Pedestrian Deaths In The United States Reach 30 Year High
According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, there were nearly 6,600 pedestrian deaths in the United States last year.
Those killed represent the highest number of pedestrian fatalities on record since 1988 — and nine of the twenty deadliest cities for pedestrians are located in Florida.
These tragic accidents take the lives of innocent victims and leave family members emotionally overwhelmed by the circumstances of their loved ones’ wrongful deaths.
What’s more is, those who survive pedestrian accident injuries face a long and difficult road to recovery and will need more than the help of their friends and family to regain their quality of life. They will need financial support to get access to both the short and long-term medical care, rehabilitation, and therapy necessary to regain their independence and get their lives back.
At the Law Offices of Keith Bregoff, P.A., our Vero Beach pedestrian accident attorney is keenly aware of the inherent dangers of being a pedestrian in Florida and wants to help our residents pursue financial compensation from the negligent party who caused their injuries or who are responsible for the loss of their loved ones.
Why Are Pedestrian Deaths Increasing At Such An Alarming Rate?
Pedestrian deaths accounted for 17% of all traffic-related deaths last year, which indicates a serious problem with driver safety throughout the United States.
While there are many causes of pedestrian accident injuries and deaths, the main cause is distracted driving.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, it takes approximately five seconds to send or read a text message, leaving the driver blindly operating their vehicle for the duration of the activity.
Other common causes of pedestrian accidents include:
- Alcohol or drug impaired driving
- Lack of sleep or exhaustion
- Speeding or reckless driving
- Failing to obey traffic signs and signals
- Making improper turns
How Can The Law Offices of Keith Bregoff Help Pedestrian Accident Injury Victims?
If you or someone you love was hit by a negligent driver, our Vero Beach pedestrian accident lawyers will investigate all the evidence from the collision.
Once liability is established, we will shift the focus of your case to your damages, which can include medical costs, lost wages, and additional expenses caused by your injuries.
We will outline each of your needs, so no detail is left to chance as we pursue the financial recovery you deserve.
For cases involving catastrophic injuries, including traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries, we will partner with medical experts, financial analysts, and additional resources to ensure each of our client’s future damages are included in our claim to help all clients recover all to which they are entitled by law.
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident or have lost a loved one to these tragic circumstances, contact at the Law Offices of Keith Bregoff, P.A. to discuss your injuries with our experienced personal injury lawyer in Vero Beach today by calling (772) 492-8967 to schedule a free consultation.