Can I sue a Florida city for injuries caused by inadequate pedestrian safety?
A: You may very well be able to sue a Florida city if you were injured because of inadequate pedestrian safety measures. Since there are a variety of situations and factors that may have led to your accident, you’ll want to talk with a pedestrian accident lawyer to be sure.
Once you discuss the circumstances that led to your injuries, your pedestrian accident lawyer can then assess all the facts to determine if the municipality was indeed providing faulty safety measures for pedestrians.
In some cases, there may just not be enough valid evidence to support a claim. But in other cases, such as when a crosswalk’s “walk” signal may be too short, the city could be found at fault. This could result in injury to a pedestrian innocently following the traffic signal, if cars are signaled to proceed while you’re still in the crosswalk.
Since a Clearwater pedestrian accident lawyer has experience with these types of claims, they’ll be able to determine rather quickly whether you have a viable case. If so, an accident lawyer will want to proceed with your claim as soon as possible, as the time frame in which to file a claim against city governments can be extremely limited.
While you focus on recovery, a Clearwater pedestrian accident lawyer can deal with the often complicated nuances of government injury claims, such as sifting through city documents to find records that prove the city’s liability, as well as recruiting specialists to give testimony, if needed.
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