Walking around a neighborhood or along a city street is a right that all South Florida residents and vacationers should be able to enjoy. However, pedestrians are often seen as an inconvenience by motorists, who are required to yield the right of way in many circumstances. Pedestrians hit by a car or other vehicle can be severely injured. Unfortunately, many pedestrian accidents also lead to fatalities. Drivers who fail to use proper care and cause pedestrian accidents should be held accountable for the serious harm and injuries that result from their negligence. Boca Raton Pedestrian Accident Lawyer and Car Accident Attorney David B. Datny represents victims, including pedestrians, who have been injured by another person’s negligence in claims, pursuing compensation for victims to cover the financial impact that results from a devastating accident.
Understanding that your focus as an injured pedestrian is on your physical and emotional recovery rather than the legal process, Mr. Datny is ready to minimize your stress and to guide you through what can be a complicated legal process. David B. Datny makes sure that victims and victims’ families’ rights are protected when pursuing personal injury or wrongful death claims in the aftermath of traumatic events. Mr. Datny is available for his clients 24/7 to discuss any questions or concerns that they may have about their case or the legal process. He can be reached on his personal cell phone at 561-221-7474.Pedestrian Accidents May Result in Serious Injuries or Death
When a pedestrian is hit by a car, trips and falls on a defect in a poorly maintained sidewalk, or is involved in a crash with a bicyclist, he or she runs a significant risk of suffering a permanent and serious injury. Pedestrians do not have the protection of a vehicle, a helmet, or any other safety feature when traveling by foot. As a Pedestrian Accident Attorney serving the Boca Raton area, David B. Datny has seen many cases in which pedestrians sustain brain trauma, spinal cord damage, broken bones, and internal injuries as a result of a serious accident. In 2016, for example, 692 pedestrians died and 1,593 suffered incapacitating injuries as a result of these accidents, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.
Pedestrians struck by a car, truck, or motorcycle will often need to rely on the motorist’s insurance coverage, if that motorist has insurance, to aid in covering the cost of their injuries. In Florida, drivers are required to carry certain minimum amounts of coverage, including $10,000 for injuries sustained in an accident. However, when a pedestrian is permanently impaired or requires long-term medical treatment and rehabilitation, this amount is not enough to cover all of the pedestrian’s costs. If you need assistance dealing with an insurance company regarding a claim, or you are considering bringing a lawsuit against a negligent driver, Boca Raton Pedestrian Accident Attorney and Car Accident Lawyer David B. Datny can help you explore your options and guide you through a complicated legal process.Legal Action for Pedestrian Accident Victims
Motorists owe pedestrians a duty to act as a reasonable and prudent driver would under the same or similar circumstances. When a driver breaches this duty, injuring a pedestrian and causing damages, he or she can be held liable for his or her negligence in a personal injury lawsuit. For instance, drivers who are texting and not paying attention, intoxicated, or failing to exercise precautions during nighttime hours or bad weather likely have breached the duty of care owed to pedestrians. Pedestrians are especially at risk at night, as the majority of fatal accidents nationwide occur between 6 p.m. and midnight. When a negligent car or truck driver kills a pedestrian, certain family members can also take action under Florida’s Wrongful Death Act to recover compensation for outstanding medical bills, funeral or burial costs, and pain and suffering. Timing is important for filing either a personal injury or wrongful death claim, since the statute of limitations for an injury lawsuit is four years from the date of the injury, while wrongful death cases must be pursued within two years from the date of a victim’s death.Hire an Experienced Boca Raton Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Pedestrians face more extensive injuries than people involved in most other types of motor vehicle accidents. Cases arising out of a pedestrian accident require special attention to detail to ensure that victims recover the financial assistance that they are entitled to. Pedestrian Accident Attorney and Car Accident Lawyer David B. Datny has experience handling all types of pedestrian accident claims, and he provides one-on-one, personalized representation to each of his clients. The Datny Law Firm assists people throughout Palm Beach and Broward Counties, including in Boynton Beach, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Lantana, West Palm Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Del Mar, Lake Worth, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Sunrise, Lighthouse Point, Margate, Deerfield Beach, Coral Springs, Pompano Beach, Lauderhill Lakes, and Plantation. If you have questions following an injury sustained as a pedestrian, call or text David B. Datny at 561-221-7474 or contact us online to find out more about how we can help you.