Pedestrian accidents are on the rise. According to Smart Cities Dive, fatalities hit a 16-year high in 2021. This 17% increase over 2020 figures is attributed partly to risky driving behavior and reduced traffic law enforcement. Further, insurance companies often seek to reduce their financial risk when faced with accident claims to protect profit margins, adding complexity to the compensation process.
If a negligent motorist injured you or a loved one while on foot, our Pompano Beach pedestrian accident lawyer will take care of everything you need to pursue the compensation you deserve to make things right.
Pedestrian Accidents Can Cause Major Life Impacts
Pedestrian accidents caused by negligent drivers can cause severe injuries that affect victims in almost all aspects of their lives. Serious injuries require extensive medical treatments and take a long time to heal. In addition, missed time from work can add further pressure and worry about keeping on top of paying rent or a mortgage, living costs, and how you will support your family while you recover.
You do not have to face this difficult situation alone. Our pedestrian accident attorneys in Pompano Beach are here to help you with that.
How Much Are Pedestrian Accident Claims Worth in Florida?
Compensation for pedestrian accidents is awarded on a case-by-case basis. There is no generic fixed amount for the value of pedestrian accidents. Therefore, it is important to fully assess how your injuries affect your life to ensure your settlement will be enough to cover your losses. For example, is your ability to work or enjoy social activities affected? Since the accident, have you suffered from emotional distress, such as anxiety or PTSD?
We leave no stone unturned when it comes to establishing your financial damages, which can include:
- Lost wages and compensation if your ability to work or return to work is affected
- Current and ongoing medical bills, treatment, and rehabilitation costs
- Pain and suffering for the physical and emotional harm caused
- Lost or damaged personal property
If the accident caused the loss of a family member, we are here to support you by shouldering the responsibility of pursuing a wrongful death action against the responsible party. This type of civil action enables surviving family members to cope financially in the absence of their loved one, by covering medical bills and funeral costs in lieu of lost wages. It can even account for your loved one’s pain and suffering.
For a free legal consultation with a pedestrian accidents lawyer serving Pompano Beach, 800-747-3733
Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents Caused by Negligent Drivers
According to the most recent statistics in 2020 from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), common causes of fatal pedestrian accidents related to driver negligence include:
- Distracted driving, such as using a smartphone behind the wheel
- Driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs
- Driving while fatigued
- Reckless driving, such as speeding and other illegal maneuvers
- Failure to obey traffic controls, signs, or signals
- Failure to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians
If your accident type is not listed, do not worry. The bottom line is – if someone else caused your injuries through negligent action, you should be compensated for the harm done.
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We Fight Tirelessly to Pursue the Compensation You Deserve
Our Pompano Beach pedestrian accident lawyer provides everything you need to build and pursue your compensation claim. In practical terms, this can include:
- