Pedestrian Accident

Brief description

Pedestrian Accident

Every year, thousands of Florida pedestrians suffer serious injuries because of an accident with a motor vehicle. South Florida, in particular, is consistently ranked one of the most dangerous places in the U.S. for pedestrians, because of traffic congestion and driver negligence.

Under Florida Law, pedestrians have the right of way when crossing in a designated area such as a crosswalk. Drivers also owe a duty of care to pedestrians to avoid causing them any unnecessary harm. But collisions still happen, for reasons ranging from accidental to reckless and negligent behavior.

Pedestrian Accident Attorney

common causes of pedestrian injuries


Distracted Drivers


Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol


Drowsy Driving


Failure to Yield at a Stop or Crosswalk


Failure to Yield the Right of Way


Low Visibility


Passing Pedestrians too Closely


Reversing Out of Spots Without Looking



The sheer size and force of an oncoming vehicle can cause serious injuries to an unprotected pedestrian. Flesh and bone have little defense against thousands of pounds of steel. Many pedestrian accidents lead to severe and life-threatening injuries – sometimes even death. These injuries can require extensive medical treatments, plus months or even years of recovery time. Many victims suffer permanent physical and mental losses.

What will happen if you have it?

While a personal injury or wrongful death suit cannot undo the harm of a pedestrian accident, it can provide financial security for the victim and his or her loved ones.

Victims may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages and earning capacity, and other damages. At Lady Justice Injury Law, we can help determine the best legal options for you and your loved ones and find the best pathways toward a successful outcome.
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