Pedestrians are completely vulnerable and therefore suffer a vastly disproportionate amount of severe injuries and wrongful death when an accident involving a motor vehicle occurs. Approximately 4,735 pedestrians were killed (17% of all traffic fatalities), and 66,000 pedestrians suffered injuries, in U.S. traffic accidents in 2013, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Pedestrian accidents raise unique issues, and may involve pedestrians or joggers who are struck in a crosswalk, sideswiped by a motor vehicle, hit while in a parking lot, struck while exiting a bus or car, or otherwise injured or killed by a driver who is at fault. All too often, drivers are inattentive to the presence of pedestrians and don't sufficiently look in the direction their car is traveling.
When a pedestrian accident occurs, the pedestrian has the same right to seek financial compensation as any motorist. Just like other accidents involving motor vehicles, it is important to hire a sophisticated and knowledgeable attorney familiar with the unique issues involved in pedestrian accidents and pedestrian injuries, who will conduct a prompt investigation of the accident and your injuries, who has credibility with auto insurance companies, and who will work tirelessly to obtain for you the compensation to which you are entitled.
Pedestrian injuries can also arise from causes other than collisions with motor vehicles, such as hazards created by the defective or dangerous condition of sidewalks or parking lots. Property owners, municipalities, or other third parties may be held liable if they were negligent.
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If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a pedestrian accident in the State of Florida, I can help you get your life back on track. Since 2001, I have been committed to helping accident victims and their families recover the fair financial compensation that they deserve under Florida State Law. Schedule a free initial consultation with me by calling my office at (561) 721-1600.
You Pay Nothing Up Front
The costs associated with hiring a personal injury lawyer are often a major concern for people who have been injured in an accident and may be facing financial challenges or may be unable to work, which can make the process of hiring an attorney seem even more confusing and overwhelming. Marcelo Montesinos represents accident victims on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not pay me a fee or any costs, until and unless I successfully resolve your case.