Fort Myers Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Pedestrian accidents are always serious. Along with devastating physical injuries, you face long-term psychological issues that could take years to work through. Someone else’s negligence has changed your life and you need to pick up the pieces.
At Farah & Farah, our Fort Myers pedestrian accident attorneys in Fort Myers know the difficulties that this type of accident can cause. It’s important for you to know that you don’t have to handle this alone. Our team of attorneys can answer your questions, help you find medical treatment for your catastrophic injuries, and fight to make the party responsible for your injuries foot the bill.
Call us today at (239) 202-2100 today and let us get the process started. You’ll never have to pay for our services unless we win a verdict or settlement in your case.
What to Expect From Our Fort Myers Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Your case matters, no matter how big or small. The Fort Myers injury attorneys at Farah & Farah are passionate when it comes to finding justice and we care about you. In addition, we will:
- Investigate your accident by talking to witnesses, reading through police reports and examining the video.
- Take the time to get to know you personally to determine how the accident has affected your quality of life.
- Find a doctor to document and treat your injuries.
- Seek lost wages for any time missed from work.
Pedestrian Accident Statistics in Florida
- In 2016, Florida had the second highest pedestrian fatality rate in the country at 3.22 deaths per every 100,000 people
- Pedestrian accidents occur more frequently at night
Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
- Distracted drivers (texting, talking on a cellphone, not paying attention)
- Changing road conditions (slowdowns, bad weather, accidents)
- Impaired driving
- Loss of vehicle control
- Failing to come to a complete stop at intersections
Pedestrian Laws in Florida
Pedestrian laws in Florida are quite in-depth. A few highlights worth noting include:
- Must obey traffic regulation control devices unless otherwise directed by a police officer
- Must walk on sidewalk (not roadway) where available
- If no sidewalk available must walk on the left side shoulder of the road, facing traffic
Crossing the Roadway
- Must obey traffic signals at intersections
- May not leave the curb and run into moving vehicles that won’t have time to stop
- If not crossing within a designated crosswalk must yield the right-of-way to vehicles
Standing in the Roadway
- No person can stand in the roadway meant for vehicles in order to solicit a ride, employment, or business from the occupant of a vehicle
Farah & Farah Will Fight For You
When you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident it is your right to seek compensation. You shouldn’t have to incur the cost of medical treatments, or lost time from work due to the actions of another. The pedestrian accident lawyers in Fort Myers understand what you’re going through and want to help. Call Farah & Farah today at (877) 245-6707 for a free consultation.