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Pedestrians Are Particularly Vulnerable Near Roads

If you or someone you know is injured or killed as a pedestrian, here's what you need to know.


Pedestrians are particularly vulnerable on our shared roadways and build environment, because they are so physically outmatched. Even a compact vehicle traveling at a low rate of speed can severely injure, maim, or even kill a pedestrian crossing the street or walking along a sidewalk or roadway.

It’s a senseless tragedy. If you were harmed or someone you know was killed as a pedestrian in a motor vehicle crash, you inevitably ask yourself, why me? Why my loved one or fiend? What went wrong?

In times like these, you need a team on your side who understands the pain, uncertainty and anxiety, and fear you are living through. That’s what we are here to offer. Our personal injury law firm has a special team of attorneys, paralegals, and assistants who are dedicated to serving our population of clients who were severely injury or killed in traumatic pedestrian crashes. This team has handled dozens of similar cases all over Florida, and our process is always the same: Treat our clients with understanding and compassion, and deliver outstanding legal services.

If you’d like to learn more, keep reading. Otherwise if you are ready to start your free consultation with our team, so you can get the best legal advice and support you are going to find anywhere in the State of Florida, start here:

Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

There are many types of accidents and each one may require a different investigative approach. Though auto accidents and injuries can occur just about anywhere in Florida, they often occur on surface streets, on interstate I-95, and on Florida’s Turnpike. We evaluate all aspects of an auto accident personal injury case from the physical evidence, police report, and even consulting eyewitnesses. Many of which occur as a result of:

  • Tired Driving
  • Distracted Driving
  • Lack of Visibility
  • Breaking Traffic Laws
  • Reckless Driving
  • Drug Impaired Driving
  • Damaged Windshields
  • Broken Mirrors or Headlights
  • Aggressive Driving
  • Road Rage
  • Speeding
  • Drunk Driving

With so many active pedestrian travelers on Florida streets, it is not at all surprising that these accidents occur frequently. If you are struck by an automobile the consequences can be devastating and handling the aftermath alone can be deeply overwhelming.

Our team of pedestrian accident personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. are fully knowledgeable of your rights as an injured pedestrian. We are committed to getting you the proper medical attention and recovery compensation for the losses you’ve have to endure from your accident.

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Pedestrian Accident Injury Case Types We Can Handle

Vehicles take up the majority of the roadway, which can make traveling on foot very dangerous for pedestrians. The elderly and children tend to be most at risk due to their maneuvering limitations, which means drivers should be extra careful in school zones and private communities.

Speeding and texting can make traveling especially hazardous. If you’ve been hit by a careless driver while traveling on foot then our experienced pedestrian accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. may be able to assist you in building a case, so that you can reclaim losses with the financial compensation you deserve.

  • Cross Walk Accidents
  • School Zone Violations
  • Highway Accidents
  • Property Collisions
  • Lane Merging Accidents
  • Sidewalk or Curb Collisions
  • Intersection Accidents
  • Park Trail Accidents
  • Loose Debris
  • Direct Collisions
  • Parking-Lot/Plaza Accidents
  • Hit-and-Run Accidents

If a pedestrian accident has injured you or a loved one, we are prepared to offer you an outstanding experience with our compassionate and expertly trained team of professionals. Our singular goal is to provide you with unparalleled legal representation that builds the strongest possible claim for the most insurance proceeds and compensation possible.

Our pedestrian accident personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. You don’t have to worry about up-front costs or retainers—if, and only if, we secure compensation by way of a settlement with or a verdict against the defendant insurance company, then we’ll take an attorney’s fee and reasonable costs of the case. When we obtain compensation for you, we must deduct the medical expenses and liens as well, but we also negotiate or reduce down the balance of your medical expenses and liens before paying them out on your behalf.

The Many Types of Pedestrian Accident Injuries

Accidents involving pedestrians struck by other motor vehicles often produce traumatic injuries, including death. Victims and the families of victims may seek compensation from the negligent party’s insurance company for medical treatment, lost wages and other economic damages, and pain and suffering.

