Indian Rocks Beach Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Everyone, no matter their age or ability, should feel safe walking to the grocery store, to school, to work, or around their neighborhood for exercise. Sadly, we have created the most dangerous conditions possible for pedestrians: wide streets, fast speed limits, massive single-occupancy vehicles, and minimal pedestrian infrastructure. Still, pedestrians have rights, and when a driver hits them and causes injury, chances are that the driver will be held financially accountable for damages, but only if the injured pedestrian works with an attorney. At Reep Coleman & Stubbendorff, our Indian Rocks Beach pedestrian accident attorney help walkers, joggers, people using wheelchairs, and every other type of pedestrian who was wrongfully injured, or killed.
Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in Indian Rocks Beach
Pedestrian conditions have deteriorated dramatically over the past few decades, and in the past few years in particular here in Florida and across the nation. Pedestrians are being run down, injured, and killed in startling numbers. In the last decade, pedestrian fatalities have risen by roughly 80 percent. Florida is consistently ranked in the top three most dangerous states for pedestrians. Lack of infrastructure, an aggressive driving culture, wide streets with minimal crossing points, high speed limits, and lack of police enforcement against dangerous driving behaviors are all contributing factors to our state’s abysmal walking conditions. But when it comes to the specific cause of a particular pedestrian collision, these are the likely causes:
- Aggressive driving or road rage
- Distracted driving—cell phone use in particular
- Drunk driving
- Drowsy/fatigued/falling asleep at the wheel driving
What Type of Legal Action Can I Take Against the Driver Who Hit Me?
As an injured victim in a pedestrian collision, you can file a police report against the driver if you have not done so already. In addition to seeking justice through the criminal court system, it is strongly advisable to work with an attorney and file a personal injury claim. An injury claim or lawsuit enables you to demand fair and full compensation from the at-fault party’s insurance company for damages such as medical expenses, lost income, lost earning ability, pain and suffering, emotional distress, property damage, and more. Only through legal representation can this be achieved, as seeking compensation from the driver themself, or by talking with their insurance company, is a sure way to be cheated out of what you are truly owed. If you were seriously injured, your case may be worth well into the six digits—a sum that can only be won by working with an Indian Rocks Beach pedestrian attorney.
Call an Indian Rocks Beach Pedestrian Accident Attorney at Reep Coleman & Stubbendorff Today
Whether you suffered whiplash, lacerations, a broken clavicle, a pelvis that requires a full hip replacement, a traumatic brain injury, or an even worse injury, we can help you secure the financial compensation that your injuries demand. To get started on a personal injury claim today, we implore you to call the Indian Rocks Beach pedestrian accident attorney at Reep Coleman & Stubbendorff at 727-330-6502 to schedule a free consultation.