Pedestrians are injured every day in Florida. Accidents can occur when crossing the street, jogging, walking on the street or even on a sidewalk. Most of the pedestrian accidents are caused by negligent and reckless drivers distracted by texting or using cell phones. A distracted driver fails to observe a crosswalk or to yield the right of way to pedestrians causing fatal accidents. According to Florida Law, the driver of a car or truck has a duty to look out for pedestrians and other hazards in the roadway. This means that driver of the vehicle should be able to see the pedestrian in the roadway and react in a timely manner to avoid hitting the pedestrian if he or she is driving appropriately under the circumstances. These circumstances will depend on the visibility, weather, time of day or night, the speed limit or average speed on the road, blind spots, and intersections with or without crosswalks, among other factors. Some of pedestrian fatalities also involve alcohol use by the driver. When cars collide with pedestrians, there is high potential for serious injury or death. A pedestrian accident can cause traumatic brain injury, severe soft tissue injury, spinal cord injury and severe fractures.
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact your pedestrian accident lawyers at Kurzman Law Group for a free evaluation of your case. We are familiar with Florida’s pedestrian traffic regulations and are experienced in the representation of injured pedestrians and their families. Call us now at (954) 406-6464 or (561) 404-4411.