Count On West Palm Beach Pedestrian Accident Lawyer David J. Glatthorn
Each year, thousands of pedestrian accidents happen in Florida, resulting in serious injuries and even death. In 2010, there were 7,894 pedestrian accidents, causing 7,290 pedestrian injuries and 499 pedestrian deaths, according to the Florida Department of Transportation.
Many of these accidents involve car accidents. Specifically, pedestrian accidents often involve drivers not paying attention and failing to stop, even though the pedestrians are using designed cross walks. The reason? In recent years, more and more accidents are caused by drivers using their cell phones or texting when they should be more focused on driving.
But it's not just distracted driver accidents that are to blame for pedestrian accidents. Speeding accidents are another common cause of pedestrian accidents. Too often, too many drivers think they have enough time to stop, even though they're driving far above the speed limit.
Where are pedestrian accidents common in the West Palm Beach area?
With so many joggers, walkers, cyclists, shoppers and other pedestrians taking to South Florida streets year-round, it comes as no surprise that pedestrian accidents happen all too often. Statistics show some streets are more dangerous than others. Between 2011 and 2013 alone, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), six fatal pedestrian accidents occurred on Lake Worth Road, primarily between the Sherwood Forest Boulevard and Kirk Road intersections in Lake Worth.
One of the most dangerous roads for pedestrians includes Route 1, from North Palm Beach to Delray Beach. But just about any road with heavy pedestrian traffic can present a danger, especially at intersections. Other dangerous roads for pedestrians in the West Palm Beach area historically include 10th Avenue North in Lake Worth and West Boynton Beach Boulevard in Boynton Beach.
To make matters more frustrating, oftentimes pedestrians have done nothing wrong to cause a crash. For example, someone may be crossing a marked crosswalk and get run down by an oblivious texting driver. Or a pedestrian may be crossing A1A to dine at a Palm Beach restaurant or maybe head to the beach when a drunk driver fails to stop at a red traffic signal.
Florida pedestrian accident victims count on David Glatthorn to set things right
No matter how your accident happened, you can count on Florida pedestrian accident lawyer David Glatthorn to make things right. A Board Certified trial lawyer with more than 30 years of experience, he knows how to thoroughly investigate pedestrian accidents. Whether it's poring over accident reports, visiting the scene of the accident or talking to witnesses, attorney Glatthorn will do whatever it takes to find out what really happened.
David Glatthorn then uses this information to build a solid case with one goal in mind: to get you the compensation you rightfully deserve. That's why he known throughout the state for his strong track record for obtaining large, often multi-million-dollar settlements and verdicts.
Case results matter. Expect more. Contact attorney Glatthorn and schedule a free case evaluation. Call 800-990-9394 today. Your case matters.