The Dangers Of Sarasota Pedestrian Crashes

People can choose to get around Sarasota in a variety of ways. Some elect to drive cars, motorcycles, SUVs, or trucks, while others like to have folks drive them around. Hence, they schedule Uber pickups, hail cabs, or ride the bus. There are also those who prefer to travel by bicycle. They cycle from here to there and everywhere.

Last but certainly not least, some Floridians use their own two feet to walk from place to place in Sarasota. Speaking of pedestrians, that is what we are focusing on today. There is nothing wrong with walking. It is a great way to exercise, get fit, and stay limber. Plus, the activity doesn't cost a person a thing. They don't need insurance, gas, or the money for fares.

Those are probably some of the reasons why it is not uncommon to see pedestrians here. Not everything about walking, jogging, or running is all it sounds cracked up to be, though. People can get sweaty and smelly when traveling in these ways. They can get tired and have to sit and rest awhile as well. As if those issues weren't enough, pedestrians could also get struck by cars. 

All it takes is for a person to be in the wrong place at the wrong time on any given day, and their life could be changed forever.

Severe injuries can come to fruition from such events. Fractures and broken bones are possible, but so are lacerations and burns. Not to mention, a traumatic brain injury could enter the picture. Pedestrians can lose their lives when vehicles hit them too.

That impacts their friends, neighbors, and families. They are forced to grieve and mourn the losses. Additionally, surviving relatives become responsible for the deceased party's final expenses. As you can see, nothing good comes from pedestrian accidents, but they are just that, accidents, and they do happen.

Are Pedestrian Accidents A Real Problem In Florida?

The short answer to this question is yes; pedestrian accidents are a real problem in Florida. According to the FLHSMV, the Sunshine State accounted for 9,736 pedestrian crashes in 2019. That was significantly up from just the year before, where the number stood at 9,356, but anyway, we are going to focus on the 2019 stats. The 9,736 incidents led to 6,369 injuries, 1,524 incapacitating injuries, and 734 fatalities.

Different issues cause these accidents, but driver negligence is to blame more often than not. Negligent or reckless acts can be various things. However, to give readers an idea of what negligence is, we will provide some examples. Speeding, drunk driving, distracted driving, and drowsy driving are all forms of neglect.

The pedestrians involved in these wrecks may be entitled to fair compensation. Families might as well if their loved ones die in the crashes. They must prove that a driver's recklessness caused the injuries or death. That is where having an accident or wrongful death attorney on their side comes in handy. The professionals build strong cases by collecting evidence to prove fault. That proof can come from various places, such as...

• Traffic Cameras
• Black Boxes
• Cell Phone Records
• Accident Reports
• And More

It just depends on what happened, as to what the lawyers will use. Our partners have recovered over $500 million for accident victims. They have resolved more than 10,000 injury cases as well, so if you get hurt in a pedestrian crash in Sarasota, please, don't hesitate to give us a call. We offer free case evaluations, and clients only pay when they win.

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