Personal Injury Attorney in Florida Represents Victims of Pedestrian Accidents
Helping clients in Lakeland, Wauchula, Bartow, Haines City, Lake Wales, Winter Haven and Sebring receive compensation from negligent motorists
Pedestrians are just as vulnerable to negligent drivers as other cars on the road are. That’s why experienced personal injury attorney Nora Leto at Kaylor, Kaylor & Leto, P.A. dedicates part of the practice to pedestrian accident cases in Florida. If you have suffered injuries after being struck by a car, you have the right to pursue damages to help you cover any medical bills and other expenses you have to deal with afterward. These injuries can be very severe and lead to permanent medical issues. This is why it is so important to seek the help of a skilled attorney who knows how to fight for your right to fair compensation.
Types of pedestrian accidents
From 2010 to 2012, on average, 7,167 pedestrians were injured and 490 were killed per year as a result of being struck by a car in Florida. Even if a car is going at a reasonable speed, the resulting injuries to pedestrians could be catastrophic if they’re struck.
Attorney Leto fights for those whom negligent drivers have struck as a result of:
- Driver inattentiveness — Between cell phones, radios, passengers and road signs, there is a lot that can distract a driver at any given time. Unfortunately, a driver can be distracted at the wrong moment and accidentally strike a pedestrian walking on the street. This is one of the most common reasons for a pedestrian accident, but it’s one that can also be life-threatening. We pursue the negligent driver and fight to recover proper compensation for any medical bills you accumulate as a result of your injuries.
- Driver confusion — Pedestrians are always at risk of drivers who are unfamiliar with the roads around them. When a driver isn’t aware that they are traveling the wrong way down a one-way street or making a right-hand turn against a red light, the resulting confusion can lead to a serious pedestrian auto accident. In this type of case, we investigate whether or not the driver was performing an illegal moving violation that led to the accident before we pursue legal action.
- Drunk driving — A drunk driver is a danger to everyone on the road, especially pedestrians. While drunk driving involves criminal charges, we also bring civil charges against the negligent party to recover compensation for any injuries suffered.
Types of injuries you can sustain because of a pedestrian accident
The chances of being killed or suffering a life-threatening injury are much higher in a pedestrian accident than in a regular automobile crash. We understand the damage involved in these accidents, and we have extensive experience dealing with clients who have permanent disabilities as a result.
The most common injuries in a pedestrian accident include:
Call an experienced attorney if you have suffered an injury from a negligent driver
If a negligent driver struck you or a loved one, call the law offices of Kaylor, Kaylor & Leto, P.A. today at 800.900.7734 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. We have locations in Winter Haven, Lakeland, Sebring and Tampa for your convenience. We represent clients throughout the Florida counties of Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Highlands, Hardee, Osceola, Seminole, Lake and Orange.