Proving Negligence in a Pedestrian Accident Case

Florida's weather allows its residents to be outside all year long. However, enjoying the fresh air can turn dangerous when you're walking, running, or shopping in congested areas.

Sometimes drivers get distracted by their surroundings or phones, which puts pedestrians at a huge risk.

"Pedestrian accident cases are typically governed by the law of negligence. This principle applies when a person, business, or governmental entity has failed to use the degree of care that would have been used by a reasonably prudent person or entity under the same or similar circumstances. " says Scott Donaldson, attorney.

Proving negligence in a pedestrian accident case often requires anticipating what the defense will do. In some situations, a defendant will raise the doctrine of comparative fault, which tries to put some of the blame on the plaintiff, thus lowering the damages they're entitled to.

Since pedestrians walk around unprotected, they can suffer devastating consequences when they're struck by a negligent driver.

The accident attorneys at Donaldson & Weston assist people in many areas of South Florida and will be glad to review your matter for no charge.

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