Pedestrian accidents : I have been hit by a car and injured while walking down the street, what do I need to know?
I have been hit by a car and injured while walking down the street, what do I need to know?
A: Pedestrian accidents are a little different than auto accidents with two or more motor vehicles. Florida Statute 316.130 outlines traffic regulations that apply to pedestrians in Florida. It is important to know what the rules are if you or a loved one has been hit. Click here for a more detailed discussion on pedestrian accidents. If the pedestrian violates one or more of these traffic laws then the insurance company may try to blame the pedestrian for their own injuries. It is important to know that even if the pedestrian violates a traffic law the driver of the vehicle may still share in the fault because Florida statute 316.130(15) states that every driver of a motor vehicle must exercise due care to avoid colliding with a pedestrian regardless of whether or not the pedestrian violated any traffic law.
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