Pedestrian accidents are a serious problem in Tampa Bay and throughout the entire state of Florida. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s National Pedestrian Crash Report ranks Florida as being second across the country for the number of fatal pedestrian accidents, with 10.4% of all pedestrian deaths in the nation. Locally, the number of fatal pedestrian accidents is on the rise. According to statistics provided by the Tampa Bay Police Department, pedestrians accounted for 21% of all traffic fatalities in 2012, but this number increased to 28% in 2013. If you are the victim of a pedestrian accident, our team can help you get compensated.
When a car strikes a pedestrian, the consequences of the accident can be devastating for the victim. Whereas automobile drivers have the protection of seat belts, air bags, and thousands of pounds of steel, pedestrians are exposed to the full force and impact of the accident. Knowing how much they stand to lose in the event of a crash, pedestrians will typically exhibit great caution to avoid being involved in an accident; however, the same cannot be said of all drivers. Drivers frequently cause accidents by failing to check blind spots before turning or backing out of a parking spot. When it can be proven that the driver is at fault, the pedestrian has a right to demand financial compensation for the accident.
Contact Us at The Malhotra Law Firm if you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident. We can help you pursue compensation in a personal injury or wrongful death claim and will stand by you throughout the entire process of your pedestrian injury case. Our pedestrian accident attorneys take pride in holding drivers accountable for hitting pedestrians, particularly in light of the fact that many of the victims of such accidents are children and elderly people. Let us put our skill and experience to work in claiming the compensation you deserve. Our pedestrian accident attorney from our firm can come to meet with you at the hospital or in your home and will be able to answer your questions and help you determine how much your claim may be worth.