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.