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Can a pedestrian hit by a car file an insurance claim?

Yes, a pedestrian hit by a car can file an insurance claim. You must, however, prove that the driver of the vehicle was negligent to hold her responsible for your injuries.
What Options Do I Have to Recover Compensation?
You have multiple possibilities, depending on the circumstances of your case. Assuming you were not negligent and the […]

By |September 19th, 2017|Pedestrian Accident|0 Comments

Can a pedestrian be at fault for an accident with a car?

Yes, a pedestrian can be at fault for an accident with a car.
How can a pedestrian be liable for an accident? 
Pedestrians do not always have the right of way. Pedestrians have a duty of care to keep themselves and other road users safe.

They must pay attention to their surroundings, follow traffic and safety signals, and […]

By |April 27th, 2017|Pedestrian Accident|0 Comments

Most Dangerous U.S. Cities for Pedestrians: Florida Metro Areas Occupy First 7 Spots

A recent report called “Dangerous by Design 2016” pointed out the most dangerous U.S. cities for pedestrians. Engineers designed our streets to facilitate quick and efficient travel via vehicles. The report by Smart Growth America shows that the cost of speedy car travel is high for pedestrians.
What did the report say?
Between 2005 and 2014, 46,149 […]

By |January 30th, 2017|Pedestrian Accident|0 Comments

Can I recover damages after a hit and run pedestrian accident?

If you have been injured as a pedestrian in a traffic crash, your injuries may be significant. If the driver who hit you left the scene, how will you recover for your damages? Who will pay your medical bills? How are you supposed to pay your bills if you cannot go back to work while […]

By |December 15th, 2016|Pedestrian Accident|0 Comments

Florida is 2nd in the Nation in Pedestrian Fatalities

A national survey of traffic fatalities conducted in 2014 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) ranks Florida as the second most deadly state for pedestrians. That year, 588 pedestrians lost their lives, making the pedestrian death rate per 100,000 population a staggering 2.96. The only state ranking higher was New Mexico with a […]

By |June 30th, 2016|Pedestrian Accident|0 Comments

Florida Crosswalk Laws All Pedestrians and Drivers Should Know

While each person is responsible for his or her individual safety, we can all do our part to keep others safe when we walk or drive. Make sure you know these Florida crosswalk laws before you get behind the wheel or take a stroll.
Sidewalk Use
Pedestrians must use sidewalks whenever provided unless a hazard obstructs their […]

By |June 9th, 2016|Pedestrian Accident|0 Comments

Florida’s Pedestrian Dangers: Miami-Dade and Broward in Top 10 Most Dangerous Counties

According to 2014 pedestrian fatality data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and published by the Auto Insurance Center, Florida is a very dangerous place to be a pedestrian. Below, we detail Florida’s ranking and its pedestrian dangers.
Florida’s Place on the Spectrum
Unfortunately, Florida ranked as the second worst state in the nation […]

By |March 16th, 2016|Pedestrian Accident|0 Comments

Distracted Walking Accident

You probably understand the dangers of driving while distracted. But have you ever stopped to think that distracted walking could be just as deadly? Every year, pedestrians suffer injuries because of music players, cell phones, and conversations with other pedestrians. Anything that takes your focus off the sidewalk in front of you and the traffic […]

By |March 9th, 2016|Pedestrian Accident|0 Comments

3 Things You Can to Do to Improve Pedestrian Safety

Florida is one of the most dangerous states in the nation for pedestrians. In fact, in the year 2013, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that there were 501 pedestrian fatalities in the state of Florida. Even if you do not walk all the time, knowing how to keep yourself safe is important. If […]

By |November 30th, 2015|Pedestrian Accident|0 Comments