Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Walking down a South Florida sidewalk you don’t expect a car is going to run you over, but it happens a lot more often than people realize. Likewise, crossing the street as a pedestrian in a Florida crosswalk you think traffic is going to stop for you, but you can’t count on a car slowing down or stopping if the driver is texting and driving, distracted on a cell phone or otherwise not paying attention to the road ahead.
The human body is amazing but no match for tons of metal hurling at it at high rates of speed, with nothing to protect it but the hope that the oncoming driver hits the brakes in time or swerves around it. Pedestrian accidents can prove deadly, disfiguring and paralyzing. Surviving an accident as a pedestrian hit by a car, truck or SUV can leave catastrophic personal injuries, a lifetime of pain and suffering and a never-ending financial burden.
Florida Pedestrian Accident Laws
In Florida, pedestrians have the right of way in crosswalks and at intersections, and drivers are required to yield to pedestrians in these situations. However, pedestrians also have a responsibility to obey traffic signals and use designated crosswalks whenever possible. When a pedestrian accident occurs in Florida, there are a number of laws and regulations that come into play, including laws governing liability, insurance, and the reporting of accidents.
Under Florida law, drivers who are involved in pedestrian accidents may be held liable for damages if they were negligent or reckless in their driving. This may include behaviors such as distracted driving, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or failing to yield to pedestrians who have the right of way.
If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident, it’s important to seek legal counsel as soon as possible to protect your rights and understand your legal options. An experienced attorney can help you navigate the legal system and work to ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injuries and other losses.
Florida Ticket Firm is Here To Get You The Compensation You Deserve
Florida Ticket Firm has a team of pedestrian accident lawyers that represent those who have been seriously injured on Florida’s streets, roads and sidewalks, as well as the families of those pedestrians killed by cars, trucks or other motor vehicles. Florida Ticket Firm knows the interplay between Florida motor vehicle traffic laws and Florida traffic laws related to pedestrians, which is critical in any personal injury case where a pedestrian is an injured victim in a motor vehicle accident. Florida Ticket Firm co-counsels pedestrian accident cases with experienced personal injury and wrongful death lawyers who know how to maximize your monetary recovery.
Florida is a comparative negligence state which means that percentages of fault may be assessed to various parties involved in an accident causing personal injuries. Many times pedestrians – as well as motor vehicle occupants – seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident do not have any memory as to how the accident occurred. Sometimes they have sustained traumatic brain injuries causing memory loss or maybe they simply never saw the accident unfold and were blindsided in the accident. If your family member was killed as a pedestrian in a car accident, unless there were independent witnesses, you might have no idea how the accident occurred.
Our pedestrian accident lawyers work with accident reconstruction experts who know how to recreate the manner in which the accident occurred based on evidence obtained at the scene of the accident and evidence obtained from the vehicles involved in the accident. Expert engineering analysis of this information by accident reconstruction experts can be used to attempt to attribute fault for the pedestrian accident among the parties involved in the accident even if you have no memory as to how the accident happened or how you were injured. Even if you as a pedestrian believe you might have been partially at fault in a pedestrian accident (including for jaywalking), you might still be able to recover if other involved parties were also partially at fault. Florida Ticket Firm’s attorneys know how to best present a case to a jury for serious pedestrian accident injuries, including where there are issues related to apportionment of fault.
Florida Ticket Firm represents seriously injured pedestrians – as well as the families of those pedestrians who have lost their lives – throughout the state of Florida on a contingency fee basis and you pay nothing unless there is a recovery. Florida Ticket Firm advances all costs on your behalf and only seeks reimbursement of those costs out of any recovery. If you have been seriously injured as a pedestrian or a family member has been killed as a pedestrian, call Florida Ticket Firm at 844-352-3476 for a FREE CONSULTATION with an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer. Florida Ticket Firm can help.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Does it Take to Settle a Pedestrian Accident?
The time it takes to settle a pedestrian accident in Florida can vary greatly depending on the specific circumstances of the case. In some cases, the settlement process may be relatively straightforward and resolved within a matter of weeks or months. However, more complex cases involving serious injuries or disputed liability may take much longer to settle, and could potentially go to trial if a resolution cannot be reached through negotiation or mediation.
How Much Compensation Do You Get for a Pedestrian Accident?
The amount of compensation you may receive for a pedestrian accident in Florida can vary widely depending on a number of factors, including the severity of your injuries, the circumstances of the accident, and the insurance policies of the parties involved. In general, compensation for a pedestrian accident may include medical expenses, lost wages or income, pain and suffering, and other related damages.