We are bringing you a story about an incident that took place a few months ago, but it highlights some of the major areas of concern we have for both pedestrians and other people around the roadway.
When Susana Jenny Alvarez De Lima was standing on the median of Federal Highway back in May, we know she did not expect anything and to happen to her. She was just trying to cross the road.
Police have now arrested a man in connection with the accident that happened that day. Laszlo Aspirany has been arrested and charged with DUI manslaughter, DUI causing personal injury, and DUI causing property damage. Police say that Aspirany left a parking lot and failed to come to a complete stop. He struck four vehicles, slammed into a concrete median, and hit De Lima, who was thrown into the hood of Aspirany’s car. De Lima was then ejected from the hood when Aspirany hit a fourth car.
All of that because a man got behind the wheel while intoxicated.
At the Dante Law Firm, we know that DUI cases are one of the many problems pedestrians face in Florida. If you need a Hallandale Beach pedestrian accident attorney, you can count on us to be by your side.
Florida saw over 9,000 pedestrian accidents during the latest reporting year. Out of those:
Pedestrians are the most vulnerable group of people on the roadways. When they are stuck by a vehicle, they can sustain major injuries. Injuries sustained in pedestrian accidents usually require immediate and extensive medical care. If surgery or rehabilitation is needed, the medical costs can become extremely expensive.
Often, they are involved in accidents because of the carelessness of other drivers. We commonly see drivers strike pedestrians in crosswalks and at intersections when the pedestrians have the right-of-way.
Drivers often do not see pedestrians because they are distracted by their phones or other devices inside of the vehicle. As technology has expanded to all parts of our lives, it has jeopardized the safety of pedestrians.
We will always be battling cases of drunk driving. Reading the story above, we see just how much devastation they can cause. Many times, drunk drivers strike pedestrians at high rates of speed and do not even stop.
We know you will have many questions in the aftermath of a pedestrian accident. If your injuries were caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be wondering if your insurance will cover all of your expenses. What if you are unable to work while you heal?
At the Dante Law Firm, we want to help you answer those questions. We will investigate your case and work to secure the compensation you deserve for all of your accident-related expenses. You can contact us by clicking here or calling 305-949-2526 for a free consultation.