Pedestrian Accidents in Plantation
Plantation Personal Injury Attorney
Florida is known for its tropical climate and beautiful scenery, which is why many individuals choose to walk from place to place. Unfortunately, this makes those people more susceptible to the dangers posed by cars, trucks, SUVs and other types of vehicles on the road. Every day, pedestrians are injured because of other people's negligence. When you are suffering due to a reckless or irresponsible driver, enlist the services of a Plantation injury attorney right away. The Law Offices of Jason T. Corsover have been representing injured pedestrians for more than a decade. At our firm, we understand that it can be very difficult to handle medical bills, lost wages and emotional suffering during this time. We are passionate about obtaining the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Whether you were injured at a crosswalk by a reckless driver or hit by a negligent truck driver, a personal injury lawyer from our firm is prepared to help. If any form of negligence took place leading to your injuries, we may be able to help you secure restitution. Once liability has been determined, we help our clients take the necessary legal action against the negligent driver. You could suffer major injuries, especially as a pedestrian with little protection from a vehicle. Don't wait any longer to retain the legal support you need.
Are you suffering due to a dangerous driver?
Plantation is full of beautiful neighborhoods and residential areas. Many people walk to the store, stroll around the block or take their dog out for a run on a daily basis. This means of transportation can be very healthy and economical, saving on gas and gym time. Unfortunately, it is not always without its dangers. In 2010, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) reported over 499 pedestrian fatalities and over 7,290 injury cases. A majority of these incidents were caused by negligent or reckless drivers.
In many cases, a pedestrian accident will be attributed to some sort of driver error. Such as a driver who neglects to pay attention to a crosswalk sign. If they turn to switch on their air conditioning, they may not notice a pedestrian walking on the road. Without proper caution, they could drive right into the innocent victim. In some cases, a driver sees a pedestrian, but assumes they have enough time to speed by. Legally, a car must yield to a pedestrian in the crosswalk, no matter how far away they are. In some neighborhoods, drivers don't pay attention to stop signs or sharp turns, especially if they drive the same route every day. If they aren't cautious enough, or if it dark outside, they may not notice a pedestrian on a walk. This could also lead to serious injuries, such as broken bones, deep bruises and brain trauma.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact our law offices right away. A Plantation personal injury lawyer from our firm is prepared to help.