Orlando Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
According to statistics from the U.S. National Transportation Library, more than 78,000 pedestrians were injured in traffic accidents in 2000, and another 4,739 died. On average, these statistics represent a pedestrian death every 110 minutes and an injury every 9 minutes.
Many pedestrian accidents are a direct result of driver negligence, including:
- Inattentive or pre-occupied drivers
- Drivers who fail to observe posted speed limits
- Drivers who fail to observe a pedestrian’s right of way
- Drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs
Most pedestrian fatalities occur at night, in normal weather conditions at non-intersection locations in urban areas. As might be expected, alcohol use on the part of the driver or the pedestrian also plays a major role.
Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries
When involved in an accident with a car, pedestrians can suffer tragic injuries, including:
- Brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Wrongful death
Proving Negligence in a Pedestrian Accident
Proving negligence in a pedestrian accident can be a tricky task. Unfortunately, if you were pedestrian who was struck by a negligent driver, it will be important to collect evidence such as witness testimony and any photographs of the accident scene to help build your case.
In some cases, proving that the driver should have taken steps to avoid the accident might require input from an experienced lawyer or accident reconstruction expert. Every situation is different, so it’s important to consider all potential avenues for getting you compensation for your damages.
Seeking competent legal advice can provide invaluable insight into how best to handle your particular situation in order to leave you with the compensation that’s rightfully yours.
When you need a pedestrian accident in Orlando, turn to Michael Barszcz, M.D., J.D. We make it a top priority to pursue maximum compensation when it matters most. Trust that we’ll work to safeguard your rights every step of the way.
To discuss your case with our attorney, we encourage you to call us at (407) 305-6088.
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