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Category Archives: Pedestrian Accidents

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Florida Named Most Deadly State for Pedestrians

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

We all know that one of the most common personal injury cases are due to motor vehicle accidents. But according to a new report, you take your life in your hands when you’re on foot in Florida, which was recently named the deadliest state in the U.S. for pedestrians. The report explains that “We… Read More »

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Vehicle-Versus-Pedestrian Accidents

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Most people assume that when a pedestrian is hit by a car, it is the driver of the vehicle’s fault and he or she will be held liable for the accident. Although that’s true in a majority of cases, it is not necessarily always the case. Drivers are required to yield to pedestrians at… Read More »

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The Most Common Reasons Why Pedestrian Collisions Occur in Florida

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Pedestrian collisions are a significant safety problem in our country. According to official government data, approximately 140,000 pedestrians seek emergency medical attention after a collision each year. Although pedestrian accidents can happen for a wide range of different reasons, many of these crashes share similar causes. Here, our Miami pedestrian accident attorneys highlight five… Read More »

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Crosswalk Accident Injury Claims in Florida: A Guide

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Sadly, pedestrian accidents are a serious safety problem in South Florida. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that approximately 140,000 pedestrians are treated in emergency rooms for injuries each year. Many of these collisions occur at or around crosswalks. Although crosswalks can feel like a ‘barrier’, it only takes one distracted… Read More »

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Why It’s Important to Review Safety Laws of Pedestrian Travel with Your Kids

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Schools across the state of Florida have transitioned to in-person learning, with children returning to the brick-and-mortar buildings they haven’t seen since March of this year. Not only does this mean that kids will once again be walking and biking to bus stops and classes, but due to the pandemic, many children who were… Read More »

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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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