- A total of 4,378 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents in 2008 – accounting for about 1 in every 7 traffic fatalities.
- A total of 69,000 people were injured in pedestrian accidents in 2008.
- On average, a pedestrian dies in a traffic accident every two hours.
- A pedestrian is injured in an accident every 8 minutes.
Most pedestrian accidents occur:
In urban areas (72%)
At non-intersections (76%)
In normal weather (89%)
At night (70%)
Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Florida is one of the deadliest states in the nation for pedestrian accidents. A total of 490 people were killed in pedestrian accidents in Florida during 2008, only California (620) reported more fatal traffic accidents involving pedestrians.
Pedestrian Accident Attorney Gregg Hollander and the Hollander Law Firm have built a track record of aggressively pursuing claims for clients who have been seriously injured or killed in a pedestrian accident.
Pedestrians often have the right–of–way. Motorists who do not yield to a pedestrian can and should be held responsible for their negligence. Car accidents, truck accidents and accidents involving buses or trains can lead to serious or fatal pedestrian accidents.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed in a pedestrian accident, contacting a South Florida injury lawyer or wrongful death attorney can help protect your rights and the financial well–being of you and your family.
At the Hollander Law Firm, Attorney Hollander will lead a team of investigators, nurses and medical and legal professionals in building your case. We will conduct a thorough review of the insurance available for your claim and may even be able to file a claim seeking damage from your auto insurance company as a result of a pedestrian accident.
Each member of our team understands our firm’s founding principle that “Each Case is Personal.” And, as a veteran trial attorney with two decades of experience, Attorney Hollander has handled thousands of injury cases in South Florida and will fight for the best possible outcome in your case, through mediation, arbitration and trial.
The Hollander Law Firm represents clients who have been injured or killed in pedestrian accidents throughout South Florida, including Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Naples, Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton. An at–fault motorist can and should be held responsible for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, rehabilitation and other damages caused by their failure to yield to a pedestrian.
If you or a family member has been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact us today for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights. There are never any fees or costs associated with representing you unless we are successful in making a financial recovery on behalf of you and your family.