Florida Atlantic University Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Florida Atlantic University is located in South Florida boasting 6 campuses spanning 110 miles of Southeast Florida's coast. FAU has more than 30,000 students and is the #1 public university in the state of Florida for campus ethnic diversity. FAU’s first and largest campus is in Boca Raton. FAU’s Jupiter location features two of the world’s leading research organizations, the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience and The Scripps Research Institute, both of which cater to high school, undergraduate and graduate students. FAU’s Davie location is the second-largest campus and the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI) in Fort Pierce focuses on the science and technology of the sea. FAU’s Fort Lauderdale campus caters to architecture, graphic design, film, video, and new media. FAU’s waterfront Dania Beach facility (SeaTech) is home to one of the nation's first ocean engineering programs.Pedestrian Accidents in South Florida
Pedestrian accidents are a huge problem throughout the entire state of Florida. The state is ranked #2 in the country for the most pedestrian accidents for 2016-2021. The Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL area took the 14th spot on Smart Growth America’s Top 20 most dangerous metropolitan areas for pedestrians list from 2016-2020.
According to data from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), Florida had 385 pedestrian fatalities in 2019 and 339 in 2021. Preliminary data from GHSA for 2021 shows that Florida saw a 30.9% increase in pedestrian deaths, totaling 444 – the largest number of pedestrian deaths in the nation.
Walking can be one of the best ways to navigate around a college campus, but South Florida is not the safest place for pedestrians. If you have been injured while walking on foot, riding a bike or scooter, skateboarding, or rollerblading, call our experienced FAU Pedestrian Accident Lawyers at Whittel & Melton at 561-367-8777 or contact us online. We can help you maximize your financial compensation.Why Do I Need a Personal Injury Attorney After I Have Been Injured in a Pedestrian Accident in South Florida?
When you are walking the streets of Boca Raton, Jupiter, Davie, Fort Pierce, Fort Lauderdale, or Dania Beach, you have virtually nothing to protect you if you are involved in a collision with a motor vehicle. This is why those travelling on foot usually suffer very serious and painful injuries that require extensive and expensive medical treatment. If you survive these injuries, it could take weeks, or even months, for you to be able to get back on your feet. Even at that point, you may not be fully healed. You could even be dealing with a lifelong disability after being struck by a car.
If a negligent motorist hit you, they can be held liable for your suffering. While you may very well be entitled to monetary compensation, it may be hard to get your hands on this money as insurance companies will likely fight you ever step of the way. Insurance companies are notorious for trying to mitigate the value of your claim or just flat out denying that you are owed anything.
When you work with our FAU Pedestrian Accident Lawyers at Whittel & Melton, we can level the playing field with the insurance companies and be the fierce advocate you need to stand up to the insurance companies involved and make them take your injury claim seriously. We will also investigate your accident to identify all parties that are to blame and seek compensation from every liable party. We will be your greatest ally when others try to blame you for your injuries. Call us now at 561-367-8777 or contact us online.Who is Responsible for My Injuries After a Pedestrian Accident on an FAU Campus or Elsewhere in Boca Raton, Jupiter, Davie, Fort Pierce, Fort Lauderdale, or Dania Beach?
In South Florida, anyone who causes or contributes to your pedestrian accident can be held legally and financially liable for your injuries and damages. This means that a bus driver, driver of a car, truck, or SUV, motorcyclist, bicyclist, transit company, scooter or moped operator, manufacturer of a defective vehicle or product, government agency, or even a pedestrian could be found responsible for your accident.
Our FAU Pedestrian Accident Lawyers at Whittel & Melton will thoroughly investigate the scenario surrounding your FAU pedestrian accident and determine what happened and who may share blame in the accident. Once we have established the facts, then we can move forward with pursuing financial compensation from anyone that caused you harm. We urge you to call us in Boca Raton today at 561-367-8777 or contact us online.How Long Do I Have to Seek Compensation After a FAU Pedestrian Accident in South Florida?
We understand that things are hard right now. You may be suffering from a head injury, spinal cord trauma, broken bones, burns, neck and back injuries, paralysis, or even lost a loved one (you may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim on their behalf). However, we recommend that you assert your right monetary compensation as soon as possible. In Florida, the statute of limitations for pedestrian accident lawsuits is four years. You can lose your right to seek financial compensation for your suffering if you wait too long to file a claim.
By contacting our FAU Pedestrian Accident Lawyers at Whittel & Melton, we can get started working on your claim today and file any necessary paperwork on time. We offer immediate assistance – call us now at 561-367-8777 or contact us online.