Lehigh Acres Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Pedestrians face dangers with every step thanks to the car culture we have created here in the United States, where most parents do not even let their kids walk a mile to school because of fears of their child being run down by a cell-phone-wielding driver. If you or a loved one were injured as a pedestrian, the Lehigh Acres pedestrian accident lawyer at Cardinal Law, P.A. understands the trauma that you are dealing with, and is here to help you in this great time of need.
Causes and Types of Serious Pedestrian Injuries
Distracted driving, road rage, excessive speed, and taller vehicle hoods (making the point of contact more deadly) are all leading causes of serious injuries. Whether you “only” suffered road rash and a broken wrist, or your injuries were more severe and required surgery and/or a stay in the hospital, the at-fault driver not only owes you an apology, but financial compensation as well. Examples of injuries our clients in the past have suffered include concussion, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries, broken arms and legs, facial wounds, deep lacerations, contusions, whiplash, broken ribs, fractured hips, and more.
Nighttime Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian fatalities across the nation have grown significantly since 2009, though the problem is worse here in Florida than in any other state. The majority of the growth in pedestrian fatalities since 2009 has occurred in night time collisions, and for reasons researchers are still investigating. One of the leading hypotheses is that drivers commuting home from work are more likely to be on their phones than in the morning. Regardless, it is a driver’s responsibility to watch for pedestrians in crosswalks, alongside the road, on sidewalks, and in parking lots; it is not the pedestrian’s responsibility to use a flashlight, wear bright clothing, or jump out of the way if they have the right of way.
Why Work With an Attorney?
Your injuries are probably worth a lot more than you think, and the other party’s insurance company knows this. If you were offered a settlement from the other party, it is in your best interest to hold out and wait to speak with your own lawyer first. Not only will an attorney ensure that the driver is held at fault, not you, but a lawyer will fight for what your case is truly worth. You likely have high medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages that make filing a personal injury claim or lawsuit entirely worth your while.
Call a Lehigh Acres Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Today
Pedestrians hit and injured through no fault of their own have the right to seek fair compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages, lost earning capacity, loss of joy of life, emotional distress, property damage, pain and suffering, and more. If you were hit by a distracted, drunk, aggressive, or otherwise careless driver, the Lehigh Acres pedestrian accident lawyers at Cardinal Law, P.A. are here to help. Call 239-610-0845 to schedule a free consultation today.