It seems as if we are constantly hearing about pedestrian accidents in the news, causing many people to wonder who is typically at fault in these types of crashes. Did the driver cause the crash, or was it the pedestrian’s fault? For the answer to this question, we invite you to watch this short video.

Because every accident in unique and involves a number of different variables, car and pedestrian accidents could be caused by the driver or the pedestrian. If the driver was texting, distracted at the wheel, or failed to yield to a pedestrian crossing the street in a crosswalk, the driver would be liable for the accident. However, if the pedestrian was distracted or failed to follow the road rules, the pedestrian may be the party at fault in the accident.

If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident with a motor vehicle, it is critical that you speak with an experienced accident attorney to determine if you have a valid personal injury claim and what type of compensation you may be entitled to. Mallard Perez is happy to answer your questions in a free consultation. Simply call our Sarasota office at 888-409-3805 or contact us online at

Damian Mallard, Esq.
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