Orlando Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Although there are various modes of transportation that can be used to get from point A to point B, one thing everyone has in common is that at the end of the day we all are pedestrians. It is important to know that at the Payer Law Group, we have dedicated Orlando pedestrian accident attorneys who have the vast experience necessary to represent you.
Facts About Pedestrian Accidents
In 2015 there was an increase in fatalities in the U.S.A. in the area of pedestrian accidents. There were 5,376 deaths just last year according to the National Highway Safety Administration! The number of pedestrian accidents that occur every year in the state of Florida is simply alarming.
Pedestrian Accidents Can Result From:
1. Pedestrian-vehicle accidents
2. Non-vehicular accidents:
- Sidewalk defects
- Parking lot defects
- Construction site debris or construction
- Poor maintenance
In the state of Florida, pedestrian accident victims may recover damages if the other party exhibited negligence. The party must bring the other party to court and establish fault.
What is Negligence?
Negligence is when a person fails to act in a manner (or not act) in a situation where the majority of people would have acted a certain way to avoid any risk or harm to another.
Some of the reasons why pedestrian accidents can become complicated due to the fact that oftentimes in these cases it is not only the injured party that is involved but the site of the accident or another 3rd party.
In the state of Florida, it is the duty of the land where a property is located to post and warn people of any hazards that are occurring on a property.
In order for a victim of premise pedestrian accidents to recover damages, their attorney must prove that a dangerous hazard had been in existence and was not made readily apparent.
What Should I do If I Have Been Involved in a Pedestrian Accident?
- Call the police
- Make sure to collect all of the names and numbers of any witnesses
- Call An Attorney so that they can help you make a claim
Contact Our Orlando Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
At the Payer Law Group, we have experience with Orlando pedestrian accidents. Give us a call at 866-930-1238 or visit our law firm on 711 West Colonial Drive. Orlando, FL to begin work on your case.