Florida Is Not Safe For Pedestrians. Know Your Rights.

The unprotected human body doesn't stand a chance in a collision with a car, truck, or motorcycle. Even a smaller vehicle like a bicycle can cause serious injuries to a pedestrian.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a pedestrian accident the attorneys at the Law Offices of Paul K. Schrier, PLLC, can help. We have recovered more than $500 million in compensation for injured people in Miami, Sunrise, Orlando, Jacksonville, Tampa and other parts of Florida.

Hit by a car? Get the compensation you deserve. Call 305-893-5500 for a free initial consultation.

Helping The Victims Of Careless Drivers

When a careless or distracted driver strikes a pedestrian, it the pedestrian who suffers serious injuries. Florida personal injury protection (PIP) offers up to $10,000 for medical care following an accident involving a motor vehicle, including when a person walking or on a bike is struck by a motor vehicle. However, PIP will not be enough if you have suffered a serious injury.

Our lawyers frequently see pedestrian injuries involving:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Internal trauma
  • Degloving injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Amputations
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis

Tragically, many pedestrians are killed by motorists, even in low-speed crashes. Although car accident deaths have declined steadily for years, pedestrian deaths have actually risen quite sharply, partly due drivers who are distracted by cellphones. Unfortunately, Florida leads the nation in pedestrian deaths.

Other people are left with debilitating injuries that prevent them from working or even performing daily activities like feeding themselves or breathing without the help of a machine. In many pedestrian cases, an accident victim requires lifelong medical care. The costs of ongoing medical treatment and personal assistance can quickly climb into the millions. When a pedestrian is forced to stop working due to his or her injuries, compensation can also include money for loss of earning potential and support of dependents, such as a spouse or children.

Our lawyers are equipped to handle the most devastating injury cases. While no amount of compensation can make up for damage caused by a careless driver, our lawyers will do everything we can to hold the wrongdoers and their insurance companies accountable.

According to a study conducted by the National Complete Streets Coalition, Florida is the most dangerous state for pedestrians. One reason for this is that many of Florida cities were designed for cars rather than pedestrians. Our lawyers can also hold municipalities accountable for street defects that put pedestrians at risk.

Contact Our Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

Our personal injury lawyers practice throughout the state of Florida and have been recognized for their work with injured pedestrians by peers and past clients. Our attorneys have been honored by the American Trial Lawyers Association, the Florida Justice Association and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Call 305-893-5500 or complete our contact form to talk with one of our pedestrian accident attorneys. We offer a free case evaluation.