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Category Archives: Pedestrian Accidents

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Can a Pedestrian Be Found Partially At Fault for their Own Injuries?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Pedestrian accidents are a serious public safety hazard in our state. In fact, the Miami Herald reports that Florida has the highest rate of pedestrian fatalities in the entire country. We need to do more to protect the health and well-being of pedestrians. Negligent drivers must be held accountable for unsafe conduct. Unfortunately, bringing… Read More »

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Jaywalking Doesn’t Exist in Florida

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Many people may be surprised to learn that “jaywalking” is not an actual legal term. Florida, in fact, has no “jaywalking” laws. The word doesn’t even exist in any of the Florida statutes. So where did this odd term even come from? In the early twentieth century, “Jay” was pejorative slang for someone from the… Read More »

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Pedestrian Laws: What You Should Know

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

A Fall study lists the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach metro area as the 14th most dangerous place in the country for auto pedestrian accidents. The study was conducted by the non-profit organization, “Smart Growth America,” and analyzed auto pedestrian crashes from 2008 to 2017. During those years, data shows that drivers struck and killed… Read More »

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Fault and Right of Way in Right-Turn Pedestrian Accidents

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

It turns out, you may end up in a pedestrian accident even if you obey all traffic rules when using crosswalks to cross intersections. Some traffic rules that exist for pedestrians are less obvious than others. For example, what if a crash occurred when a pedestrian began crossing a street when the traffic light… Read More »

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Traveling on Foot Can be Catastrophic in Florida

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

With the mild weather and sunshine filled days it is no wonder that Florida is a place where people love to be outside. However, the Sunshine State is also known as one of the worst places for pedestrian accidents. According to accident reports between 2008 and 2017, pedestrian deaths have been steadily on the… Read More »

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Pedestrian Hit, Killed by Sheriff’s Deputy in Brandon

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

A man was killed after he was hit by a car driven by an off-duty sheriff. The fatal accident occurred on the morning of August 27 in the 800 block of Wheeler Road in Brandon, Florida. The  39-year-old sheriff’s detention corporal did not even realize he had hit a pedestrian. After the crash, he… Read More »

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