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Pedstrian Accident Lawyer in Florida

Dozens of pedestrians are involved in auto accidents each year. Accidents in which a driver ignores the basic rules of the road and a pedestrian suffers because of it are shockingly common. They can change the victim’s life forever or even end it prematurely.

Florida law defines a pedestrian as someone who is on foot. Pedestrians involved in an accident are put in extreme danger, as travelers who are not protected inside the confines of a motor vehicle will suffer the most. They will have to deal with the treatment and recovery process, any lost wages and significant medical costs.

Our team at Dennis Hernandez & Associates is here to help. We service those in Florida seeking injury claims and financial compensation after an accident. We fight hard for compensation to pay for damages.

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There are no costs for an initial consultation and no hidden fees. If you’ve suffered a personal injury, don’t hesitate to contact us 24/7 to schedule your free case evaluation with an experienced Florida accident attorney. Please contact us at (855) 529 3366.

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Injuries Caused by Florida Pedestrian Accidents

Both Florida pedestrians and drivers of motor vehicles can wind up with injuries after a collision. Common injuries include:

  • Head and brain trauma
  • Broken limbs
  • Fractured limbs
  • Emotional distress and trauma
  • Death

A Florida personal injury attorney can help those who suffer from any injuries caused by the crash.

If you were involved in a pedestrian accident, it is crucial that you get medical attention directly after the incident. You might not notice any damage, but the medical check-up records will help your Florida injury lawyer immensely.

Common Causes

Incidents like these are caused by drivers disregarding Florida road rules or by negligence. They might be distracted behind the wheel. This can include impaired driving or texting. Sometimes the accident might be just that. An accident. It’s possible they might turn through an intersection without seeing an oncoming pedestrian.

Regardless of the cause, victims and their families have the legal option to contact a personal injury lawyer. A personal injury lawyer helps victims deal with recovery, and they will file a claim with insurance and seek compensation for the family.

Liability in Pedestrian Accident Cases

Both pedestrians and drivers in Florida are legally obligated to behave safely on both roads and sidewalks. But if a Florida pedestrian is involved in an accident, it is his or her responsibility to fight for compensation. A pedestrian might not receive the sympathy of the driver or insurance company and might need take the case to the Florida courts.

Contributory Negligence

Contributory negligence is defined as when injured victims do not act quickly enough; they do not pursue their case until it is too late. Their injuries are affected by their lack of immediacy when filing a claim or bringing a case to court. This dismisses the potential for compensation.

If you’ve sustained injuries from a pedestrian accident in Florida, don’t waste any time. Take your case to a legal team that will get started right away.

Determining Damages

We will assess your case and gather the evidence necessary to prove your case by determining the health damages you have faced after your pedestrian accident. This cannot be done without a Florida legal team. We have experience determining damages and will prove these in court for you.

Why You Need a Pedestrian Accident Attorney

Navigating the legal system in Florida can be quite complicated, which is where your personal injury attorney comes in. You have enough on your plate dealing with the financial, emotional and physical tolls following the aftermath of an accident.

You shouldn’t have to worry about the Florida court believing your side. Leave it to the accident injury lawyers. The Dennis Hernandez & Associates personal injury firm will fight for the compensation and justice you deserve from your claims.

We handle the complexities of Florida law and insurance policies, and we find out how much you are owed. We’ll represent you with a complete case with detailed evidence from your accident. Our Florida personal injury law firm is dedicated to helping you and your loved ones through this troubling situation.

Consult an Experienced Attorney

Recovering after a car collision in Florida is a tough, painful process. Fortunately, we have highly-trained injury lawyers. We’re here to help victims in Florida get the compensation they really need.

You do not need to face your accident alone. Contact our Florida team at Dennis Hernandez if you have any questions about personal injury claims or would like a consultation with one of our injury claims lawyers. We service victims throughout the entire state. We have many clients in the following cities:

  • Tampa
  • Orlando
  • Petersburg
  • Sarasota
  • Lakeland
  • Winter Haven
  • Kissimmee
  • Clearwater
  • Largo
  • Bradenton

Contact us today to tell us about your Florida pedestrian car accident and learn how we can help.

After calling law enforcement and ensuring that all parties involved in an accident are medically attended to, the next steps are critical to a successful personal injury case. For vehicular accidents, we recommend following these steps:

Document the scene:

  • Take as many photos as possible as soon as possible. If you don’t have a camera or smartphone handy, ask someone on the scene if you can use his or hers.
  • Take photos of all of the vehicles involved from several angles.
  • Take photos of the area surrounding the accident, including the roadway, street signs and traffic signals, if applicable.
  • Take photos of any visible injuries you or any of your passengers may have sustained.
  • In addition to damage to vehicles, take photos of any property that was damaged in the accident.

Gather information:

  • Write down the license plate numbers of all vehicles involved in the accident.
  • Ask the other driver if he or she owns the car or if it is owned by someone who is not at the scene.
  • Ask for the name of the insurance company that covers the other driver’s vehicle.
  • Ask the responding law enforcement officer how soon the accident report will be available to you and where you must go to get it.
  • Should the officer indicate that a report will not be written, ask for his or her name and badge number to be used as contact information.

Get contact details from witnesses:

  • Try to get contact information from all witnesses before they leave the scene. Do not ask witnesses for statements—your personal injury attorney will contact them if needed.
  • If there were no witnesses in close proximity to the accident, make note of any nearby businesses or homes and provide this information to your attorney.  

After the accident:

  • If you received any medical treatment, gather contact information for the hospital or emergency room where you were immediately treated, as well as from physicians and/or therapists who may have treated you in the days following the accident.
  • Retain all documents in a safe place. These may include:
    • The police accident report
    • Insurance policies and any communications from insurance companies
    • Medical bills from hospitals, doctors, pharmacies, testing facilities, etc.
    • Correspondence from the other driver or any witnesses
    • Receipt for repairs to property that was damaged as a result of the accident
    • Pay stubs or other proof of wages that were lost as a result of the accident

Claim Timeline

Each case is as unique as the individual who has been injured in an accident, but there are some steps that are typically taken. Your accident injury case may include these and other events:

Your recovery period: This initial stage starts at the moment you are injured and lasts until your doctor states that your condition cannot be further improved in a medical setting with care provided by medical professionals. This point is referred to as maximum medical improvement (MMI). When you are at this point, any health issues you have going forward are considered to be permanent.

Submission of documents: This is when information is submitted to your insurance company, including but not limited to your medical bills and proof of lost wages.

The negotiation period: An insurance adjuster reviews all of the submitted information, then makes a settlement offer. If your personal injury lawyer determines that this offer is insufficient, a counter offer will be made.

Litigation: When an agreement cannot be reached, the case may go to trial. Keep in mind the majority of personal injury cases are settled outside of court.

VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS

Even though each case is unique, Dennis Hernandez & Associates, PA strives to fully compensate every client for his or her injuries, lost wages and property damage.

Car Accident

$1,799,999

Litigant was in the middle car which was rear-ended and caused him to strike the vehicle in front of him.

Equestrian

$1,000,000

6-year-old fell out of carriage on a horse-and-carriage ride at a Hilton Hotel Property causing a broken leg.

Car Accident

$1,400,000

T-bone collision. Defendant contested liability stating he did not run red light. Three level neck fusion surgery.

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I'd like to thank Dennis Hernandez and Associates for the service they provided. This was my first time in a car accident and also my first experience hiring an attorney. I wasnt open to the idea at first but I finally decided to hire and attorney and I made the right choice to hire Dennis Hernandez. Thank again!
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