What if I was partly at fault for the Florida accident because I was walking outside of a crosswalk or running across the street?

Posted By on May 3, 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: What if I was partly at fault for the Florida accident because I was walking outside of a crosswalk or running across the street?

A: Florida is what’s known as a comparative fault state. If both the pedestrian and the driver are found at fault, the pedestrian can still recover damages, however, not 100% of his or her damages. For example, if the driver of the vehicle is found 60% at fault, and the pedestrian is found 40% at fault, and full damages are assessed at $100,000, the pedestrian can still recover $60,000, which translates into 60% of the full damages.

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