According to governmental statistics, there were 4,432 pedestrian fatalities in 2011 from motor vehicle on pedestrian accidents in the United States.
When a pedestrian is struck by a car, automobile, motorcycle, commercial vehicle, or truck, the injuries to the pedestrian are often devastating. Florida Statutes § 316.130(15) provides, “every driver of a vehicle shall exercise due care to avoid colliding with any pedestrian or any person propelling a human-powered vehicle and give warning when necessary and exercise proper precaution upon observing any child or any obviously confused or incapacitated person.”
All to often drivers of cars and trucks drive while impaired, DUI, distracted, while texting, or while talking on a cell phone, causing serious personal injury to Pedestrians. Car on Pedestrian accidents, often involve serious personal injury including led fractures, arm fractures, spinal cord injury and wrongful death.
One study of pedestrian injuries in New York found that from December 2008 to June 2011, of those injured on the street, 44 percent used a crosswalk, with the signal. Florida Statutes § 316.130(7)(a) provides, “[t]he driver of a vehicle at an intersection that has a traffic control signal in place shall stop before entering the crosswalk and remain stopped to allow a pedestrian, with a permitted signal, to cross a roadway when the pedestrian is in the crosswalk or steps into the crosswalk and is upon the half of the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling or when the pedestrian is approaching so closely from the opposite half of the roadway as to be in danger.” Florida Statutes § 316.130(7)(b) further provides, “[t]he driver of a vehicle at any crosswalk where signage so indicates shall stop and remain stopped to allow a pedestrian to cross a roadway when the pedestrian is in the crosswalk or steps into the crosswalk and is upon the half of the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling or when the pedestrian is approaching so closely from the opposite half of the roadway as to be in danger.
Mr. Milles has pursued wrongful death lawsuits throughout the United States, including Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania. Mr. Milles also represents families in Atlanta and South Georgia, including Thomasville, Moultrie, Valdosta, Albany, and Savannah. Mr. Milles represents injured Floridians in Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Pensacola, Panama City, Crawfordville, Apalachicola, Eastpoint, Quincy, Monticello, Tampa, Perry, Gadsden County, Jefferson County, Franklin County, Wakulla County, Bay County and Santa Rosa County.
If you or your loved one has suffered personal injury as a pedestrian by a car on pedestrian accident, please contact a Tallahassee personal injury Lawyer at Milles Law now. If you are looking for a Tallahassee personal injury attorney, contact Tallahassee Lawyer Milles to find out about your rights.