Gainesville Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Representing Pedestrians in Auto Accident Claims
The Gainesville pedestrian accident lawyers at Steven A. Bagen & Associates have experience in successfully resolving claims on behalf of pedestrians, bicyclists, and runners. Everyone has the same right to use the road as cars and trucks; however, unfortunately certain driver behavior does not always seem to acknowledge that right.
Pedestrian Accident Statistics
When someone is legally using a city or county street while walking, jogging, etc. and they are struck by a car, truck or other vehicle, he or she has the very same right to seek financial compensation as any motorist. As a pedestrian, you have no safety devices or protection of any kind in the event of a pedestrian accident. Therefore, pedestrians are at a higher risk for injury and death than any other non-vehicle occupant group involved in automobile accidents. Consider the statistics – according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 5,000 pedestrians die each year in motor vehicle accidents, and more than 78,000 pedestrians suffer injury when hit by a car or truck.
Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
Many pedestrian accidents are caused by the inattentiveness of motorists while driving because pedestrians can be almost invisible to many drivers. Most accidents between motorists and pedestrians are often caused by:
- A vehicle pulling out into the path of a pedestrian
- A vehicle turning in front of a pedestrian
- A driver failing to obey traffic signs and signals
- A driver failing to yield the right of way to a pedestrian
- Alcohol intoxication
Motorists under the influence are slower to react and less observant. This can have serious consequences for cyclists on the road.
Learn more about what you can do after a pedestrian accident
Any Gainesville resident will tell you that simply crossing a street can be dangerous and due to lack of physical protection, serious injury is almost guaranteed in a pedestrian accident involving a car or truck. Therefore, if you or a loved one has been injured in an auto-related accident, it is critical that you find pedestrian accident lawyer who knows how to handle your claim, collect the necessary important evidence, conduct a prompt and reasonable investigation, and has credibility in dealing with automobile liability insurance companies. Contact the pedestrian accident lawyers at Steven A. Bagen & Associates right away to discuss your case. Our firm will investigate your case and work diligently with you to achieve maximum compensation for your injuries or loss.
Learn more about what you can do after a pedestrian accident. Contact a Gainesville pedestrian accident attorney at Steven A. Bagen & Associates today!