Wilton Manors Car Accident Lawyer
Wilton Manors has a population of about 11,632 residents. As with any thriving community, Wilton Manors is unfortunately not immune to car accidents. According to the Florida Department of Transportation in its 2016 Highway Safety Plan, Wilton Manors ranks 78th out of 123 cities with populations of between 3,000 and 14,999 for the number of fatalities and injuries from automobile crashes. Alarmingly, Wilton Manors ranks 6th out of 123 in the prevalence of pedestrian related crashes and 7th out of 123 as to bicycle-related accidents. If you were injured in a car crash in Wilton Manors or anywhere in Broward County, contact Englander Peebles to help you obtain the compensation that you need and deserve.
Wilton Manors Pedestrian and Bicycle Related Automobile Crashes.
Pedestrian accidents can be very serious and may lead to severe injuries and even death. Both drivers and pedestrians have an obligation to exercise reasonable care while on the road. Under Florida law, any person on foot is considered to be a pedestrian. This definition includes a person in a wheelchair or roller skates.
Particular rules apply to pedestrians for their safety. Where sidewalks are present, pedestrians are generally prohibited from walking on the road and must walk on the sidewalk. Where a sidewalk is absent, a pedestrian may walk on the road but should walk only on the shoulder on the left side of the roadway as related to the pedestrian's direction of walking, facing the oncoming traffic.
A pedestrian crossing a road anywhere other than in a marked crosswalk must yield the right-of-way to all vehicles. Even when a pedestrian has the right-of-way, not all cars will stop. A distracted driver, such as one texting while operating a vehicle, may not notice a pedestrian or a traffic light, so a pedestrian should make eye contact before crossing a road to ensure they see him / her.
Bicyclists have the same rights and are subject to the same traffic laws as the drivers of other vehicles. They must obey stop signs and red lights, go with the flow of traffic, use lights at night, and yield the right of way when entering roadways and yielding to pedestrians in crosswalks. Due to the serious injuries that are caused by bicycle accidents, bicyclists should wear protective gear.
Contact our Wilton Manors Car Accident Attorneys Today.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an automobile accident in Wilton Manors or anywhere in Broward County, Englander Peebles' Wilton Manors Car Accident Lawyers are here to help you in your time of need. We are conveniently located in Fort Lauderdale. Every one of our clients get our personal cell phone number. We can provide you with aggressive and seasoned representation to assist you in obtaining the compensation that you deserve for your injuries. Englander Peebles is an AV Peer Rated Law Firm. Our attorneys have years of experience in pursuing personal injury claims effectively on behalf of clients. Contact Englander Peebles today for a free initial consultation by calling our office at (954) 500-4878 or by completing our online form.