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Back Over Accidents - Driveway and Parking Lots Pedestrian Accidents

Back over accidents often take place in a driveway or parking lot in which a small child is hit or run over by a vehicle. Many drivers do not realize the driveway or parking lot can be quite a dangerous place for pedestrians and especially for children. Because of inattention, driver distraction, and the size / height of the children, many back over accidents involve children and serious personal injuries. Some back over incidents even cause the wrongful death of a child or pedestrian. While there are public campaigns out there warning drivers of the dangers and prevalence of back over accidents, these incidents continue to take place and sadly have lifelong consequences for children, pedestrians, the family, and the community.

David Wolf is an automobile accident and child injury attorney based in Jacksonville, Florida who has been represented injury victims and their families for over 26 years. He is an attorney, advocate, and author of 10 books that focus on personal injury and safety issues involving those involving children. He is the author of the book titled - When the Wheels Stop Spinning - Legal Rights of the Injured Child - What Parents Need to Know After the Accident and the book titled - Florida Automobile Accidents - Personal Injuries - Keys to Protecting and Enforcing Your Legal Rights.

An Insurance Claim and Legal Case Can Be Pursued for Injuries Caused by Back Over Accidents . . . .

When a back over accident takes place that causes personal injuries to a child or pedestrian, there can be an insurance claim or case to pursue. Often, these accidents or incidents involve a family member, friend, or neighbor as the driver. This can certainly complicate the emotional impact of the situation; however, it should be noted that a case or claim can still be pursued depending on the facts, circumstances, and applicable automobile insurance coverage. Like other personal injury cases, there are four elements to establish when pursuing a claim for a back over accident: 1. Duty; 2. Breach of Duty; 3. Causation; and 4. Damages. Each case handled by automobile accident attorney David Wolf is handled based on the particular facts and circumstances of the case. With David Wolf, there is no "one size - fits all" approach. David Wolf understands that an injury victim and family need individual attention, advice, guidance, and legal representation as to the victim's case.

It should be noted that Florida is a comparative fault state. As such, in many back over accidents or incidents, there are often defenses presented by the defendant / insurance company that the pedestrian, child, or parent of the child was at fault (in whole or part) for the back over accident taking place. It should be noted that drivers have a duty to be on the look out for pedestrians at all times including the instances when backing out of a driveway or parking lot.

Vehicles are equipped with safety devices and gadgets . . . . People are equipped to drive safely and avoid distractions. . . .

Many newer vehicles are now equipped with back up cameras and sensors that beep when there is an object behind the vehicle. These safety devices and gadgets can help avoid back over or driveway accidents. In addition, drivers are equipped to drive safely by backing up slowly and avoiding distractions like mobile phone use. Many back over accidents are caused by inattention and negligence. These back over accidents can be avoided. If a pedestrian or child is injured as a result of careless or negligent driving in a parking lot or driveway, an insurance claim and / or legal case should be pursued to protect and enforce the legal rights of the injury victim .

Contact David Wolf - Attorney for a Free Consultation

David Wolf provides Free Consultations on all personal injury cases including those that involve back over accidents as well as other accidents involving automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, and bicycles. David Wolf firmly believes in Giving a Voice to Injury Victims and Their Families. David Wolf handles these cases on a contingency basis which means that there are no fees or costs charged unless there is a financial recovery, compensation or settlement of the case. Get D Wolf - On Your Side - At Your Side today.

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