Pedestrians and Auto Accidents
Pedestrian deaths have been climbing since 2010 because of increasingly unsafe infrastructure and the prevalence of SUVs. Florida has one of the highest rates of pedestrian deaths, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association. The main factors involved in pedestrian accidents include:
- Distracted drivers
- Speeding drivers
- Drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians in marked crosswalks
- Drivers who disobey traffic signs or signals
- Drivers who don’t properly signal when turning
- Drowsy, drunk or otherwise impaired drivers and pedestrians
- Impaired driver visibility due to bad weather
- Poor road design and unmarked crosswalks
- Vehicle and maintenance defects
A combination of vehicle and driver factors, unsafe pedestrian behavior, problematic physical environments, and other conditions may contribute to pedestrian accidents. In some cases, multiple parties are at fault.
Police reports, witness statements, driver’s cell phone usage/data, information from the vehicle’s computer control system, and security camera footage can be used to help prove fault and pursue compensation in a pedestrian accident case. Our knowledgeable and experienced personal injury lawyers use newer technology to prove cases where there might not be witnesses or video footage.
Our skilled accident lawyers can assist you in gathering the evidence you need to make your claim. We have successfully handled numerous pedestrian accident cases, always providing sound guidance, expert counsel, and limitless care and compassion.
If you or a loved one is unfortunate to be involved in an accident in Florida, call 561-361-8677. We operate on a success-based fee arrangement, which means we are owed nothing for representing you unless we earn you money. Our lawyers help accident victims seek justice and maximize compensation for damages, including lost earnings, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.