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 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.
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.
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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.