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.
Many of these accidents involve cars. Specifically, pedestrian accidents often involve drivers not paying attention and failing to stop, even though the pedestrians are using designated crosswalks. 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.
Pedestrians have no protection in a car accident. That's why the injuries they suffer are often very serious. These injuries can include broken bones, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injuries. They may be left unable to walk for days, weeks, months - or much longer. Some may require lifelong medical care.
Their medical expenses can become overwhelming very quickly. And their injuries often leave them unable to work, resulting in lost income. They can also suffer other damages, such as disability or disfigurement, pain and suffering and emotional distress. That's why pedestrians injured in a car accident need an experienced attorney. David Glatthorn can help.