Drivers in Florida have a duty to operate their vehicles with due care to avoid striking pedestrians. However, Florida is no stranger to distracted or dangerous drivers. Distracted drivers are a serious threat to pedestrians.
Pedestrian accidents often result in serious injury, such as broken bones or brain damage, as well death. In Florida for 2016, there were over 9,000 injuries to pedestrian-involved crashes – with 667 resulting in death. That is more than one person injured or killed every hour as a pedestrian.
Pedestrian injuries and deaths occur for a variety of reasons. Some of the more common ones include:
- Distracted drivers
- Aggressive drivers
- Improper lane changes
- Driving too fast for road conditions
- Failing to keep proper lookout
- Failing to yield
Pedestrians who have been injured frequently find their world has changed in a moment. Along with serious and permanent injury are increasing medical bills and painful recovery.
For a pedestrian who has been injured, their world can change in an instant. With serious injury and increasing medical bills, it can often be difficult to keep up with everything. Who is responsible for the payment of medical bills? What happens if I cannot work? What are my rights? These are just some of the common concerns of injury victims. We are here to help.
At Presser Law, P.A., we aggressively represent pedestrians injured as a result of dangerous drivers. We fight to bring our clients justice so they can focus on what matters most – getting better.
If you have been injured as a pedestrian, contact Presser Law, P.A. for a FREE CASE EVALUATION. We will immediately start to investigate your case and answer any questions you may have.
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At Presser Law, P.A., we fight for you because justice is what injury victims deserve. We will provide you with legal guidance and insight about your case and explore issues of fault, causation and damages so that we can fight to bring you the justice you deserve.
Located in Altamonte Springs, Seminole County, we handle cases throughout Orlando and Central Florida. No fees or costs unless we make a recovery for you.