Tampa Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Serving the Florida Counties of Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco
Pedestrians make up the second largest group of fatalities involving motor
vehicles. Only the occupants of passenger cars total more. Approximately
5,000 pedestrians are killed in the U.S. annually with an additional 64,000
injured. Florida is one of the top 4 states for pedestrian fatalities,
just behind California. Pedestrian accidents can result in serious or
catastrophic injuries due to the fact that pedestrians are unprotected
when struck by a car or another object. Children and the elderly are generally
among those most vulnerable to injuries sustained when walking.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a pedestrian accident in
the greater Tampa area, it is important that you consult with an experienced
legal professional. An attorney at our firm can review the situation with
you in a free, no-obligation consultation. By analyzing the circumstances
and facts of the accident and injuries, we can determine what legal action
is appropriate. If negligence or wrongdoing contributed to your injuries,
you may be able to file a personal injury claim to recover financial compensation
for damages, such as medical expenses, lost wages, pain, and suffering.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, speeding
is a major contributing factor too many accidents and, in the case of
those involving pedestrians, can be a deadly one. Motorists are unlikely
to see a pedestrian when speeding and, if they do, may not be able to
stop in time to avoid hitting them. Even at the relatively slow speed
of 40 miles per hour, a pedestrian has an 85 percent chance of death when
struck by a car.
Our firm has extensive experience in handling personal injury claims stemming
from all types of negligence. A Tampa pedestrian accident lawyer at the
firm can provide aggressive and comprehensive legal representation in
the aftermath of such an accident.
Contact a Tampa injury attorney at the firm if you have been injured in a pedestrian accident anywhere
in the greater Tampa region at (813) 862-1029.