Pedestrian accidents typically involve persons who were not riding motor vehicles when they were struck by a car, truck, bus, or motorcycle while on the road. In 2006, 546 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes while more than 7,200 others were injured in Florida, which has one of the highest state pedestrian death rates in the United States.
Pedestrian accidents are the type of personal injury case where it is important to get an expert to the accident scene right away to examine all the evidence. At Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A., our Ft. Lauderdale, Florida pedestrian accident lawyers will work with accident reconstructionists and other top experts to make sure that we gather the evidence needed to prove that your injuries were caused by another negligent person or entity. We represent pedestrians injured in traffic crashes on roads in Broward County, Miami-Dade County, Palm Beach County, and throughout Florida.
Kids walking to school, bicyclists, skateboarders, in-line skaters, joggers, parents walking with their babies in strollers, as well as commuters, tourists, and vacationers on foot, all fall under the category of pedestrians. Injuries sustained in a pedestrian accident tend to be very serious–if not fatal. Serious neck injuries, spinal cord injuries (SCIs), traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), nerve damage, permanent disabilities, disfigurement, paralysis, multiple fractures, and death can occur to a pedestrian who is struck by a bus operator, a car driver, or a motorcyclist.
The medical and rehabilitation costs to recover from your pedestrian accident injuries can be very expensive. An injured pedestrian may have to take time off from school or work to properly recover. In Florida, you have the right to recover compensation for medical costs, surgery, physical therapy, occupational therapy, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other costs associated with your pedestrian injuries.
At Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A., our Ft. Lauderdale, Florida pedestrian crash lawyers will monitor your medical care to make sure that your injuries are getting the proper medical care that they require. We also provide a list of top medical specialists to all our clients.
Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
Traffic crashes involving an injured pedestrian usually could have been avoided if the driver of a car, truck, or bus had not acted negligently or carelessly. Drunk driving, speeding, driver inattention, driver inexperience, malfunctioning traffic signs, debris on the road, failure to yield, and failure to stop are, unfortunately, common causes of pedestrian injuries and wrongful death.
Our Ft. Lauderdale, Florida pedestrian accident attorneys are committed to holding any and all negligent parties responsible for your injuries. If necessary, we will fight with insurance companies to make sure that your rights to coverage and compensation are honored. We are not afraid to take your fight for financial recovery to the courtroom.
To schedule your free consultation with Attorney Gary Lazarus or Attorney Arleen Lazarus, call (954) 356-0006 or contact us online. Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A. has law offices that are conveniently located in Ft. Lauderdale, and Weston, Florida.