Pedestrian Motor Accident Injury Lawyer
Florida Injury Lawyers for Pedestrians in Motor Vehicle Accidents
Every year thousands of people are injured or lose their lives in Florida from transportation accidents involving pedestrians walking, jogging, and running in their communities. This is extremely dangerous for an unshielded civilian commuting on foot. An increasing amount of accidents are caused by drivers distracted by mobile devices or driving carelessly and when a pedestrian is hit the result can be catastrophic. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 5,000 pedestrians were killed and 70,000 injured nationwide in 2015.
Pedestrian accident cases often occur as a result of:
With so many active pedestrian travelers on Florida streets, it is not at all surprising that these accidents occur frequently. If you are struck by an automobile the consequences can be devastating and handling the aftermath alone can be deeply overwhelming. Our team of pedestrian accident personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. are fully knowledgeable of your rights as an injured pedestrian. We are committed to getting you the proper medical attention and recovery compensation for the loses you’ve have to endure from your accident.
Vehicle take up the majority of the roadway, which can make traveling on foot very dangerous for pedestrians. The elderly and children tend to be most at risk due to their maneuvering limitations, which means drivers should be extra careful in school zones and private communities. Speeding and texting can make traveling especially hazardous, so If you’ve been hit by a careless driver while traveling on foot then our experienced pedestrian accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A may be able to assist you in building a case, so that you can reclaim loses with financial compensation you deserve.
Pedestrian accident case types include, but are not limited to:
Injuries for pedestrian can be extremely disastrous. They may include, but are not limited to:
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Broken Neck
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
- Permanent Sensory Deprivation (Vision, Hearing, etc)
- Fatalities (i.e. Wrongful Death)
Most accident victims aren’t sure where to turn after an accident, because confusion and grief make it difficult to make decisions. The fact is that you need a compassionate and understanding advocate to fight the insurance companies and make them live up to their obligations to you to pay for your losses.
Liability & Damage Recovery
Holding negligent parties and their insurance companies responsible for the injuries and losses they cause to you is the right thing to do. The personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. will work honestly and aggressively to win a settlement or verdict that is commensurate with what your injuries have cost you financially, physically, and emotionally.
Pedestrian accident injury victims may recover compensation that includes:
Accidents involving pedestrians struck by other motor vehicles often produce traumatic injuries, including death. Victims and the families of victims may seek compensation from the negligent party’s insurance company for medical treatment, lost wages and other economic damages, and pain and suffering. You might end up with partial, total, or permanent disabilities, and if you have lost a loved one, you have also lost their support, companionship, love, family, and the relationship with a special person who you believed would be part of your life for many years to come.
Why Choose the
Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb
Our team at the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. will help you understand what your legal options are and work on your behalf to get as large of a compensation settlement as you are entitled under the law. We service our clients in a variety of ways, including:
Reason 1: Finding Medical Treatment
We help you find immediate medical treatment within 14 days of your accident to protect your rights to compensation.
Reason 2: Building your Case
We obtain, document and preserve evidence such as medical records, police reports, insurance information and material linked to lost wages.
Reason 3: Providing Treatment Guidance
We help facilitate on-going medical care, document progress, and keep records of all expenses, that add value to your case.
Reason 4: Negotiating for Compensation
We identify the defendants and available insurance coverage, so we may negotiate effectively with insurance companies over the value of your case. We also negotiate to lower the balance of medical bills that become due, putting more money in your pocket.
Reason 5: Legal Advice and Direction
We aid you in the decision-making process throughout your case and are available to represent your future personal injury legal needs, including those of a family member or friend.
What to do if you have been in a
Pedestrian accidents if not fatal, often results in extremely serious injuries because of the size and weight of motor vehicles compared to the individual traveling on foot. Here are some steps to take if you find yourself injured in as a pedestrian:
Step 1: Don’t Move
If hit by a motor vehicle while commuting on foot as a pedestrian, there is a high probability that you have sustained serious injuries. If you are still conscious, make sure you are still not in harms way. If you are able to move to a safe place with ease, do so carefully, otherwise do not move as you might aggravate your injuries.
Step 2: Call an Ambulance and Police
If you are able, call the ambulance immediately to take you to the hospital right away. Contact the police and have them come out to file a detailed report of what took place. If you can not do this yourself request that someone on the scene do so for you if possible.
Step 3: Gather Evidence
Do your best to collect the license plate number of the vehicle that hit you if nothing else. Hit and Runs involving pedestrians happen frequently in Florida, and sometime a license plate number can bring the driver responsible to justice. If you are able to exchange information with the driver, make sure to collect the following:
– Full Name
– Phone Number
– Drivers’ License Number
– Vehicle Registration Information
– License Plate Number
– Insurance Information
– Take Pictures!
If there are any witness, collect their names, phone numbers and addresses also. Makes sure to take pictures, and if possible draw a small diagram of the accident. Take pictures of the accident site and of any injuries, this helps ensure that you receive the appropriate amount of compensation for vehicle damage and help you recall details that might otherwise later escape your memory.
Step 4: Contact a Lawyer
While taking the necessary steps to regain your health protecting your legal rights to compensation will probably be the last thing on your mind. You don’t have to do it alone. Contact an experienced attorney like the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. to represent you if you suffer a personal injury in an auto accident. A skilled attorney will be dedicated to serving your interests and can assist you in recovering financial compensation and additional aid for future expenses resulting from your injury.
Step 5: Get Medical Treatment
Sometimes due to the rush of adrenaline as a consequence of being in a pedestrian accident, your injuries may not be immediately apparent, as you may have sustained internal injuries that reveal themselves several days after the event. Make sure to see a doctor as soon as possible, even if you don’t have insurance, and keep a detailed account of medical expenses which could bolster your case. You may be entitled to compensation for such expenses. Our attorney team at Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. will actually guide you through this process, so that you get the appropriate treatment for your needs.
Step 6: Be Extra Cautious!
DO NOT admit fault or claim liability to anyone on the accident scene.
DO examine your surroundings, be vigilant or additional dangers, and document the scene to the best of your ability.
DO NOT call a “lawyer referral service” for help;
DO hire a lawyer who can refer you to medical treatment within 14 days of the accident.
DO NOT allow anyone to solicit you after an accident, either by phone or in person, to either hire an attorney or visit a clinic;
DO report the incident to the Division of Insurance Fraud at 1-800-378-0445. You may be entitled to a reward for the successful prosecution of solicitor crimes.
DO NOT sign anything you are uncomfortable signing nor agree to an insurance settlement prematurely;
DO ask any lawyer you are considering to hire for a free consultation.
Our staff at the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. will take the time to listen to you, accommodate your needs and, as always, work diligently to protect your rights.
We know you need a personal injury attorney with experience, a successful track record of winning settlements, and in-depth knowledge of how to pursue your claim against all liable parties.
Our office is located West Palm Beach and we service the entire state of Florida.
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