While crosswalks are meant to serve as a designated place where pedestrians can safely cross the road, accidents in crosswalks occur far too often because of inattentive and careless drivers. When the operator of a motor vehicle fails to stop at a crosswalk and crashes into an unsuspecting pedestrian, the injuries sustained by the pedestrian are often catastrophic if not fatal. Oftentimes, these kinds of accidents involve innocent children who are walking to school and are struck by a vehicle speeding through a crosswalk even though school crossing signs are illuminated and crossing guards are working at the intersection.
At the Hollander Law Firm, our West Palm Beach pedestrian accident attorney understands just how life changing serious accidents can be for victims and their families. Based in Boca Raton, Florida with offices in West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale, our law firm is committed to getting justice and compensation for individuals who have been injured in all kinds of pedestrian accidents, including crosswalk collisions. While no amount of money can ever repay you for what you have been through, we will do everything we can to get you the compensation you need to cover your medical expenses and other financial hardships so that you can get back on your feet.Pedestrians Have the Right of Way in a Crosswalk
Under Florida law, pedestrians have the legal right of way when crossing in a crosswalk. Even though it is clear that motorists have a legal duty to stop and allow pedestrians to cross the roadway when they are in a crosswalk, many drivers fail to stop or even slow down, particularly when they are talking to their passengers, texting on their phones, or engaging in other distracting activities. With so many motor vehicles, pedestrians and bicycles sharing the roads of South Florida, particularly in the West Palm Beach area, crosswalk accidents are not an uncommon occurrence. These kinds of unfortunate and preventable events can lead to disabling injuries requiring extensive medical care and rehabilitation. Additionally, many victims end up being off from work for extended periods of time and, in some situations, they may never be able to able to work again.
If you have been hit by a motor vehicle while crossing the street in a crosswalk in West Palm Beach or any other part of South Florida, Attorney Gregg Hollander, a veteran pedestrian accident attorney can help. Attorney Hollander will personally review the details of your crosswalk accident to determine all legal options that may be available to you. The Hollander Law Firm offers free consultations and you will never have to pay us any fees unless we successfully recover financial compensation for you.Discuss Your Crosswalk Case With a West Palm Pedestrian Accident Attorney
For over 25 years, the Hollander Law Firm has been fighting for the rights of accident victims in West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale and other regions of South Florida. Our firm is committed to helping people get the compensation they are legally entitled to when they are harmed by the negligence and carelessness of others. If you or someone you love has been injured or killed while trying to cross the road, we encourage you to pick up the phone and call our law offices immediately. We realize that you may have many questions, and we will provide you with the answers you need to make the best decisions for you and your family.