Can an Injured Pedestrian File a Claim Against the Negligent Driver?

Who will be held liable?

If a pedestrian is struck by a car while crossing the street, then there should definitely be a claim filed against the driver if the driver was in any way at fault. Since car accident laws vary according to state, it’s important to contact a local lawyer that’s familiar with the state law. So, if you are in Florida, it’s best to contact Jacksonville or Spring Hill personal injury attorneys that will guide you through the process of filing a claim. There are a few factors that will be considered when determining who will be held liable for the accident, and they are as follows:

  • Weather conditions
  • Driving under the influence
  • Distracted driving
  • Running a red light or stop sign
  • Speeding
  • Whether or not the pedestrian had the walk signal or not
  • Jaywalking
  • Turning left without looking for pedestrians

What should I do if I’m involved in an accident?

A pedestrian is hit by a driver every hour and a half. The statistics are startling, but it helps to know what to do if you find yourself as a victim of a negligent driver. Here’s what to do.

  • Call 911
  • Call a lawyer



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