When it comes to outdoor activities, the Sunshine State has the perfect climate. It’s almost always nice sunny weather, especially in West Palm Beach, so you can enjoy a nice walk or jog at any time. It is also perfect for cutting down on gas usage and walking to nearby stores and businesses. Enjoying a nice walk around town is a great way for local residents to both exercise and even commute to work.
The downside, however, is that pedestrians are quite vulnerable to hazards on or near the road, and are extremely likely to be severely injured if struck by a vehicle. There is the possibility that you could be injured seriously enough that you need surgeries or long-term rehab to fully heal and recover.
Injuries common in pedestrian accidents can lead to incredible amounts of medical bills, spanning admission, testing, and diagnosis all the way through treatment and aftercare. With many injuries from scenarios like this, multiple surgeries are often extensive rehab, and physical therapy is needed to fully heal and recover. If you suffered a spinal or brain injury, you may need speech therapy or assistive devices as well.
You should not have to suffer these financial losses and an experienced West Palm Beach pedestrian accident attorney, like the ones at LJ Law Group, can give you the best chance at recovering fair monetary compensation for your damages.
Common West Palm Beach Pedestrian Accident Causes
With the continual updating and upgrading of infrastructure and roadway components, the nation and the West Palm Beach area especially, have facilitated high-speed vehicle travel as we have never seen before. Even heavy commercial vehicles like semi-trucks are able to travel quicker than ever before. This can lead to vulnerable pedestrians being put at risk. This enhanced risk can translate to a higher rate of accidents overall, with a higher rate of injuries following.
One of the major causes of all accidents is negligence, either by action or inaction, of a driver. There are countless ways a driver can be negligent, including driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, improper merging, speeding, failure to yield, and many others. It can also encompass their vehicle state, as drivers are required to keep their vehicle in good repair so as not to be a hazard to anyone else on the road. Failure to maintain a safe vehicle can result in not being able to stop properly or being unable to control the vehicle in motion.
Why Choose LJ Law Group?
Working with an experienced personal injury law firm in West Palm Beach like LJ Law Group, you gain a powerful ally to help you through the claims process. Not only will we know how to build a strong claim, supported by documentation and evidence, but we’ll be able to present it effectively at every stage of the process. There is nothing to lose by reaching out today to discuss the specific details of your personal injury case.