Bradenton Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
As a pedestrian, you are one of the most vulnerable people on the road.
The law recognizes the vulnerability of pedestrians and provides pedestrians with the right of way in most traffic situations. Motorists are supposed to be mindful of their surroundings and in control of their vehicles to avoid potential hazards—including pedestrians in crosswalks, at corners, and walking or running alongside the roadway. Too often, however, drivers fail to watch out for pedestrians and inadvertently strike someone on foot because they are not paying proper attention behind the wheel. Sadly, many children are struck while they are walking to school or shortly after dismissal, and while playing outdoors. After an accident, you have a right to file a claim with your insurance company and seek damages for your losses -a Bradenton pedestrian accident lawyer at the Law Office of Steven G. Lavely can help.
Common distractions that reduce drivers’ alertness, awareness of their surroundings, and their reaction time, leading to vehicle accidents involving pedestrians include:
- Talking on the phone (even hands-free) or texting
- Carrying on conversations or arguments with passengers
- Dealing with fussy or misbehaving children
- Drowsy or emotional driving
- Fiddling with the stereo
- Reaching down to pick something up from the floorboard
- Attempting to pass other cars in the wrong lane or on the shoulder
- Actions such as reading a map, writing, eating, applying makeup, etc.
- Driving while impaired (vision, medical problems, hearing, prescription drugs, alcohol, etc.)
You have the right to hold a negligent driver responsible for careless or reckless driving.
A driver’s only focus should be driving their vehicle safely from point A to point B. Everything else can wait until they are off the road. Even when a pedestrian does not see the car or fails to yield at a crosswalk with a signal, the driver is the larger, more dangerous presence and should always drive in an alert and cautious manner. If you have been injured as a pedestrian due to a driver’s carelessness or recklessness, you have rights, and those rights should not go unclaimed.
Among those rights is the entitlement to hold the other party responsible for their actions, and to receive compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical bills. At the Law Office of Steven G. Lavely, we respect your rights and want to help you to uphold those rights. If you’ve suffered financial losses as the result of a pedestrian accident that was someone else’s fault, we will fight to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Talk to an experienced Bradenton pedestrian injury lawyer today!
If you or a relative has been injured as a pedestrian, you will have many questions about your right to recover compensation. Contact a Bradenton pedestrian accident lawyer the Law Office of Steven G. Lavely in Bradenton today, and get answers. You pay no legal fees unless we win your case.