Pedestrian & Jogger Accidents Injuries Attorney Lawyer Miami Florida

J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo
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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. 

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

You can reach Miami Personal Injury Lawyer J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo by dialing his direct number at (786) 272-5841, calling the main office at (305) 461-1095, or Toll Free at 1 (866) 71-CLAIM or email Attorney Gonzalez-Sirgo directly at [email protected].

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