Pedestrian Accident Attorney in Winter Park
There are many laws in Florida meant to protect pedestrians from injury. Unfortunately, laws do not necessarily stop people from certain behavior, meaning that pedestrians are always at risk of injury from bicyclists, cars, truck drivers, and possible road hazards due to construction or degradation of public areas. With all of the ways that a pedestrian can be hurt while they are traveling on foot in or around Winter Park, we have plenty of experience helping clients recover damages after being injured in a pedestrian accident through settlement negotiations of full lawsuits.
If you have been injured in an accident as a pedestrian, contact us today to schedule and initial consultation and discuss your options. You may be entitled to damages that exceed the initial offer you will be given by the insurance company, and it is important that you know your rights and do not accept the first offer they will make you. Read more below to learn about some of the factors that are rightfully considered when we determine the real amount you are owed following a pedestrian accident, and contact us immediately to start the process of getting what you deserve.
How Much Can I Collect After a Pedestrian Accident?
There are a lot of factors that go into determining the final amount we believe you are owed after being injured as a pedestrian, and there is a wide variety of situations that could lead to your injury. Since no two accidents are alike, it is important to take advantage of an initial consultation with a personal injury attorney in Winter Park, so that you are given full insight into how your accidents fit into the greater legal world and how they should be treated in a court of law. We will consider the following, and more:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Recovery expenses
- Changes in quality of life
- Decreased enjoyment
- Diminished mobility
There are many other things that will go into our calculations, each of which will contribute to the final amount we determine is fair and comprehensive.
What Was the Nature Of the Accident?
Were you hit by a car, truck, or another kind of vehicle? Was the vehicle registered and insured? Or perhaps you were injured due to incomplete or faulty construction on a sidewalk or pedestrian overpass? Each of these questions changes the types of damages, amount of damages, and the nature of your case significantly.
Hit By Car
If you were struck by a driver, we will then explore additional details – Were they under the influence of drugs or alcohol? Were they using their phone while driving? What, if any, traffic laws did they violate leading up to striking you with their vehicle? In these cases, it is likely that you will deal with an insurance company first, meaning that we will work to negotiate with their legal team to reach a fair, comprehensive settlement for your accident. If we are unable to reach an agreement, our next option will be litigation.
Injured By Construction or Improper Maintenance
If you were injured on a public pedestrian walkway due to improper maintenance, incomplete construction, an improperly signed workplace, or any other number of ways, then we will likely be dealing with the state directly, or a surety company representing the state or state-hired contractor. We may first need to deal with a surety company who has indemnified the construction company, or perhaps with the municipal agency who is responsible for proper upkeep of all pedestrian access areas.
How Can Abercrombie Help?
As you can see from these quick examples above, there are an infinite number of ways that you can be injured as a pedestrian in Florida. Each of the above factors will create a slightly (or drastically) different case depending on each thing we identify as relevant and important. This means that in addition to referencing previous cases to illustrate your own situation, we will also be custom-tailoring your case to the exact situation you are in.
Contact Us Today
Contact us today to schedule your free consultation, and get started on the process of claiming the money you are rightfully owed after your injuries. It is important to us that our clients are able to move on with their lives after an injury as quickly as possible, with as little stress as possible. We look forward to working with you on getting your life back in order.