Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
With our warm climate, South Floridians enjoy the ability to comfortably take full advantage of year-round pedestrian activities, whether on our beaches, sidewalks, trails, or avenues. Perhaps due in part to the year-round warm weather and crowded attractions and thoroughfares, Florida has seen an epidemic of pedestrian accidents. A 2014 study found that Florida was by the far most dangerous state in the country for pedestrians, with Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville, and Miami being the top four most dangerous major cities nationwide for pedestrians. At Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, we have been representing injured pedestrians across South Florida since our firm’s founding in West Palm Beach in 1927. Our lawyers bring those nearly nine decades of experience to bear in fighting for maximum recovery for each and every one of our injured clients.
Common Factors Involved in Pedestrian Accidents
It should come as no surprise that when a pedestrian collides with a vehicle of any kind, it is the pedestrian who suffers the vast majority if not all of the injuries. Children and older adults are the most at risk for pedestrian accidents. Common causes of pedestrian accidents include:
- Intoxicated drivers and pedestrians
- A driver’s failure to stop at a stop sign or light
- Poorly designed crosswalks and sidewalks
- Pedestrian entrance into the street at non-designated areas
Note that both driver and pedestrian fault may play a part in causing an accident. Because Florida has what is called a “contributory fault” system, a plaintiff’s recovery may be reduced by his or her proportion of fault. Importantly, however, a plaintiff may still successfully win at least partial recovery even if a court finds the pedestrian partially at fault. Defense lawyers and insurers may try to intimidate you into withdrawing your claim based on fault, but we will fight for every penny you are owed under the law.
The Importance of Working With Experienced Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
While many lawyers and law firms may be clamoring for your business, at Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, we have brought thousands of personal injury cases in West Palm Beach and the surrounding areas since we opened in 1927. Thus, we have the experience and knowledge to be able to conduct the proper investigations and make the best arguments to obtain maximum recovery in your pedestrian accident claim.
Because pedestrian accidents can occur for a variety of reasons that can affect the amount of your recovery, you should contact an lawyer as soon as possible after your pedestrian accident in order to begin the investigation process into who was at fault in causing the accident. The earlier we are able to examine the scene, talk to witnesses, and begin working with medical professionals to assess your full range of damages as caused by the defendant, the more likely we will be able to present a compelling case for your full recovery.
Lawyers Working for Your Recovery
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident in the West Palm Beach, Stuart, or Boca areas, contact the pedestrian accident lawyers at Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith. Schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers today.