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Pedestrian Accident

Pedestrian Accident Orlando & Central Florida Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

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.

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I would like thank my attorney Thomas Luka. I knew from the beginning I had the right guy in my corner. While celebrating with family and friends at a Public Park in Seminole County, a fight broke out among various people. Myself, and a good friend, broke up the fight and the instigators left. Six months later, I was wrongly accused as the person who started the fight. The first attorney I hired could not even get a response from the State Attorney handling the case. Someone referred me to Tom and I felt comfortable at his demeanor and reactions.

After conversations with Tom, who knew I would settle for nothing less than a FULL DISMISSAL due to my innocence, I hired him. His firm of Adams and Luka did the due diligence by interviewing witnesses and the police who were on the scene, as well as starting a dialogue with the State Attorney. After gathering statements from witnesses, Tom was able to present a strong argument on my behalf to the State Attorney on why the case should be dismissed. If the State Attorney was not willing to dismiss the case, Tom was ready to take the case to trial.

The result by Thomas Luka: Case Dismissed.

I am 53 years old with a spotless record and glad to keep it that way thanks to the time, effort, hard work, and professionalism of the Adams and Luka and Tom Luka.

Earl from Mesquite
Thomas Luka left a life-long great impression of lawyers. He was always professional, on time, and answered things honestly. From the start and during the 14 months it went on - Tom was very upfront and honest with me about the possible outcomes. The result was better than I had hoped for. Tom really over-delivered. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Marcela Giorgi
Adams and Luka were very professional and savvy in the courtroom. When you're in court with Mr. Luka you will think you have the best attorney there. I recommend this law firm. Pioneer Tech
Rich Adams is an outstanding criminal attorney. I have had the opportunity to refer several friends and clients to his practice for handling of criminal matters, and on every occasion he has produced an excellent result. Rich practices with attention to detail, a thorough knowledge of the law, and a passion to defend his clients. I will continue to refer clients to Rich Adams, and would strongly recommend him for your legal needs. Brian Pink