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Pedestrian Accidents Blog Post

Understanding Fault in Florida Pedestrian Accidents

If you're a pedestrian in Florida, understanding your rights and responsibilities during accidents is crucial. This article provides insights into pedestrian accident liability in the state, covering fault determination, evidence gathering, insurance claims, legal consequences, and the filing process.

Pedestrian Rules of the Road

All pedestrians have the right of way when crossing a street, irrespective of crosswalks. Crossing at designated locations and following traffic signals is essential. Pedestrians must pay attention to their surroundings, walk facing traffic in the absence of a sidewalk, and avoid distractions.

Pedestrian Rights & Responsibilities

Pedestrians in Florida must obey traffic signals, be aware of surroundings, and yield to vehicles when crossing intersections. They should not walk in the roadway if a sidewalk is available. Distractions like cell phones should be avoided to prevent accidents. Pedestrians may be partially at fault if they neglect necessary precautions.

Determining Fault

Pedestrians can be partially at fault for accidents if they don't follow precautions. Florida applies comparative negligence, where compensation reduces based on the percentage of fault attributed.

Proving fault and pursuing negligence claims will require gathering evidence, filing police reports, and consulting a personal injury lawyer. Comparative negligence laws in Florida may affect the settlement amount. Seeking legal advice is beneficial for a successful outcome.

If you're a pedestrian who has been injured in an accident, reach out to the experienced team at Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez, Murphy & Walsh today. We're here to advocate for you and guide you through the process of seeking the compensation you deserve. Your journey to justice starts with a simple step – contact us now.

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