Pedestrian Accidents in Florida

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Pedestrian Accidents in Ft. Lauderdale / Miami

In Florida, walking is a popular mode of transportation, but it carries risks. As pedestrian accidents occur, it’s vital to understand the state’s comprehensive pedestrian accident laws. This guide provides insights into these laws and how they protect pedestrians’ rights and safety.

Florida’s Duty of Care for Drivers

Florida law imposes a significant duty of care on drivers regarding pedestrian safety. Drivers are expected to exercise reasonable care to prevent accidents, including obeying speed limits, yielding to pedestrians at crosswalks, and adhering to traffic signals. Failure to follow these rules can result in severe consequences, including criminal charges and civil liability.

Right-of-Way Laws for Pedestrians in Florida

Pedestrians in Florida are granted specific rights for their safety:

  • Crosswalks: Drivers must stop for pedestrians in marked crosswalks.
  • Unmarked Crosswalks: Drivers are required to yield to pedestrians, even at unmarked crosswalks.
  • Traffic Signals: Both drivers and pedestrians must follow traffic and crosswalk signals.
  • Turning Vehicles: Drivers must yield to pedestrians when turning at intersections.

Pedestrian Responsibilities

Pedestrians must also adhere to certain rules:

  • Crosswalk Usage: Pedestrians should use marked crosswalks and avoid suddenly stepping into traffic.
  • Jaywalking: Crossing roads outside of crosswalks should be avoided.
  • Road Walking: If no sidewalk is available, pedestrians should walk on the road’s shoulder, facing oncoming traffic.

Compensation for Pedestrian Accident Victims

If injured due to a driver’s negligence, pedestrians may seek compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more. It’s crucial to contact an experienced personal injury attorney, like Attorney Gabriel J. Carrera, to navigate the legal process and maximize compensation chances.

Legal Assistance from Attorney Gabriel J. Carrera for Pedestrian Accidents in Florida

At the law office of Attorney Gabriel J. Carrera in Fort Lauderdale, we understand the impact of pedestrian accidents. Here’s how we can assist you:

  • Expert Legal Knowledge: We have extensive experience with Florida’s pedestrian accident laws and can effectively assess and build your case.
  • Dedicated Advocacy: Our commitment is to protect your rights and secure the compensation you deserve.
  • Investigative Expertise: We utilize specialists to gather comprehensive evidence for your case.
  • Insurance Negotiations: Our experience with insurance companies ensures you receive fair compensation without the stress.
  • Complete Case Management: We handle every aspect of your case, allowing you to focus on recovery.
  • Courtroom Representation: If necessary, we’re prepared to represent you in court, advocating for your rights.
  • Personalized Support: We offer tailored support, understanding that each case and client is unique.
  • No Upfront Fees: Our contingency fee basis means you pay nothing unless we win your case.
  • Compassionate Service: Our team is not only professional but empathetic, understanding the challenges you face.

For comprehensive legal support in Florida pedestrian accidents, contact Attorney Gabe Carrera at [email protected]. Let us champion your rights and work towards your recovery and well-being. Your justice is our mission.

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