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When negligent drivers fail to yield to pedestrians at intersections or crosswalks, the consequences can be serious or even fatal. According to the National Safety Council, about 85,000 pedestrians suffer significant injuries in automobile accidents annually, while another 5,900 are killed. Of course, additional factors can cause pedestrian accidents, such as hazardous road or walkway conditions and unsecured debris at construction sites. Bicyclists are similarly at risk in any of these types of accidents.
For those left seriously injured in a Florida pedestrian accident, the skilled personal injury attorneys of Morris & Widman, P.A. provide invaluable support. We work closely with accident reconstruction specialists to compile the solid evidence and compelling cases clients need to obtain full compensation for their injuries. Moreover, as Board Certified civil trial lawyers, we are always prepared to follow catastrophic injury cases through all necessary stages of litigation????? even when they end up in court.
In vehicular pedestrian accidents, car, truck and bus drivers often make mistakes due to inattention, carelessness or lack of visibility. Many pedestrian accidents occur at twilight or nighttime and on poorly lit streets. And even vehicles going only a few miles per hour can cause severe damage if they collide with pedestrians or bicyclists.
The following dangerous behaviors are common contributors to vehicular pedestrian accidents:
Non-vehicular pedestrian and bicycle accidents can also lead to serious injury. Poor road and sidewalk conditions, such as the following, can result in slip-and-fall injuries:
Furthermore, falling debris from construction sites can strike walkers or bicyclists on the head or body or create a hazardous roadway.
At Morris & Widman, P.A., we are fully equipped to handle even the most serious pedestrian and bicycle accident injury cases. Our firm, located in historic downtown Venice, offers free initial consultations, and further fees are on a contingency basis ??? meaning you don???t pay anything unless we obtain compensation for you.
Put our experience to work for you. We can help. For more information, or to speak directly with skilled Sarasota pedestrian accident lawyers today, call 941.552.4616 or contact us online.
Morris & Widman, P.A. is available to handle legal malpractice and personal injury cases throughout Florida, including Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Bradenton, Sarasota, Venice, Gainesville, Orlando, Daytona Beach, Jacksonville, Titusville, Melbourne, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Naples, Fort Myers, Tallahassee and Pensacola.