Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in Florida

Pedestrian accidents can occur in a variety of ways. Perhaps the most common type of pedestrian accident is when a pedestrian is struck by a car. This often results in serious injuries, as cars are much larger and heavier than people, making the impact of a hit potentially catastrophic in nature. Pedestrian accidents can also occur when a pedestrian is hit by a bus or train, or when they slip and fall on a sidewalk. 

Whatever the cause of your pedestrian accident, it is important to seek legal help right away. The attorneys at Pittman Law Firm, P.L. are experienced in handling pedestrian accident cases, and we will work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve. 

Other common pedestrian accidents include: 

  • Back-up accidents – when a pedestrian is hit by a driver while backing up the vehicle. These are common in parking lots.
  • Dart-out accidents – when a pedestrian appears to suddenly dart into the road, oncoming drivers may not have time to safely stop. 
  • Intersection accidents – when crossing an intersection is mistimed or the driver does not see the person crossing, an accident can occur. 
  • Passing accidents – when a pedestrian is hit due to a driver attempting to illegally or unsafely pass another vehicle on the road. 
  • Turns & merging accidents – when a driver fails to look both ways and does not see a pedestrian before making a turn or merging into another lane. 
  • Vendor accidents – when the driver of a vendor vehicle does not see a pedestrian and hits them as a result. These are common in neighborhoods and at events where food trucks gather. 
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About Our Pedestrian Accident Legal Services 

Pedestrian accidents can cause life-changing injuries, which is why it is important to hire an injury attorney quickly after an accident. The sooner you take action, the better chance you’ll have at recreating the scene of the accident, identifying eyewitnesses who can testify in your case, and remembering the exact details of the accident as it occurred. 

Our Naples pedestrian accident lawyers at Pittman Law Firm, P.L. are here to help. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your case. We offer a no obligation consultation, so don’t hesitate to call us at (239) 603-6913.

Pedestrian Accident Injuries

Pedestrian accidents can cause a variety of injuries, some of which can be quite serious. Common injuries sustained in a pedestrian accident include, but are not limited to:

  • Head injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Lacerations
  • Internal organ damage

These are just a few of the many potential injuries that can occur in a pedestrian accident. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident in Naples, it is important to seek medical attention right away. The attorneys at Pittman Law Firm, P.L. will work with you to ensure that you get the medical care you need. We will also help you file a claim for compensation so that you can recover from your injuries. 

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