Boca Raton Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Representing Injured Clients Throughout Central & Southern Florida
Did you know that Florida is the most dangerous state in the United States
for pedestrians? According to
a Miami Herald article from 2019, a sobering 49,340 pedestrians died during a ten-year period, which comes
out to more than fatalities 13 a day or one death every hour and 46 minutes.
Additionally, pedestrians who are over the age of 65 are much more likely
to be involved in a pedestrian accident than people who are younger. Inattentive,
distracted, and aggressive drivers as well as poor engineering of the
roads in Florida certainly contribute to these statistics.
Our Boca Raton pedestrian accident attorney at
Chad J. Robinson, PLLC is committed to helping accident victims get justice after suffering at
the hands of a negligent party. Our team provides competent legal representation
for clients to ensure they are able to get the medical treatment they
need in order to recover as swiftly as possible. If you have been injured
in a Central or Southern Florida pedestrian accident as a result of another
person’s reckless or careless actions, contact our law firm right
away to see how we can help you.
(561) 564-0233 or
contact us online to book your free consultation and get started. We provide legal services
in Spanish, Hebrew, Portuguese, and English.
The Different Types of Pedestrian Accidents in Florida
When higher speeds are involved in a pedestrian accident, the pedestrian
will suffer more serious, catastrophic injuries that often become fatal.
Even when a vehicle is moving at a slow speed, an impact with a pedestrian
can result in serious injuries depending on how the pedestrian’s
head hits the ground after falling. Even a vehicle traveling at only eight
mph can cause instant death. All pedestrian accidents are dangerous.
There are different types of pedestrian accidents that can occur in Florida.
Here is a list of the most commonly reported:
Back-up Accidents: This type of accident occurs when a driver is backing up their vehicle
without first checking behind or around them. These accidents usually
happen in parking lots or driveways.
Dart-out Accidents: This type of accident occurs when a pedestrian darts out into the roadway,
not giving the driver enough time to stop the car.
Intersection Accidents: This type of accident occurs when a pedestrian is attempting to cross
the street at the intersection.
Passing Accidents: This type of accident occurs when an inattentive driver is not able to
see a pedestrian because another vehicle has stopped to allow them to
cross. The impatient driver may attempt to pass the stopped vehicle and
strike the pedestrian in the process.
Vehicle Turns & Merging Accidents: This type of accident occurs when a driver is so focused on making a
turn that they don’t see the pedestrian until after they begin turning.
Merging accidents are very similar—the driver doesn’t see
the pedestrian until they are merging.
Vendor Accidents: These types of accidents usually occur on residential streets where young
children run after the ice cream vendor. These accidents sometimes involve
food trucks as well.
Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in Florida
A vast majority of pedestrian accidents in Florida are a result of negligent
and reckless drivers. Although we can take various steps to ensure we
do not cause harm to others, there is no guarantee that other motorists
will provide us with the same consideration.
Drivers who disobey traffic control devices, speed, drive impaired, or
engage in other reckless behaviors are likely to cause serious and life-altering
accidents. As a result of negligent motorists, thousands of pedestrians
are hospitalized every single year with injuries resulting from collisions
with motor vehicles. In Central and Southern Florida, we see these unimaginable
accidents take place for a variety of reasons.
Some of the leading causes of pedestrian accidents in Boca Raton are as follows:
- Negligent or impaired drivers
- Drivers who use an electronic communication device while at the wheel
- Texting and driving
- Using another electronic piece of equipment
- Eating and drinking while driving
- Applying makeup, styling your hair, and grooming while you drive
- Adjusting the music or changing the radio stations
- Talking to other passengers in the car
Pedestrian accidents also have a variety of causes in areas like Boca Raton,
West Palm Beach, Hollywood, and all throughout Central and Southern Florida.
Some of the most common causes of these accidents include:
- Inclement weather
- Unfamiliar roadways
- Obstructions, like trees, posts, and poles, that block the line of sight
- Construction in roadways
Regardless of what caused your accident, it is crucial that you work with
a reputable and knowledgeable attorney after being injured because of
another party. Our Boca Raton Florida pedestrian accident attorney Chad
J. Robinson, PLLC in Boca Raton is available to fight for you and hold
those at fault responsible.
If a Settlement Can Not Be Reached, What Happens?
If we are not able to come to a settlement agreement that reflects your
needs and best interests, we will go to court and provide aggressive and
effective legal representation to help you move forward and reach all
of your goals for a full recovery.
Southern Florida personal injury attorney Chad J. Robinson strives to help
his clients maximize their recoveries so they can take care of the financial
burdens they may face such as:
- Medical expenses, both current and future
- Lost wages due to missing work to recover
- Lost earnings, benefits, and other losses from being forced out of work
- Property damage
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
- And more
We understand the challenges that victims face after being injured in a
pedestrian accident in Florida. We work diligently to help innocent victims
obtain compensation from responsible parties so they can cover their expenses
and alleviate at least some of their stress.
(561) 564-0233 or
contact us online to get started. Available 24/7.