Residents throughout Florida get around on foot for work, exercise, and personal errands, especially since the fair climate is favorable for walking most of the year. Despite exercising due caution, pedestrian accidents can happen through no fault of your own. If you are injured as a result, you need a skilled Winter Garden pedestrian accident attorney at the Benenati Law Firm to get the compensation you deserve by law.

Common Causes Of Pedestrian Accidents In Florida

Though the specifics may vary, there is usually negligence behind pedestrian accidents. Every driver has a duty to exercise reasonable care while operating a motor vehicle, but he or she may breach this legal obligation by:

  • Speeding;
  • Running a red light or stop sign;
  • Failing to yield to people in a crosswalk;
  • Driving while drunk;
  • Talking on the phone, texting, surfing the internet, or other forms of distracted driving; or,
  • Engaging in other risky behaviors behind the wheel.

Serious injuries can result when a driver is negligent in causing a pedestrian accident. Broken bones, scrapes, abrasions, lacerations, and concussion are common. In more severe incidents, you could suffer traumatic brain injury, spinal cord damage, or injuries to your internal organs.