Pedestrian Accidents

If you or your child has been hit by a car in Florida, you need a Florida pedestrain attoreny who can help.

Florida’s beautiful weather is cause for many people to use the sidewalks to get around town. Whether it’s just a stroll to the corner store or a daily five-mile jog, our sidewalks are flooded with pedestrians. Unfortunately, our roadways are much more crowded, and when the two meet it can be catastrophic. According to the National Safety Council; automobiles kill about 5,900 pedestrians each year, 84,000 pedestrians suffer nonfatal injuries and almost a third of these victims are children under the age of 15.

The victims of such accidents include people of all ages, but a large number of fatalities included here are elderly people and children.  Pedestrians are so vulnerable and exposed when crossing a street that an impact from even a slow-moving vehicle can easily cause injury or death.  Injuries sustained in these accidents are all too often severe or life threatening, and the damage to life and life can be catastrophic in many cases.       

When a pedestrian is involved in an accident, there are so many variable to consider.  The hospital bills can be enormous, simply because of the types of injuries one sustains when struck by an oncoming vehicle. Catastrophic type injuries such as spinal cord injuries and brain injuries, are not uncommon in such cases. 

Pedestrian accidents that involve an automobile usually result in serious injury. Insurance companies continue to fight over liability and question the necessity of treatment, trying to pay the least amount possible. If you or someone you know has been injured in a pedestrian accident, it’s important to contact a personal injury lawyer and protect your rights. We will examine all of the factors and fight to get you the compensation you deserve.



Links to Keep Your Child Safe


Florida Dept. of Transportation- pedestrian laws

Florida Pedestrian Problems and Solutions