In the U.S., thousands of people are injured and die from pedestrian accidents every year. This includes being struck by cars, but also includes sidewalk defects, maintenance problems, and construction debris. When a victim is subject to injuries from one of these types of pedestrian accidents, they may be able to recover some of their losses due to the other person’s negligence, from either the person driving the car or responsible for the sidewalk maintenance, etc.
With pedestrian-vehicle accidents, a driver is usually found at fault due to their speeding, distracted driving, inebriated driving, or disregard for the poor weather conditions. Other pedestrian accidents include ones that involve premises liability. These accidents can easily be verified if the injured party can establish that the owner of building/sidewalk created the unsafe environment themselves, the owner knew that the condition existed but neglected to do anything about it, or the condition existed for a very long time and should have been corrected prior to the incident.
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact a personal injury attorney at The Orlando Injury Law Firm today! We will fight hard to win your case and get you the compensation you deserve.