Pedestrian Accidents

In 2017, the CDC stated that 5977 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the United States, that’s about one death every 88 minutes. Here in South Florida the stats are even more terrifying. A car accident at 10 miles an hour may not seem like much but a pedestrian or bicyclist being hit by a vehicle going that speed can be devastating. Additionally a pedestrian accident can involve a trip over something like a displaced sidewalk slab. Our world isn’t flat but we live in a country with standards that allow us to walk without being skeptical of each and every step we make. Recently we helped a woman who tripped and fell after a property owner failed to fix sidewalk slabs that were shifted from a hurricane half a year prior. The woman shattered her shoulder and required a complete reverse shoulder replacement. We were able to help her get the justice she deserved and equally as important changed corporate behavior for the better so another person would suffer the same as she had. If you or a person you know was involved in a pedestrian accident you should speak with an experienced trial attorney. We are good lawyers helping people like you.