Walking, running, or riding a bicycle are all activities many Florida residents and visitors to the state do for enjoyment, exercise, or as their main form of transportation. Motorists and pedestrians are supposed to keep an eye out for each other to ensure everyone makes it to their destination without injury. Unfortunately, every year, numerous individuals are injured in auto-pedestrian accidents in this state. If you or a family member are among them, you may be entitled to seek compensation for any resulting losses.
Why do these accidents happen?
There are a number of reasons why auto-pedestrian accidents occur. Most often, driver distraction has something to do with it. A few other reasons might include:
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Driving while intoxicated
Along with these causes, these accidents are prone to happen in the evening hours. Many drivers struggle to see well when it is or is getting dark outside. Pedestrians can help with visibility issues by wearing bright-colored or reflective clothing, but it is not required of them to do so.
To successfully seek relief for any losses incurred due to an auto-pedestrian accident in Florida, it is necessary to establish negligence on the part of the party sued. Sometimes this is easy to do, and sometimes it may take a bit of work. If you believe driver negligence was to blame for the accident that left you or a loved one injured, legal counsel can review the details of your case and, if appropriate, help you take action to seek damages. To learn more, please take a moment and visit our firm’s website.