Pedestrian accidents happen every day. According to the CDC, in 2017, 5,977 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the United States. That’s about one death every 88 minutes. Moreover, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that fatal traffic accidents involving pedestrians are on the rise, with 6,283 pedestrian deaths in 2018—a 3% increase from 2017. It is important to note that these figures don’t even include traffic accidents involving bicycles or electric scooters.
Both drivers and pedestrians have certain duties per the law to avoid these tragedies.
Pedestrians have a duty to walk in a careful and safe manor within designated crossings and sidewalks. Operators of cars and other vehicles have a duty to be alert and cautious in an effort to look out for pedestrians. Both parties have a responsibility to be careful, pay attention, and look where they’re going.
Unfortunately, some drivers can be careless or impaired, which leads to accidents where pedestrians suffer severe injures or even death.
If you or a family member has been struck by a vehicle and was injured because of the negligent or reckless actions of someone else, Panter, Panter & Sampedro, can help you pursue compensation. Call us today at 305-662-6178 for a FREE initial consultation about your case.
What To Do After The Accident
- If you are able, call 911 and seek medical treatment.
- Exchange contact and insurance information from the driver.
- Collect all medical documentation and expenses relating to the accident.
- Retain a copy of the police report.
- Make note or store all communications with the driver.
- Contact us for a FREE case review.
What Can Pedestrians Be Compensated For
- Medical Expenses
- Current & Future Lost Wages
- Pain & Suffering
- Mental Anguish
- Funeral Expenses
At Panter, Panter & Sampedro, we provide experienced legal assistance for people injured in pedestrian accidents and other types of motor vehicle accidents throughout South Florida.
After successfully litigating hundreds of cases involving accidents between automobiles and pedestrians, we know how hard it can be. Because of Florida’s “no fault” insurance law and the requirements needed in the filing of personal injury protection (PIP) insurance claims, proving negligence and getting compensation for your injuries and other losses can be difficult. Our skilled lawyers can help. From getting you the very best medical treatment to rigorous investigation, accident recreation, and comprehensive legal representation — Panter, Panter & Sampedro is prepared to fight for your rights.
Let our capable personal injury attorneys help you navigate the often complicated process of filing a claim and negotiating with the negligent party’s insurance company.
Call 305-662-6178 to schedule a FREE consultation with an experienced lawyer about your legal options for pursuing compensation.