Florida Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Pedestrian accidents and bicycle accidents account more than 5,000 fatalities and nearly 120,000 injuries in the United States every year on public roadways. These National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics reflect a disturbing trend that our roads are getting more dangerous. Drivers are constantly distracted, and without the visibility and protection that an automobile provides, many who favor alternate modes of transportation are placed in potentially hazardous situations. However, many pedestrian accident victims injured by these all-too-common accidents are entitled to compensation, since it is often the negligence of a driver that causes the accident. Having served Florida victims statewide, as an experienced Orlando pedestrian accident lawyer for nearly 20 years, Frank M. Eidson is uniquely suited to help victims who have been injured due to the negligence of others.
At the Orlando law office of Frank M. Eidson, we handle also claims involving car accidents, truck accidents, and motorcycle accidents. Pedestrian accidents, often occurring at dangerous intersections, can result in catastrophic personal injury or wrongful death. Contact our Florida auto accident lawyers to schedule a consultation.
Why They Happen
Several factors contribute to the troublingly large rate of pedestrian and bicycle accidents. Bicycling continues to increase in popularity, with several million Americans classifying themselves as “recreational cyclists.” Also, with rising gas prices and concerns about the emissions produced by automobiles, many people now rely on bicycles and walking for transportation. This means that there are more cyclists and pedestrians on the roads of America every year; however, though more people are using these alternate methods of transportation, conditions are not improving. Despite multiple studies showing that bike lanes and wider streets dramatically reduce the pedestrian and bicycle accident rate, many cities still have not implemented these reforms city-wide. Drivers are getting, if anything, more distracted as well. All these factors set the stage for the large number of these kinds of accidents.
What Can Be Done
Sadly, because cyclists and pedestrians don’t have the protection of an enclosed vehicle, when they are involved in an accident with a vehicle, they often suffer serious injuries and trauma. However, these accidents are frequently due to the negligence of drivers, and thus the victims are usually entitled to compensation. An attorney can help victims obtain compensation to cover medical expenses and lost wages. Our Orlando, Florida pedestrian accident lawyer, Frank Eidson, has filed hundreds of successful personal injury lawsuits. Indeed, our firm has recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of clients throughout Florida .
Contact Our Florida Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Frank Eidson has faithfully served Orlando, Florida, as a pedestrian accident lawyer for nearly 20 years and has a successful record with these and other cases. If you’ve been injured in an accident, please don’t hesitate to contact our practice. Consultations are always free. We will explain your legal options and help you recover fair compensation for your suffering.