A pedestrian is defined as a person on foot either walking, running, or using an individual using a walker. In broader terms a pedestrian may also be considered a person riding a bike, a skateboarder, a person roller-blading, or a person in a wheelchair.
While pedestrians are occasionally at fault in an accident involving a motor vehicle, the majority of vehicle related pedestrian accidents are the fault of motor vehicle drivers. Unfortunately we do not live in a perfect society where pedestrians and motor vehicle operators faithfully observe all traffic and safety laws. The result is thousands of pedestrians being injured or killed every day throughout the country.
There are five basic things that a motor vehicle driver is required to do, that if followed, would keep pedestrians out of harms way, and even save lives:
When a pedestrian is injured or killed as a result of being a victim of an accident, the law allows the victim to seek justice through civil litigation.
Morris Law Firm, P.A., aggressively represents the legal rights and goals of pedestrians who are injured due to the negligence or carelessness of another.
Depending upon the specific circumstances of an accident and injury case, you may be entitled to seek compensation and damages for:
If have questions or need to address legal issues relating to pedestrian accident or other personal injury needs, seek the legal advice and representation of an aggressive pedestrian accident attorney. At Morris Law Firm, P.A., you will work with an experienced lawyer who is dedicated to protecting the legal rights of those in Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Naples, Bonita Springs, Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Immokalee, Labelle, Lee County, Collier County, Charlotte County, Hendry County and Southwest Florida.