Pedestrian Accidents

Florida is the most dangerous state for pedestrians.

With 292 pedestrian deaths in the first half of 2014 the GHSA found Florida had the highest number of pedestrians fatalities in the nation. When a pedestrian is struck by a motor vehicle, motorcycle, or even a bicycle, the consequences can be devastating, often resulting in serious injuries or death. Our pedestrian accident attorneys are knowledgeable in the laws and regulations that apply to pedestrian accidents and experienced in representing injured pedestrians and their families. If you or a loved one was injured or killed while traveling on foot in Florida, call us.

1-800-FL-LEGAL

Available 24 Hours / 7 Days a Week

1-800-FL-LEGAL

Available 24 Hours / 7 Days a Week
Roads are often unsafe for pedestrians

Pedestrian accidents are commonplace because pedestrians share space with motor vehicles in many settings, such as when crossing or traveling alongside the street or sidewalk. In these circumstances, pedestrians are vulnerable to being injured or even killed. University of South Florida’s Center for Urban Transportation Research tells us:

  • 21% of deaths due to car accidents are pedestrians
  • 20% required hospitalization for serious injuries
  • 75% required ER visits

Streets are primarily designed for use by cars and trucks and in some instances have layouts that are very unsafe for pedestrians. These factors, combined with the many drivers who are speeding, texting, or otherwise distracted, creates an extremely hazardous environment for pedestrians.

Who is most at risk?

  • Older adults
  • Children

Based on 2012 CDC data, pedestrians ages 65 and older accounted for 20% of all pedestrian deaths and 9% of pedestrian injuries.

According to the CDC, in 2012 more than one in every five children between the ages of 5 and 15 who were killed in traffic crashes were pedestrians.

Rubenstein Law’s caring and experienced pedestrian accident attorneys can help you:
  • Identify all potential defendants and finding all insurance coverage;
  • Gather evidence such as accident reports, medical records, and other information;
  • Document all of your damages and medical treatment;
  • Build your case to prove that the defendant(s) was at fault;
  • Involve appropriate experts when needed:
  • Deal with the insurance companies;
  • Advise you so that you can make informed decisions about your case.

The insurance companies have lawyers working on their side. You are going to need a pedestrian accident lawyer working on your team. Let our accident attorneys fight for you! We are available 24/7 including nights and weekends and have offices in Broward, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, and West Palm Beach. Call 1-800-FL-LEGAL or visit and office near you today.

Some Helpful Q&A's
Q

What does your firm do? How do you handle my case?

A

Robert Rubenstein is in charge of your case, but we work as a team. The team includes attorneys in the office, legal assistants, and investigators. We will:

  • Communicate with all the parties and insurance companies to find out what the insurance policy limits are and whether any additional policies are available
  • Request copies of medical records to review and send to the insurance company or defendant
  • Send a demand letter to the insurance company or defendant
  • Negotiate with the insurance company or defendant until they make an offer that you approve
  • Attempt to negotiate a reduction of cost for medical bills that have not been paid
  • In cases where you do not approve a settlement, we may file suit against the defendant

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How much money will I get?

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No one can promise you a certain amount of money, but we can promise you that at Rubenstein Law it is our priority to provide our clients with the best legal representation and win you the most money possible to compensate you and your family for your injuries. There is no way to know how much money you will get for your case, and you should be wary of anyone who claims they can guarantee a certain amount. Many factors affect how much you will receive, such as:

  • How badly you are injured
  • How long you receive medical treatment
  • The amount of your bills
  • Whether your earning capacity is reduced
  • How much insurance the party who is at fault has
  • Whether there is any extra insurance (such as an umbrella policy or uninsured motorist coverage)
  • Whether the employer of the party who is at fault is also liable
  • Whether the party who is at fault has any large assets
  • Whether the party who is at fault has any defenses


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