have not been released, and police have been tight lipped about the circumstances of the crash. NBC Miami reported that the driver did not flee the scene.
“The medical costs become extraordinary once the victim has to be airlifted,” Starnes said. “Those are bills that should be paid by whoever caused the accident, not by the innocent victim.”
Starnes says that's the purpose of personal injury laws.
“A victim has a right to be paid for their medical treatment, their damages and the wages they lose from missing work,” she said. “I hope this individual will be alright, but I also hope that they speak to an attorney.”
That's sound advice for anyone hurt in an accident, Starnes says.
“No matter what the circumstances, talk to a lawyer. You may have more legal options than you think.”
About Miami Car Accident Lawyers:
Miami Car Accident Lawyers was formed to help victims of automobile accidents find a local Miami lawyer with the skills to help them. The group is dedicated to providing legal resources and helping victims get the compensation they deserve. They can be contacted at miamicaraccidentlawyers.net.