West Palm Beach, FL – Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle on Okeechobee Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL (June 19, 2021) – The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office responded to a serious pedestrian crash on Wednesday, June 16th. The collision took place on Okeechobee Boulevard near the intersection with Military Trail.
According to reports from the scene, the unidentified pedestrian was walking in or near the roadway when they were struck by a car. The injured pedestrian was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment of undisclosed injuries. The pedestrian’s identity has not been released at this time and there is no word on the cause of the crash. No additional injuries have been reported.
Motorists were advised to avoid the area if possible and to find alternate routes of travel while police investigated at the scene. No additional information has been released at this time.
We wish to offer our thoughts and best wishes to the victim of this West Palm Beach pedestrian crash. We hope for a complete and speedy recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Florida
Pedestrian accidents in Florida take place every day. According to some of the more recent statistics, about 75% of all Florida pedestrian crashes result in a trip to the emergency room for the injured person. Approximately 20% of pedestrian accidents require hospitalization and extended care. It is common for a pedestrian to suffer injuries that are both serious and long-lasting. These injuries can linger and require treatment for many months or even years after the accident occurs.
Due to the nature of injuries suffered in pedestrian accidents, it is important to make sure that you have an attorney on your side who is willing to fight for you. Following the accident, you should not speak to the insurance adjuster until you have had an opportunity to seek counsel. The adjuster may want to settle your claim quickly. If you choose to do this, you will likely not receive the full compensation to which you are entitled. Prior to settling any case, you must evaluate your total damages, including future medical costs that you may incur. Settling too soon jeopardizes your future because the settlement may not take all of your costs into account.
Here at Boone & Davis, we will make sure that you are fully protected and that your legal rights are enforced. Our pedestrian accident attorneys in St. Lucie County have more than 35 years of experience standing up for innocent crash victims. We understand what you are going through during this time and we are here to help. We have handled all types of injury accident claims, including some of the most serious types of cases and we would be honored to assist you as well.
We are standing by to take your call at any time. Our firm offers a free initial consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. We also handle most accident cases on a contingency fee basis, so you will not owe anything upfront and you will not pay an attorney fee until we obtain a recovery for you. To schedule your appointment with a member of our team, please reach out to us at the link on our website or give us a call at 954-566-9919.
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