Pedestrian Accidents Lawyer in Fort Lauderdale

Pedestrians Hit By Cars, Trucks, Buses or Motorcycles

According to the Federal Highway Administration each year, pedestrian fatalities comprise about 12 percent of all traffic fatalities and there are approximately 4,000 pedestrian deaths. Another 59,000 pedestrians are injured in roadway crashes annually. On average, a pedestrian was killed every two hours and injured every nine minutes in traffic crashes.

When a driver fails to operate their vehicle safely, it can result in serious, catastrophic injuries (brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones) or even death. Impact with a motor vehicle, truck, motorcycle, bicycle or bus can be devastating to a pedestrian.

What Causes Pedestrian Accidents?

  • Driver Inattentiveness distracted driving including texting, talking on the phone, eating, grooming, changing the radio or having too many passengers in the vehicle
  • Aggressive Driving speeding, road rage, ignoring or violating traffic signals and stop signs, violating right of way (failing to yield)
  • Drunk Driving Driving under the influence of drugs and or alcohol
  • Dangerous Intersections & Hazardous Road Conditions uneven or missing sidewalks, overgrown vegetation, potholes, inadequate warning signs, and malfunctioning crosswalks that cause pedestrians to slip and fall or walk into traffic
  • Pulling Around Buses failing to allow pedestrians to get off of public buses or school children to get off or around school buses
  • Driver Confusion drivers (young drivers, tourist, vacationers) who are possibly inexperienced or unfamiliar with the area and the roadways, and are lost and confused
  • Defective Vehicles vehicles with defective breaks, faulty steering, a blown tire that can result in the losing control of the vehicle and striking pedestrians

FJW Pedestrian accidentsWhile many pedestrian accidents are the result of negligence on someone else’s part, pedestrian accidents that occur may also be the responsibility of the pedestrian (j-walking – crossing the street illegally, under the influence of drugs or alcohol, a child running into the street, not walking in a crosswalk). Pedestrians that are engaging in dangerous activities may be found partially or fully at fault for their accident and be required to pay for their own injuries as well as any damage to the vehicle.

Free Initial Legal Consultation – and We Aren’t Paid unless there is a Recovery

We have handled hundreds of car, truck, motorcycle and pedestrian accidents and insurance coveragecases, and have achieved numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. Our consultations with potential pedestrian accident clients are free. If we take your case, we are only paid fees and costs of suit if we succeed in winning a recovery for you. We advance the costs of your case, too, so there’s no cost to you of bringing your lawsuit or claim.