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Pedestrian Injuries & Car Accidents

Posted By Law Offices of Russ E. Robbins, P.A. || 10-Apr-2016

According to a study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), approximately 5, 000 pedestrians are killed due to car accidents. In Florida, many of us are very recreational and spend lots of time outdoors. Many of the roadways have high-speed limits; as a consequence, the cars often zip along the roads, often exceeding those limits. This is what leads to such a large number pedestrian injuries.

Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

If you were walking on the sidewalk or along the side of the road, you have the legal right to find financial recovery for the injuries, especially if you know that the driver of the vehicle is to blame. This is a legal concept known as “negligence,” which is the failure to be diligent and care the safety of others, or acting in a thoughtless or reckless manner that leads to an accident.

To increase the chances of having a successful claim, you can benefit from having a Boca Raton auto accident lawyer to help you establish liability for your case.

To prove that negligence occurred the following elements must be in place:

  1. The driver had the duty of driving safely and preventing an accident.
  2. The driver failed to fulfill that duty.
  3. An accident resulted from the failure to act safely.
  4. The pedestrian, another passenger, or another person was injured due to the accident.

These are some reasons car accidents occur:

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Traffic violations
  • Driving drunk or under the influence of drugs
  • Failing to pay attention to traffic signs
  • Driving with no regard for the weather or environment

In pedestrian accidents, there may be many parties involved and potentially liable for causing the accident. At The Law Offices of Russ E. Robbins, it is our job to delve further into the matter to determine who was at fault and hold each person responsible.

How Our Attorney Can Help You

When you have a Boca Raton auto accident attorney on your case, you benefit from having someone who is on your side. We have built a distinguished reputation in the area, and we strive to settle cases in as few as six months! Your health and well-being are of the utmost importance to us—that is why we are here to assist you.

You pay no fees unless we help you find just compensation. Contact us today to request a free consultation!

Categories: Car Accidents

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