Pedestrian accidents can have severe impacts on the victim. If you or a loved one is a wrongfully injured pedestrian it is in your best interest to contact a Tampa pedestrian accident lawyer from Pallegar Law as soon as possible. Pedestrian accidents can cause serious injury, making it that much more important for you to file a claim quickly with an experienced injury attorney. Call 813-444-3912 right now to discuss your case with an attorney from Pallegar Law.
Florida is ranked one of the most dangerous places to be a pedestrian, with 5,142 pedestrians killed by a car in just ten years. Dangerous by Design, a study conducted by Smart Growth America, concluded that Americans are 7.2 times more likely to die from a pedestrian accident than a natural disaster. Tampa ranks number 7 on the most dangerous pedestrian cities in 2016. Why so many accidents? Poor road design and lackluster pedestrian infrastructure are to blame for some of these accidents. Most accidents are caused by negligent drivers who are either distracted, aggressive, or not abiding by the rules of the road in some way. If a vehicle injured you or someone you know while walking, you should contact an experienced Tampa pedestrian accident attorney from Pallegar Law.
At Pallegar Law, we have helped victims obtain the compensation they are entitled to after an injury. The experienced personal injury attorney at our firm knows how to navigate the legal landscape of a personal injury claim. Pedestrian accidents often result in severe injury and life-long impact. Some of the most common accidents include:Intersections
Intersection accidents involving pedestrians are common. Pedestrians often cross at busy intersections and motorists sometimes do not see them either because of their own negligence or pedestrian error.Turn and Merge
When drivers are turning or merging they have their attention focused on when it is safe to make that turn or merge into traffic. In some instances the driver might neglect to see a pedestrian crossing while focusing on turning or merging.Parking Lots
Plenty of pedestrian accidents occur in parking lots when the driver has failed to notice a pedestrian approaching his or her vehicle. This usually occurs while the driver is backing up.Failure to Yield at Crosswalk
Crosswalks are usually located at intersections, but drivers often fail to stop and yield to pedestrians. Vehicles might not notice a pedestrian crossing because of their own negligence.
Whether you were hit in a parking lot or at an intersection, the first thing you should do after your accident is seek medical attention. Next, you should call an aggressive Tampa pedestrian attorney to help you fight for your right to compensation. You could face thousands of dollars in medical bills along with loss of income, pain and suffering after your injury. Your insurance policy might not be a sufficient way to cover all of the expenses you face after your accident, so you should file a claim today with the Tampa pedestrian accident lawyers at Pallegar Law. Getting hit by a car is a serious matter, and your legal case is just as serious. Let us help you today.