Pedestrians are generally hit by cars or trucks while walking on a sidewalk, street or through a parking lot. Pedestrian accidents can also occur while sitting outside an outdoor café or restaurant. Sometimes a vehicle drives right through the entrance of a building or store causing injury to dozens of people. Any injuries sustained during this type of accident can lead to a personal injury lawsuit. Florida law provides that, notwithstanding any other provisions of Florida Statutes, a driver of a motor vehicle must look out for pedestrians. As such, drivers are generally at fault for hitting pedestrians. Pedestrians have a good deal of protection under Florida Law and there are instances where a pedestrian can be violating the law and crossing in an area where there is no crosswalk yet still be entitled to recovery.
Getting hit by a car or truck is a serious matter. It is always recommended to have emergency medical help at the scene of the accident. Even if your wounds are minor cuts and scrapes, you never know what could be happening internally. Always seek medical attention immediately.
Personal injuries from being hit by a car or truck ranges between minor injuries to possible death. These injuries can cause lifelong health issues and impairments that can affect the victim forever.
If you or someone you know has been hit by a car or truck, call us for a free consultation. You will need to provide the police report, pictures, videos and any other evidence related to the accident. Our team of experienced lawyers at Raposo & Lukacs will review your information and determine whether we can pursue a case against the negligent driver of the vehicle.
It is best to contact our office immediately regarding your accident. Sometimes you might think you don’t have a case against the driver, when you do. Don’t hesitate! Take action today by contacting Raposo & Lukacs for further assistance.