A multi-vehicle crash occurred, killing a pedestrian who behaved as a good Samaritan. The tragic collision occurred in Cantonment, Florida, on, January 10, 2017, just prior to 6 p.m. on U.S. 29 and Hazzard Lane. A Toyota XB and a Jeep Cherokee were going in the northern direction, and nearing Hazzard Lane in the outer… Read More
In 2009, there were over 60,000 serious injuries and nearly 4,000 deaths from pedestrian accidents. Injuries in pedestrian accidents are common. There’s nothing protecting pedestrians from cars except for traffic rules.
On this page, we talk about pedestrian accidents in Florida and why they are so dangerous. Let’s talk about how to prevent them. First, nearly all pedestrian accidents wouldn’t occur if both parties followed all the rules of the road.
A common misunderstanding is that a pedestrian must always have the right of way. This is correct, but if a pedestrian isn’t also following traffic rules then they put themselves at risk. If a pedestrian tries to cross a road against a red light or where there is no crosswalk, they could get hit. Drivers use crosswalks and lights to know when to look for pedestrians.
If someone gets hit when a pedestrian is crossing illegally, the driver might not have to pay any compensation. They may even be able to avoid any criminal charges, even if they kill the pedestrian, depending on the circumstances.
Many children get injured by drivers because they don’t know the pedestrian rules of the road. They’ll dart into traffic or stay too close to the road not knowing the dangers. Parents must teach these to their children before letting them play close to a street.
That said, if you were following the rules of the road and you get hit as a pedestrian, you have a high chance of receiving compensation if you file a lawsuit. How do you find out? Call the personal injury attorney team at Chalik Law and tell us your story. We’ll evaluate your case and let you know your chances and how much you might be able to receive in a court of law. Don’t hesitate to call us.
The Orange County Board of Commissioners has approved a $5 million plan to improve pedestrian and bike safety on the major roads serving the University of Central Florida (UCF) campus. The plan includes the building and improving of mid-block crosswalks, sidewalks and bike paths in order to make their use safer and more appealing to… Read More
It seems like every time you turn on the news, there is another story of someone getting hit by a car in South Florida. Just this week, a couple in their eighties were struck and killed by a car in Fort Myers, and two University of Miami students were struck and killed while crossing the… Read More
With over 60,000 serious injuries and nearly 4,000 deaths each year, pedestrian accidents are occurring at an alarming rate. What’s even more shocking is the rate at which these accidents are affecting younger populations. In order to understand the causes of pedestrian accidents and how to prevent them, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)… Read More
New Research Shows Distracted Walking Causes South Florida Accidents Almost everyone seems to have a cell phone these days, as popularity for the iPhone and other smartphones is ever increasing. Although the cell phone is a great invention, it seems as if it poses an inevitable threat on the road to those using one. The… Read More