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Pedestrian accidents during the holidays
With the holidays here, people travel to get their shopping done or dine with friends. Drivers and pedestrians are distracted while talking on their phones, looking for an available parking spot, or speaking to their friends. The highly trafficked roadways in Delray Beach, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, and Florida's metropolitan cities pose high pedestrian threats. As it is accidents during holiday travel are significantly increased.
Anytime you are crossing the street, there is an imposed risk, however during the next few weeks of holiday shopping and congestion, the risk is increased for pedestrian-vehicle accidents and injury. The cities of Florida have made great initiatives to improve the streets, crosswalks, and sidewalks so they are walkable and safe for pedestrians, scooters, and cyclists. But the safest and pedestrian-friendly cities still impose risk for pedestrian accidents and collisions.
Our pedestrian accident attorney at Advocates USA has the resources available to handle the complicated process of filing a personal injury claim for your pedestrian accident in Florida. With legal representation throughout the state of Florida, we have you covered and will hold the negligent driver accountable for your injuries. In addition, we are committed to helping our clients get the compensation needed for the lost wages, pain and suffering, medical bills, and other damages associated with Florida car-pedestrian accidents.
Call our personal injury attorneys today if you or someone you love was injured in a vehicle-pedestrian or bicycle accident. You may be entitled to compensation, and we can explore your options today. Call today to schedule a free evaluation at 1-800-872-4878.
What type of compensation is available for pedestrian accidents?
The amount and type of compensation awarded depends on many factors and ultimately depends on what your lawyer and defense attorney agree on. However, based on the injuries you or a loved one suffers in a pedestrian-vehicle collision, your personal injury attorney will help seek compensation for the following damages:
Medical expenses, including your current medical bills and future medical costs. This could include surgery, doctor bills, medical transportation, rehabilitation, medical devices needed to recover, or other costs associated with the accident.
Pain and suffering, this type of compensation is endured through no fault of your own and refers to physical and nonphysical pain and suffering.
Future lost wages. If you cannot return to work because your injuries do not permit it, you could be compensated for the money you would have earned.
Lost wages. If you had to miss work due to your pedestrian accident injuries, you could recover compensation.
Mental Anguish. After suffering injuries from an accident, you could be left with depression, anxiety, stress, or other psychological trauma.
Loss of Consortium. After suffering injuries from an accident and being unable to engage in your day-to-day marital relations, physically, mentally, or both, you could be compensation.
Funeral Expenses. You could be compensated for the funeral costs you lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident.
To find out how to file a claim for compensation click here.
Pedestrian accidents are increased during the holidays.
Pedestrians, watch out! Distracted drivers pose the most significant risk for pedestrians. And during Christmas shopping, where pedestrians and drivers are distracted with their to-do-list racing from one place to the next, can and will account for accidents and injuries. However, many pedestrian accidents can be avoided if pedestrians and drivers exercise enhanced caution and follow simple rules during holiday shopping. Advocates USA has provided some helpful pedestrian safety tips.
Safety tips for pedestrians:
Although you can't control other people's behaviors around you, and certainly can take steps to protect yourself.
- Keep your eyes and ears open
- Do not text while using the crosswalk or while walking in a parking lot
- Use the crosswalks and stay inside the lanes
- Watch for vehicles reversing
- Remember all cars have blind spots
- Even if the light signals for you to walk, ensure the vehicles are stopped before crossing
- Do no zig-zag through parking lots and in between cars
- Use well-lit areas if you are walking
You do not want to be at fault for suffering injuries after a pedestrian accident. A few scenarios where you could be held liable for your accident is:
- You were not using the pedestrian signals
- You were not using the dedicated sidewalk or crosswalk
- If you walked out in front of traffic
- You were distracted
Are you suffering injuries after getting hit by a car?
Even the most cautious pedestrian can get struck by a vehicle and suffer injuries. But, as I said above, you can not control the behavior of others. Drivers, unfortunately, are not always paying attention, especially when it comes time for holiday shopping and the hustle and bustle of traffic.
A pedestrian can be struck by a vehicle in seconds. Unfortunately, the injuries are typically severe when this happens due to the velocity and a large object hitting the body.
Suppose you were injured on the Florida crosswalk or sidewalks as a pedestrian. In that case, our personal injury attorneys at Advocates USA could help you recover compensation for your losses and hold the negligent driver accountable for their actions.
Call Advocates USA to schedule your free consultation by calling 1-800-872-4878. We have representation throughout the state of Florida and are available seven days a week, 24 hours a day, to assist you with your personal injury questions.
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