Trusted Legal Advocacy For Injured Pedestrians And Bicyclists In South Florida
It’s easy to get around in a car because the American infrastructure was built for the automobile. It’s much harder – and more dangerous – to walk or ride a bicycle to get where you’re going. Injury and death rates for bicyclists and pedestrians are unacceptably high, and Florida has some of the worst statistics in the nation.
If you’ve been injured by a negligent driver, you have the right to pursue full and fair compensation in a personal injury lawsuit.
At Scott Marshall Injury Attorneys in Clearwater, can help. Our attorneys bring over 25 years of personal injury experience to each case, and we have earned a reputation throughout South Florida as trusted legal advocates for the injured.
Holding Drivers Accountable For Negligence Behind The Wheel
The two most common causes of pedestrian and bicyclist accidents are likely distraction and inattention. Drivers who are texting or talking on their cellphones are taking their eyes off the road, hands off the wheel and minds off the task of driving.
Inattention is also a major problem. Because streets are built for drivers, many motorists simply fail to keep a lookout for anyone who’s not in a car or truck. Crashes often happen when drivers make turns without scanning the sidewalks and side streets to see if anyone is trying to cross.
Other common causes of pedestrian and bicyclist accidents include:
- Speeding and aggressive driving
- Running red lights or rushing through intersections on yellow lights
- Drunk driving
- Failure to yield right of way
- Driving in designated bike lanes
- Passing bicyclists without leaving an adequate buffer
If you were seriously injured by a motor vehicle while walking or biking, you deserve answers and compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and other damages.
Our firm is here to help you recover, physically and financially.
Discuss Your Legal Options For Free With An Experienced Florida Attorney
Based in Clearwater, Scott Marshall Injury Attorneys, proudly advocates for injured clients throughout the surrounding area. To learn more about your rights and legal options in a free initial consultation, contact us today to speak to an experienced and caring attorney.