Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Venice Florida

Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Venice Florida

pedestrian accident lawyer venice floridaVenice Florida is a pedestrian community. People walk throughout our region and beaches day and night. Unfortunately, many pedestrians are struck, injured, or killed by drivers and motor vehicles who fail to yield, drive too fast for conditions, or not paying attention.

As your local, experienced and aggressive pedestrian accident lawyer Venice Florida, I want to help you in your time of need, loss, and challenge. Accordingly, I pursue financial compensation from all careless drivers, property owners, and insurance companies to secure your better future.

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A Pedestrian Accident is Often Catastrophic

Pedestrians struck by motor vehicles often suffer severe or catastrophic injuries, including:

  • Broken bones
  • Paralysis
  • Amputation
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Scars and disfigurement
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Wrongful death

Throughout Florida, there are approximately 8,000 pedestrian accident injuries each year. About 500 are fatalities. The numbers in Sarasota reflect this sad fact.

Most pedestrian injuries occur to adults and seniors, while children and teenagers make up the balance. Many of these incidents occur at intersections, multi-lane roads, and in parking lots. A large number occur along roadways next to our beaches and in beach-access parking lots.

Notably, December and November are typically the deadliest and dangerous months. Moreover, Friday and Saturday are the most dangerous days for walkers during the week. This makes sense, as we know Season and weekends are the most popular times for people to be out and about.

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Careless Drivers Often Cause a Pedestrian Accident

venice florida pedestrian accident lawyerWhile drivers of cars, trucks, or vans are often at fault for striking pedestrians, sometimes a pedestrian may also bear some fault. For example, if a pedestrian attempts crossing the street during a “no walk” signal or outside in the crosswalks. A driver who strikes a child who rushes onto visitors without searching for oncoming traffic might have some degree of responsibility, based on numerous elements.

However, a pedestrian generally has the right of way and drivers must yield. Even a pedestrian who is partially liable in a car accident can still recover money damages. Compensation might be reduced by the amount the pedestrian is deemed at fault. If the pedestrian is killed by an auto incident, then the pedestrian’s loved ones may be entitled to compensation through a wrongful death claim.

Preventing A Pedestrian Accident

While pedestrians generally have the right of way in traffic, intersections, and pedestrian crosswalks, every walker should be careful and cautious.

Accordingly, knowing car accidents as I do, here are some safety tips for you:

  • A green light means you should stop and search for cars. Before you step off the curb, look LEFT-RIGHT-LEFT for traffic, and if it is safe to do so, cross and keep looking left and right as you do so. Be alert for vehicles making a right turn on red.
  • You may cross at a crosswalk, but before you do: stop at the curb and look LEFT-RIGHT-LEFT for cars. When it is clear, cross and keep looking left and right for cars.
  • Drivers may not see you. Make certain the driver stops before you cross the street.
  • At night, be as visible as possible. You might carry a flashlight or wear reflective clothing to be more visible to drivers.

Drivers Must Observe Pedestrians According to Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Venice Florida

Under Florida law, drivers of cars and trucks must look out for pedestrians and other road hazards. So, this means a driver should be able to see the pedestrian in the road and react in a timely manner to avoid hitting the pedestrian. Accordingly, a driver must drive at a speed and manner which is reasonable under the circumstances.

There are many factors affecting careful driving, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Visibility
  • Weather conditions
  • Time of day or night
  • speed limit or average speed on the road
  • blind spots
  • intersections with or without crosswalks

While pedestrians themselves have certain obligations, under Florida law every driver of a vehicle shall exercise due care to avoid collision with any pedestrian.

In other words, drivers are generally in a better position to avoid injury or death to a pedestrian, even when a pedestrian may not be observing his or her legal duties. Accordingly, even in a case where a pedestrian is crossing a roadway outside of a crosswalk, the driver must still pay attention and actively look for dangerous situations on the road ahead.

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Choosing a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Venice Florida

pedestrian accident lawyer venice flAs your lawyer, I know you, your harms and losses, and your needs. This is critical to working with you to obtain the most financial compensation possible for you. Understanding your health care needs, your future goals, and financial stability concerns, is a key part of my efforts to fight for and win the money you deserve.

Importantly, I aggressively pursue every party responsible for your injuries and losses. Consequently, holding them accountable is justice, and providing the benefits you need for a better future, is justice served. Moreover, I’ll win your case or you don’t owe me anything. Sound fair?

Contact me now for your free consultation. I proudly represent injured persons and their families in:

Together, we’ll discuss all your options and how I can help you move forward quickly to get you everything you deserve.