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Pedestrian Accidents

In 2012, 8,258 pedestrian accidents in Florida caused 473 deaths and 7,413 injuries, a nearly 20 percent increase in the number of injured pedestrians compared to those that occurred in2011. Unfortunately, when a pedestrian is involved in a crash, the injuries are often serious.

Drivers who cause pedestrian accidents can be held accountable for all damages and losses that result from their careless or dangerous driving decisions.  At the Law Offices of David I. Fuchs, injured pedestrians or surviving family members of those who were killed in pedestrian accidents can enlist a South Florida personal injury attorney to represent their interests and help them secure full compensation for pedestrian accident injuries. 

Call today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how The Law Offices of David Fuchs can help you.  

How a South Florida Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help After a Pedestrian Accident

Pedestrian accidents have many potential causes, including:

  • Driver distraction
  • Driver intoxication
  • Rushed drivers
  • Driver fatigue
  • Failure-to-yield
  • Jaywalking
  • Speeding

By crossing the street in an undesignated crosswalk or before the light changes, pedestrians increase the chance of being stuck by a car. However, most pedestrian accidents are caused by drivers who fail to pay attention and/or do not safely share the road. 

When a driver causes a pedestrian accident, the driver can be held responsible for all losses and required to compensate the injured victim or his or her surviving family members for:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Wrongful death losses, including lost companionship and income
  • Burial expenses

The pedestrian or his or her surviving family members will need to prove that the driver was at fault for the accident. Personal injury attorney David I. Fuchs can help victims take action and get the money they deserve.

Pedestrians have no protection from the force and impact of a vehicle, so the damages are often extensive and can include traumatic brain injuries and/or spinal cord damage. The more serious the injuries that an accident victim suffers, the more important it is to ensure that all losses are covered.

Contact a South Florida PI Lawyer Today

Pedestrian accident cases can be settled through out-of-court negotiations or in litigation.  Whatever the venue, you need an advocate you can trust to negotiate with the driver’s insurance company or present a compelling case that proves your right to compensation.

At the Law Offices of David I. Fuchs, we understand the devastating effects an accident can have on your life, health, and family. Our firm treats every case involving pedestrian accidents with the importance it deserves. Working on your behalf and communicating with you regularly is part of our philosophy. We make sure our clients are informed.

At the Law Offices of David I. Fuchs, injured victims can rest assured that they will be represented by a South Florida personal injury lawyer who has the experience and legal skills necessary to maximize compensation for pedestrian injuries. Call or contact us online to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help you after your pedestrian accident.

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It's been a long bumpy road to recovery but with David and his office's help, we finally got it done! Through a great network of professionals, David Fuchs makes a good experience out of what could've been quite a headache. Not only did I get the medical attention I needed but I was compensated handsomely. Thank you!

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