Headlines That Show The Dangers Associated With Pedestrian Versus Car Accidents

Walking is a great way to get from point A to point B, and more people should probably be doing it today. It is an excellent form of exercise. While it may not pump up one's biceps, pecs, or triceps, it can certainly do a number on a person's calves and thighs. Additionally, walking can assist an individual with their weight loss endeavors. Plus, this everyday activity doesn't cost anything. Rather, folks just have to put on their clothes, shoes, lock up the house and go. They do not need to purchase gas, insurance, or anything else. Instead, they only have to put forth a little effort.

Much like almost everything in this world, walking from one place to the next can be dangerous too. For instance, a woman could be walking down a sidewalk simply to have a purse snatcher jump out of the bushes and steal her handbag. On another occasion, perhaps, a man is walking down an alley on his way home when a gang of three assaults him. However, these are not the types of dangers that are going to be discussed here.

This post is focusing on how hazardous it is to be a pedestrian next to a roadway. When one of these events occurs, it does not always end well for the person on foot. Skin in bone is no match for metal, fiberglass, rubber, and glass. Don't just take our word for it though. Instead, take a peek at some of the recent headlines in Florida.

• Bay News 9 – Pedestrian Hit, Killed Walking Along US 41 In Citrus
• News 13 – Pedestrian Struck, Killed In Orange County Crash
• Sarasota Herald-Tribune – Pedestrian Critically Hurt In Manatee County Crash
• WTLV – Pedestrian Hit, Killed By Semi-Truck On I-95 North Near Downtown Jacksonville

Some Stats That Reveal The Danger Exists In Florida


According to Florida's Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there were 659 pedestrian fatalities and 8,126 injuries from 9,420 incidents involving cars in 2017. Meanwhile, 9,102 pedestrian crashes were recorded in the Sunshine State in 2016. They led to 7,796 injuries and 667 deaths. As if those figures weren't enough, just wait, there are more.

In 2015, the FLHSMV reported that 632 fatalities and 7,870 injuries were the results of 9,085 pedestrian crashes. Between locals and tourists walking and driving around in Florida at what seems like all hours of the day, accidents are bound to happen every now and again. Unfortunately, with stats like these, they appear to be occurring more often than one might think.

Reasons To Contact Our Firm If You Or A Loved One Are In A Pedestrian/Car Crash


For one, if a person sustains injuries from such an incident, the necessary medical treatment to recover can be quite costly. The individual is probably out of work, has no money coming in, and is overwhelmed all the way around. If it can be proven that the driver of the car acted negligently or recklessly, the victim may be able to become compensated for the wounds. Settlement amounts vary on a case by case basis, and they are calculated by things such as current and future physician bills, lost wages, medications/medical supplies, long term care costs, and more. It can be just what the doctor ordered for offsetting your recovery expenses.

Family members might be able to file a lawsuit against the negligent party as well when their loved one was taken away from them before his or her time. Of course, no amount of money can make up for what they lost, but still, it can help them in covering medical/funeral costs. Additionally, being awarded a fair sum can assist them in the transition of living life without the person. After all, sometimes, pedestrians are working mothers and fathers. Children and spouses depend on their income, but it is no longer coming in. So, don't delay any longer. Instead, give us a call to get the legal representation that you deserve.


 

Client Testimonials

Attorney David Goldman has been exceptional in the process of helping me through the case. He has always been easy to reach, whether by phone or email, and has thorough knowledge and explains clearly in depth so you feel safe and confident in your lawyer

I used Michael Babboni and his paralegal, Nicole Moore for a legal matter. They went above and beyond my expectations. During the entire process there was constant communication with both Michael and Nicole. They were extremely organized and on top of my case, which I am very grateful for. Michael truly had my best interests at heart and he was very genuine. I plan on referring Michael to all family and friends and will continue to use him in the future.

I dealt most with Mr. Fernandez. I didn’t know a lot about this process. He took the time to speak with me individually, in person, to explain everything. It was very helpful to actually know and understand the process and what to expect. He closed my case quickly, which was nice that it was not prolonged! I appreciated his hard work and getting me what I felt I deserved after my car accident. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs an honest and reliable lawyer to assist you with your case!

I hired Mr. Walsh after an automobile accident this past March. He and his entire staff were extremely professional. They kept me informed every step of the way and settled my case in a timely manner. Thank you so much for your help.

Get Your Free Case Review

Fill out my online form.

Law Offices Near You

Sarasota Office

Sarasota

941-954-1234

3550 S Tamiami Trail, 3rd Floor Sarasota Florida 34239

Bradenton Office

Bradenton

941-752-7000

5291 Office Park Blvd. Bradenton Florida 34203

St. Petersburg Office

St. Petersburg

727-381-9200

6446 Central Avenue St. Petersburg Florida 33707

Venice Office

Venice

941-496-9555

3986 S. Tamiami Trail Venice Florida 34293

Englewood Office

Englewood

941-474-4800

2960 S. McCall Rd Englewood Florida 34224

Port Charlotte Office

Port Charlotte

941-613-1141

3986 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte Florida 33952

Arcadia Office

Arcadia

863-494-0122

10 South DeSoto Avenue Arcadia Florida 34266

Fort Myers Office

Fort Myers

239-332-0770

8359 Beacon Blvd Fort Myers Florida 33907

Lakeland Office

Lakeland

863-683-5600

5137 S. Lakeland Dr. Lakeland Florida 33813

Experienced Injury Lawyers Fighting to Make Them Pay!


 
×