As a pedestrian crossing the street, do I have to duty to avoid a car accident?

Posted By on March 10, 2016

In this video, Alan Sackrin answers a question that he has been asked many times before by clients and visitors to this site. If you have questions after watching the video, Alan is available to talk with you now and answer your questions free of charge:

Q: As a pedestrian crossing the street, do I have to duty to avoid a car accident?

A: As a pedestrian crossing the street, you definitely have an obligation to use reasonable care to attempt to avoid a collision. Every person, whether a motorist, a bicyclist, or somebody walking on the streets and highways of the state of Florida, has an obligation to use reasonable care for his or her safety. Pedestrians have the obligation to follow rules that pedestrians have to follow and cross the street in crosswalks, cross the street only when it’s safe to do so. Yes, a pedestrian has an obligation to use reasonable care to try to avoid a collision with a motor vehicle.

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