Deerfield Beach Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

When a vehicle of any kind collides with pedestrians, the damages can be catastrophic. If you are injured in a pedestrian accident in Deerfield Beach, a skilled attorney can help you recover compensation for the harm you suffered.

Getting the compensation you deserve requires hard work, including preserving evidence, negotiating with opposing attorneys and insurance agents, establishing the other party’s fault, and much more. Get help from our Deerfield Beach pedestrian accident attorneys today and start on your path toward recovery.

Who Is Responsible for Pedestrian Accidents in Deerfield Beach?

One of the first issues you’ll need to sort out after your pedestrian accident in Deerfield Beach is the identity of the responsible party. While it’s commonly thought that pedestrians always have the right of way, that isn’t entirely true.

Florida Statute 316.130 makes clear that pedestrians must obey traffic signs and must only cross the road within designated crosswalks. Those pedestrians who cross the street at other points (often known as “jaywalking”) yield the right of way to oncoming traffic and may be held responsible for any resulting accident.

How Our Deerfield Beach Pedestrian Collision Attorneys Can Help

If you are injured in a pedestrian accident in Deerfield Beach, our attorneys can help you in a wide variety of ways. The innovative Lighthouse system we’ve designed at Eltringham Law Group makes us different because it allows us to provide maximum service for each individual client.

Some of the services you can expect include the following.

Gathering Evidence

In order to maximize your compensation, we’ll need to gather and preserve evidence of all the elements of your case. This can include:

  • Hospital and medical records showing your injuries
  • Documentation of the ways your injuries have affected your life
  • Testimony from eyewitnesses to the accident
  • The official police report or crash record
  • Traffic camera footage of the accident
  • Evidence of other damages, such as lost wages

Negotiating with Opposing Parties

Depending on the facts of your case, you could end up in negotiations with a variety of parties. For example, you might face pushback from your own insurance company if you are seeking compensation from your personal injury protection (PIP) coverage.

Experienced Deerfield Beach pedestrian injury lawyers can also negotiate with any and all at-fault parties in your case. These can include:

  • The driver of the vehicle that struck you
  • Government entities (if the driver was working for the government at the time of the accident)
  • Trucking companies (if the vehicle was a commercial truck)
  • Car manufacturers (if the accident was caused by a faulty part)

Filing Your Claim and Handling Paperwork

In Florida, negligence-based claims like pedestrian accidents have a statute of limitations set at four years from the date of the injury. However, there are some situations that require even speedier filing of a lawsuit.

When you get help from the skilled Deerfield Beach pedestrian accident attorneys at Eltringham Law Group, we will handle all the filing of necessary paperwork. While you focus on recovering from your injuries, we will take the stress of deadlines so that you can be at peace.

Getting Compensation in a Deerfield Beach Pedestrian Accident

There are two forms of damages for which you can receive compensation after a pedestrian collision in Deerfield Beach: economic harms and non-economic harms.

Economic damages include all the suffering you endure that has an actual monetary value already attached. Examples of these items include your medical bills, cost of repairing or replacing damaged property, lost income, and lost earning potential due to disfigurement or disability.

On the other hand, not all your harms will have a ready-made bill attached to them. Non-economic damages can also be compensated, including your physical pain and suffering, mental and emotional turmoil, and the like.

Knowledgeable Deerfield Beach pedestrian accident lawyers can catalogue all the damages you’ve suffered to ensure that you get the compensation you truly are owed.

Speak with a Deerfield Beach Pedestrian Crash Attorney Today

If you are injured in a pedestrian accident in Deerfield Beach, contact the Eltringham Law Group. Our pedestrian accident attorneys in Deerfield Beach are ready to help you. Send us your details through our website or call us to schedule a contact-free, no-cost consultation so that we can learn more about how we can help you.

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I highly recommend Eltringham Law Group to anyone seeking legal advice after having a car accident. David Eltringham and his entire staff gave me the personal attention I needed during a very difficult and painful time. David took the extra steps needed to ensure that I received the medical care I needed as well as the financial compensation I deserved. Harold Torres, Paralegal updated me every step of the way. Thank you Eltringham Law Group!

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I had such a great experience with Eltringham Law Group! I was always kept in the loop and the experience was so personal. I was always in close contact with Teresa who was an absolute pleasure to work with. I would definitely recommend Eltringham Law Group again and again – I couldn’t have asked for a better experience!!!

Alex Peacock

I would like to thank the Eltringham Law Group and specifically Harold Torres for handling my case. Harold did an outstanding job on my behalf. I cannot express enough how pleased I am and how professional and empathetic Harold and the rest of the staff were throughout the entire process.

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Working With Us

Lighthouse™ is a system unique to Eltringham Law Group – Personal Injury & Car Accident Attorneys, it’s what makes us different from other personal injury attorneys. We built this program to hold our own attorneys accountable and make sure our clients are getting the care and consideration they deserve.

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Client Onboarding
Client Onboarding

The client meets with our Lighthouse Concierge Team to discuss the details of their potential case. A dedicated Lighthouse Team Member is assigned to the case to gather information and maintain constant communication with the client.

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Investigation Case Analyzer
Investigation Case Analyzer

The assigned Lighthouse Team Member gathers and assess all information related to the case. A majority of the information is processed, paperwork is submitted and any questions/concerns the Lighthouse Team has for the client are clearly communicated and addressed.

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Client Success Maximizer
Client Success Maximizer

The client meets with their Lighthouse Concierge Team Members to conduct a full review and explanation of the process. Both legal and medical records are reviewed and our team sets realistic and achievable expectations for the client.

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Phase 1 Medical
Phase 1 Medical

The client is undergoing treatment at this point of the process and the Lighthouse Concierge Team maintains consistent communication to monitor the treatment scheduled. Additional medical referrals and testing may be required at this point if recommended by the current medical provider.

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Phase 2 Medical
Phase 2 Medical

The client finalizes initial medical treatments that may include referrals to specialists, medical procedures, further testing and/or additional treatment recommendations by their medical providers.

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Resolution or Litigation
Resolution or Litigation

The Lighthouse Concierge Team is in communication with those involved with and/or responsible for the damages incurred in your case. Two possible outcomes at this stage are 1) an achieved settlement agreement or 2) the inability to achieve a fair settlement that will result in the Eltringham Law Group filing a law suit on your behalf.

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Post-Settlement Process
Post-Settlement Process

The case has completed and an agreement/resolution has been achieved with maximum in the best interest of the client. The Lighthouse Concierge Team meets with the client to fully explain the results and work diligently to finalize their case.