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Pedestrian Accidents in Florida | Here’s What to Know

Pedestrians are the most vulnerable people on our roads, sidewalks, and parking lots. When cars and other motor vehicles collide with pedestrians, critical injury is almost certain. Our Broward County pedestrian accident lawyer has fought on behalf of the wrongfully injured in Florida for years, and he is ready to fight for you as well. Continue reading and reach out to the Finizio Law Group to learn more about pedestrian accidents and how we can help if you were hurt in one.

How do most pedestrian accidents happen?

Pedestrian accidents occur for a variety of reasons, but typically, they are entirely avoidable. At times, they can occur when pedestrians fail to observe the rules of the road, such as by running out into the street in disregard of what traffic lights say or crossing at points where crosswalks aren’t. However, in most cases, pedestrian accidents happen when drivers are negligent and strike pedestrians as a result. Some of the most common types of negligence that we see lead to these accidents are as follows:

  • Dimly-lit roads
  • Driving while distracted
  • Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Speeding
  • Running red lights or stop signs
  • Driving while tired

What do I have to prove to win a personal injury claim?

If you were a pedestrian who was struck by a car and you were seriously injured, you will have to prove that you were injured as a direct result of the driver’s negligence. Our firm will help you obtain various types of evidence that can help satisfy the burden of proof. For example, we can work to collect surveillance footage of your accident, pictures of your accident, medical documents detailing your injuries, and more.

How long can I wait to sue someone for an injury in Florida?

In the state of Florida, you will only have four years from the date your accident occurred to sue someone for an injury. This time limit is known as the statute of limitations. Waiting longer than four years will most likely relinquish your right to sue. A Broward County personal injury attorney from our firm is prepared to assist you today. You just need to pick up the phone and give us a call.

Contact Our Experienced Broward County Firm

If you require legal representation for matters of personal injury, family law, criminal defense, commercial litigation, or aviation litigation, look no further than The Finizio Law Group. Our firm has decades of combined experience representing clients from all walks of life, and we are here to put those years of experience to work for you as well. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation with our team and to learn more about our services and how we can assist you.

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