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Coral Springs Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

Serving the Injured Pedestrians in Coral Springs, FL

If you were involved in a pedestrian accident, you are likely suffering from significant injuries and property damage. Zimmerman & Frachtman can help you navigate the legal process and fight for the compensation you deserve. Our pedestrian accident lawyers in Coral Springs are committed to helping you obtain the best possible outcome in your case.

Our team is here to help you understand your rights and options during a free consultation. Call (954) 504-6577 or contact us online to get started.

Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

A pedestrian accident refers to any incident in which a pedestrian is struck by a motor vehicle. These accidents can result in varying degrees of injury or even death to the pedestrian involved. Pedestrian accidents are unfortunately quite common, and they can occur in various settings, such as intersections, crosswalks, parking lots, or even on sidewalks.

Here are some common causes of pedestrian accidents involving motor vehicles:

  • Distracted Driving: When drivers are not paying attention to the road due to activities such as texting, talking on the phone, eating, or adjusting the radio, they are more likely to overlook pedestrians and cause accidents.
  • Speeding: Driving at excessive speeds reduces a driver's reaction time and makes it harder to stop suddenly, increasing the likelihood of hitting a pedestrian, especially in areas with heavy foot traffic.
  • Failure to Yield Right of Way: Drivers may fail to yield to pedestrians at crosswalks, intersections, or while making turns, leading to collisions.
  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI): Alcohol or drug impairment can significantly impair a driver's judgment, coordination, and reaction time, making it more likely for them to strike pedestrians.
  • Ignoring Traffic Signals and Signs: Disregarding traffic signals, stop signs, or pedestrian crossing signs can lead to accidents, especially at intersections where pedestrians have the right of way.
  • Poor Visibility: Inadequate lighting conditions, adverse weather such as rain, fog, or snow, and obstructed views due to parked cars or other objects can decrease visibility for both drivers and pedestrians, increasing the risk of accidents.
  • Reckless Driving: Aggressive or reckless behaviors such as tailgating, swerving in and out of lanes, or disregarding traffic laws can put pedestrians at risk of being struck by a vehicle.
  • Backing Accidents: Drivers may accidentally hit pedestrians while backing out of driveways, parking spaces, or alleys if they fail to check their blind spots properly.

Who is Liable for a Pedestrian Accident in Florida?

The most common scenario involves holding the driver of the motor vehicle responsible for the accident if they were negligent in their actions. This could include distracted driving, speeding, running a red light or stop sign, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or any other violation of traffic laws.

If the vehicle involved in the accident was owned by someone other than the driver (such as a rental company or employer), that owner may also be held liable under certain circumstances, such as if they entrusted their vehicle to someone they knew or should have known was unfit to drive.

If the driver who caused the accident was acting within the scope of their employment at the time of the accident, their employer may be held liable under the legal principle of vicarious liability. This typically applies in cases involving commercial vehicles or employees driving as part of their job duties.

In some cases, government entities responsible for road design, maintenance, and signage may be held liable for a pedestrian accident if it can be proven that a dangerous road condition or lack of proper signage contributed to the accident.

While pedestrians generally have the right of way in Florida, there are situations where they may be found partially or fully responsible for an accident. For example, if a pedestrian jaywalks or crosses against a traffic signal and is struck by a vehicle, they may share liability for the accident.

Why Choose Zimmerman & Frachtman?

Our Coral Springs pedestrian accident lawyers have been helping the injured in Coral Springs for more than 25 years. Our lawyers are dedicated to helping our clients get back on their feet after a serious accident. We have the skill, experience, and resources to handle even the most complex pedestrian accident cases.

When you choose Zimmerman & Frachtman to represent you, we will:

  • Conduct a Thorough Investigation. We will carefully review the circumstances surrounding the accident and consult with experts to determine who is liable for your damages. This will help us build a strong case on your behalf.
  • Negotiate Aggressively. Our lawyers are skilled negotiators. We will not back down from a fight. We will aggressively negotiate with the insurance company to help you obtain a favorable settlement.
  • Prepare Your Case for Trial. If the insurance company refuses to make a fair settlement offer, we will not hesitate to take your case to trial. Our lawyers are experienced litigators who are not afraid to go to court.
  • Communicate Regularly. We believe that communication is the key to a successful attorney-client relationship. We will keep you updated on the status of your case and promptly respond to your phone calls and emails.
  • Work on a Contingency Fee Basis. We understand that the cost of hiring a lawyer can be a concern. That is why we work on a contingency fee basis. You do not owe us any legal fees unless we recover compensation for you.

At Zimmerman & Frachtman, we are committed to helping the injured in Coral Springs get the compensation they deserve. We will fight to protect your rights and help you seek justice.

Do not wait to get the help you need. Contact our firm today at (954) 504-6577 to schedule a free consultation with our experienced pedestrian accident attorneys in Coral Springs.

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