What is a Pedestrian Accident? The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) defines a pedestrian accident as that which involves an individual who was not occupying a motor vehicle, bicycle, or mobile conveyance. In 2020, there were 483 pedestrian crashes in Palm Beach County of which, 44 pedestrian crashes that resulted in a fatality, according to FLHSMV.
Some causes of pedestrian accidents are:
Texting while driving
Florida Pedestrian Law Key Points: According to the Florida Statute §316.130 (2020) pedestrians must:
use sidewalks and crosswalks when provided.
walk on the left side of the road facing traffic, which will approach from the opposite direction when sidewalks are not provided.
not leave a curb or safe area to walk in the path of a car, making it impossible for a driver to yield.
obey the traffic control signals at intersections unless otherwise directed by a police officer.
Pedestrians have the right-of-way in a crosswalk with a walk signal or when traffic control signals are not in place or operating correctly and there is no signage indicating otherwise.
Common injuries associated with a pedestrian accident include:
Headaches and concussions
Spinal cord injuries
Clots and hemorrhaging
Cuts, scrapes, and bruises
As a result of your pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to damages for:
Past, current, and future medical costs
Lost wages and loss of earning capacity
Pain and suffering
Loss of capacity for enjoyment of life
Out of pocket expenses
Aggravation of existing condition (worsening of an injury you already have)
Activation of latent condition (bringing to life an affliction you were unaware of)
Contact Us Call the Simpson-Cannon Law Firm at 561-721-6255 if you are involved in a pedestrian accident. We have the expertise and knowledge to handle your case. We put our clients first through dedicated and passionate representation.
Why Choose the Simpson-Cannon Law Firm? Cynthia Simpson-Cannon has more than 20 years experience as a trial attorney and focuses in the areas of personal injury including pedestrian accidents, car accidents, and wrongful death cases.