West Palm Beach Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Florida is one of the most dangerous places for pedestrians to be while traveling along the roadside. According to Florida’s Integrated Report Exchange System in 2016 pedestrian crashes totaled 9,100 with 667 being fatal. In 2017, from January through October 22 pedestrian crashes totaled 6825 with 456 being fatal.
We all must travel safely and responsibly while using the busy roadways, but those driving larger and more dangerous vehicles have an increased responsibility to look out for others using the streets and crosswalks.
A common accident where pedestrian injuries occur is between vehicles and pedestrians. When a driver intentionally or unintentionally hits a law-abiding pedestrian, injuries can be extremely severe and sometimes fatal.
Pursuing Pedestrian Accident Claims
Our experienced pedestrian injury lawyers help fight for justice and compensation for anyone involved in an accident while legally traveling the roads and struck by a negligent driver. If you or someone you know has been involved in a vehicle-pedestrian collision and received injuries as a result, speak to one of our pedestrian accident attorneys today by filling out our free online review form or calling us at (561) 777-7700 to see if you can file a pedestrian accident injury claim.
Deadly Pedestrian Accidents
Far too many times pedestrians involved in accidents with larger vehicles result in a fatal ending. A majority of these accidents are due to negligence and are highly preventable. When drivers struggle to operate their vehicles with the safety and precautions required, accidents and injuries become an unfortunate result. Leading to over 8% in fatally involved accidents.
Common Causes Of Pedestrian Related Accidents Include:
- Distracted driving
- Running red lights and stop signs
- Drivers under the influence
- Right-hand turns without looking
- Illegally parked vehicles
No matter the cause of your accident, a thorough investigation of the events that occurred as well as the scene where the accident happened will be executed. We have the adequate skills and experience to fight on behalf of your innocence and rights.
Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries
Injuries involving a pedestrian and vehicle almost consistently are severely one-sided regarding injuries, and mostly because pedestrians are left with no protections when travleing legally along a roadside.
Reported injuries due to these types of pedestrian involved accidents include:
- Broken Bones
- Brain Injuries
- Head Injuries
- Spine Injuries
- Loss of Life
Long-term medical care associated with pain and suffereing are associated with many of the above injuries related to pedestrian related accidents. Filing suit against the negligent party can help ease the financial, emotional and physical burdens a victim, or a victims family member, may face. If you are in need of a pedestrian accident lawyer speak to one of our attorneys today to see how we can help you.