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Friday, September 21, 2018


Julio Betancourt

Julio Betancourt, Prelitigation/Marketing Paralegal has been a resident of Jensen Beach for thirty years and a Paralegal for twenty years. Julio was born in Cuba and migrated to the United States with his parents and younger sister when he was two years old. As a result he is fluent in Spanish. He grew up in Vineland, New Jersey where he graduated from Vineland High School in 1981. Julio attended Indian River State College where he first received his A.S. in Legal Assisting and later his Associate of Arts. He later went on to receive his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Florida Atlantic University in 2002. He has worked in various areas of the law including criminal defense, family law and personal injury. Since 2000 he has primarily concentrated on assisting those who have been injured as a result of the negligence of others in car accidents, premises and product liability claims. Due to his strong communication skills he also enjoys marketing and interacting with colleagues in an effort to expand business and personal relationships.

Julio is a member of the Hispanic Professionals Network of the Treasure Coast, the Martin County Chamber, the Saint Lucie County Chamber and he sits on the Community Development Committee of Habitat for Humanity in Saint Lucie County. He also participates in other community non-profit projects.

In his spare time Julio is an avid member of OrangeTheory in Jensen Beach typically working out before work. He also enjoys gardening, shopping, movies, traveling, socializing with friends and colleagues and spending time with his eighteen-month old nephew.

If you run across Julio in the community, please make sure to say hello. He would also tell you to “like” Stone & Capobianco, PL on Facebook.

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Pedestrian Accidents

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Pedestrian accidents are more common than you might think. In fact, according to the Federal Highway Safety Administration, 59,000 pedestrians are injured roadway crashes annually, and pedestrian fatalities account for about 12 percent of all traffic fatalities.

More pedestrians are killed or injured while crossing roads either at busy intersections or stepping out between parked cars than any other cause, and whether texting, talking on the phone or simply not paying attention, distracted and careless drivers are to blame for most pedestrian accidents. Taking one’s eyes off the road for mere seconds can result in a devastating injury to people walking, running or cycling near the roadside or in a crosswalk.

When a pedestrian is involved in a motor vehicle accident they are at risk for countless serious injuries. Pedestrians who survive an accident frequently come away with catastrophic injuries, including traumatic brain injury (TBI), broken bones, dislocated joints and spinal cord injuries.

Some of the most common negligent practices by motorists include:

o Failure to observe posted speed limits
o Failure to stop or yield at posted intersections
o Failure to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians at marked crosswalks
o Disregard for traffic lights and signs

Drivers of cars, truck and other motor vehicles in Florida have a legal duty to watch for and yield to pedestrians at all marked intersections and crosswalks. When they don’t, and people are injured as a result, we believe they should be held accountable.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a pedestrian accident, please contact our office for a free case consultation. The attorneys at Stone & Capobianco specialize in all types of Personal Injury law including bicycle accidents, auto accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, nursing home abuse, slip & falls and wrongful death. If you have any questions, please contact our firm today for a free case consultation. Call 772-781-4357 today or fill out our client form here.