Walking is sometimes the most convenient and fastest way to get to your destination in Downtown Miami. However, it is not always the safest. Even when you are not in a motorized vehicle, you are considered a road user and a vulnerable one compared to other drivers. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) reports that there have already been almost 6,500 pedestrian accidents so far this year statewide. By the end of 2023, there will be up to 730 fatalities and more than 7,900 victims injured while walking.
Unlike other vulnerable road users like motorcycle riders and bicyclists, people do not wear a helmet when on foot. This puts them at risk of serious head injuries in collisions, and the long-term effects can be severe. If you were hurt, it is important to consult with a Miami pedestrian accident lawyer right away. An overview of head injuries and what to do after a crash is also useful.
Common Head Injuries in Accidents