Injuries for pedestrians can be extremely disastrous. They may include, but are not limited to:

  • Bruises, Cuts and Scrapes
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Muscle Sprains
  • Fractures, Broken Bones
  • Disfigurement
  • Jaw, Chest, Rib, and Pelvic Damage
  • Crushed Trachea/Larynx
  • Catastrophic Injuries
    • Broken Neck
    • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
    • Paralysis
    • Severe Burns
    • Permanent Sensory Deprivation (Vision, Hearing, etc)

Most accident victims aren’t sure where to turn after an accident, because confusion and grief make it difficult to make decisions. The fact is that you need a compassionate and understanding advocate to fight the insurance companies and make them live up to their obligations to pay for your losses.

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Liability & Damage Recovery

Holding negligent parties and their insurance companies responsible for the injuries and losses they cause you is the right thing to do. You might end up with partial, total, or permanent disabilities, and if you have lost a loved one, you have also lost their support, companionship, love, family, and the relationship with a special person who you believed would be for years to come.

The personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. will work honestly and aggressively to win a settlement or verdict that is commensurate with what your injuries have cost you financially, physically, and emotionally.

Pedestrian accident injury victims may recover compensation that includes:

  • Hospital & Medical Bills
  • Lost Wages
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Cost of Future Care
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7 Steps To Take
Following a Car Accident

Step 1: Stay on the Scene

Leaving the scene of an accident you are involved in, especially if some has been injured or even killed, is a criminal offense. Doing so could result in significant criminal charges and even jail time.

It is always best to wait for the appropriate time to leave, which will be indicated by a present law enforcement officer.

Step 2: Check on Everyone

First make sure that you are OK, and that you have not sustained any injuries. Some of your own injuries may not be immediately apparent, so be cautious before rushing to the aid of another.

If anyone on the scene needs emergency medical attention, contact an ambulance immediately.

If anyone is unconscious or in severe pain, do not move them unless they are in eminent danger, otherwise wait until qualified medical professionals arrive.

Step 3: Call the Police

The police deal with auto accidents frequently. Having a law enforcement authority on the scene will allow you to have an official police report filed detailing the occurrence, and ensure that the appropriate information has been exchanged.

Do not move your vehicles so that when the police arrive, the scene can be reported as accurately as possible.

Step 4: Gather Evidence

It is important to be as prepared as possible even in situations that seem less significant.

Don’t simply rely on the police report, but gather all the information necessary from drivers, which will include:

  • Full Name
  • Phone Number
  • Address
  • Drivers’ License Number
  • Vehicle Registration Information
  • License Plate Number
  • Insurance Information
  • Take Pictures!

If there are any passengers or witness, collect their names, phone numbers and addresses also. Makes sure to take pictures, and if possible draw a small diagram of the accident.

Take pictures of the accident site and of any damages to your vehicle as soon as possible, this helps ensure that you receive the appropriate amount of compensation for vehicle damage and help you recall details that might otherwise later escape your memory.

Step 5: Contact a Lawyer

A major car accident is one of the most terrifying and stressful events that may occur in a person’s life. Besides having to deal with the pain of your injuries, there are other considerations, such as the damage to your vehicle and working with the insurance company that can become a headache for you to experience.

Contact an experienced attorney like the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. to represent you if you suffer a personal injury in an auto accident. A skilled attorney will be dedicated to serving your interests and can assist you in recovering financial compensation and additional aid for future expenses resulting from your injury.

Step 6: Get Medical Treatment

Sometimes due to the rush of adrenaline as a consequence of the car accident, your injuries may not be immediately apparent, as you may have sustained internal injuries that reveal themselves several days after the auto accident.

Make sure to see a doctor as soon as possible, even if you don’t have insurance, and keep a detailed account of medical expenses which could bolster your case. You may be entitled to compensation for such expenses.

Our attorney team at Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. will actually guide you through this process, so that you get the appropriate treatment for your needs.

Step 7: Be Extra Cautious!

DO NOT admit fault or claim liability to anyone on the accident scene.

