Every year, thousands of pedestrians are injured by a moving motor vehicle. Many of these accidents result in a fatality. While pedestrians are expected to obey all traffic laws, they also usually have the right of way. Even in the rare instances where motor vehicles have the right of way, Florida law is clear that every driver is required to exercise due care to avoid colliding with a pedestrian and to exercise proper precaution, especially when observing children or an obviously confused or incapacitated person.
The driver and their attorney may try to limit their liability by placing some of the responsibility on the pedestrian. This is why it’s crucial to obtain experienced legal counsel who is well-acquainted with pedestrian laws and who will fight tirelessly to obtain the compensation you deserve, such as medical expenses, lost wages, mental anguish, and pain and suffering.
At Carey Leisure & Neal, we have decades of experience litigating pedestrian cases throughout Florida. All of our attorneys are Board Certified experts recognized as such within the legal industry. When you become our client, we are available for you 24/7.
Contact us at (727) 799-3900 for a free no-obligation consultation and case evaluation.