In a report released earlier this year, Florida was declared one of the deadliest states in the nation for pedestrians. Of the 20 deadliest cities in the United States for pedestrians, nine are located in Florida. Orlando was ranked the least safe. Between 2008 and 2017, Florida saw 5,433 pedestrian fatalities in traffic accidents. This… Read More
Florida has such pleasant weather and has so many tourists walking around town. Sometimes it can get quite crowded! However, all that walking means an increased risk of pedestrian accidents. We have collected stories of pedestrian accidents here on this page. All of these stories have a link back to the original source.
The big question in any pedestrian accident is who was at fault. Pedestrians have the right of way, but their chances for compensation are lowered if they were not following the rules of the road.
For instance, if a pedestrian suddenly darts into traffic and they’re not at a crosswalk, an accident will likely be their fault and they will be responsible for their injuries. The same goes for crossing against the light, crossing an illegal street, or loitering in the roadway.
However, if a pedestrian was following safety rules and gets hit, then it’s very likely the driver will be to blame. Considering pedestrian accidents are often very injurious, or fatal, the chances of a high payout are good.
The best way to stay safe as a pedestrian is to always follow the road rules and signals. Even if a group of impatient tourists wants to cross against the light, you don’t have to follow them. You’ll protect yourself and other motorists. Besides, the days are lovely here. Why not stay out in them a little longer?
If you are injured in a pedestrian accident, seek medical treatment then call Chalik Law for a free consultation. We’ll be happy to hear your story and assess your chances for compensation.
Floridians have the highest risk of being involved in a pedestrian accident. A report from Smart Growth America and the National Complete Street Coalition ranked the 20 deadliest U.S. cities for pedestrians. Nine of these cities were in Florida. Orlando was ranked the least safe and the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West-Palm-Beach area came in at number 14…. Read More
Contrary to popular belief, “jaywalking” is not a legal term. There are no statutes against jaywalking in Florida. Many actions can be referred to as jaywalking; some of them being illegal. Crossing the street against a red light is illegal and may result in a ticket. However, crossing mid-block or outside a crosswalk is not… Read More
Driving on the Florida beaches in designated areas is a fun past time that dates back to the first automobiles. Vehicles can only be driven in certain areas during certain times of the day and only when the tide conditions permit. Some beaches, especially those known for nesting sea turtles, may prohibit driving during their… Read More