Pedestrians are extremely vulnerable to being hit by cars in most busy cities, especially in Port St. Lucie, Stuart, and throughout the Treasure Coast. When a pedestrian accident happens, the pedestrian may have the right to be compensated by the motorist. In many cases, pedestrian accidents can be life threatening if the motorist is irresponsible. When driver’s aren’t careful, and hit pedestrians, they can cause extremely serious injures/fatal injuries.
At Kibbey | Wagner, our experienced injury lawyers have, held negligent drivers accountable for their actions.
Common Causes Of Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian accidents normally occur in residential/densely populated neighborhoods where drivers don’t take caution.
Speeding: This is one of the leading causes of pedestrian accidents throughout the Treasure Coast. Excessive speeding is a major hazard on pedestrian streets. When drivers speed, and are busy texting/on the phone, this is a recipe for a fatal and life altering injury
Ignoring stop signs: The Treasure Coast is full of interactions where drivers, in a fit of frustration, are in a rush, and ignore stop signs. These stop signs are in place to help protect pedestrians, and when drivers disregard basic safety issues – this can lead to fatal pedestrian accidents.
Ignoring surroundings: In cities like West Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie and Stuart, if you’re not careful you might miss important details while driving – like children in the vicinity, especially if they aren’t under the direct supervision of adults. In many cases, careless drivers cause accidents when they ignore their surroundings and don’t see children in the area.
If you, or someone you know or love, is the victim of an accident, you may be eligible for financial compensation, and can take legal action to pursue it. You may be eligible for financial compensation due to your medical bills, and other losses incurred
At Kibbey | Wagner, our team of experienced injury lawyers has over 50 years combined experience, helping victims of accidents in Port St. Lucie, Stuart and throughout the Treasure Coast get financial compensation. Call us for a free consultation at 772-286-0023!