PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS

Accident Attorney J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo Represents Victims of Personal Injuries and Accidents That Have Suffered Serious Injuries or Wrongful Death In Miami and Throughout Florida.  We Have Recovered Millions of Dollars For Our Clients.  Let Us Help You Too.

Florida's beautiful weather entices people to the outdoors.  One favorite activity is to go for a walk.  People like to walk for several reasons.  People walk for exercise and health reasons, to run personal errands, for recreational purposes, to walk their dog or just walk to work, school and home.  Jogging and bicycling is also a favorite outdoor activity.  Sadly, when a motor vehicle crashes into a pedestrian, the results are serious injuries and potentially life ending. 

According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics, 74,654 pedestrians were either injured or killed during 2007.  Approximately 13 pedestrians are killed and 195 are injured on a daily basis.  Seventy percent of pedestrians killed were male.  Seventy five percent of pedestrian fatalities were in urban areas.  Florida ranked second in most fatal pedestrian accidents.

In Florida, motor vehicle drivers are required to share the road with pedestrians.  It is incumbent on every driver to be careful with pedestrians, especially with the elderly, disabled and children, even when pedestrians are jaywalking.  Unfortunately, it's not always the case that drivers respect the welfare and safety of pedestrians.    

Pedestrian accident victims can sustain serious bodily injuries or catastrophic life ending injuries.  The children and elderly are more at risk to being involved in pedestrian type accidents.  Due to the severity of injuries, you will need an experienced, knowledgeable and skillful attorney to represent you during this traumatic time.   

Spinal cord, traumatic brain injuries, neck and back injuries are typical for pedestrians involved in a collision with a motor vehicle. 

If you or a loved one has been injured due to a pedestrian accident, the Law Firm of J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo, P.A. will work hard to prosecute your claims.  Our goal is to get you a full measure of justice.

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There is never a charge to speak with an attorney at our firm.  Unlike other law firms, we are available to come to you at your hospital bed side, home, office or other location, including rural and urban areas, throughout the entire State of Florida.  Wherever you are, we will come to you, including international and foreign locations.

Common causes of injuries due to a pedestrian accident include:

  • Aggressive Driving
  • Bad Weather Conditions
  • Car Mechanical Problems - Brake Failure
  • Careless Driving
  • Cars Failing to Yield to Pedestrians in Crosswalks
  • Cell Phone Use
  • Driver Inattention
  • Drivers Failing to Obey Traffic Signals or Signs
  • Drivers Falling Asleep while Driving
  • Drunk Drivers - DUI
  • Excessive Speeding
  • Legal or Illegal Drug Use
  • Other Distractions while Driving
  • Pedestrian Nighttime Walking
  • Poor Driver Visibility
  • Poor Street Lamb Lighting
  • Reckless Driving
  • Road Rage Incidents

Common injuries sustained due to a pedestrian accident include:

  • Amputations
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Arm Injuries
  • Back Injuries
  • Brain Injuries
  • Broken Teeth
  • Bruising
  • Burns
  • Catastrophic Injuries
  • Chest Injuries
  • Coma
  • Concussion
  • Disfigurement
  • Facial and Body Scarring
  • Fractured Bones
  • Head Injuries
  • Knee Damage
  • Leg Injuries
  • Loss of Hearing
  • Loss of Limbs
  • Loss of Vision
  • Multiple Fractures
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Paralysis
  • Paraplegia
  • Permanent Disability
  • Quadriplegia
  • Scrapes
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Skull Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Wrist Injuries
     Wrongful Death