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Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in Brevard County

Pedestrian Accident Statistics

Florida has one of the highest rates of pedestrian fatalities in the country, according to statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, with 2.51 per 100,000 population as compared to the national average of 1.33. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reports that 2010 saw 7,894 pedestrian accidents in our state, of which 92% resulted in some form of injury to the pedestrian and 6% resulted in fatal injuries. In Brevard County in the same year, 167 pedestrians were hurt after being struck by a motor vehicle, while 13 people were killed.

Pedestrian accidents happen for a variety of reasons, and in some cases the driver is not at fault, such as when the crash victim runs out into traffic or is crossing illegally. All the same, drivers are required by law to yield to pedestrians under most circumstances, and responsibility for the accident can often be assigned to the driver. Even in cases where the pedestrian is partially at fault, it is still possible to pursue financial compensation in a personal injury or wrongful death claim.

Can a Pedestrian Be at Fault in a Car Pedestrian Accident?

A pedestrian can be found at fault for a car pedestrian accident, since they still have a responsibility to follow certain traffic laws when entering or crossing the road. Some of the most common situations where a pedestrian can be found at fault are if they were:

  • Crossing against the traffic signal
  • Crossing the road outside a crosswalk
  • Walking where pedestrian access is clearly not allowed

There are many factors that must be considered when it comes to pedestrian accident liability. If you have been injured, contact our firm today to learn how we can help you.

Fighting for You After a Pedestrian Accident

Our goal in your case is to prove that the accident was caused by the driver's negligence, such as by backing out of a driveway without looking or by hitting you while speeding through an intersection. Whether you were injured by a driver who was texting or driving drunk, we will seek to help you avoid being forced to pay the significant costs associated with injuries such as broken bones, a spinal cord injury or the tragic loss of a loved one. At High Stack Gordon Kirby, we have being defending the rights of the injured since 1962, and our dedication to results has enabled us to recover more than $100 million for our clients-let us fight for you.

Contact a pedestrian accident attorney from our Melbourne office today and learn how we can help you!

Verdicts & Settlements

  • $9,000,000.00 Personal Injury
  • $4,500,000.00 Medical Malpractice
  • $3,500,000.00 Car Accident
  • $3,000,000.00 Personal Injury
  • $2,600,000.00 Wrongful Death
  • $1,750,000.00 Medical Malpractice
  • $1,335,000.00 Personal Injury
  • $1,250,000.00 Pedestrian Accident
  • $1,137,000.00 Car Accident
  • $1,000,000.00 Pedestrian Accident