Sunrise residents and other South Floridians enjoy walking because of the sunny weather year round, or for exercise. However, for people that do not own vehicles, walking is often an option or the only method to get around. Unfortunately, pedestrians are always at a risk for being involved in an accident, and many times, it is not their fault. The person walking does have an obligation to watch out for traffic, particularly when crossing in front of driveways. In fact, many accident cases occur when people walking are struck by a vehicle exiting a parking lot or shopping center caused in part by hedges or signs blocking the vision of the driver, the pedestrian, or both. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident due to another person’s negligence, you might be able to have a case with our firm.
Always make sure that if there is a vehicle approaching you when you are walking, that not only do you make eye contact with that driver, but before walking in front of the car, make certain that that driver has actually seen you. Sometimes, we assume that a driver sees us, and if we’re wrong, well . . . So make sure the driver waves you to proceed forward. Otherwise, best practice is to assume that you have not been seen.
Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
- Failure to pay attention to road conditions
- Failure to yield the right of way to pedestrians
- Failure to stop before making right hand turns
- Failure to stop at crosswalks
- Inattentive/distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Speeding/reckless driving
Hiring a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in Sunrise
If you believe you might have a case for your injuries, it is imperative to find a knowledgeable and experienced attorney to help you with your case as quickly as possible after your accident. Attorney Dan Cytryn, the founder of the firm, has been handling pedestrian accident cases for over 40 years and knows the appropriate steps to take after your accident.
Mr. Cytryn, a knowledgeable lawyer in his field of law, has lectured at several attorney organizations on various subjects pertaining to personal injury cases. Dan Cytryn is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, a title that only a little over 1 % of attorneys have in the state of Florida. Additionally, he has been a Super Lawyer from 2010 to 2013. For an attorney to be called a Super Lawyer, the attorney must have a high degree of peer recognition, ethical standards and achievement in his/her field.
The Law Offices Cytryn & Velazquez, P.A. is a firm committed to providing quality service. We like to have a personable relationship with each of our clients; therefore, we dedicate the time to communicate with our clients as necessary by telephone, email, and correspondence. We know how important it is for clients to stay informed about their case, which is why we assign case managers to work closely with clients and remain available to answer any immediate questions or concerns.
Is your financial concern preventing you from contacting an attorney? We are pleased to inform prospective clients that we offer a free consultation which will allow you to discuss your case with one of our intake specialists. Also, we work on a contingency basis, meaning that you do not pay anything unless we attain recovery for your case. If we determine that we can represent you for your injuries, you will come to our office to meet with an attorney at your convenience.
Our intake specialists can assist you in English, Spanish, or Portuguese and are always available to take your call. Also, be sure to visit our verdicts and settlement page to view some examples of our results.
Always Available for YouIf you don’t have a way of getting to our office, we will come to your home or hospital.
Board Certified LawyerWe have the only active board certified civil trial lawyer in Northwest Broward County.
More Than 40 Years of ExperienceWe have a proven track record of success in accident cases over 4 decades.
Our Results Don't Lie
We’ve had more than 30 cases that have settled or resulted in jury verdicts of one million dollars or more.
No Fee If No RecoveryWe work on a contingency fee, so we only get paid if you get paid.