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Pedestrian Walking Along I-95 Hit and Killed by Car

Whether you were a pedestrian who was injured in a car crash or you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, we can help. At the Law Offices of Robert Dixon, our highly skilled Miami pedestrian accident attorneys will thoroughly examine the circumstances of the accident and help you determine your legal rights and options. We understand that a pedestrian accident can turn your life upside down in the blink of an eye, which is why we will handle your case with the utmost compassion.

A man was recently hit and killed while walking along Interstate 95 in Fort Lauderdale. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the accident took place before 6:00 a.m., delaying morning commuters for several hours. The tragic accident occurred as the 29-year-old victim walked in the right lane near a temporary construction barrier in the northbound lanes south of Sunrise Boulevard, and was struck by a 2018 gray Toyota 4Runner. The Toyota driver stopped and remained at the scene of the wreck until law enforcement arrived. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

All Florida drivers have a legal obligation to drive in a reasonably safe manner. This includes the duty to take others on the road, including pedestrians, into account.  If a car hit you while you were walking, you have rights. A pedestrian can sue the person(s) responsible for the pedestrian accident through a negligence claim. In the context of an accident involving an automobile striking a person on foot, negligence takes place when a driver causes injury by failing to exercise reasonable care behind the wheel. Reasonable care refers to the degree of care that a prudent or sensible driver would have used under the same or similar situation.

A pedestrian accident can impact virtually every aspect of a victim’s life. Depending on the severity, a pedestrian accident can lead to high medical bills, time missed from work and an overall reduced quality of life. Fortunately, victims of pedestrian accidents in Florida may be entitled to a variety of economic and non-economic damages including medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, rehabilitation costs, therapy costs, disability and more.

In an effort to resolve your case in a timely manner, we will do our best to negotiate a fair and favorable out-of-court settlement for you. A settlement would allow you to avoid going to court and you would give up your legal right to file a lawsuit in exchange for an agreed-upon payment amount. This can save both time and money in the long run. It is important to note that while we try to settle every case, sometimes negotiations are not fruitful. In such cases, you can rest assured that we will zealously advocate for you at trial.

If a car driver hit you while you were walking, or if you have lost a loved one in a car-pedestrian accident, you need to contact a seasoned Miami pedestrian accident attorney immediately. At the Law Offices of Robert Dixon, we know the Florida laws and regulations that apply to pedestrian accidents and this  allows us to effectively protect your rights every step of the way. To schedule a free and private consultation where we can discuss your situation in more detail, please call us at 1-877-499-HURT (4878) or reach out to us online.