We cross the streets everyday without much concern, but thousands of pedestrians suffer severe injuries or die every year doing just that. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, pedestrians are one-and-a-half times more likely to be killed as a result of a vehicular accident than the occupants of the vehicle involved in the incident. While driver negligence is typically the main cause for pedestrian injuries, pedestrians can also place themselves at higher risk due to carelessness, such as not crossing in clearly designated zones or not paying proper attention to street signs and traffic lights.
If the accident to the pedestrian was clearly the result of someone else’s negligence, however, a person suffering injuries resulting from such an accident may be entitled to compensation, from the driver who caused the accident, to cover the costs of the resulting injuries and losses – including present and future medical costs related directly to the accident. Likewise, the family of a pedestrian killed in an accident may also be entitled to receive appropriate monetary damages.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a pedestrian accident in Broward, Miami-Dade or Palm Beach counties due to the negligence of others, please contact Hilda R. Ramirez Gainza or Juan Gainza at the Gainza Law Group today, at (954) 463-1210 to arrange for a free initial consultation. As experienced Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorneys, the Gainza Law Group will work diligently represent your best interests, and will vigorously pursue compensation in your case through any and all means necessary. They will always answer your questions and address your concerns with the utmost promptness, and will always keep you informed each and every step of the way on the status of your case.