Pedestrian Accidents

Sarasota Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Representing Injured Pedestrians in Sarasota, FL

Florida is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. With its warm weather and beautiful beaches, the state is a haven for pedestrians. Unfortunately, the state is also one of the most dangerous for walkers, joggers, and runners.

If you or someone you love was injured in a pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. At Burnetti, P.A., our Sarasota pedestrian accident attorneys are committed to helping injured individuals fight for the justice and compensation they deserve.

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Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

Unfortunately, many pedestrian accidents are the result of negligence. When drivers, property owners, and others fail to exercise reasonable care and caution, they can be held legally accountable for any injuries they cause.

Some of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Defective auto parts
  • Failure to yield
  • Running a red light
  • Speeding
  • Poorly designed or maintained roadways
  • Inclement weather
  • Poorly lit parking lots, walkways, or other areas
  • And more

Common Injuries in Pedestrian Accidents

Because pedestrians have no protection from the force of impact, they are often seriously injured in accidents with motor vehicles. In some cases, these accidents are fatal.

Some of the most common injuries in pedestrian accidents include:

  • Fractures: Pedestrians can easily break or fracture bones in their arms, legs, and other areas of the body.
  • Head Injuries: Pedestrians can suffer severe head injuries, including traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), if their head strikes the vehicle or the ground.
  • Internal Injuries: If the pedestrian is thrown into the air or crushed between two objects, they can suffer internal bleeding and other internal injuries.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: Pedestrians can suffer life-changing spinal cord injuries, which can result in partial or complete paralysis.
  • Soft Tissue Injuries: Soft tissue injuries, such as sprains and strains, are common in pedestrian accidents.
  • Wrongful Death: Sadly, many pedestrian accidents are fatal. If your loved one was killed in a pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to bring a wrongful death claim.

Pedestrian Accident Liability

Because pedestrians are not protected by the frame of a vehicle, they are much more likely to be critically injured or killed in an accident with a motor vehicle. Drivers must exercise the utmost caution and care when driving in areas where pedestrians are present. When drivers fail to do so, they can be held legally accountable for any injuries they cause.

In order to bring a successful personal injury claim after a pedestrian accident, you will need to prove that the other party was negligent. This means that you will need to prove that the other party failed to exercise reasonable care and caution, and that their negligence was a direct cause of your injuries.

Some of the most common parties that can be held liable in a pedestrian accident claim include:

  • Car drivers
  • Motorcycle drivers
  • Bus drivers
  • Truck drivers
  • Taxi drivers
  • Rideshare drivers
  • Distracted drivers
  • Drunk drivers
  • Employers of negligent drivers
  • Vehicle manufacturers, if a defectively designed or manufactured vehicle caused the accident
  • Government entities, if a poorly designed or maintained roadway or crosswalk caused the accident
  • And others

How Our Firm Can Help You Recover

At Burnetti, P.A., our Sarasota pedestrian accident lawyers understand the unique challenges associated with these types of cases. We know how to build a strong case on your behalf, and we are not afraid to take on large corporations and insurance companies in our pursuit of justice on your behalf.

Our attorneys are skilled negotiators and aggressive litigators. We are not afraid to take your case to trial if necessary, and we have a proven track record of success in and out of the courtroom.

Call (888) 444-8508or submit an online contact formto schedule a free consultation with one of our Florida pedestrian accident lawyers.

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Reasons to Trust Burnetti, P.A. with Your Case
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    We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients, including many multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements.

  • A Culture of Customer Service

    We treat all of our clients like family, requiring regular calls to clients in an effort to promote the best possible client experience.

  • Decades of Unwavering Service

    Our firm has proudly served injured people throughout the state of Florida for 30 years, and we're just getting started.

  • A Network of Support

    We help clients find doctors, deal with insurance companies and recover compensation for medical bills and lost wages.

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