Law Offices of Nooney Roberts Hewett & Nowicki :


In an effort to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide they release into the atmosphere, a lot of individuals are taking up walking and cycling. While increasing one's activity level has almost endless positive effects on one's health, it also puts pedestrians and cyclists at an increased danger of being struck by passing automobiles. 

Unfortunately, Florida is one of the most dangerous states in the country for pedestrians and drivers to collision due to the various elements that contribute to this. 

In Florida, the risk of being involved in an accident as a pedestrian is rather high. 

Even if a pedestrian could share some of the fault for an accident in some scenarios, the fact of the matter is that the vast majority of collisions occur due to the carelessness of another party.

Accidents that result in serious injuries to pedestrians can be caused by a wide variety of negligent behaviors, including but not limited to driving under the influence of alcohol or driving when their traffic signals are not operating properly. 

Pedestrians and cyclists in the state of Florida have an increased risk of being injured due to the following factors: 

  • The weather in Florida makes it possible to enjoy outdoor activities throughout the whole year, which virtually doubles the potential for pedestrian and bicycle traffic. There is an increased risk of pedestrians and motorists coming into contact with one another throughout the day when there are more people walking on the sidewalks and roadways. 
  • Large number of people. The state of Florida has the third-largest population in the United States. The state of Florida is home to more people than the state of New York, with over 20 million individuals. This results in overwhelming traffic congestion and the everyday chance for people to make poor choices, like drinking and driving, speeding, and texting while driving. 
  • Tourism. There are millions of individuals who reside in Florida during the whole year, and an additional nearly 100 million tourists visit the state each and every year. Many of the people who migrate south in search of warmth from the bitter weather and snow are thrown into environments that are foreign to them, and they must rely on GPS or other travelers to find their way around our roadways. Accidents are more likely to be caused by drivers who are distracted or who are uncertain of the traffic patterns, particularly in places where there is a larger volume of pedestrian activity. 
  • Road debris. Drivers might have to swerve at the last second to avoid obstacles on the road such as potholes, gravel left in the road by construction teams, or even litter. This increases

the risk of getting into a collision with a person who was lawfully crossing the street. In addition, the state of Florida's highways are always undergoing construction, which results in a confusing network of diversions and changing freeway exits. In situations like these, pedestrians have the right to file a claim for compensation not only against the motorist who was at blame for the accident, but also against the road maintenance business, construction firm, or any other entity that was responsible for the unsafe road conditions. 

  • No sidewalks in the area. When strolling or running along the side of the road, pedestrians frequently find themselves in danger of being hit by passing vehicles. Pedestrians are put in a position that is unnecessarily dangerous since there are frequently no sidewalks accessible for safe foot travel. A person who is struck while walking or riding a bicycle in one of these places has the right to file a claim against the local government for the failure of the government to construct pedestrian walkways. 
  • Busy junctions.  The most typical location for car accidents involving pedestrians and other road users to take place is at intersections. When planning routes for motor vehicles, those in charge of designing roads don't always take into account the requirements of pedestrians and cyclists. Because of this, there are blind curves and steep elevations, both of which put pedestrians in needless danger. 

Accidents involving children are most prone to be in a collision, and they are also among the most likely to sustain injuries if they are hit by a vehicle. 

Children are frequently injured or killed when they come into contact with garbage trucks, school buses, and other municipal vehicles that are driving through residential neighborhoods.

Children can also be injured or killed when neighbors back out of their driveways or when they dart in front of cars while riding bicycles. These collisions can result in substantial medical expenses, a disability that may persist for the remainder of a person's life, or even death.

Call the Florida Pedestrian Accident Attorneys Today! 

If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident between an automobile and a pedestrian, it is highly recommended that you seek the counsel of an accomplished personal injury attorney.

The attorneys at Nooney, Roberts, Hewett & Nowicki have decades of combined legal experience fighting for victims of pedestrian accidents. Our expert legal team can help you along this complicated and intricate process.

Please do not go through this process alone.

Call us at (904) 398-1992 or fill out a quick form to schedule a free initial consultation with our aggressive negligent security attorneys! ¡Hablamos español!

We serve clients throughout Florida, including, but not limited to, those in the following localities: Duval County including Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville, and Jacksonville Beach; Hillsborough County including Brandon, Riverview, and Tampa; Leon County including Tallahassee and Woodville; Orange County including Ocoee, Orlando, and Winter Garden; St. Lucie County including Fort Pierce, Lakewood Park, and Port St. Lucie; and Walton County including DeFuniak Springs, Miramar Beach, and Santa Rosa Beach.

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