What You Should Know About Pedestrian Accidents in Florida

Pedestrian accidents can be devastating, and, unfortunately, they’re not entirely rare here in the state of Florida. If you or a loved one was harmed as a pedestrian because of a negligent motorist, you’re most likely wondering whether there is some form of legal recourse available. Please continue reading and reach out to our dedicated Jacksonville pedestrian accident lawyers to learn more about pedestrian accidents in Florida and how our legal team can help if you’ve been hurt in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

Why do pedestrian accidents happen in Florida?

Pedestrian accidents occur for a multitude of reasons, though they’re frequently the fault of negligent motorists who fail to observe the rules and regulations of the road. Some of the most common causes of these accidents that we see are as follows:

  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Distracted driving (such as texting or applying makeup while driving)
  • Ignoring stop signs or traffic lights
  • Failing to yield the right of way to pedestrians at crosswalks
  • Speeding through intersections
  • Poor visibility at night
  • Pedestrians failing to look both ways before crossing
  • Inclement weather conditions causing drivers to skid into pedestrians

What steps should I take after being hurt as a pedestrian?

If you’re injured as a pedestrian, you should do what you can to document the incident. This includes calling the police to the scene, getting witness contact information, the other driver’s insurance info, taking pictures of the accident, and receiving medical treatment at once. Finally, you should contact a lawyer who can help you fight for your rightful compensation in a personal injury claim.

Will my accident case have to go to court?

Typically, when someone brings an injury claim to our attention, we’re able to reach a favorable settlement without having to take the case to court. That said, if we believe insurance adjusters are offering you a lowball settlement that doesn’t truly cover the cost of your injury, and that we can recover full and fair compensation by taking your case to trial, we will do so. Our objective is to win you the maximum compensation to which you are entitled, and we will not sell you short. If you’ve been hurt as a pedestrian, you can turn to our Jacksonville personal injury attorneys for the competent legal assistance you deserve.

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.

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