Every year in Florida, many individuals fall victim to pedestrian accidents. These devastating occurrences can lead to severe injuries, emotional trauma, and financial burdens.
The complexity of Florida’s traffic laws necessitates the involvement of experienced legal representation. Shapiro Law Group’s is committed to standing up for the rights of the injured parties.
Understanding Pedestrian Accidents in Florida
Pedestrian accidents are far from uniform, some of the most common pedestrian accidents include:
- Crosswalk Accidents: These occur when drivers fail to yield to pedestrians at crosswalks, leading to collisions.
- Hit and Run Accidents: Tragically, some drivers flee the scene after hitting a pedestrian, leaving the victim without immediate help.
- Intersection Accidents: Intersections can be dangerous for pedestrians, especially when drivers make turns without checking for people crossing the street.
- Backing-Up Accidents: Often in parking lots or driveways, these accidents happen when a vehicle reverses into a pedestrian.
- Distracted Driving Accidents: The rise of smartphone use and other distractions has led to an increase in accidents where drivers strike pedestrians because they are not paying attention to the road.
- Impaired Driving Accidents: Alcohol or drug impairment often leads to reduced reaction times and poor judgment, contributing to pedestrian accidents.
Pedestrian accidents in Florida are complex and often require a comprehensive understanding of the legal system.
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