We Fight for Pedestrian Rights
Were you or a loved one hurt while crossing the street? Were you injured by a negligent motorist? If so, you may be entitled to compensation and an experienced Fort Myers pedestrian accident attorney can help you obtain justice.
The Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., represents people and their family members who were injured or killed in all types of pedestrian accidents. These accidents include people being struck by cars while walking down the street, people struck in parking lots, people struck in crosswalks, people struck by distracted or drunk drivers, and people struck by drivers who pulled out of driveways or side streets without being cautious of pedestrians. If you've been involved in a pedestrian accident or lost a loved one, call (888) 477-4839 for a free consultation to discuss your rights.
Why Pedestrian Accidents Result in Severe Injuries
A pedestrian being struck by an automobile is likely to result in a devastating course of events. We have seen firsthand the aftermath of a pedestrian-vehicle accident, as well as the permanently disabling and even fatal injuries that can result. Pedestrians do not stand a chance of escaping serious injury when drivers of cars do not watch out for them and strike them. While drivers and passengers in vehicles have safety features such as seatbelts, airbags, and the actual framework of vehicles to protect them, pedestrians enjoy no such benefits, leaving them completely vulnerable to being hit by a much larger, forceful vehicle. These accidents often happen completely unexpectedly and quickly, and pedestrians are rarely able to move quickly enough to escape injury. As a result, a pedestrian is likely to suffer very serious injuries, which may even be fatal. On the other hand, the driver and passengers in the vehicle that hit a pedestrian are more likely to escape the accident injury-free.
Learn About Your Options for Recovery From a Fort Myers Pedestrian Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one were hurt by a motorist while crossing the street or on the sidewalk, a Fort Myers pedestrian accident attorney can help you obtain your rightful compensation. Contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. for a free consultation about your pedestrian accident in order to determine whether you have a valid personal injury or wrongful death claim. There are strict timelines within which these lawsuits must be filed, or you are forever barred from seeking recovery from the responsible party. For your convenience, you don't pay us any fees or costs unless you win. Please visit our settlements and verdicts to view the results in some of the Florida pedestrian accident cases and other types of cases handled by Randall L. Spivey.
More Helpful Information
Public rights-of-way are still being designed to produce a predictable outcome of dangerous roadways.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) released a new study in May 2018 which found that pedestrian fatalities increased between 2009 and 2016. The largest spike in single-vehicle fatal pedestrian crashes involved SUVs.
Reducing speed and alcohol impairment is the key to preventing pedestrian deaths.
The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center said in their research brief, “An Overview of Automated Enforcement Systems and Their Potential for Improving Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety” that, “Data on the total number of bicyclist and pedestrian injuries and deaths as a result of traffic crashes reveals persistent problems.”
Pedestrian crosswalk accidents are unfortunately frequent in Florida. Statistics show Florida and its various metros rank about the most dangers in the country despite marked crosswalks.
The Governors' Highway Safety Association has just released the numbers. Florida is on pace in 2017 to a record of 600 pedestrian accidents in one year, the second highest rate in the country.
NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) reported that in 2013 one in every five children under the age of 14 who were killed in traffic crashes were pedestrians. Many of these pedestrian accidents happen in school zones and as the result of vehicle back-overs.
Fuel is saved and emissions are cut when vehicles run on electric power. This might be welcome news to some people, but not all. The growing use of hybrid and electric vehicles causes concern for pedestrians and cyclists because vehicles that run by electric power are difficult for them to hear.
"A pedestrian versus an automobile is a devastating mix. Pedestrians do not stand a chance when drivers of cars do not watch out for them and strike them."
Pedestrians who walk and text are most at risk of being in an accident
Distracted walking study reported December 10, 2012, 29.8% of walkers involved in accidents were using electronic devices when navigating intersections.
Pedestrians, Watch out!
No matter where you walk, watch out! A potential accident may be just a moment away. In this technological age you, or a driver, may easily become distracted. Whether you’re in a gated community, at a store or anywhere, the potential of you, the pedestrian, being injured in a vehicle accident has increased.