Most Common Causes of Florida Pedestrian Accidents 

Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents are extremely common in Florida. The high levels of tourism and outdoor activities result in thousands of people walking to their destination. If you are involved in an accident as a pedestrian, you are at a higher risk of serious injury – much more than those who are inside the vehicle that strikes you. Pedestrians don’t have outside protection. Also, their bodies will take the full blow of the impact. The injuries that occur in a pedestrian

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Will Jaywalking in Florida Jeopardize Your Pedestrian Accident Lawsuit?

Being involved in a car accident in Florida is a stressful and scary ordeal. If you are hit by a car while walking across the street in Florida, it is likely that you have suffered serious injuries. After all, Florida is one of the worst states for pedestrian accidents and pedestrians here suffer serious and often fatal injuries every single day. Sadly, after a pedestrian accident in Florida, you may be facing lifelong disabilities, mounding medical bills, and more questions

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Do Pedestrians Always Have the Right of Way?

It is a common misconception that pedestrians in Florida always have the right of way. However, this is far from the truth. While motor vehicle drivers do have an increased responsibility to avoid collisions with pedestrians, pedestrians are also responsible for using caution when crossing streets and walking in traffic. In fact, Florida law states that “every driver of a vehicle shall exercise due care to avoid colliding with any pedestrian.” Pedestrian Responsibilities Like motor vehicle drivers, pedestrians have a

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Walmart & Fast Food Restaurants Pose High Risk for Pedestrians

Fast food restaurants and stores like Walmart are hot spots for pedestrian crashes, according to a new study released by the University of South Florida. The Center for Urban Transportation Research found that specific types of retail stores actually increase the danger to pedestrians, especially in low-income areas. For example, in Florida, Walmarts located in low-income areas had 1.8x more pedestrian crashes than low income areas that did not contain a Walmart. Fast food restaurants in these areas also saw

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Pedestrian Killed in Fatal Hit-and-Run Accident in Florida

Pedestrian-friendly cities dot the landscape of the United States, but few are found in Florida. Unfortunately, most years, Florida is at or near the top of the list for pedestrian accidents. In fact, in 2017, Florida ranked second overall for both pedestrian deaths and number of accidents involving pedestrians. Experts believe that impaired driving could play a significant role in the occurrence of these types of accidents, as well as the rising use of cell phones. Factors in Pedestrian Accidents

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Pedestrian Accidents Continue to Go Up Across the State of Florida

According to a recent report from GHSA, the Governors Highway Safety Association, the total number of pedestrian wrongful death and injury accidents have increased significantly in the past decade. In fact, the number of wrongful death accidents due to pedestrian’s being hit has increased by 19 percent between the years of 2009 and 2014. Unfortunately, it is now clear that pedestrian deaths are now at the largest proportion when compared to all the other types of car accident fatalities for

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Pedestrian Accidents: What Legal Options Do Injured Pedestrians Have in Florida?

Every two hours in the United States, a pedestrian is killed due to a traffic collision. While pedestrian accidents can happen to anyone, or any age, in the state of Florida, elderly individuals are especially vulnerable. Pedestrians who are over the age of 70 are twice as likely to be killed in a pedestrian accident than those who are under the age of 70. If you suffer an injury as a pedestrian, anywhere in the state of Florida, and it

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Who is To Blame for Pedestrian Accidents at Night?

According to research from NHSTA (the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) a pedestrian is struck and fatally injured every 120 minutes in the U.S. A pedestrian is struck and suffers less severe injuries in some traffic related accident every eight minutes. Most of these fatalities, approximately 78% of them, take place in urban areas. Also, in most of these situations, approximately 72% occur while it is dark out. As a result, it is easy to assume that the risk of

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