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Every year in Florida, over 7,000 pedestrians are injured by a motor vehicle. Given the sheer volume of cars on the road in conjunction with the growing Florida population, pedestrian accidents are alarmingly common. If you have been struck by a vehicle as a pedestrian or suffered any form of damages, our team at Injured Florida Law can help you find the best path forward.
Understanding Your Rights as a Pedestrian
Knowing your rights as a pedestrian is essential to figuring out whether you have a case or not. In the state of Florida, pedestrians are given the right of way whenever they cross a street. This means that even if there are no crossings signals at an intersection, drivers are obligated to yield to pedestrians if they’ve stepped onto a crosswalk. However, if there is no designated crosswalk, it’s up to the pedestrian to yield to the driver.
What if I Was Hit by a Vehicle While J-Walking?
Florida is a “comparative fault” state, which means that a claim is proportional to the level of fault of both parties. In the case of j-walking, the pedestrian could be held in partial liability for the accident, and their claims might be reduced.
Causes for Pedestrian Accidents
The most common causes for this type of accident include:
- Driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol
- Talking on the phone or texting while driving
- Reckless driving
- Failure to yield to the right of way of pedestrians
Have You Been in a Pedestrian Accident in South Florida?
Let our Injured Florida Law team help get the best possible outcome for your case if you’ve been in a motor vehicle accident. Call us today to schedule your consultation.