For many people, stepping out into the crosswalk has turned tragic, as they have been hit by motor vehicles. When the bumper of a car strikes pedestrians who are legally crossing the street with the pedestrian signal light on their side, they can suffer serious injuries.

Some common Sarasota pedestrian accident injuries include:

  • Foot and ankle injuries
  • Tibia fracture
  • Fibula fracture
  • ACL injury
  • Meniscus tear
  • Knee injuries
  • Femur fracture
  • Broken legs and arms
  • Pelvis fracture
  • Hip fracture
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • Herniated disc injury
  • Clavicle fracture
  • Broken nose
  • Facial fractures
  • Broken jaw or TMJ injury
  • Head trauma
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Paralysis
  • Death

When a vehicle makes contact with a pedestrian, the pedestrian is usually thrown forcefully onto the hood of the car or onto the ground. The impact of striking a hard object violently can cause serious and even fatal injuries for the pedestrian involved. Sadly, there are about 4,280 pedestrian fatalities and 70,000 pedestrian injuries reported every year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Injured pedestrians who are struck by a negligent, reckless driver have rights to a financial recovery. They are entitled to compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, mental anguish, inconvenience, loss of the enjoyment of life, disfigurement, and more.

If you have suffered a Florida pedestrian injury as a result of an accident with a motor vehicle, you may have rights to hold the driver responsible. To find out more and to get your legal questions answered, call Mallard Perez today to speak with a knowledgeable Sarasota accident attorney in a complimentary consultation at 888-409-3805.

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Basil Paralysed 09/03/2013 10:23 AM
Car accidents, it can happen where pedestrian traffic is present. Walking is not safe where the cars go, so be careful and beware behind!
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