Orlando Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Representing Clients in Orlando and throughout Florida
Walking in Florida Can Be Hazardous to Your Health
National reports have shown that pedestrians in our country could be putting their lives at risk by simply walking in U.S. cities. Between 2008 and 2017, 49,340 pedestrians were struck and killed by drivers throughout the U.S., and the fatality rate has increased since then. In fact, 2018 was the worst year of the past three decades for reported fatalities while walking or riding bicycles, with 6,283 pedestrian fatalities.
Unfortunately, Florida is the most dangerous state for pedestrians, and the Orlando metropolitan area is the most dangerous metro area in the country, with 656 pedestrian deaths reported between 2008 and 2017. The sad truth is that most of these deaths could have been prevented if the drivers in Orlando had been following the rules for safe driving.
Compensation for Victims of Florida Pedestrian Accidents
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed while traveling on foot In Orlando or another city in Florida, you may be able to hold the people responsible for the pedestrian injury accident accountable for their actions and obtain compensation for medical expenses, lost income, pain, suffering, and other damages.
An experienced pedestrian accident attorney at Bailey Fisher can help you understand your legal options, develop a strong personal injury case, and obtain the compensation you deserve. We want to put our legal expertise and commitment to justice for victims of others’ negligence and wrongdoing to work helping you and your family
Florida Pedestrian Accident Cases
Most of the streets in Florida are designed for speed, not safety. Therefore, as the number of motor vehicles on the road and the number of impaired and distracted drivers behind the wheel have increased, so too has the number of pedestrians struck by motor vehicles.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than those riding in motor vehicles to be killed in a crash with each trip they make. The CDC also reports that alcohol impairment, speed of motor vehicles, location, time of day, and age are all factors affecting the safety of pedestrians.
No matter where or when the crash occurs, when a pedestrian is struck by a car, truck, or motorcycle, the consequences are usually devastating. Victims suffer serious, life-altering or fatal injuries. In addition to trauma from the accident itself, victims and their families suffer physically, mentally, and financially due to medical expenses and lost income.
If you or a family member has been injured, or a family member has been killed in a pedestrian accident that was caused by another’s negligent or wrongful actions, the compassionate, knowledgeable pedestrian accident attorneys at Bailey Fisher can help you recover compensation for your losses, pain, and suffering. We will advise you so you can make informed decisions about your legal options and gather the evidence and experts to build a strong case showing that the defendant(s) caused the accident that led to the injury, losses, pain, and suffering.
Get Help from Experienced Orlando Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
At Bailey Fisher, we know that pedestrian accident injuries can be devastating. Mounting medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering can diminish your quality of life and impact your entire family. We are committed to advising and helping you and your family during this extremely difficult time.
If you or a family member has been seriously injured in a pedestrian accident, call us at 407-628-2929 or submit the “Help Is Here” form on our website for a FREE consultation.
For viable personal injury cases, we will follow up with the necessary legal action to hold the responsible party accountable for their negligence and recover the financial compensation you deserve.
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