DO examine your surroundings, be vigilant or additional dangers, and document the scene to the best of your ability.

DO NOT call a “lawyer referral service” for help;

DO hire a lawyer who can refer you to medical treatment within 14 days of the accident.

DO NOT allow anyone to solicit you after an accident, either by phone or in person, to either hire an attorney or visit a clinic;

DO report the incident to the Division of Insurance Fraud at 1-800-378-0445. You may be entitled to a reward for the successful prosecution of solicitor crimes.

DO NOT sign anything you are uncomfortable signing nor agree to an insurance settlement prematurely;

DO ask any lawyer you are considering to hire for a free consultation.

7 Steps To Take
Following a Car Accident

Step 1: Stay on the Scene

Leaving the scene of an accident you are involved in, especially if some has been injured or even killed, is a criminal offense. Doing so could result in significant criminal charges and even jail time.

It is always best to wait for the appropriate time to leave, which will be indicated by a present law enforcement officer.

Step 2: Check on Everyone

First make sure that you are OK, and that you have not sustained any injuries. Some of your own injuries may not be immediately apparent, so be cautious before rushing to the aid of another.

If anyone on the scene needs emergency medical attention, contact an ambulance immediately.

If anyone is unconscious or in severe pain, do not move them unless they are in eminent danger, otherwise wait until qualified medical professionals arrive.

Step 3: Call the Police

The police deal with auto accidents frequently. Having a law enforcement authority on the scene will allow you to have an official police report filed detailing the occurrence, and ensure that the appropriate information has been exchanged.

Do not move your vehicles so that when the police arrive, the scene can be reported as accurately as possible.

Step 4: Gather Evidence

It is important to be as prepared as possible even in situations that seem less significant.

Don’t simply rely on the police report, but gather all the information necessary from drivers, which will include:

  • Full Name
  • Phone Number
  • Address
  • Drivers’ License Number
  • Vehicle Registration Information
  • License Plate Number
  • Insurance Information
  • Take Pictures!

If there are any passengers or witness, collect their names, phone numbers and addresses also. Makes sure to take pictures, and if possible draw a small diagram of the accident.

Take pictures of the accident site and of any damages to your vehicle as soon as possible, this helps ensure that you receive the appropriate amount of compensation for vehicle damage and help you recall details that might otherwise later escape your memory.

Step 5: Contact a Lawyer

A major car accident is one of the most terrifying and stressful events that may occur in a person’s life. Besides having to deal with the pain of your injuries, there are other considerations, such as the damage to your vehicle and working with the insurance company that can become a headache for you to experience.

Contact an experienced attorney like the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. to represent you if you suffer a personal injury in an auto accident. A skilled attorney will be dedicated to serving your interests and can assist you in recovering financial compensation and additional aid for future expenses resulting from your injury.

Step 6: Get Medical Treatment

Sometimes due to the rush of adrenaline as a consequence of the car accident, your injuries may not be immediately apparent, as you may have sustained internal injuries that reveal themselves several days after the auto accident.

Make sure to see a doctor as soon as possible, even if you don’t have insurance, and keep a detailed account of medical expenses which could bolster your case. You may be entitled to compensation for such expenses.

Our attorney team at Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. will actually guide you through this process, so that you get the appropriate treatment for your needs.

Step 7: Be Extra Cautious!

DO NOT admit fault or claim liability to anyone on the accident scene.

DO examine your surroundings, be vigilant or additional dangers, and document the scene to the best of your ability.

DO NOT call a “lawyer referral service” for help;

DO hire a lawyer who can refer you to medical treatment within 14 days of the accident.

DO NOT allow anyone to solicit you after an accident, either by phone or in person, to either hire an attorney or visit a clinic;

DO report the incident to the Division of Insurance Fraud at 1-800-378-0445. You may be entitled to a reward for the successful prosecution of solicitor crimes.

DO NOT sign anything you are uncomfortable signing nor agree to an insurance settlement prematurely;

DO ask any lawyer you are considering to hire for a free consultation.

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