What to Do if You Are in a Pedestrian Accident
Although pedestrians in Florida have the right of way on the road, thousands of pedestrians are struck by moving vehicles each year across the state. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles more than 9,000 accidents involved pedestrians in 2017 aline. Pedestrian accidents can result in devastating circumstances, resulting in serious injury that requires long-term care, loss of function or even death.
Pedestrians are vulnerable whether they are walking down the street, crossing at a crosswalk, standing in a parking lot or even exiting their car, simply because they are no match for a moving vehicle. These types of accidents also often affect more than their fair share of children, making the outcome that much harder to bear. Pedestrian crashes can happen as a result of negligence or reckless driving, including drivers who are driving too fast, distracted or simply not paying attention. Whatever the cause, these types of crashes often have serious consequences.
The key to receiving the compensation that you deserve to cover your medical expenses – as well as any care needed, loss of wages, pain and suffering and other punitive damages – is to have an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer on your side. Without knowledgeable representation, insurance companies will try to take advantage of you. Don’t let that happen to you – contact the experienced and compassionate personal injury attorneys at the Eltringham Law Group today.
Pedestrian Accident Lawsuit Cases
Injuries resulting from an accident between a pedestrian and a moving vehicle can be among the most serious type of injury imaginable. A person is no match for a motor vehicle on the road, and when the two collide, the results can be devastating.
Resulting injuries may include:
What to Expect if You Are Involved in a Pedestrian Accident
When you choose the Eltringham Law Group to represent you following a pedestrian accident involving personal injury, here is what you can expect to happen:
- We offer free consultations so you can get all your questions answered and can spend time talking directly with an experienced attorney about your rights and expected outcomes.
- Leave all the work to us. We will be in contact with doctors, hospitals, witnesses, insurance providers, police, attorneys and anyone else necessary to settle your claim. We will thoroughly investigate your accident and will build a solid case so that you are more likely to be awarded additional compensation from insurance companies or other parties.
- You focus on you. Whether you are still recovering from injuries or are simply dealing with the stress and anxiety that is common following pedestrian accidents, now is the time to focus on your own needs while you leave the details of your case in the hands of experienced attorneys that will get the job done right.
- We work on a contingent fee basis. This means that you don’t need to lay out any money up front in order to have our injury attorneys work on your case. We don’t get paid unless we recover a financial settlement or jury award for you.
To schedule your free consultation or for more information on accidents involving pedestrians, contact the Eltringham Law Group at 561-338-0420.
Common Legal Questions About Pedestrian Accidents
If you are injured by an automobile as a pedestrian, it’s important to take the proper actions following the accident if you are not too seriously hurt.
When you have been involved in an auto accident, there are a few crucial actions you must take. Assess your injuries – Any major injuries? Bleeding or broken bones? Call the police to report the incident. Document the incident with photos of the scene including your injuries, the location and any damages to the vehicle. Seek medical treatment immediately, and call our personal injury attorneys at Eltringham Law Group to discuss your next steps.
If you’re injured by an automobile as a pedestrian, you have options for seeking compensation or your injuries, medical expenses and more. Most car insurance policies cover different types of losses involving the car and a pedestrian. This may also apply to the insurance policy of the pedestrian’s own car insurance. To review your case in detail at no cost, contact our attorneys at the Eltringham Law Group.
In Florida, you have four years to file a legal claim for compensation of damages. However, it’s best to immediately report the incident and seek both medical and legal consultations to address your situation. It’s important to get your health back on track as soon as possible, and let the experienced attorneys at the Eltringham Law Group handle the legalities for you.