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Hit-And-Run Crash Kill A Pedestrian

Vlad Tsirkin
Pedestrian Accident
Apr 06, 2019

Late in February, a Plantation man was struck and killed while crossing West Davie Boulevard. The driver who struck him fled the scene. The man killed was 58-year-old George Storoshenko. He was struck by an older model Ford Thunderbird. Witnesses say the driver did stop for a moment but did not help Storoshenko.

We bring you this story because it highlights the dangers that pedestrians face in and around the city. You can count on Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates to be by your side when you need a Fort Lauderdale pedestrian accident attorney. Their knowledgeable and experienced team will work to investigate all aspects of your case so you can get the compensation needed for all of your crash-related expenses.

These Crashes Are Deadly

When a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle, there will almost always be a fatality or a severe injury. Our bodies offer no protection from the force of a vehicle that weighs thousands of pounds. In and around places like Fort Lauderdale, we see plenty of foot traffic. Combine that with thousands of out-of-state drivers and partying and crashes are going to occur on a regular basis.

During the latest reporting year in Florida, there were 9,420 pedestrian crashes. Out of those crashes, there were:

  • 659 fatalities
  • 8,126 injuries

It is common for us to represent pedestrian crash victims who are suffering from catastrophic injuries such as spinal cord trauma, traumatic brain injuries, major internal bodily damage, and more.

Most people only think about initial medical expenses when it comes to pedestrian crashes. Yes, the initial medical bills can reach into the hundreds of thousands of dollars, but many people do not consider other hidden costs associated with crashes. This can include:

  • Long-term rehabilitation costs
  • Home and vehicle modifications
  • Lost income of the victim and/or family caregiver
  • Emotional and psychological damages
  • In-home care if necessary

Insurance companies will often rush to offer a settlement that will likely not cover all of these expenses. Why should pedestrian crash victims and their families be left in financial jeopardy when another person has caused their injuries?

Some of the main causes of fatal and injury crashes are:

  • Careless or negligent operation of a motor vehicle
  • Failure to yield the right-of-way
  • Driving too fast for conditions
  • Failure to keep in proper lane
  • Running off the roadway

Many of those offenses are caused by drunk drivers or those distracted behind the wheel.

Moving Forward From Here

If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian crash that was caused by another person, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance. Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates have the experience you need to help you through this. They will work tirelessly on your behalf in order to secure the following:

  • Coverage for all of your crash-related medical expenses
  • Money for lost income if you cannot work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Possible punitive damages

When you need a Fort Lauderdale pedestrian accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 954-687-9787.

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