Fort Lauderdale pedestrian accident attorneys

Fort Lauderdale pedestrian accident attorneys know pedestrians are easily the most vulnerable people on our roads. Florida law recognizes this by requiring drivers to yield to pedestrians at all times—even when the pedestrian is breaking the law. In fact, state law defines special pedestrian-safety offenses like yielding to pedestrians in crosswalks. But more often than not, drivers ignore these laws or don’t look for people on foot. Partly as a result, more than 4,300 American pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in 2008.

Adding to the problem is the fact that many pedestrians are children and older people, who are more physically vulnerable. And while people who can’t afford to drive may be physically healthy, the medical bills, missed work and other financial consequences of being hit by a car can be financially crippling to a family that’s already near the edge. If you’re facing these severe physical, financial and emotional injuries after a pedestrian accident, contact a Fort Lauderdale pedestrian accident attorney at Weinstein & Scharf, P.A.for help.