If you ever suffer an injury as a pedestrian, you should contact an experienced Tampa Pedestrian Accident Lawyer right away.
At Fernandez Law Group our attorneys have decades of experience handling pedestrian accident or injury claims and understand how to work through the difficulties some victims may face in recovering compensation.
Here in Tampa, there are thousands of people out and about walking through their neighborhoods and communities every single day. Pedestrian traffic includes men, women, children, the elderly and handicapped. Of the thousands of accidents happening every year involving pedestrians right here in Florida, more than 50% of them result in death.
Pedestrian related accidents involving injury are a major concern here, largely due these factors and statistics. Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater make up the second most dangerous metro area in the nation for pedestrians, particularly if they are older adults, children or minorities, according to a recent report released by the National Complete Streets Coalition.
The majority of pedestrian accidents are due to the negligence of another driver. The negligence of many drivers often includes a lack of respect for the rights motorists are to share with pedestrians on the roadway along with failing to pay attention to their surroundings. Speeding, texting while driving, distracted driving, intoxication, and fatigue are all considered negligent behavior from a driver. Pedestrians often face more serious injuries due to being more difficult for drivers to notice.
If you have suffered a severe or disabling injury while as a pedestrian while jogging, walking, or just standing along a street or roadway, you should contact an experienced team of Tampa pedestrian accident lawyers immediately following any accident involving injury. The Tampa Personal Injury Lawyers at Fernandez Law Group have the skills needed as well as proven results to help ensure you are properly compensated for your losses.