Coral Springs Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
According to a report by CBS Miami, in 2010, a pedestrian crossing University Drive and Ramblewood Drive in the city of Coral Springs was struck by an unlicensed hit and run driver. As reported by the Coral Springs Police, the impact to the victim was so severe, that he passed away shortly after arriving to the hospital.
Pedestrian accidents can happen in even the safest cities like Coral Springs. For the most part, these accidents are due to negligence by motor vehicles driving recklessly. In such cases, the injured party may be entitled to file a claim. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, the Law Offices of Cytryn and Velazquez, P.A. can help. We have been working with pedestrian accident victims for more than 36 years, and know how traumatic these accidents can be.Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
- Failure to pay attention to road conditions
- Failure to yield the right of way to pedestrians
- Failure to stop before making right hand turns
- Failure to stop at crosswalks
- Inattentive/distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Speeding/reckless driving
One of the pedestrian accident cases we have handled in Broward County involved our client, a 29 year old male who was at a gas station at the time of his accident. Our client was exiting the gas station after making a purchase, when the defendant driver proceeded forward, hitting our client’s left leg. After the accident, our client had to undergo an arthroscopic procedure on his knee. The jury found the defendant 70% at fault, and awarded $280,000 for our client’s case.Safety Tips for Pedestrians
- Avoid jay walking or crossing the street illegally
- Use sidewalks whenever they are available to you
- Wear colors that are easily seen by drivers
- Avoid walking if you have consumed alcohol
- Be cautious when crossing roads by looking in every direction
- Do not walk in restricted areas
Our team of lawyers is committed to helping pedestrian accident victims. They understand that when people are involved in pedestrian accidents, it can be an overwhelming experience for not only the victim, but for family members and friends as well. To save you time, our firm offers a free consultation for any person involved in an accident. If we determine it is a case we can handle, we will schedule an appointment for you to meet with one of our attorneys. If you are severely injured at a hospital, or do not have transportation, one of our lawyers or representatives will come to you.
At the Law Offices of Cytryn &Velazquez, P.A., we are dedicated to easing the process of being involved in a pedestrian accident. We work on a contingency basis, meaning that if our attorneys do not recover anything on your behalf, you don’t pay any fees or costs. If you are a victim of a Coral Springs pedestrian accident, call now at 1-877-853-7466 for your free consultation.