Pedestrian Accidents
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Lakeland Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

Offices in Lakeland & Tampa, Serving Central Florida

At some point in your day, you are likely a pedestrian. It may be while moving through a parking lot from your car to your office, while walking your dog, or while going for a morning jog. At these times, you are in a place where you are near or may have to interact with motor vehicles driven by distracted, aggressive, or reckless drivers. Even when careful, you may be hit.

Dismuke Law fights for injured pedestrians and the families of pedestrians who have been fatally struck by motor vehicles in Central Florida. It takes passion, hard work, and skill to succeed in holding a negligent party accountable in a pedestrian accident claim or lawsuit. We have these qualities in spades, as evidenced by our impressive track record of success in personal injury law. If you want to put an experienced professional on your side, we recommend involving a Lakeland pedestrian accident attorney at our firm.

Contact us today to arrange a free, private review of your pedestrian accident claim. From our offices in Tampa and Lakeland, we assist clients across Central Florida. Call (863) 292-6922 today!

What Are the Main Causes of Pedestrian Accidents?

While some pedestrian accidents are caused by the pedestrian’s carelessness, the vast majority of these incidents are the result of driver inattentiveness. When motorists are not paying attention to the road or looking out for people on foot, they can cause devastating or even fatal collisions with pedestrians.

Some of the main causes of pedestrian accidents include:

  • Distracted driving, including texting while driving
  • Failing to yield the right-of-way
  • Violating traffic laws
  • Failing to follow traffic control devices (signals, stop signs, etc.)
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs (DUI)
  • Failing to signal before turning
  • Failure to check for pedestrians before exiting driveways
  • General driver inattention
  • Poor road design/construction (e.g. lack of crosswalks)
  • Quiet motor vehicles

In any case, failing to see a pedestrian or hitting a pedestrian for any reason is unacceptable. Motorists should always be cautious while driving and keep a lookout for people on foot. Because vehicles can do so much damage to a pedestrian, motorists should also always yield the right-of-way to pedestrians whenever possible. Failing to take these and other actions to keep pedestrians safe can have serious, sometimes fatal consequences.

Injuries Caused by Pedestrian Accidents

A pedestrian may sustain catastrophic injuries if he or she is struck by a motor vehicle. Even low-speed collisions in parking lots or driveways have the potential to cause significant harm, due to the size disparity and the fact that a pedestrian will have no protection against the impact.

The following are examples of injuries that may be sustained by pedestrians:

  • Broken bones
  • Crush injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Head trauma
  • Brain injuries
  • Internal organ damage
  • Severe cuts and bruises
  • Traumatic amputation

Call Our Pedestrian Injury Attorneys

If you or someone you love was injured in a pedestrian accident, you deserve a fair settlement or award that will fully pay for medical care, lost earnings, and other economic and non-economic injuries you have experienced.

Find out how a skilled Lakeland pedestrian accident lawyer at Dismuke Law can help. Call (863) 292-6922 or contact us online.


  • Decades of Experience

    Dave has dedicated 15 years and a significant portion of his practice to auto accidents and has well-trained staff in place to help you.

  • We Treat Clients with Excellent Personal Service, Respect & Dignity

    Our core belief is that every detail must be studied, that every adversary must be out prepared and outworked and that every client must be treated like they are family.

  • Personal Injury is All We Do

    Dave is a Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer and focuses his practice on automobile accidents.

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Proven Track Record of Success

  • $10 Million Judgment - Polk County

    Judgment of $10 million for a client due to injuries sustained in an auto accident.

  • $7.25 Million Jury Verdict - Polk County

    Polk County jury awards judgment for wrongful death case.

  • $1.1 Million Settlement - Hillsborough County

    Wrongful death auto accident settlement for $1,100,000.

  • $800 Thousand Auto Accident Settlement - Hillsborough County

    Attorney David C. Dismuke negotiates a settlement in disputed causation surgery.

  • $754 Thousand Auto Accident Settlement - Hardee County

    Attorney David C. Dismuke obtains a verdict in Hardee County.

We Remove the Fear  of Going Through the Process of a Personal Injury Claim

The team at Dismuke Law understands how our clients are affected by accidents and brings that empathy to the courtroom and settlement table every day.