Florida is one of the worst states in the nation to be a pedestrian, with more pedestrian accidents and fatalities every year than nearly any other part of the U.S. Transpiring in the blink of an eye, a pedestrian can happen to anyone without warning. When it does, the victim – or their surviving family members – deserve to be compensated for their losses. At The Benenati Law Firm, we can help.

Common Causes Of Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents usually happen because someone is distracted and not paying attention to their surroundings. Common situations in which pedestrian accidents occur include:

  • Drivers failing to come to a complete stop at stop signs or traffic lights;
  • Texting while driving;
  • Speeding;
  • Failing to yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk;
  • Rolling through a right-hand turn without looking; and
  • Driving under the influence.

All of the above are examples of fault on the part of the driver. If a pedestrian is significantly injured in a crash and the driver was at fault, the pedestrian has the right to seek damages in the form of a personal injury lawsuit.