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Can I Sue if I Was Struck By a Car While Jaywalking?

Yes, you might be able to sue if you were struck by a car while jaywalking. Sometimes, however, you might not have a claim against the driver. Your right to go after compensation will depend on the facts of your situation.
Rights and Duties of Pedestrians
Under Florida Statute § 316.130, pedestrians must obey all traffic control […]

By |January 16th, 2020|Pedestrian Accident|0 Comments

Can a Pedestrian Hit By a Car Get Pain and Suffering Damages?

Yes, a pedestrian hit by a car can get pain and suffering damages if he or she has a physical injury. You need to determine who was at fault and prove all the elements for legal liability to go after compensation for your losses.

You might think that the driver of the vehicle that hit you […]

By |January 8th, 2020|Pedestrian Accident|0 Comments

I Was Hit By A Car As A Pedestrian. What Do I Do?

When a car hits a person who is on foot, the pedestrian can suffer severe injuries as he has no physical barrier protecting his body from harm when the massive weight of the vehicle strikes him.

If you were hit by a car as a pedestrian, you are not alone: the Miami Herald reports that Florida […]

By |September 9th, 2019|Pedestrian Accident|0 Comments

How Long Does It Take To Settle With An Insurance Carrier After A Pedestrian Accident?

It can take anywhere from months to even years to settle with an insurance carrier after a pedestrian accident. One of the most important things to keep in mind in this situation is that Florida law limits the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit for personal injury compensation. If you miss the […]

By |September 2nd, 2019|Pedestrian Accident|0 Comments

What Are the Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents?

Many different factors can cause pedestrian accidents, but just a few of them create the lion’s share of these collisions. Since the pedestrian often suffers devastating injuries due to the lack of physical protection shielding from harm, unlike people who are inside of vehicles, it can be useful for walkers to know these risk factors.
What […]

By |December 7th, 2018|Pedestrian Accident|0 Comments

What to Do After a Pedestrian Accident

The first thing to do after a pedestrian accident is to get immediate medical attention. Even if you think you suffered only a few bruises, you might have broken bones, internal bleeding, or soft tissue damage that has not yet developed noticeable symptoms.

Whenever a vehicle hits a person, trauma specialists at an emergency room or […]

By |July 19th, 2018|Pedestrian Accident|0 Comments

How Do I File a Pedestrian Accident Claim?

You can file a pedestrian accident claim by consulting with a lawyer. A claim is one of several possible options for compensation if you are a pedestrian who suffered injuries because of someone else’s negligence. A personal injury lawyer can help you sort out the insurance questions, since there might be multiple policies that could […]

By |July 19th, 2018|Pedestrian Accident|0 Comments

How Much Compensation Will I Get for a Pedestrian Accident?

Every pedestrian accident case is different with a unique set of facts. Therefore we cannot tell you the value of your claim without meeting with you. However, we can provide guidance about what goes into the determination of damages and how multiple factors can impact how much compensation you are likely to receive.
Determining Legal Liability […]

By |May 16th, 2018|Pedestrian Accident|0 Comments

Miami-Dade and Broward Among Most Dangerous Counties for Pedestrians: Report

When it comes to the number of pedestrian fatalities in 2016, Miami-Dade and Broward County were among the 10 most dangerous counties in the United States. That is according to a data report from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). According to the GHSA, the 10 most hazardous counties for pedestrians in 2016 were:

Los Angeles County, California, which had265 […]

By |April 5th, 2018|Car Accidents, News, Pedestrian Accident|0 Comments

Who Is Liable if a Pedestrian Is Hit by a Car While Outside a Crosswalk?

Either the driver or the pedestrian may be at fault if a driver hits a walker outside of a crosswalk, depending on which party has negligence:
Having a legal duty (an obligation to do something, like to operate your vehicle safely or not to do something, like not driving your car on the sidewalk)
Breaching that duty (for […]

By |February 15th, 2018|Car Accidents, Pedestrian Accident|0 Comments