Every year in the state of Florida, more than 500 individuals lose their lives in pedestrian accidents. In addition to deaths, about 7,500 people suffer injuries in accidents involving vehicles and those who walk or jog. Pedestrians often sustain extremely serious injuries, simply because they have no external protection as those who drive cars do. At Adams & Luka, our Orlando personal injury attorneys are dedicated to recovering the full damages those who have been injured in a pedestrian accident deserve. If you are a surviving family member of someone who lost his or her life in this type of accident, you may wish to consider a wrongful death claim.
Who are most often injured in pedestrian accidents? In most cases, small children or individuals 65 or older are victims. Regardless, anyone can become a victim when a motorist is negligent or fails to pay attention. When pedestrians are in the area, motorists should take special care to avoid a potentially deadly accident. When struck by a vehicle, you may have legal recourse to recover damages for costs associated with your injuries, including lost income, pain and suffering, and more.How a Qualified Orlando Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Can Help
Those who are injured by a negligent motorist often do not know what direction to turn in. When you are suffering from serious injuries, the last thing you want to do is haggle with the insurance company. A skilled injury attorney will provide the legal guidance and direction you need, and handle many of the processes for you so that you can focus on recovering. In Florida, it is necessary to file a PIP (personal injury protection) claim before you file a lawsuit against the negligent party. PIP insurance is mandatory in Florida for all car owners, and provides coverage of lost wages and injuries up to $10,000. After this is exhausted, you may want to have your attorney negotiate with the responsible party's insurance company to recover further damages, or file a lawsuit. We will help you determine the most effective course of action for your unique situation.
In order to recover compensation from the negligent party, it is necessary to prove the defendant was indeed negligent, and that he or she breached the duty of care owed to the victim. A motorist may breach duty of care by driving in a reckless manner, driving while distracted (not paying attention), or disobeying traffic laws. While motorist are expected to use reasonable duty of care while navigating Orlando's roadways, pedestrians are also required to exercise this duty of care.Contact Adams & Luka Today
Whether you or a loved one have sustained serious injury in a pedestrian-vehicle crash in Florida, or you have lost a loved one because of someone's negligence, you deserve justice. At Adams & Luka, our Orlando pedestrian accident lawyers are dedicated to providing our clients with outstanding legal representation and collecting the compensation you may be entitled to. Call us today for a free consultation at (407) 872-0307 or (352) 787-2101.
Personal Injury Lawyers Advocating on Behalf of Victims of Pedestrian Accidents in Orange, Lake, Seminole, Osceola, Sumter, Marion, Volusia, Polk, & Brevard Counties.