Pedestrian Accidents in Florida | What You Need to Know

A pedestrian in a black coat and blue jeans carrying a black backpack crosses a street at a crosswalk, emphasizing their cautious stride to prevent pedestrian accidents.

Pedestrians are among the most vulnerable groups of individuals, as they generally have little, if any, protection from outside forces. If you are someone who was recently stricken by a motor vehicle as a pedestrian, you most likely now require financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, and more. Read on and reach out to our Florida personal injury attorneys to learn about pedestrian accidents and how our firm can help you if you have recently been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How do most pedestrian accidents happen?

Pedestrian accidents occur for a multitude of reasons, and while pedestrians and drivers alike are all responsible for following the rules and regulations of the road, most pedestrian accidents occur as a result of driver negligence. For example, we live in a day and age where a large number of motorists operate their vehicles while texting or otherwise distracted. This has contributed significantly to the uptick in pedestrian accidents in the United States. Additionally, other forms of driver negligence, such as driving while intoxicated, speeding, disregarding traffic lights/signs, and more, all cause pedestrian accidents. Pedestrian accidents can occur just about anywhere, though they are most common near crosswalks and in crowded parking lots.

How do I know if I have a valid personal injury claim?

As long as our experienced Jacksonville personal injury attorneys can prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence and satisfy the burden of proof, you should have a valid personal injury claim. At the scene of the accident, you should do everything in your power to document the incident, including taking pictures of the accident, calling the police (who will file a police report), asking witnesses for their contact information, seeking medical treatment, and more. Our firm can work to uncover all additional evidence needed to prove your claim, including potentially subpoenaing surveillance footage of the accident as it happened to prove the cause of the accident. Be sure to file your claim within four years of the date of your accident, in accordance with the state’s statute of limitations. Waiting any longer than four years will most likely permanently prohibit you from taking legal action. We are here to help you today.

Contact our experienced Florida firm

Ansbacher Law is composed of knowledgeable attorneys who are ready to assist clients with various legal matters throughout North Florida. We understand the urgency of your personal injury claim and additional legal matters, which is why we provide each of our clients with compassionate and efficient legal assistance, every step of the way. Please contact our office for an initial consultation today.