Florida's temperate climate is great for enjoying outdoor activities, including bike riding and leisurely walks. Unfortunately, this leads to a high number of pedestrian accidents, many of which result in life-altering injuries and even death.
When a pedestrian is struck by a motor vehicle and the driver is at fault, the pedestrian has the same right to seek financial compensation through a personal injury lawsuit as a motorist who is injured in a car accident. This also applies to in-line skaters, skateboarders, joggers, bicyclists, children on tricycles, individuals in wheelchairs and anyone in a motorized cart that is commonly used for senior citizens and disabled people.
We pursue wrongful death claims. Not surprisingly, pedestrian accidents account for a large number of fatalities involving automobiles. If you have a family member who was killed in a pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit. We can review the facts of your case and provide aggressive legal representation if the facts warrant it.
A Florida Bicycle Injury Attorney Who Gets PIP Insurance To Work For You
Unfortunately, many of these accidents are hit-and-run incidents in which the motorist leaves the scene and cannot be identified. In these cases, injured pedestrians often are able to obtain personal injury recoveries through their own personal injury protection (PIP) insurance policy.
PIP insurance is mandated by Florida state law for anyone who has registered a four-wheeled motor vehicle in the state. Your PIP insurance covers the first $10,000 of your medical bills and lost wages.
If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries in a pedestrian accident, or if a loved one was killed after being struck by a motor vehicle, it is critical to speak with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. As soon as you select us to represent you, we begin collecting important evidence and witnesses' testimony that was not included in police reports but is vital to successfully pursuing a recovery.
Don't Go It Alone — No Matter How Straightforward Your Case Seems
Because pedestrian accidents often seem straightforward, many victims negotiate directly with insurance companies to recover personal injury settlements without legal representation. This often turns into a nightmare of a process in which injured parties do not recover nearly as much as they would have with professional legal representation. The guidance of a knowledgeable personal injury attorney more than pays for itself.
We leave nothing on the table in pursuit of full and fair compensation for you. We offer a free consultation in which we can review the facts of your case and recommend the best steps to take next. Call 407-442-3030 or email us to schedule a meeting with our Orlando pedestrian accident attorneys.