What is a Pedestrian Accident?

In the simplest terms, a pedestrian accident is a collision between a motor vehicle and a person traveling on foot (standing, walking, running, or jogging – any foot travel). Pedestrians are obviously vulnerable to very severe, catastrophic physical trauma if they are hit by a motor vehicle. The speed of travel and size of the vehicle can influence just how serious the injuries are. Some of the most common types of pedestrian trauma include:

  • Facial injury and disfigurement
  • Skull fractures and brain injuries
  • Internal organ injury
  • Injuries that lead to the loss of a limb, finger, hand, or other body part
  • Injuries to the back, neck, and spinal column
  • Burns and scars
  • Fractures
  • Paralysis

If you or a loved one were injured because a motorist collided with you, then you may be eligible to pursue maximized compensation in a claim handled by our experienced lawyers. You may have a case even if your injuries don’t fall into one of the categories above. Generally any type of serious injury may qualify. You are also eligible to pursue wrongful death compensation if your spouse, parent, or child was killed in a pedestrian accident caused by the motorist’s negligence.

A motorist may cause injury to a pedestrian when they:

  • Drive drunk
  • Drive under the influence of drugs
  • Speed
  • Text or use the phone
  • Drive distracted
  • Disobey traffic laws
  • Run stop lights and stop signs
  • Fall asleep behind the wheel
  • Daydream or check out mentally behind the wheel

As experienced accident attorneys, we know how to assess the accident to determine if negligence played a role in causing the crash that injured you.

Find Out If You Have a Case

In a pedestrian accident claim handled by our experienced Florida and New York attorneys, we will pursue the best possible results for you and your family. Oftentimes the victims of serious accidents are hesitant to begin a claim, but it may be the best option for recovering injury compensation. We have a history of successful verdicts and settlements, and we will not stop working until we have resolved your claim. For a case evaluation, please call us in Florida, at 305-751-8556, or in New York, at 518-792-1174.

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