Sharing the road with larger, faster, motorized vehicles is risky when you are on foot, so it will probably not shock you to learn that pedestrian accidents can be devastating. Statistics from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) indicate that there are more than 8,560 crashes involving people on foot annually. Of these, almost 37% occur in Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach Counties. Approximately 220 people are killed in South Florida pedestrian accidents, and thousands more are injured.
Florida traffic crash laws apply to these incidents, and the first step in the process is filing a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. You might expect to fill out some forms and answer a few questions, so you may be surprised to receive a denial. Often, the insurer is justified in rejecting your claim due to mistakes, a situation you can avoid by retaining a Miami pedestrian accident attorney. Your claim may have been denied because:
There Was No Proof of Fault