Pedestrian Accidents in Florida are Highly Dangerous

Pedestrian Accidents are dangerous

Pedestrian accidents are a scary proposition for people that regularly walk to and from their office or home. Human beings are so much smaller than motor vehicles. Thus, when a person is hit by a car, the outcomes are often catastrophic. In fact, a person can obey all of the traffic laws, cross in a designated crosswalk, and suffer traumatic injuries.

Therefore, the best solution to the Florida pedestrian accident problem is constant vigilance. Drivers and pedestrians’ only choice is to constantly be looking for one another when on Florida roadways.

Pedestrian Accidents are Often Fatal

A traffic accident involving a pedestrian is more likely to lead to a wrongful death than other types of accidents. In fact, despite a nationwide decrease in pedestrian fatalities, Florida was the nation’s leader in pedestrian deaths. No other state had as many pedestrians die in car accidents as Florida.

The reason pedestrian accidents are so dangerous should be obvious. Human beings are quite small and frail compared to cars. This size difference manifests itself by exerting a massive force upon the person that is hit in a pedestrian accident. 

What should an Injured Person do after Pedestrian Accidents?

The first thing an injured pedestrian should do is get to a safe area after a pedestrian accident. An injury victim should not remain in the road after a car hits them. To remain in the road is incredibly dangerous.

After getting out of the road, a pedestrian should call the police and/or emergency services. This way an officer will come and make a report about the crash. Additionally, if the pedestrian requires medical attention, the call to emergency services will allow them to receive it at the scene.

Following a pedestrian accident, all victims should go to a hospital or urgent care facility. As stated above, the injuries pedestrian accidents cause can be catastrophic. It is better to be safe than sorry when it comes to these sorts of injuries. 

Hire an experienced injury lawyer to file your claim with the other driver’s insurance company. An experienced pedestrian accident attorney knows the best way to set up your claim with the insurance companies. 

What can I collect for my Pedestrian Accident?

Pedestrian accident victims can collect both their economic and non-economic damages that occurred as a result of the crash. That means that an injury victim can collect for their medical expenses that are incurred as a result of the crash. They can also recover for future medical care that will be required as a result of the pedestrian accident.

Additionally, injury victims can recover their lost wages. That means that an injured victim can recover any money they lost as a result of time missed from work because of the crash. Injury victims can also recover for their loss of future earning capacity. That means that if an injured victim’s ability to work after the crash has been negatively affected, they can collect damages for the loss of money they will suffer in the future.

Finally, injury victims can recover for their pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of the ability to enjoy life, and other non-economic damages. Essentially, this means injury victims can recover for all of the hardships and pain caused by the accident that aren’t necessarily given a hard dollar figure. These amounts are sometimes nebulous, but can often make up the bulk of an injury victim’s recovery.

Call Knapp Accident & Injury Law about Pedestrian Accidents

Knapp Accident & Injury Law offers free consultations to all victims of negligence. That means if you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, we will sit down and perform a free case review with you. 

During this review, an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer will discuss not only your personal injuries, but your options with regard to treatment and the next best steps to take. Additionally, the contents of this conversation will be kept completely confidential within the attorney-client relationship. That confidentiality remains even if you do not elect to proceed with Knapp Accident & Injury Law but to instead hire another law group.

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