Pedestrian accidents continue to rise, with nearly 6,000 pedestrian fatalities annually, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). On average, a pedestrian is killed in a traffic accident every 90 minutes in the U.S.
If you or your loved one has been hurt in a pedestrian accident while in Tampa or surrounding areas, contact Florin Gray Bouzas Owens, LLC. Our experienced personal injury lawyers serve Tampa and surrounding areas, including Wesley Chapel and New Port Richey, FL. Our firm is proud to defend the rights of victims injured in a range of traffic crashes, including pedestrian accidents.
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Pedestrians are vulnerable to severe or fatal injuries in a collision with a motor vehicle. If you have been seriously injured in a pedestrian accident, an experienced car accident lawyer can help you pursue the compensation you may need to cover your:
Damages can be extensive in a serious pedestrian accident. You may need an experienced personal injury attorney to litigate your case if insurance policy limits are not enough to cover your losses.
NHTSA reports that an average of 15 pedestrians are killed and 192 are injured daily.
The driver is not always legally at fault when a pedestrian accident occurs. A pedestrian who fails to exercise care in crossing the street or crosses against the signal in an intersection may be at least partially at fault for a pedestrian accident. However, a motorist who violates the law and hits a pedestrian may be held liable for any injuries.
Drivers of motor vehicles have a heightened duty to avoid collisions with pedestrians. Florida statutes 316.130(15) says, “…Every driver of a vehicle shall exercise due care to avoid colliding with any pedestrian or any person propelling a human-powered vehicle and give warning when necessary and exercise proper precaution upon observing any child or obviously confused or incapacitated person.”
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact Florin Gray Bouzas Owens, LLC as soon as possible for a free case consultation. You will need an experienced Tampa lawyer to help you pursue maximum compensation.
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