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Category: Pedestrian Accident

Thinking About Committing a Hit and Run? Think Again!

Posted in Hit And Run Car Accident,Pedestrian Accident,Personal Injury on April 28, 2018

As tempting as it might seem to escape liability for a collision, it is never in anyone’s best interests to hit someone and run. Hit-and-run is a serious crime in Florida that can come with life-changing repercussions. Leaving the scene of an accident without fulfilling one’s duties to the other party could result in dire… read more

Is Not Wearing a Helmet While Riding a Bike Negligent?

Posted in Accident Involving Children,Bicycle Accident,Pedestrian Accident,Personal Injury on April 27, 2018

As the victim of a bicycle accident or motorcycle accident in Broward County, your helmet wearing or lack thereof, could become a point of discussion during a personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit. Florida’s helmet laws and comparative fault statute could end in at least partial liability for damages on the biker’s shoulders – even… read more

Distracted Driving or Distracted Walking? Which Is More Dangerous?

Posted in Car Accident Law,News,Pedestrian Accident,Personal Injury on April 3, 2018

The rise of cell phone use around the globe hasn’t only contributed to distracted driving. It’s also caused an increase in distracted pedestrians. Distracted pedestrians are such an issue in some places that cities have installed sidewalk traffic lights to catch the attention of people looking down at their phones before they step into oncoming… read more

Pedestrian Safety: What You Need to Know to Avoid Becoming a Statistic

Posted in News,Pedestrian Accident,Personal Injury on April 19, 2016

Just the thought of being hit by a motor vehicle while walking along city streets in Florida can be quite frightening. Unfortunately, pedestrians in Fort Lauderdale and all throughout Florida are injured or killed in accidents on a routine basis. In fact, pedestrian collisions are typically included when listing some of the most fatal types… read more

Being Sued By a Pedestrian? Why Working With a Lawyer Can Be Beneficial

Posted in News,Pedestrian Accident,Personal Injury on November 30, 2015

Consider the following scenario: A pedestrian walks in front of your automobile, causing you to stop short. The pedestrian, who didn’t appear to be hit or injured at the time, now claims that you ran her over and ultimately sues you for her personal injuries. You advised your insurance company of the incident and they… read more

Is Walking or Biking actually Safer?

Posted in Accident Involving Children,Bicycle Accident,Car Accident Law,News,Pedestrian Accident,Personal Injury on October 6, 2015

Is walking or biking to your destination safer? For everyone who decides to walk or take their bike, this poses questions about which is safer. With the warm temperatures and sunny beach days, Floridians do generally choose to walk, jog, or bike to their destinations. Even though is it better for the environment and saves… read more

Two Pedestrians Killed, Two Others Injured, in Truck Accident

Posted in News,Pedestrian Accident,Personal Injury,Wrongful Death on February 26, 2014

Personal injury lawyers in Fort Lauderdale are promoting caution among drivers and pedestrians after a recent car accident left two people dead, and two others severely injured. With Florida’s standard sunny weather, even in the winter months, joggers, bikers, and walkers take to roadways and sidewalks to get out for exercise, errand running, and daily… read more

Woman Offers Teen Money after Accident

Posted in Car Accident Law,Hit And Run Car Accident,News,Pedestrian Accident,Personal Injury on February 12, 2014

Local police officers arrested a Florida woman for fleeing the scene of an accident after she hit a teenager crossing the street and offered him cash to keep quiet. The woman’s offer of under-the-table compensation does not negate her culpability in the accident, accident lawyers in Fort Lauderdale say, especially since she left the teen… read more

Fatal Hit-and-Run Accident in Miramar May Lead to Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Posted in News,Pedestrian Accident on January 24, 2013

Car accidents are sadly common on the busy streets of Miami and other cities in South Florida. With ever-increasing numbers of drivers distracted by food, passengers, cell phones, and other gadgets, everyone should be extra aware when in heavy traffic or other risky situations. If you are involved in an accident involving damage to a… read more

Intoxicated Pedestrians Have A Higher Chance Of Being Injured Or Killed When Involved In An Accident But Still Have The Right To File Suit

Posted in News,Pedestrian Accident on July 26, 2012 reports that sixteen percent of all car accident deaths are pedestrians and that crashes involving pedestrians are associated with the highest mortality rates. The role of pedestrian intoxication on automobile accident death and injury patterns, however, has not been well been documented until now. A study published in Pubmed conducted at the Memorial Medical Center… read more