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Sadly, accidents involving pedestrians are usually preventable. It is often the negligence of the driver that leaves the pedestrian suffering. When a person is unexpectedly struck by a motor vehicle, the results are often catastrophic.

TYPES OF PEDESTRIAN CRASHES

HOW WE CAN HELP

You may be facing seemingly insurmountable medical expenses, lost wages and an uncertain future. Florida Auto Law attorneys are experienced at fighting for victims who are injured on foot, while cycling or on any wheeled recreational craft by a negligent driver.

 

We think the key to good legal representation is preparation. Our hands-on team and in-house investigator work in partnership with our attorneys to closely examine the details of your accident, and we will fight aggressively to help you recover fair compensation from those who harmed you.

CRASH INVESTIGATION

We consider all aspects of the crash, including:

DRIVER AWARENESS

Assess driver competency and decision-making

CONSTRUCTION ZONES

Determine the safety, signage and setup of work zones

NIGHT-TIME VISIBILITY

Address roadway, driver, and environment lighting

VEHICLE DEFECTS

Dive into the vehicle parts, products and efficiency

RIGHT OF WAY PRECEDENTS

Determine if driver decisions are aligned with rules of the road

WEATHER CONDITIONS

Weigh the influence of weather on driving conditions

 

VICTIM OF A PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT?

Many Florida roads were constructed to suit the needs of vehicular traffic. Pedestrians are at a natural disadvantage and stand to lose the most when struck by any type of moving vehicle. Pedestrian injuries are often severe, including brain injuries, spinal injuries, paralysis and loss of life. If you are hit by a driver who flees the scene or who has insufficient insurance, your uninsured motorist (UM) coverage may provide important benefits.

 

ACCIDENT CHALLENGES

  • Channeling of pedestrian traffic within a construction site

  • Negligent drivers crashing into homes, storefronts or restaurants

  • Car dealerships, parking lots & valet drivers

  • Premises liability coverage, facility that creates visible obstruction

  • Inadequate or malfunctioning lighting issues

  • Vehicle ownership issues, rideshare, delivery, rental etc.

  • Adequacy of sidewalks, crosswalks, and pedestrian zones

VICTIM OF A MOBILE PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT?

Due to the inherent lack of protection on a bicycle or small recreational ride, many such accidents have tragic outcomes. Mobile pedestrian options are rapidly being introduced as a cost efficient alternative to driving. We routinely share the road with bicycles, scooters, mopeds and skateboards. Increasingly we see Segway, bike shares, e-scooters, and pedal party bikes, all of which create new dangers.

 

Golf carts are also popular on Florida’s secondary roads. Often seen as a nuisance around town, many drivers race past and swerve around a slower moving golf cart. With no active restraints, passengers are easily ejected and susceptible to dangerous rollovers.

ACCIDENT CHALLENGES

  • Increased percentage of hit and run probability

  • Difficulty paying medical bills and navigating insurance claims

  • Improper barriers separating sidewalk or pedestrian area

  • Establishing Right of Way issues, person vs. vehicle

  • Crosswalk signals, missing traffic devices or stop signage

  • Visual obstructions, overgrown hedges, blindspot factors

  • Pedestrian texting, comparable negligence

  • Helmet and driver’s license requirements & restrictions