On Sunday, January 19, 2023, a crash between a vehicle and a pedestrian occurred on Sand Lake Road in Orange County, Florida. According to a report by Florida Highway Patrol, the crash occurred sometime after 8:00 p.m. near the intersection of Sand Lake Road and Presidents Drive.
Apparently, the pedestrian was walking down the eastbound lanes of Sand Lake Road when he stepped out in front of a car and got hit. The man was not in a crosswalk, according to Troopers. The 16-year-old driver and the 17-year-old passenger in the vehicle were not injured.
Things You Should Know About Florida Pedestrian Accidents
There are several things you need to know about Florida pedestrian accidents. We have briefly summarized some points below that you should consider if you’ve been injured in a Florida pedestrian accident.
- The responsible or at fault driver’s insurance coverage may cover your damages.
- The police report will often blame the pedestrian for the accident, but the police report is not admissible in court.
- There may be more insurance coverage available to you than you think because more than one person may be liable.
- The insurance company may offer to pay you nothing, but they may change their tune if you get legal representation.
- An experienced pedestrian accident lawyer can help you maximize the value of your claim and keep you from settling your case for a fraction of what it’s worth.
Drivers Should Yield for Pedestrians in Florida
In Florida, drivers approaching intersections or other areas where pedestrians are crossing the road legally are supposed to yield and allow the pedestrians to cross. This applies to automobile drivers, as well as bicyclists. However, drivers that are going too fast or not paying attention hit pedestrians every day in Florida. Pedestrians are vulnerable when crossing the road and, at least to some extent, have to rely on drivers to stop when drivers are supposed to stop. Unfortunately, some of these drivers don’t stop, and people get seriously injured or killed in these types of accidents.
If You Get Hit by a Car in Orlando, You May be Entitled to Compensation for Your Damages
If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to compensation. We offer free legal consultations with a pedestrian accident lawyer. You can call our Orlando, Florida personal injury law firm today at (321) 352-7588 today to schedule your free consultation. Also, you can contact us on our website and set your consultation up by email. When you schedule a consultation at our law firm, you will get a consultation with a personal injury lawyer, not a customer service representative or intake person.
Additionally, we have at least one attorney licensed in South Carolina, Georgia, and North Carolina, in addition to Florida. So, if you’ve been hurt in any of these states, don’t hesitate to call us. We’re here when you need us.
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Disclaimer: Nothing in this article is meant to be a guarantee of results. Past case results do not guarantee future case results. Each case is unique. The information in this article has been gathered from various sources on Google. Thus, we cannot guarantee there are no inaccuracies herein. We can and will correct or remove this post upon request. You can email us at [email protected]. Finally, the information contained in this article is not meant to be legal advice in any way. If you have legal questions, you should contact an attorney.