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Suffer a pedestrian injury? Don't walk away from compensation

Every year, thousands of individuals die as the result of injuries suffered in pedestrian accidents. Many times, these accidents are completely preventable and happen as the result of negligent, reckless and otherwise inexcusable actions committed by drivers. If you were hurt or lost a loved one in this type of motor vehicle accident, you have legal options available to you.

Pedestrians have certain rights, and Florida drivers bear the responsibility of ensuring that they safely share the road and practice caution when people are traveling by foot in their vicinity. It is also possible that dangerous property conditions, such as a slippery sidewalk, caused your pedestrian accident.

Who or what is responsible for my accident?

While in some cases it is very obvious what caused a pedestrian accident, some victims may be left confused as to what factors caused their injuries and who may be responsible for what happened. The following are examples of some of the most common reasons for the injuries and fatalities of pedestrians:

  • Drivers failing to yield at crosswalks
  • Drivers striking people walking in parking lots
  • Slippery or dangerous sidewalk conditions
  • Potholes and other hazards

No matter the reason for your pedestrian accident, you could have a valid civil claim if you are able to prove that negligence or harmful actions played a role in your accident and the injuries you suffered.

Building a strong civil claim

If you wish to prove that a liable party owes you compensation because of negligent actions that caused you harm, your claim must include evidence that the liable party:

  • Owed a certain duty of care to you
  • Failed to provide that care
  • Caused an accident and injuries
  • Caused you physical, psychological or financial harm

It can be difficult to know if you have a valid claim after a pedestrian accident. While you may be unsure of what you should do or what factors played a role in your injuries, you always have the right to know your options.

Fighting for a full and fair recovery

It is okay to be unsure of your rights and options after a pedestrian accident, since you have the right to turn to an experienced personal injury attorney for support and guidance. With the help of your legal ally, you can fight for whatever compensation you need and deserve for medical bills, lost wages from missed work and other accident-related losses.

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