Not everyone gets around Fort Lauderdale by car, and even drivers become pedestrians when they use sidewalks and crosswalks to get to their destinations, such as the park, a beach, or a downtown festival, after parking somewhere nearby. Unfortunately, year after year, Fort Lauderdale consistently ranks among the deadliest cities in Florida and the United…
If you have a question about pedestrian accidents in Florida, we may have an answer. This is the FAQ page for pedestrian accidents here at Chalik Law. Below you’ll find common questions our clients ask after they have been involved in a pedestrian accident.
Pedestrian accidents are no joke. Thousands happen in Florida every year and they cause so many injuries and deaths. Unlike a car or even a motorcycle, there’s no protection for pedestrians beyond the rules of the road. We don’t walk around on the streets wearing helmets just in case we get hit.
Those rules go both ways. A sure way to reduce your chances of a successful pedestrian accident lawsuit, to say nothing of getting injured in the first place, is to cross the road in an illegal manner. Jaywalking or crossing against the light is against the law and it can be argued that you were the one who is to blame for your injuries.
If you’ve been hit by a car, even at low speeds, and you’ve been injured from the impact then you deserve the chance for compensation. The first step in any accident is to get medical care and make a police report. Then, if you can, contact the other driver’s insurance company to make a claim, followed by a call to Chalik Law. Our personal injury attorneys will fight hard on your behalf to get you a settlement that is fair for your condition.
Read below for general pedestrian accident advice, but know that your specific circumstances may mean that different advice is better. Always speak with a lawyer if you need specific legal advice.
There are several ways pedestrians can seek compensation for their injuries if hit by a car in Florida. If you were the victim of this type of accident, you might be able to file a claim with your own no-fault insurance, with the at-fault driver’s no-fault insurance, or with the motorist’s auto liability policy. If…