Ft. Lauderdale Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Have you been injured as a pedestrian in a motor vehicle accident?
A pedestrian is injured in a traffic accident every eight minutes. This tragic and dangerous type of car accident accounts for about 5,000 deaths each year in the United States, and that number is only growing. The majority of pedestrian accidents occur when motor vehicle operators fail to yield the right of way to pedestrians at crosswalks and intersections. However, pedestrian accidents can happen virtually anywhere as a result of:
- Negligent drivers
- Speeding drivers
- DUI accidents
- Reckless and distracted drivers
Because the human body is not designed to withstand impact from a motor vehicle, a large percentage of injuries sustained in these dangerous accidents are severe or life threatening in nature. Common injuries suffered by pedestrians can include broken bones, a debilitating traumatic brain injury, a paralyzing spinal cord injury such as paraplegia or quadriplegia or even death.
Fighting to Compensate Pedestrian Accident Victims
Regardless of the situation, it is important to remember that pedestrians nearly always have the right of way, and drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians are almost always considered to be at fault in an accident. If you or someone you know has been hurt as a pedestrian in a motor vehicle accident, it is important that you contact an accident lawyer from Chalik & Chalik as early as possible to learn about your rights in the situation and begin work on preparing your claim for compensation.
You may be eligible for compensation to cover your costs for emergency medical care and ongoing treatment, your lost income and reduced future earning power, and even damages for your pain, suffering and emotional distress.