When Pedestrians Are Injured in Car Crashes

Car Accident Lawyer Delray Beach FL

Car Accident Lawyer Delray Beach FLOne of the most serious types of crashes that occur is that which involves a pedestrian. Although all car accidents can result in serious injury or death, pedestrians are particularly vulnerable to severe injury because there is nothing to protect them from the impact of a moving vehicle.

At the Law Office of Eric H. Luckman, P.A., we have been helping pedestrian accident victims and their families for years. We work diligently to obtain the financial compensation that victims deserve for the losses their injuries have caused.

Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

Although there are many different factors that can cause pedestrian accidents, the following are the most common that we see at the Law Office of Eric H. Luckman, P.A.:

·        The vehicle driver was engaging in distracted driving behaviors.
·        The driver was speeding.
·        The driver failed to yield to pedestrians crossing at a crosswalk.
·        The driver disobeyed or ignored traffic signals or sign.
·        The driver failed to use signal when taking a turn.
·        The driver was driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
·        The driver failed to operate vehicle around road or weather conditions.

Risk to Children

National statistics show that children are especially vulnerable to becoming pedestrian accident victims. In fact, pedestrian accidents are one of the leading causes of death for children. The most at risk are children between the ages of 5 and 9. Vehicle drivers who are traveling through areas where there are schools, parks, or residential neighborhoods owe a higher duty of care to watch for children.

Pursuing Damages for Accident Injuries

If a victim is injured in a pedestrian accident caused by a negligent driver in Delray Beach FL that driver has a right under the law to pursue financial compensation against the at-fault driver for the losses they have suffered. Some of the more frequent pedestrian accident victims include brain injuries, fractured bones, and spinal cord injuries. These injuries often require a long recovery and rehabilitation and far too often leave victims with permanent disabilities. This often leads to high medical expenses, lost income, and long-term disability care. These losses also affect the families of victims.

Victims who have a seasoned car accident lawyer in Delray Beach FL advocating for them have a stronger chance of obtaining all of the financial compensation they are entitled to for all of losses their injuries have caused. An attorney can help obtain compensation for:

·        Medical expenses, including emergency care, surgeries, doctor visits, physical therapy, medication, and medical equipment
·        Lost wages, including loss of future income if the victim is unable to work
·        Pain and suffering
·        Emotional anguish
·        Loss of life enjoyment
·        Loss of companionship

Contact Our Office Today

If you or a family member has been injured in a pedestrian accident or other type of traffic accident, contact the Law Office of Eric H. Luckman, P.A. to speak with a car accident lawyer Delray Beach FL residents trust and to find out what legal options you may have after an accident.