Distasio Law Firm is a Tampa, Florida personal injury law firm dedicated to representing victims in a number of auto accidents, including serious pedestrian accidents. Scott Distasio has dedicated his legal career to helping accident victims recover much-needed compensation for their serious injuries. If you or someone you know has been injured in a pedestrian accident, please contact our firm as soon as possible for a free consultation with attorney Distasio.
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Each day, numerous innocent pedestrians are injured doing simple day-to-day tasks, such as crossing the street or walking through a parking lot. Pedestrians are always at risk of being injured by motor vehicles while they are doing something simple, like walking. Often times, motor vehicle drivers fail to exercise proper caution when encountering pedestrians, or ignore pedestrians when they partake in poor driving behaviors. In fact, driver negligence is a leading cause of pedestrian accidents in the United States, and has led to the many pedestrians sustaining serious bodily injuries.
Unlike motor vehicle drivers, pedestrians do not have any external protection when they are in road ways or walkways, which leaves them particularly vulnerable. If a pedestrian is hit by a car, the pedestrian’s body will have to endure the impact, which can be lethal. Due to this lack of protection, pedestrians who are involved in accidents are truly lucky to survive.
Pedestrian Accident Statistics
- According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, nearly 915 pedestrians were injured in 2006 from being it by motor vehicles.
- In 2002, nearly 4,800 pedestrians died in the U.S. as a result of pedestrian accidents.
- In 2002, pedestrians were injured approximately every 7 minutes from traffic accidents in the U.S.
- The majority of pedestrian fatalities in the United States are men.
Personal injury law exists to give accident and injury victims the ability to hold another responsible when their negligence causes serious injuries. Pedestrian accidents are no different. In fact, even in cases where a pedestrian may be deemed to be partially at fault, a skilled accident attorney may still be able to recover financial compensation for the pedestrian and/or his or her family.
Lawyer Scott Distasio is here for you if you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident. These are serious and injuries are likely to be catastrophic, requiring continued medical treatment and care. By proving the other party’s liability and pursuing maximum compensation on your behalf, attorney Distasio and his skilled legal team give pedestrian accident victims the chance at a brighter future. For more information about pedestrian accident injuries and your rights, contact Scott Distasio today!