Pedestrian Car Accidents
We Help Pedestrians Who Suffer Serious Personal Injuries in Car Accidents across Florida, including Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Plantation, Naples, the Palm Beaches and the Florida Keys.Florida Pedestrian Car Accident Attorneys
According to the NHTSA there are greater than 70,000 accidents each year in which a car accident or truck accident involves a pedestrian suffering personal injuries. Sadly, more than 4,250 of those walkers and runners who are struck by a car or truck each year die in those crashes. This means a car versus pedestrian crash happens nearly every 8 minutes each day. Given the favorable weather we enjoy in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, the Florida Keys and the Palm Beaches many of our fellow Floridians often find themselves walking near or around what they do not realize are dangerous roadways. These factors are a significant reason why Florida is the second most dangerous state for pedestrians.
Studies reveal that most victims of vehicle vs. pedestrian accidents are children below the age of 15, who account for those injured in almost 20% of those accidents. Elderly pedestrians make up approximately 16% of the victims of such Miami car or truck versus pedestrian accidents.
Some of the conditions which contribute to Fort Lauderdale pedestrian involved car and truck accidents, which are usually caused by a driver not being attentive to their surroundings, include:
- Improper roadway lighting
- Ongoing roadway construction
- Distracted drivers using cellphones rather than watching for crosswalks
- Passing stopped school buses
We at the Law Offices of Joseph I. Lipsky, P.A. have over 25 years of experience helping pedestrians and their families pick up the pieces of their lives after suffering serious injuries and loss after being struck by a motor vehicle. Our goal is to help get our clients the maximum financial compensation for pain and suffering caused by their injuries, payment of out-of-pocket medical bills and lost wages to which they are entitled. Using our experience and knowledge has allowed us to recover tens of millions of dollars for our seriously injured clients and their families.
Because of the force at which pedestrians are struck by motor vehicles in Miami car accidents, the injuries pedestrians suffer are often serious and life altering. Some of the most common injuries pedestrians suffer in Key West car accidents include:
- spine trauma
- head and brain injuries
- fractured bones
Due to the severity of these types of injuries, insurance companies begin their on-scene investigations immediately after a driver hits a pedestrian. The insurance company, even while the injured pedestrian is recovering in the hospital, will begin seeking out witnesses from whom they will try to get favorable recorded statements. The insurance companies will also actively try to speak to investigating police officers and take photographs of accident scenes before physical evidence disappears. Remember, it is the insurance company’s job to protect themselves and to limit your financial recovery. This is the precise reason why seriously injured victims of Naples car accidents should immediately contact Florida car accident lawyer Joseph Lipsky, so he too can begin to gather the necessary evidence to protect your rights.
As insurance companies quickly respond to pedestrian involved car accidents, injured victims must contact an experienced car accident attorney too, to make sure their rights are also protected. Having helped hundreds of victims of pedestrian car accidents, we understand what you are going through and will devote all of our experience and resources to making sure whoever caused your injuries are held responsible and they and their insurance company pay all of damages.
If you or a loved one were injured while walking or running in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, the Palm Beaches or the Florida Keys, we urge you to CONTACT the Law Offices of Joseph I. Lipsky, P.A., either ONLINE or by CALLING us:
(888) FLA-LAW8 - Toll Free
(954) 693-0073 - Fort Lauderdale
(305) 821-7333 - Miami-Dade
(561) 514-3535 - Palm Beaches
(305) 296-6300 - Florida Keys
to arrange for your FREE NO OBLIGATION CONSULTATION. The call and personal injury consultation are FREE, so do not delay in calling to find out about your legal rights.