Unfortunately, Pedestrian Accidents Are Regular Occurrences In Florida

People have the right to walk from place to place if they choose. They have to abide by certain rules while doing so, like use crosswalks/sidewalks and obey traffic control devices. Persons are also prohibited from standing on roadways in the Sunshine State. Meanwhile, unlike some other places, there is no pedestrian right of way in Florida. Rather, the law only acknowledges who is required to yield the right of way. 659

Still, though, even if pedestrians are following the rules, they can become involved in an accident. Research from Florida's Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reveals that there were 9,420 pedestrian crashes in 2017. Those incidents resulted in 659 fatalities and 8,126 injuries. Often, it is driver negligence that leads to humans getting struck by a car. Negligent Acts include things such as…

• Speeding
• Failing To Obey Signs And Signals
• Texting While Behind The Wheel
• Driving Under The Influence Of Drugs, Alcohol, Or Both

Stories That Reveal The Severity Of The Issue

Lots of folks believe that such events won't or can't happen to them. That is probably not the best way to think as there is no telling when a car may veer out of control. For those that still do not accept that pedestrian accidents happen regularly in Florida, just take a peek at some of the headlines from the past 24-hours.

• News4Jax – FHP: Pedestrian Killed, Driver Injured In Orange Park Crash
• Action News Jax – Person Hit, Killed By Car On Blanding Boulevard In Clay County
• 7News Miami – Police Release Surveillance Video Of Car Involved In Deadly Hit-And-Run Near Miami

As one can clearly see, loss of life is the recurring theme here. It is possible to escape the episodes with broken bones, traumatic brain injury, and more, but for the purposes of this post, wrongful death is going to be discussed. Hence, curious persons should stay put and read on to learn more.

Families May Be Entitled To Compensation

If a loved one passes away in a pedestrian accident, where a driver was negligent or reckless, family members can hire a personal injury lawyer to attempt to recover compensation. Why would they want to take such action?

Well, for starters, it won't take long for medical bills to start rolling in for the care that the person received before passing away. Additionally, there is also the whole matter of paying somewhere in the neighborhood of between $7,000 and $10,000 for the funeral. Not to mention, if the deceased party was the household's primary source of income, there will not be a steady paycheck anymore.

Our team has more than 150 years of combined legal experience, and the lawyers have over 10,000 successful cases under their belts. Some of the items they will use to prove fault and build a strong case include security camera footage, witness statements, accident reports, cell phone records, and driver histories. So, don't delay any longer. Allow us the opportunity to get your family the compensation that it deserves.

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