Plantation Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Pedestrians are being hit, injured, and killed at higher rates than ever before. Due to driver distraction, speeding, and the ease at which drivers can flee the scene without being caught, being a pedestrian is more dangerous now than at any point in the last 50 years. Even worse, pedestrian victims are often blamed for the collision. While being taken away by ambulance, the victim is left voiceless while the police interview the driver and other witnesses—often, the pedestrian victim’s statement is left out of the official accident report. Here at Lyons & Snyder, our Plantation pedestrian accident lawyers ensure that our clients have a voice, and will work tirelessly for maximum compensation whether your injuries are moderate, severe, or life-threatening.
Common Injuries in Pedestrian Collisions
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI);
- Spinal cord injury;
- Facial trauma;
- Fractured arm or leg;
- Fractured pelvis;
- Lacerations and contusions;
- Fractured spine or neck;
- Fractured wrist or ankle;
- Internal bleeding and organ damage;
- Permanent scarring and disfigurement;
- Fractured ribs; and
- Soft tissue injuries such as torn tendons, herniated discs, and damaged cartilage.
Investigation the Cause of the Collision
Whether you were on a sidewalk, crossing the street, walking across a parking lot, or jogging on the shoulder of the street, you most likely had a right to be there. However, in many pedestrian injury cases it is necessary to dive deep into the cause of the collision. Police investigations often get things wrong, and blame the pedestrian instead of the negligent driver. When the driver’s falsified story does not line up with reality, we rely on crash scene reconstruction professionals, eye witnesses, your own recollection of what happened, medical professionals, and other experts and professionals to ensure that the truth is heard, and that your rights as a pedestrian and as a personal injury victim are upheld.
Drivers Can be Held Financially Responsible Even if You Were Crossing Outside a CrossWalk
The history of crosswalks (and the term Jay-Walking) is rooted in pro-car, anti-pedestrian principles. The first goal of the crosswalk is to allow for a faster flow of traffic, not to enhance pedestrian safety or walking efficiency. In many cities, including here in Plantation, crosswalks are often spaced many blocks apart, forcing pedestrians to go a football field, or three, out of their way to legally cross the street. Because of this, pedestrians cannot reasonably be expected to always cross at crosswalks. Police often accuse pedestrians who get hit for causing the collision when they are crossing outside of a crosswalk. However, in many cases, the driver can still be held partially, or totally, at fault for damages. Examples include aggressive driving, speeding, drunk driving, falling asleep at the wheel, texting while driving, and more.
Contact a Plantation Pedestrian Accident Attorney Today
Pedestrians often have damages well into the six figures due to extreme medical bills, disability, and pain and suffering. You should not have to pay for these damages out of your own pocket, by going into debt, or by taking out a second mortgage on your home. The at-fault driver should. Call our Plantation pedestrian injury attorneys today at Lyons & Snyder at 954-462-8035 to set up a free consultation.