Tragically, across the United States, pedestrians die in traffic accidents every day. In fact, on average, a pedestrian is killed every two hours in the United States. When a pedestrian is injured by a negligent car, bus, or truck driver – or even by a motorcyclist or a bicycle rider – that pedestrian is entitled to compensation under Florida law. Everyone is a pedestrian sometimes. If you are injured while you are a pedestrian in or near Stuart – or anywhere in the Treasure Coast region – discuss the accident and your injuries at once with an experienced Stuart pedestrian accident attorney at Kibbey Wagner, PLLC.
Pedestrians, of course, usually wear no safety protection. They don’t expect to be in an accident. Thus, when a negligent driver crashes into a pedestrian, the result can be catastrophic. Pedestrian accident victims can sustain disabling injuries such as brain and spinal cord injuries, hip and knee injuries, multiple broken bones, internal injuries, and in some cases, paralysis. It is imperative to focus on safety if you are walking near traffic.
WHAT COMPENSATION CAN A PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT VICTIM RECEIVE?
Many pedestrian injuries are preventable, but if you are injured by another person’s negligence while you are a pedestrian in or near Stuart, seek medical attention immediately, and then discuss your legal rights and options – which may include a personal injury lawsuit – as quickly as possible with an experienced Stuart pedestrian accident attorney at Kibbey Wagner, PLLC. The victims of negligence are entitled under Florida law to full compensation for all of their medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages arising from a pedestrian accident with injuries.
How can you stay safe while walking in Stuart? Walk on the sidewalk, but if there’s no sidewalk, try to walk facing traffic – but as far from the curb as possible. Stay focused on safety and be ready for anything. Cross only at crosswalks and intersections. The old rule still applies – look both ways before crossing the street. Don’t be in a hurry. If you walk after dark, wear bright colors and carry a flashlight.
HOW CAN KIBBEY WAGNER, PLLC HELP?
At Kibbey Wagner, PLLC, our top accident attorneys hold negligent drivers accountable for their actions. If you are injured while you’re on foot in the Stuart area, and if that injury is caused by a negligent driver, you’ll need to speak at once to a personal injury lawyer at Kibbey Wagner, PLLC. Although Florida’s statute of limitations gives most victims of negligence four years to file a personal injury lawsuit, you really must not wait to consult a personal injury lawyer. The sooner you put your attorney on the case, the more likely you are to obtain the full compensation amount you need and deserve.
The legal team at Kibbey Wagner, PLLC has more than sixty years of combined legal experience fighting on behalf of injury victims in the Treasure Coast region. It costs nothing to learn more about your rights after you’ve been injured by negligence, because your first legal consultation with Kibbey Wagner, PLLC is free. Call us at 772-286-0023 to arrange that first consultation. We’ve helped scores of injury victims in and near the Stuart area, and we are ready to help you.