Florida Pedestrian Accident and Injury Cases
South Florida cities and streets are often busy with activity – cars, bicyclists, and pedestrians have to interact and share public space and roadways. Unfortunately, not everyone understands or observes the rules of the road that govern right-of-way at crosswalks, stoplights, or even stop signs and pedestrian accidents happen every day.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) reports that each year nearly 5,000 pedestrians die in motor vehicle related accidents, and more than 78,000 pedestrians suffer injuries when hit by a car or truck. In addition to pedestrian-vehicle incidents, thousands of non-vehicular pedestrian accidents also occur annually. Poor property maintenance, sidewalk or parking lot defects and/or construction or other debris on walkways cause or contribute to these accidents.