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Boynton Beach Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Whether you are walking, jogging, or simply crossing the street, as a pedestrian you are vulnerable to severe personal injury when you are near motor vehicles. If you are struck by an automobile the consequences can be devastating. From overwhelming medical and rehabilitation bills due to personal injury, lost wages from missed work, and emotional turmoil, your life may never be the same. If you’ve been hit by a careless driver then you need the help of our experienced Boynton Beach pedestrian accident attorneys to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.

Types of Injuries

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Being hit by a vehicle can lead to catastrophic personal injury. Unfortunately, as a pedestrian, you are exposed and unprotected when you walk or jog on the sidewalk, use the crosswalk, or are in the vicinity of an auto accident involving multiple vehicles. Some of the possible injuries from a pedestrian accident may include:

  • Brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Amputation/loss of limbs
  • Broken bones
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Death

What Are Common Causes of Pedestrian Injury?

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There are numerous potential situations that can contribute to you being hit by a motor vehicle. If you are involved in a pedestrian accident, it is helpful to know the circumstances that caused the accident to maximize your potential claim. Some causes of pedestrian accidents that may require the attention of a pedestrian accident attorney in Boynton Beach include:

  • Drunk driving
  • Texting while driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Failure to yield
  • Speeding

Potential Damages

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As a pedestrian hit by a distracted driver, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries. That is why it is crucial you seek the help of an experienced pedestrian accident attorney in Boynton Beach to help you maximize your claim. Examples of compensation you may receive include:

  • Medical/rehabilitation expenses
  • Lost wages from missed work
  • Pain and suffering
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Funeral/end-of-life expenses/compensation from wrongful death

What Are Some Tips For Avoiding An Accident?

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While you cannot control the actions of the driver of a motor vehicle, you can take precautions to make sure you and your family are as safe as possible when traveling as a pedestrian. Reduce your risk of injury by following these safe pedestrian tips:

  • Avoid texting or using an electronic device while walking or jogging
  • Cross only at designated crosswalks and intersections
  • Look both ways at all crossings. Assume a vehicle does not see you even if you have the right of way
  • Walk and/or jog only on designated sidewalks and paths
  • Maintain visibility by wearing bright clothing, especially at night
  • Teach children these safety tips and to exercise caution around all vehicles

Pedestrian injuries can have long-term effects. If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of someone else during an accident with a vehicle, consult a skilled attorney. If you or a loved one has been involved in a pedestrian accident involving a motor vehicle, contact our Boynton Beach pedestrian accident lawyers at Kogan & DiSalvo today to schedule your free case evaluation.

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