Tampa Pedestrian Accident Attorney

Pedestrian accidents continue to rise, with nearly 6,000 pedestrian fatalities annually, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). On average, a pedestrian is killed in a traffic accident every 90 minutes in the U.S.

If you or your loved one has been hurt in a pedestrian accident while in Tampa or surrounding areas, contact Florin Gray Bouzas Owens, LLC. Our experienced personal injury lawyers serve Tampa and surrounding areas, including Wesley Chapel and New Port Richey, FL. Our firm is proud to defend the rights of victims injured in a range of traffic crashes, including pedestrian accidents.

Why Choose Florin Gray Bouzas Owens, LLC?

At Florin Gray Bouzas Owens, LLC LLC, we are dedicated to providing exceptional service to all of our clients.

  • Our attorneys have more than 60 years of experience successfully representing clients in all types of personal injury matters.
  • We take a hands-on approach to your case, devising comprehensive strategies tailored to fit your needs, and aggressively litigating for maximum compensation.
  • We are selective in handling cases, so we can maintain a smaller caseload and provide our clients with the attention and respect they deserve.

How Our Tampa Attorneys Can Help You

Pedestrians are vulnerable to severe or fatal injuries in a collision with a motor vehicle. If you have been seriously injured in a pedestrian accident, an experienced car accident lawyer can help you pursue the compensation you may need to cover your:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning potential
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

Damages can be extensive in a serious pedestrian accident. You may need an experienced personal injury attorney to litigate your case if insurance policy limits are not enough to cover your losses.

Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in Tampa

NHTSA reports that an average of 15 pedestrians are killed and 192 are injured daily.

Common causes of pedestrian accidents include:

  • Left-hand turns: Many pedestrians are hit by drivers turning left at an intersection because the drivers have their attention on negotiating the turn.
  • Distracted driving: Texting, talking on a cell phone, operating the navigation system, or any form of driver distraction can lead to a pedestrian suffering severe injuries or death.
  • Speeding: Drivers exceeding the speed limit may not have time to stop or slow down to avoid hitting a pedestrian.
  • Driving under the influence: Consumption of alcohol or drugs can slow reflexes, impair judgment, and contribute to pedestrian accidents.
  • Failure to yield the right-of-way: Aggressive drivers cause pedestrian accidents when they fail to obey traffic signs and signals or fail to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians.
  • Unmarked crosswalks: Signaled crosswalks dramatically reduce the risk of pedestrian accidents at intersections.

Who’s Liable for My Pedestrian Accident?

The driver is not always legally at fault when a pedestrian accident occurs. A pedestrian who fails to exercise care in crossing the street or crosses against the signal in an intersection may be at least partially at fault for a pedestrian accident. However, a motorist who violates the law and hits a pedestrian may be held liable for any injuries.

Drivers of motor vehicles have a heightened duty to avoid collisions with pedestrians. Florida statutes 316.130(15) says, “…Every driver of a vehicle shall exercise due care to avoid colliding with any pedestrian or any person propelling a human-powered vehicle and give warning when necessary and exercise proper precaution upon observing any child or obviously confused or incapacitated person.”

Contact Our Firm Today

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact Florin Gray Bouzas Owens, LLC as soon as possible for a free case consultation. You will need an experienced Tampa lawyer to help you pursue maximum compensation.

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