Pedestrian Accidents


Florida is the most dangerous state for pedestrians.
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Pedestrian Accidents

With 292 pedestrian deaths in the first half of 2014 the GHSA found Florida had the highest number of pedestrians fatalities in the nation. When a pedestrian is struck by a motor vehicle, motorcycle, or even a bicycle, the consequences can be devastating, often resulting in serious injuries or death. Our pedestrian accident attorneys are knowledgeable in the laws and regulations that apply to pedestrian accidents and experienced in representing injured pedestrians and their families. If you or a loved one was injured or killed while traveling on foot in Florida, call us.

Roads are often unsafe for pedestrians

Pedestrian accidents are commonplace because pedestrians share space with motor vehicles in many settings, such as when crossing or traveling alongside the street or sidewalk. In these circumstances, pedestrians are vulnerable to being injured or even killed. University of South Florida’s Center for Urban Transportation Research tells us:
  • 21% of deaths due to car accidents are pedestrians
  • 20% required hospitalization for serious injuries
  • 75% required ER visits

Streets are primarily designed for use by cars and trucks and in some instances have layouts that are very unsafe for pedestrians. These factors, combined with the many drivers who are speeding, texting, or otherwise distracted, creates an extremely hazardous environment for pedestrians.

Who is most at risk?

  • Older adults
  • Children

Based on 2012 CDC data, pedestrians ages 65 and older accounted for 20% of all pedestrian deaths and 9% of pedestrian injuries.

According to the CDC, in 2012 more than one in every five children between the ages of 5 and 15 who were killed in traffic crashes were pedestrians.

We can help you

  • Identify all potential defendants and finding all insurance coverage
  • Gather evidence such as accident reports, medical records, and other information
  • Document all of your damages and medical treatment
  • Build your case to prove that the defendant(s) was at fault
  • Involve appropriate experts when needed
  • Deal with the insurance companies
  • Advise you so that you can make informed decisions about your case

The insurance companies have lawyers working on their side. You are going to need a pedestrian accident lawyer working on your team. Let our accident attorneys fight for you! We are available 24/7 including nights and weekends and have offices in Broward and Dade. Call (954) 687-9100 or visit and office near you today.

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