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Accidents can happen anywhere and anytime, without any fault of yours or without any prior warning whatsoever. For example, an incident took place in front of Bayside Marketplace on the night of July 30, 2015. According to Miami police, a man was attempting to cross Biscayne Boulevard at Northeast Fourth Street when he was struck by a taxi. In a classic case of hit and run, the cab took off without stopping to check on the victim, who was left lying injured on the road. Police later recognized the taxi as Yellow Cab #532, with tag ACU E95. Security patrol recordings showed that, after hitting the man, the taxi continued to speed northwards. The cab was eventually discovered abandoned at 119th Street and Biscayne Boulevard.

Our team of Miami car accident lawyers are outraged by this heinous, reckless, and complete disregard for human life. If the driver of the cab is apprehended, there is probably a foundation to pursue punitive damages.

How to Protect Yourself

Florida ranks consistently as one of the worst states in terms of pedestrian safety. According to 2012 data published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, pedestrian fatalities were highest in California (612), followed by Texas (478) and Florida (476). If you or a loved one was hit by a vehicle while in a crosswalk, you should consider speaking to an experienced Miami personal injury attorney to determine whether you have the legal grounds to pursue a civil claim.

Understanding Crosswalk Laws in Florida

Crosswalk laws in Florida are codified in the Florida Statutes Section 316.130 and discuss in detail the rights of a pedestrian while walking on a crosswalk. Pedestrian is defined as “anyone on foot,” provided there is some kind of movement associated with them. Persons on wheelchairs or roller-skates can also be considered pedestrians. However, cyclists are NOT considered pedestrians since they are operating a mode of transportation.

It may seem like a personal injury trial that involves an automobile accident, especially one with clear liability, would not need an abundance of experts to make a case to a jury. In fact, to many people, in cases where negligence is clear, the case may seem “easy.” But in fact, even a straightforward auto injury case, can end up involving a multitude of experts.

Who is an Expert?

An expert is needed to testify about matters that require more than what a layperson would know in a given field. In fact, it may even require testimony beyond what someone who is just working in a given field would ordinarily know.