Brevard County Pedestrian Accidents
Whose fault is it when a pedestrian gets hit?
When a person crosses the street safely and legally, the last thing they expect is to get hit by a car. Most pedestrian accidents are the result of a negligent driver who fails to yield or stop for a pedestrian who is crossing the road. Other cases of pedestrian accidents where the liability is on the other party include bicyclists riding on the sidewalk, motorists who pull into crosswalks and motorists who hit pedestrians walking legal in the road. The increase use of cell phones, text messaging and other distractions while driving are often times the cause for pedestrian accidents. Use caution when Florida law is generally on the pedestrian's side in accident cases unless it can be proven that they stepped in front of a car without giving them adequate time and distance to stop or that they were crossing or walking in the street illegally.
Pedestrian Accident Injuries
At Alpizar Law, LLC, our attorneys have a detailed understanding of Florida's vehicle code and pedestrian laws. We know what you need in order to establish the liability of the motorist or bicyclist who hit you and caused your injuries. Pedestrian accidents can cause catastrophic injury, such as road rash, broken bones, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and spinal cord injury. Many cases even result in
wrongful death. If you or a loved one has been hit by a negligent driver or cyclist, contact our offices right away for the legal representation you need.
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Alpizar Law, LLC is a community-oriented personal injury firm that has served Brevard County for many years. Our
Brevard County personal injury attorneys are members of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association, the American Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, and many other associations focused on justice for accident victims. Take advantage of a free case evaluation today to get answers to any and all questions you may have. Our attorneys will guide you through your legal process, so contact our firm as soon as possible.