Pedestrians commuting, jogging, enjoying leisure activity, or engaging in other activities in Lehigh Acres have a right to safety. Motorists must be aware of pedestrians and provide them the right-of-way.
You or your loved one may be entitled to compensation even if you are partially responsible for your accident, per Florida Statutes § 768.81. A Lehigh Acres pedestrian accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can fight for compensation on your behalf.
For a free legal consultation with a pedestrian accidents lawyer serving Lehigh Acres, call (800) 747-3733
Injuries and Other Recoverable Losses Caused by Pedestrian Accidents
You may be dealing with medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other losses because of your pedestrian accident. You may even have lost your loved one to injuries they suffered in a pedestrian accident.
Our team will review your case, explain your legal and insurance options, and explain which of your losses could entitle you to compensation.
The Florida Bar explains that you may collect the following types of coverage from your Personal Injury Protection (PIP) auto insurance:
- Up to 80% of your accident-related medical expenses
- Up to 60% of wages lost due to injury
- Up to $5,000 for losses from the passing of a loved one
There could be exceptions to these general rules. You may also be able to receive coverage for damage to your vehicle in a property damage liability claim against the responsible party, as well as the cost of temporary transportation. Our team will review the relevant insurance policies to determine how much compensation you may be entitled to receive.
If we bring a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit, you may be able to secure additional coverage. Losses for which you may obtain compensation through a lawsuit include:
- 100% of your accident-related medical expenses
- 100% of wages lost due to your accident
- A future decline in your earning power
- Pain and suffering
- The cost of psychological counseling
- The cost of medication for accident-related injuries
Several considerations may help you determine whether to file an insurance claim or lawsuit. We may advise seeking compensation through insurance first, then filing a lawsuit if insurance does not provide the compensation you deserve.
We want to help you recover from your injuries and the financial harm that you may temporarily suffer from an accident. You may currently be paying out-of-pocket for medical care, vehicle damage, and other losses. A Lehigh Acres pedestrian accident lawyer from our firm may be able to obtain retroactive compensation to cover those costs.
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We Will Make the Case That the Defendants Owe You Compensation
Lawsuits and insurance claims may revolve around the question of fault. Determining who is responsible for your pedestrian accident or what the share of fault is for your accident could be critical to the outcome of your case.
Our team will determine:
- The exact circumstances under which your pedestrian accident happened
- Who caused your accident
- Whether negligence was a factor in your accident
Negligence is a standard for liability in car accident cases, per the American Bar Association (ABA). Our team will determine if any party’s negligence caused your accident by:
- Obtaining and reviewing any police report documenting your accident
- Reviewing existing witness accounts and possibly interviewing witnesses ourselves
- Collecting physical evidence from your accident, including but not limited to crash scene photographs and video footage of your collision
- Hiring experts to recreate your accident
The following are forms of negligence that could cause a pedestrian accident. Our team will determine whether any of these types of negligence apply to your case.
Drunk driving is one form of impaired driving and is a significant problem in Florida. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Florida ranks above the national average in:
- Rates of drunk driving for those aged 21 to 34
- Rates of drunk driving for those aged 35 and older
- Rates of drunk driving not accounting for age
- Rates of drunk driving for both male and female motorists
Drivers may also be impaired if they have too little sleep or are on drugs. Any of these forms of impairment could cause a driver to strike a pedestrian like you.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) notes that distracted driving kills thousands of people and injures hundreds of thousands of people each year. A distracted driver may not see pedestrians and may strike those pedestrians as a consequence.
Aggressive driving, careless driving, and the operation of unsafe vehicles could also have caused your pedestrian accident. Our team will review your case to determine who caused your accident and under what circumstances.
We Will Defend Your Rights
Our team can investigate your accident and pursue compensation on your behalf. We will also protect you from anyone who may violate your rights.
Insurance companies and attorneys may try to:
- Blame you for your pedestrian accident
- Get you to accept a quick, cheap settlement
- Manipulate your words and actions
- Violate your rights in other ways
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine goes the extra mile in defending our clients’ rights. We will protect you or a loved one who may be deserving of awards following a pedestrian accident.
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Hiring a Lehigh Acres pedestrian accident lawyer from our firm may be your next step towards justice. You do not have to pay us anything up front for our services, and clients never pay out of their own pockets. We don’t get paid unless you do.
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733 to complete a free consultation. You worry about getting better. We take care of everything else.