Each year there are thousands of road accidents in the United States, and over 100,000 of these involve pedestrians getting injured or killed. In fact, more than fifty percent of pedestrian accidents in the United States result in the death of the pedestrian. With these types of numbers, it becomes apparent that pedestrian related accidents in Tampa are a major concern. Statistics show that it is children, along with the elderly, that are most at risk of injury or death as a result of a pedestrian accident. The majority of these deaths and injuries are the result of a run in with a negligent or careless driver. At Catania & Catania we have the experience necessary to help you handle any type of auto pedestrian related accident in the Tampa, Florida area.
There are many common reasons why pedestrian accidents occur. In some cases, it can be the fault of the pedestrian. One example would be when a child runs out right in front of a car. If the car is already too close to come to a stop, it is likely that injury or death will occur. However, if the vehicle was speeding at the time of impact than it will likely be deemed as the fault of the driver. This is true even if the pedestrian may have walked or run out in front of the vehicle. In the vast majority of cases however, it is not the fault of the pedestrian at all but the cause of driver negligence. Each pedestrian accident is unique to the individual or family affected. Our Tampa pedestrian lawyers can help you with your case today, and help you better understand what rights or compensation you may be entitled to.
If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of a pedestrian accident it is important that you contact our Tampa law firm immediately. Legal assistance is vital after any type of personal injury to better assist you in receiving compensation for any injuries that have resulted from the accident. Our pedestrian accident lawyers will work with you to get statements from witnesses on scene, and collect any other important details to help win your case. The sooner you contact a Tampa lawyer, the higher your chances are of receiving adequate compensation. In cases where you’re making a claim on the behalf of a loved one who has died from their injuries sustained during a pedestrian auto accident, one our lawyers will file a wrongful death suit on your behalf. We work with all types of cases involving pedestrian accidents in Tampa, and can help you with yours today.
For more information regarding your auto pedestrian accident in the Tampa Bay, Florida area, contact Catania & Catania today by phone or live chat. We’re always here to help answer any questions you may have regarding your current situation.