Being injured as a pedestrian through no fault of your own can result in serious injuries that can affect your daily life and ability to work. However, compensation is available to cover damages such as medical bills, lost wages, and other losses associated with the accident.
If you or a loved one was injured in an accident while on foot, our Palm Harbor pedestrian accident lawyers can help you pursue compensation. You can learn more about your legal options during a free consultation with the team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine.
For a free legal consultation with a pedestrian accidents lawyer serving Palm Harbor, call (800) 747-3733
Compensation Available in Pedestrian Accident Cases
A pedestrian accident can result in serious injuries such as soft tissue damage resulting in permanent scarring, bone fractures and breaks, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injuries, all of which can have a devastating impact on your life.
Compensation is intended to replace or “make good” a loss you have suffered. Generally, the greater the harm (or the more losses you have suffered), the more you should receive in compensation. Damages are awarded for economic and non-economic losses such as:
- Past, current, and future medical bills
- Rehabilitation costs and ongoing care
- Compensation if your employment is affected and for lost wages
- Pain, suffering, and inconvenience
- Loss of enjoyment of life
If the accident caused the loss of a loved one, we can help surviving family members pursue compensation via a wrongful death lawsuit. While no amount of money can make up for the loss of a loved one, compensation can help with any financial difficulties you may face.
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We Take on the Legal Responsibility So That You Can Focus on Your Recovery
It can be frustrating and stressful to concentrate on your legal case while recovering from an injury. Our team can help lift the legal burden and be your advocate. Knowing your case is in capable hands can bring peace of mind, allowing you to focus on your wellbeing. To help our clients, we:
Help You Gather the Evidence to Prove Your Case
From a thorough investigation into the cause of the accident, we can piece together vital evidence to build a strong case, identify liable parties, and prove negligence resulted in your injuries.
Accurately Estimate the Full Financial Impact of Your Losses
The compensation you are awarded will largely depend on the circumstances of the accident and the severity of your injuries, and how they impact your daily life and ability to work. Calculating the value of a claim is a complex process.
Having helped thousands of clients with their injury claims, our team is well-positioned to accurately estimate the physical, emotional, and financial costs of the accident on your life both now and in the future.
Negotiate for the Settlement You Deserve
Having carefully prepared your case, we can begin settlement negotiations with insurance company representatives. While most claims are settled out of court, insurers know we will not hesitate to take your case to trial and will not settle for anything less than you deserve.
Commit the Financial Resources to Build and Pursue Your Case
While money is tight, the idea of funding a personal injury claim can be off-putting. We provide our legal services on a contingency-fee basis, meaning there are no upfront or out-of-pocket expenses for you to pay. Our fees are then taken from a percentage of the settlement or verdict we obtain on your behalf.
How Much is Your Claim Worth?
Many factors are assessed in an injury evaluation that is unique to your circumstances. Therefore, placing a figure on your injuries at an early stage of the claim or while you are still suffering from symptoms can be very difficult.
A benefit of working with one of our pedestrian accident attorneys is their experience in similar cases. While each client is different, the knowledge gained from a long history of helping injured people calculate their losses can be invaluable.
Further, we can arrange access to a network of medical professionals who can provide expert testimony to support your case. This can contribute to the medical evidence required to support exactly what injuries the accident has caused and its impact on your life.
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Who Is Liable in a Pedestrian Accident Case?
High traffic areas can pose a risk to pedestrians in city centers, busy suburbs, or rural areas with lots of farming equipment populating the roads. Distractions are also plentiful in these areas, increasing the risk of an accident.
While liability can fall on either party, a motorist is generally at fault if they engage in dangerous behavior behind the wheel such as:
- Failing to stop at traffic controls
- Distracted driving (using a smartphone while operating a vehicle, for example)
- Driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs
After a pedestrian accident, it is not easy to know what to do. We help you navigate the legal process, providing clarity about your legal options. This means you can make informed choices about your case from the outset.
Time Limits Apply for Filing a Lawsuit in Palm Harbor, Florida
Injured parties generally have four years from the accident date to file a lawsuit. However, if the accident was fatal, bereaved families have two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit per Florida Statutes § 95.11. It can be beneficial to seek advice promptly. This allows your attorney enough time to gather and preserve evidence required for a strong case.
If you have any questions or concerns about your Pinellas County case, reach out to our pedestrian accident lawyers in Palm Harbor. We are always available to review your case and address any questions or concerns you may have.
Find Out More About Your Legal Options in a Free Case Review Today
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident as a pedestrian, you may be facing difficulties that affect your daily life. The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine team can provide legal assistance to help you take control of the situation and move forward with your recovery.
Our attorneys have helped hundreds of clients injured in pedestrian accidents recover compensation for the harm they have suffered. We pride ourselves on ensuring a positive client experience when you work with us. Call for a free consultation at 1-800-747-3733 and get your claim started today.