Injuries to Pedestrian
- 8,248 motor vehicle crashes per year involve pedestrians in Florida.
- Those accidents cause 7,676 people to suffer injures.
- 482 pedestrians are killed in collisions with motor vehicles yearly.
- The 25 – 54 age group in Florida is most at risk for pedestrian accidents.
- The greatest number of pedestrians lose their lives while crossing a street in a location other than an intersection.
- 1,415 pedestrians suffered fatal injuries when they attempted to cross a street at an intersection.
- About 10% of pedestrians who are injured or killed in traffic crashes had been drinking alcohol.
Source: Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
Southwest Florida and its thoughtfully-designed communities offer miles of beautiful beaches, natural areas, and lovely residential streets that encourage outdoor pursuits. Many people like to walk, both for exercise and as a means of just enjoying our beautiful part of the Sunshine State. Perhaps because our tropical climate appeals to so many people, Florida ranks second only to California in the number of pedestrians whose lives are taken each year in accidents involving motor vehicles. If a careless or negligent driver has hurt you or taken the life of a loved one, you may be entitled to file a damage claim.
Pedestrian accident lawyers in the Naples, Fort Myers and other Southwest Florida offices of Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, are experienced personal injury attorneys who know how to aggressively represent pedestrians injured in motor vehicle collisions. Southwest Floridians know that they can depend on our firm’s four decades of successful service to injury victims as their assurance that we will provide the professional knowledge and skills they need when unexpected injuries occur.
Our Fort Myers pedestrian accident attorneys know that about 11 pedestrians in the U.S. lose their lives in accidents with motor vehicles every day. The greatest percentage of pedestrians are fatally injured on weekends and between 6 p.m. and midnight. Florida’s Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reports that some 8,248 crashes per year involve pedestrians. That translates to more than 22 accidents daily. Those crashes leave 7,676 people with injuries, and 482 pedestrians -- more than one person every day – lose their lives in Florida.
Naples and Cape Coral pedestrian accident attorneys at our firm have seen the severe injuries that pedestrians suffer when struck by a car or truck. We know that a person on foot has no protection against the speed and power of a vehicle. If you’re struck by a car or truck, it’s likely that you’ll hit a bumper, windshield, hood or other hard surface. Pedestrians are at risk for head injuries that can leave them with life-long brain damage. Spinal cord injuries can happen, leading to partial or full paralysis or neurological damage. Multiple broken bones mean that pedestrians may be in for long recoveries, and that they may not be able to walk without assistance again. Crashes that cause head injuries also may leave victims with deep cuts and abrasions that pose a risk of disfiguring scarring.
At Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, our Fort Myers pedestrian accident lawyers have represented many local residents who have suffered injuries in motor vehicle accidents. Our firm’s 40 years of service to the people of Southwest Florida have taught us that injured pedestrians may need significant medical treatment for a long period of time. If the injuries they’ve suffered are particularly severe, they may never be able to return to the lives they enjoyed before they were hurt. Family members who depend on them for financial support may find their lives disrupted, too.
When you sustain serious injuries or when a beloved family member loses his or her life to a driver who was careless or negligent, your choice of attorney is important. At Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, you’ll find experienced personal injury and wrongful death lawyers who have won the compensation that injury victims in Fort Myers, Naples, Cape Coral and other communities need to ensure that they will always have access to medical care. Our efforts have secured the funds that families need to meet their financial obligations, even if the family breadwinner is so badly injured that he or she cannot work again.
Pedestrian accident attorneys at Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner’s offices in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Naples, Port Charlotte and Sebring offer you a free case evaluation. If you aren’t able to come to us, we’ll meet with you at your home or in your hospital room to determine if you have an injury claim. If we take your case, you pay us nothing unless we win.
1-800-283-2900 – Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner – Focused on Justice