Florida’s department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reports that from 2000 to 2007, there were 4,165 pedestrian fatalities and an additional 61,581 injuries. Nationally, a pedestrian is injured once every 8 minutes on average, and a pedestrian is killed once every 111 minutes on average. Nearly one-third of these victims are children under the age of 15.
The compensation awarded to the victim or to the victim’s family members should adequately reflect the full expenses of any medical treatment, pain and suffering, future earnings potential and any additional legitimate costs that have been incurred from the complications of your injuries.
Pedestrian accidents often result in serious injuries as devastating as paraplegia, quadriplegia, coma, brain/head injuries, spinal cord injuries, fractures, disc herniations, etc. If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of a driver’s negligence, it is imperative that you seek the necessary medical attention and an experienced personal injury lawyer who can protect your rights and compensate you for your injuries.
Our attorneys have represented over fifteen thousand (15,000) people injured as a result of someone else’s negligence. If you or a loved one have been injured as a pedestrian in the state of Florida, please contact the lawyers at Abrahamson & Uiterwyk today. We offer free initial consultations and represent clients on a contingent fee basis, which means there are no fees or costs unless we win.
For assistance call us toll-free at 1-800-753-5203.