Crosswalk Accident Lawsuit Lawyers in Florida
Crosswalks should be safe for pedestrians since they are marked with signs, road markings, and traffic signals. Tragically, although crosswalks are placed at highly conspicuous areas such as street intersections, there are a substantial amount of vehicle-pedestrian collisions that occur at crosswalks throughout the state of Florida.
Each year, hundreds of pedestrians are struck by vehicles in Florida, and the problem is only getting worse. When pedestrians are struck and injured while trying to legally use a crosswalk, the at-fault driver could be criminally charged, and the victim will likely file a lawsuit against the driver to recover monetary damages. Pedestrians who have been struck by a motor vehicle while crossing the street using a crosswalk in Florida can sustain one or more of the following injuries:
- Bone fractures
- Brain injuries
- Catastrophic injuries
- Crush injuries
- Head injuries
- Loss of limb(s) and /or
Pedestrian accident victims usually file personal injury lawsuits to recover the damages caused by the crash. These damages may include medical treatment expenses, lost earnings, and other economic and non-economic damages. An accident victim will require an experienced pedestrian accident attorney to make sure they receive all of the monetary compensation their case truly deserves.
Who is Liable for Pedestrian Crosswalk Accidents?
When a pedestrian walks along a crosswalk, attempts to cross a street, and then is hit by a car, a common question that will be raised is: Who is legally liable for my injuries? The answer to that question varies depending on the facts and circumstances of the accident.
Generally speaking, when a pedestrian has been struck by a car while using a crosswalk, the driver may be held liable for the collision since they did not stop to avoid hitting the pedestrian, however, this is not always the case, especially if the pedestrian did not have the right of way. When the driver was negligent due to speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or disobeying traffic signs, proving driver liability will be considerably easier. A common defense used by at-fault drivers is that the victim ran out in front of their vehicle and they didn't have time to avoid the crash. When a negligent driver has harmed you or a loved one, it is important that you retain a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to collect and protect all vital accident evidence.
Steps to Take After a Crosswalk Accident in Florida
After you or your family member have been hit by an automobile while attempting to cross the street, prompt action is required to attain the best possible outcome in the pedestrian injury claim. The first step is to call 911 to have medical assistance dispatched to the accident if anyone has injuries. Injuries can be masked by adrenaline after an accident. If you or a loved one are able to do so, you should:
- Collect all witness contact information;
- Obtain the driver's contact information and insurance information;
- Take photos of the crash scene, your injuries, and the crosswalk;
- Contact Montlick Injury Attorneys for your free case review.
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If you or a loved one suffered an injury, contact Montlick Injury Attorneys, for your free consultation today. Our law firm has been representing those who suffer serious injuries or lost a loved one in an accident for over 39 years. Our trial attorneys have recovered billions of dollars for our personal injury clients through negotiated settlements, litigation/lawsuits, settlement of lawsuits, jury verdicts, mediation, and arbitration awards.
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