When a car collides with a person on foot, the pedestrian always comes out the loser. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that in 2009 alone, 4,092 pedestrians were killed and an estimated 59,000 were injured by motor vehicles in the United States. This equals approximately one death every two hours and one injury every nine minutes.
At the law firm of Fine, Farkash & Parlapiano, P.A., we represent injured pedestrians and the families of wrongful death victims in Alachua County, Marion County and the surrounding areas of Florida. With more than 100 combined years of experience, our Gainesville pedestrian accident attorneys combine personal, one-on-one service with detailed legal knowledge.
Did you know? If you were hit while crossing the street or even standing by your vehicle, you may qualify for personal injury protection (PIP) coverage. Learn how our lawyers can help you get the benefits you need to cover medical care and other expenses by contacting us (hyperlink) today.
Walkers And Joggers Have Legal Rights
Although some drivers don’t act like it, pedestrians do have a legal right to the road. They are entitled to use designated crosswalks, sidewalks and other sections of road, and they often have the right of way over motor vehicles. Our law firm fights to hold reckless or careless drivers responsible for the harm they cause. Driver negligence may include:
- Drunk driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs
- Distracted driving
- Making illegal turns
- Ignoring red lights or stop signs
- Failing to yield to people in crosswalks
Have A PIP Insurance Claim In Florida? We Can Help.
If you were seriously hurt or someone you loved was killed because of a careless driver in Florida, do not hesitate to call Fine, Farkash & Parlapiano, P.A., at 352-562-7809 or 877-418-1087, or contact us online. We offer a free initial consultation and charge no fees of any kind unless we recover money for you.
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