Common Pedestrian Injuries

Miami & Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

A pedestrian is someone who travels by foot. This label can be applied to walkers, joggers, runners, and may even extend to bicyclists. These healthy forms of transportation offer both obvious and subtle benefits for residents and tourists in our area, making pedestrian travel popular throughout the state of Florida.

Sadly, even the most careful pedestrian cannot protect themselves from the actions of other people on the road. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, five of the top ten most dangerous US cities for pedestrians are in Florida. Tragically, a majority of pedestrian accidents result in catastrophic personal injury.

Pedestrian Injuries

When a pedestrian is hit by a car, there is nothing to protect them against injury. Depending on the speed of the car, the direction of the impact, and any secondary impacts with other objects, a pedestrian may experience injuries such as:

Many of these injuries are life altering. They can permanently interfere with your ability to work, your physical mobility, and overall quality of life. They can also result in significant medical expenses and long-term rehabilitation, though you may never fully recover. In addition, many of these injuries may also result in death.

If you have been injured by a reckless driver, you have every right to seek maximum compensation for any injury they have caused. One of the Miami injury attorneys at our firm can help determine the full extent of damages and fight to get you every penny you deserve.

If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in a pedestrian accident in or around Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, or Fort Myers, please contact the Cochran Firm in  South Florida to schedule a no-cost consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney today.