Everyone is a pedestrian and we are usually pedestrians multiple times a day. Whether you are crossing the street, walking on a sidewalk, or walking from your car to a building, you run the risk of getting injured in a pedestrian accident. While drivers should always be aware of their surroundings to prevent hitting pedestrians, many drivers make negligent mistakes that can cause serious injuries to people with no protection from the impact. Pedestrians can suffer life-changing injuries when they get hit, and you should never wait to discuss your options with an experienced attorney at Quattrochi and Torres after a pedestrian accident.
Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries
People walking have no airbags, seatbelts, metal frames, or other safety protections like motorists have. Even bicyclists may wear helmets and padding for some protection, though people walking usually have nothing but their clothing to protect them when a 5,000-pound vehicle hits them. For this reason, pedestrians often suffer severe traumatic injuries to multiple parts of their bodies. Common injuries include:
- Head injuries
- Skull fractures
- Brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Broken bones
- Soft tissue tears
- Shattered bones
- Crush injuries
- Internal organ damage
Many pedestrian accidents happen due to the negligence of a driver, such as:
- Distracted driving
- Violating traffic signals
- Failure to yield
- Driving on a shoulder or sidewalk
- Drunk driving
No matter what caused a pedestrian crash, the negligent party should be fully responsible for the losses of an injured pedestrian, including medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and more.
Contact Our Personal Injury Lawyer after a Pedestrian Injury in Florida
At Quattrochi and Torres, we have seen firsthand how devastating pedestrian injuries can be. Our experienced pedestrian accident lawyer knows how to stand up for your rights, so please call 407.452.4918 or contact us online to discuss your situation for free.