The dedicated pedestrian accident attorneys at The Law Offices of Marc L. Shapiro, P.A., have spent decades helping injured Floridians recover the monetary damages they are owed after Florida pedestrian accidents. Whether an accident was caused by a buzzed or drunk driver swerving unexpectedly, a distracted driver failing to check their mirrors, a reckless driver blowing a stop sign or trying to beat a yellow light, or a driver failing to properly yield, our Florida pedestrian accident lawyers are ready to help you recover the monetary compensation you need for the harm you and your family have suffered.
Pedestrian Accident Injuries
When a dangerous driver hits a pedestrian, the pedestrian does not have any safeguards against serious injury. They do not have a seatbelt, an airbag, a protective metal shell, or even a helmet. They are directly exposed to the impact of the car, the street, and any other objects or hazards, as well as any scrapes or cuts caused by the road or other items. Pedestrian accidents are dangerous and often fatal.
The pedestrian injury legal team at The Law Offices of Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. has helped many of our clients recover damages for a variety of injuries resulting from a pedestrian accident with a negligent or reckless driver. Some of the more common pedestrian injuries our pedestrian accident lawyers encounter include:
- Head trauma and traumatic brain injury, including concussions and hemorrhages
- Broken arms, legs, ribs, hips, and other bones
- “Road rash” – severe scrapes, cuts, bruises and lacerations on the head, face, and other body parts
- Internal organ damage
- Wrongful death
- Spinal cord injuries
- Torn ligaments
- Damaged nerves
Wrongful Death and Pedestrian Accidents
Between 2008 and 2017, there were 5,433 pedestrians killed in traffic accidents across the State of Florida. Nationwide, 6,283 pedestrians died in just 2017. These figures are, quite simply, alarming. If a negligent driver killed your loved one, you might be entitled to compensation under Florida’s wrongful death laws.
Certain surviving family members are eligible for a wrongful death lawsuit in Florida after a negligence-related death. Eligible family members include surviving spouses, children or parents of the deceased, a representative for the estate of the deceased, or certain other family members who were dependent on the deceased. The surviving family can sue for damages, including loss of wages, benefits, and other earnings; loss of spousal and parental companionship; mental pain and suffering; and medical and funeral expenses caused by the accident.
While no amount of money can replace your lost loved one, you can find some measure of comfort in holding the responsible parties accountable for the harm they have done to your family. Speak with a knowledgeable Florida pedestrian accident attorney to find out if you may be able to pursue a wrongful death after a fatal pedestrian accident.
Effective Advice and Representation After Your Naples Pedestrian Accident
If you or a loved one has been hurt or killed in a pedestrian accident in Naples, Orlando, or throughout Collier and Orange counties, reach out to a talented Naples pedestrian accident lawyer for help. The dedicated and passionate Florida pedestrian accident legal team at The Law Offices of Marc L. Shapiro, P.A., is prepared to handle your claims. Reach out to our Naples law office today at 239-649-8050 for a free consultation, and find out whether you may be entitled to damages after your Florida pedestrian accident.