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Walkers, it's dangerous out there.
With pedestrian fatalities at a 10-year high, Florida leads the way among the seven most dangerous metropolitan communities to walk in. Although South Florida didn't crack the top 10, Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach came in at a not-so-respectable 11th, according to the Dangerous by Design Report released by Smart Growth America, a Washington D.C. based organization that advocates for walkable cities.
Pedestrian accidents in Florida can result in traumatic injuries and death and should be taken seriously. In pedestrian accidents, pedestrians are obviously at a huge disadvantage due relative weight and mass of a motor vehicle. They are likely to result in more devastating, and in some cases, fatal injuries. They occur for the same reasons as all other accidents, which include: texting and driving, drinking and driving, speeding, and refusing to obey traffic laws.
PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS INCLUDE
- Loss of Control Accidents: This type of accident is the most serious of all and occurs when the driver simply loses control of their vehicle and strikes the pedestrian.
- Crosswalk Accidents: This type of accident occurs when a pedestrian is on the crosswalk and a vehicle fails to give the pedestrian the right-of-way, striking them within the crosswalk.
- Parking Lot/Backup Accidents: This type of accident happens when a vehicle is in the process of parking or pulling out of a parking space in a parking lot.
Loss of Control Accidents are usually the type of accident that becomes the "hit-and-run" accident, especially if traffic is light. Drivers often panic after a pedestrian accident as they know even a slight impact may result in severe injuries to the pedestrian. The driver of a vehicle is required by law to remain at the scene of the crash if he or she has caused personal injuries to a pedestrian. Failure to do so is considered a hit-and-run and is a felony in Florida.
Victims of a pedestrian accident commonly sustain injuries to the head, face, neck or back, pelvis, chest, arms, hands, shoulders, legs, hips, and feet. These injuries all have long term implications, and more often than not, leave the victim permanently injured for the rest of his or her life.
Pedestrians are obligated to obey all traffic control devices and to remain in crosswalks, on sidewalks, or on the shoulder of the road. Pedestrians must yield the right of way to motor vehicles if he or she is not in a crosswalk. It is not feasible for a pedestrians to think they cannot simply walk into the street and expect not to be struck. There are many contributing factors and the simple fact that you were hit as a pedestrian does not give you the right to sue.
LEARN YOUR LEGAL OPTIONS TODAY
Pedestrian accidents can be complicated. Winig Law is passionate about pedestrian rights. If you, your child, or your loved one experienced an injury in a pedestrian accident, contact us here at Winig Law. We know how to navigate your case. Be sure you speak with us before you talk to the insurance company
If you are injury in a pedestrian accident, you will not only have physical injuries that may result in a permanent impairment, but will be faced with the costs of hospitalization, as well as lost wages. Winig Law has the experience and knowledge to help ensure that you receive the compensation needed to help meet those financial costs as well as settlement for pain and suffering.
Personal Injury Attorney Steven L. Winig, Esq. is a member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, and is licensed to practice before all
Florida State Courts, as well as the United States District Courts for Southern and Middle Florida.
Winig Law routinely handles cases throughout Palm Beach County including West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Wellington,
Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, Greenacres, Lake Worth, Royal Palm Beach and surrounding areas.
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