Pedestrian Accidents: jogging or walking can be hazardous to your health!

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Florida is notorious for its outdoor activities and thus walkers, runners, and bicyclists are common on our roadways. Pedestrians are struck in walkways, crossing the street, in a driveway, on a skateboard, walking to school, outside or inside of a crosswalk, or along the side of the road.

According to government statistics, a pedestrian is injured in a traffic accident every 8 minutes, and one pedestrian is killed every two hours. When more than a ton of metal and glass on wheels collides with a human being, the consequences can be devastating for both the victim and a family.

Recently, Richard Warner, a sergeant with the St. Augustine Police Department became a victim in a pedestrian accident when he was struck by a motor vehicle while jogging in a residential neighborhood.

Bicycle or pedestrian accidents often result in serious injury to the bicyclist or jogger and little damage to the car or truck which struck them. Due to the degree of impact, bicyclists and pedestrians often suffer traumatic head injuries, spinal cord injuries and fractures.

Drivers are responsible for being aware of their surroundings, obeying road signs and speed limits, and avoiding the use of drugs and alcohol while operating a vehicle. Unfortunately, many drivers do not follow these rules and regulations. What can result is the serious injury or death of an innocent pedestrian. Pedestrians who are injured in an accident caused by a negligent driver are entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, disability, and pain and suffering.

Victims of pedestrian accidents in the St. Augustine, Florida area should seek legal representation from experienced personal injury attorneys in order to pursue fair compensation for their injuries. Our law firm is devoted to the well being and financial stability of our clients. Let our team of trusted lawyers represent you or your loved one.

Call us or stop by our offices at 43 Cincinnati Avenue in downtown St. Augustine if you have any questions about pedestrian accidents or personal injury cases.

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