Florida Pedestrian Accident Attorney Tampa, Florida
Be it out of necessity or for leisure, going for a long walk is a common experience for any resident of the Sunshine State. Be it on a casual stroll through the neighborhood, an athletic power walk through the park, or the regular journey on foot to somewhere, people are out and about everywhere all the time. Unfortunately, sometimes people who are not on foot, who are in cars or other motor vehicles, are not considerate of the people walking about. Pedestrian accidents do happen and there are almost always things you can do about it if you or someone you know is injured as a pedestrian.
One important thing to remember as a pedestrian is to stay in a crosswalk when walking across a street. This may seem obvious, but it greatly helps your injury case if a pedestrian accident is to occur. Not being hit in a crosswalk may make it difficult to make a case for you because it is technically against the law to cross the street elsewhere. Not only that, but it is certainly safer to walk in a crosswalk because it minimizes your risk of injury. The walking light lets you know when traffic should not be moving through the street in the direction you are walking, so the risk is much lower.
Whether you are in a crosswalk or not, you may still be eligible for compensation if you are injured as a pedestrian. Be it from a reckless or careless driver or any number of scenarios, you deserve to have your physical wounds and financial trouble mended in a swift and just way. To learn more about how the attorneys at the Franco Law Firm will help to fight for your right of this compensation and get you back on your feet again, please call us at (813) 872-0929 to schedule an appointment.