Pedestrian Accidents in Florida
Traffic laws were established to keep not only drivers safe but also pedestrians. Pedestrians always have the right of way; but, because we are so dependant on our cars for transportation, it can be easy to forget that we must share the road.
A study from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) approximated that 70, 000 pedestrians are injured from motor vehicle accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) also reported that nearly 5, 000 pedestrians are killed each year.
What Causes Pedestrian Accidents?
Motor vehicles are not the only ones to blame. A pedestrian might have a premises liability claim if he or she had a slip-and-fall injury on poorly maintained sidewalks, fallen debris from construction sites, and uneven walking surfaces. Our Sarasota personal lawyers can help you investigate the circumstances of your accident to determine where there was a defect or if a driver’s negligence played a role.
These are some examples of driver negligence:
- Traffic violations
- Failing to yield to pedestrians’ right of way
- Not signaling before turning
- Driving recklessly during inclement weather
- Distracted driving
- Driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs
Drunk driving is perhaps one of the leading causes of deadly pedestrian accidents, in fact. A drunk driver who caused your accident may culpable for traffic citations and even driving under the influence charges. You can pursue a claim under that driver’s auto insurance policy; however, we urge you to seek representation to assist you with the claims process. You will need our tenacious Sarasota personal injury attorneys to advocate for you, especially if you will need to negotiate with insurance companies.
Why We Should Be Your First Choice
We at Band, Gates & Dramis, P.L. have extensive knowledge of the law. We also have negotiation skills to work with insurance defense teams, who may be reluctant to pay out what you truly deserve. We have over 100 years of collective legal experience and are continuously educating ourselves in the law so that we can keep you informed. We create personalized solutions that are efficient and tailored to resolve your specific needs as smoothly as possible.
We are reliable, skilled and results-driven attorneys who are here to uphold your rights. Get us on your case and call (941) 366-8010!