Delray Beach Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Florida has one of the highest rates of pedestrian accidents in the country, and Delray Beach is no exception. Pedestrian accidents are more common than most people realize, and when an accident occurs with a vehicle and a pedestrian the injuries that occur are often very serious. The knowledgeable Delray Beach pedestrian accident lawyers at Lyons & Snyder are here to help after a pedestrian accident. To receive a free evaluation of your case, call or contact our office today.
What Causes Pedestrian Accidents?
There are many reasons why pedestrian accidents happen in Florida, and according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) there are around five hundred pedestrian fatalities and more than seven thousand pedestrian injuries in Florida every year. Most pedestrian accidents are preventable and caused by the negligent or reckless actions of a driver behind the wheel. Some of the most commonly cited causes of pedestrian accidents in Florida include the following:
- Distracted driving,
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs,
- Disobeying traffic signs and signals,
- Failing to use caution in residential areas,
- Failing to yield the right of way to pedestrians,
- Reckless driving, and more.
Because pedestrians lack the protection that a vehicle provides, when an accident happens the injuries are often severe and devastating for victims.
Injuries Caused by Pedestrian Accidents
When a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle, their body takes the full force and impact of the crash with nothing to protect them. As a result, the injuries inflicted can be catastrophic, resulting in lifelong disabilities and permanent damage. Some of the most common injuries reported in pedestrian accidents include the following:
- Head and skull injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Facial trauma
- Neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Complex, multiple bone fractures
- Amputation injuries
- Nerve damage
- Severe lacerations and road rash
- Internal bleeding and organ damage
When this type of accident occurs a pedestrian victim needs the support of an experienced personal injury attorney to handle their case so that they can focus on what is most important – their recovery.
How a Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
Hiring a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer after a pedestrian accident can mean the difference between getting the compensation that you deserve for your injuries or being left with nothing after an accident. A lawyer handles all communication, negotiation, and settlement offers with the insurance companies, ensuring that you are not taken advantage of by an adjuster during your recovery. They also understand the true value of your claim, so that you are fully compensated for your injuries. If the insurers refuse to settle for the full and fair value of the case, an attorney can also take your claims to trial on your behalf. To learn more, call or contact our office today.
Talk to Our Office Today
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident in the Delray Beach area, you do not have to go through this alone. Call the office or contact us today at Lyons & Snyder to learn more about your legal options and receive a free case consultation.