Pedestrian v. Car
A person on foot is no match for the power and force of a moving vehicle, so when cars, trucks, or other vehicles strike pedestrians, serious injuries are likely to be the result. Florida is second only to California in the number of pedestrians who lose their lives each year to collisions with motor vehicles. In our state, at least one pedestrian dies every day in a crash with a motor vehicle. If you or someone you love has been hurt in a pedestrian/motor vehicle accident, contact a personal injury attorney for advice on a compensation claim.
Pedestrian/Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Florida ranks second behind California in the number of pedestrian deaths.
- In a year’s time, 466 pedestrians die in Florida after being struck by motor vehicles.
- Nationwide, about seven out of 10 pedestrian deaths occur in urban areas.
- In the U.S., more than 4,000 pedestrians per year die because of traffic crashes.
- Male victims of pedestrian/motor vehicle accidents outnumber female victims two to one.
- Research has found that a high percentage of pedestrians killed in motor vehicle crashes have high blood alcohol concentrations.
Source: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
At Freeman Injury Law, our Palm Beach car accident lawyers understand how devastating injuries can be when a car strikes a pedestrian. We have dedicated our efforts to helping people throughout South Florida when they’ve been harmed in accidents. Our seasoned personal injury and wrongful death lawyers know that pedestrians’ lives can change in an instant because a motorist drove carelessly. We believe that the responsible driver should be brought to justice, and that you should be compensated for your injuries.
The Broward County car accident attorneys at Freeman Injury Law know that Florida roads can pose a deadly hazard to pedestrians. Research by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reveals that nearly 39 people lose their lives every month in Florida because of collisions with motor vehicles – more than one person per day. Our personal injury lawyers know that for every pedestrian death, thousands of other citizens are injured. In 2009, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report nearly 190,000 pedestrian injuries – more than 500 per day.
When you’re struck by a motor vehicle you may sustain extensive injuries. Those happen when pedestrians strike the bumper, hood or windshield of the vehicle. The result may be head injuries, spinal cord injuries, multiple fractures, and more. Such serious damage can be particularly traumatic for very young accident victims and for elderly ones. IIHS data reveals that older people run a greater risk of death in pedestrian/motor vehicle accidents – 62% greater than the rates of fatal injury of younger pedestrians.
At Freeman Injury Law, our Fort Lauderdale car accident lawyers know that injured pedestrians may need expensive and long-term medical treatment for the serious physical damage they’ve suffered. When you call our seasoned personal injury attorneys, you’ll get the peace of mind that your fellow Floridians know they can expect because they have a skilled and strong advocate on their side. Our pedestrian injury attorneys will meet with you to explain your rights, and we’ll take decisive action to provide you with the aggressive representation you need in order to recover the maximum compensation for your injuries and the expenses they cause. Don’t gamble with your physical and financial well-being. Call on the hard-hitting attorneys at Freeman Injury Law. If you can’t come to us, we’ll come to your hospital room or home to meet with you.