Pedestrian Accidents and Bicycle Accidents go hand in hand. The leading cause is usually a distracted driver or an intoxicated driver. Thus, it would appear a simple solution might be stricter enforcement and harsher penalties .
Pedestrian fatalities in Florida have increased 15% since 2009. When it comes to deaths per 100,000 residents, Florida leads the nation at 2.70.
Given what we know about pedestrian accidents and the new emphasis on urban living we need lower speed limits and stricter enforcement. Sidewalks in downtown are Brickell would also help.
In the event you are injured as a pedestrian, please keep in mind that under the PIP/No Fault laws, your car insurance company will pay your medical bills up to $10,000.00 regardless of fault. Alternatively, if you do not own a car, but reside with a relative that owns a car-then his/her insurance company will pay your medical bills. Lastly, if you do not own a car nor reside with a relative that owns a car, then the insurance carrier for the vehicle that struck you will pay your medical bills.
If you have any questions about insurance coverage and payment of medical bills following a pedestrian accident, call a lawyer that specializes in Pedestrian and Bicycle accidents.