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Florida’s Personal Injury Law Firm for Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents resulting in catastrophic injuries and death are alarmingly high in Florida due to negligent and reckless drivers on the roadways. Most pedestrian-related accidents occur in urban areas due to the high density of motorists. They are more prevalent in Florida than in most other states due to the high rate of tourism and rapid population growth.

Accidents are often the result of poor judgment, limited visibility, driving under the influence, failure to assess the roadway accurately, distracted driving, speeding, and other forms of negligence. Many accidents and fatalities occur at intersections and at night. Under Florida law, bicyclists on sidewalks are also categorized as pedestrians. 

Florida Statute 316.130 Contains the Traffic Laws for Pedestrians and Drivers

Pedestrians that violate the laws, thereby contributing to an accident, may still win a personal injury case. However, their award may be reduced due to their contributory actions.

Important Questions to Consider in a Pedestrian Accident Case:

  • Did the accident occur on the sidewalk, the shoulder of the road, or in the crosswalk?
  • Were there traffic signals or signage in place?
  • Was the victim a child or an incapacitated person?
  • Did the driver yield the right-of-way to the pedestrian?
  • Were any parties involved in the accident under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or prescription medication?
  • Do any of the parties have pre-existing medical conditions?
  • If a vehicle was stopped to yield to a pedestrian, did a following vehicle overtake and pass the stopped vehicle?
  • What time of day did the accident occur?
  • Were there limitations in visibility due to environmental conditions?
  • Was a barrier or gate closed or moving when the accident occurred? (such as a railroad crossing or bridge.)
  • Was the victim soliciting a ride, employment, or conducting business on the roadway?
  • Were there witnesses or video surveillance?

Potential Defendants in a Claim may include, but are not limited to:

  • A motor vehicle operator who negligently caused an accident
  • A public or private entity that improperly maintains the roadways
  • The manufacturer of a vehicle with defects as a contributing factor
  • A company that owns a vehicle that is poorly maintained
  • The driver’s employer

Pedestrian Accident Statistics

Smart Growth America, a non-profit organization that advocates for safety in urban development, completed a study regarding pedestrian accidents. They concluded that the number of pedestrian fatalities nationwide has increased by 45% over the past decade. (https://smartgrowthamerica.org/dangerous-by-design/

The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) reported that in the first six months of 2020, there were 332 pedestrian fatalities in Florida. They rank Florida as one of the most dangerous states in the country for pedestrian accidents. (https://www.ghsa.org/sites/default/files/2021-03/Ped%20Spotlight%202021%20FINAL%203.23.21.pdf)

We Have an Exceptional Record of Favorable Outcomes for Florida Personal Injury Claims

Our legal team has vast experience in negotiating and trying pedestrian accident cases. We are nationally recognized as fierce advocates for our clients in complex litigation cases. Our legal team has won countless multi-million-dollar personal injury awards for injuries, wrongful death, and financial losses. Contact Orlando Accident Attorney if you have sustained injuries or lost a loved one due to a pedestrian accident in Florida.

Contact a Quality Florida Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Today

If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident, contact Orlando Accident Attorney as soon as possible for quality legal representation. We represent pedestrians that sustain physical, psychological, and emotional damages due to the negligent or reckless acts of others. We aggressively pursue compensation the victim’s behalf.

Call us at our Winter Park, Florida office at (407) 706-3909 to speak with a complex litigation attorney that has your best interest in mind. We represent pedestrians with personal injury claims throughout Florida.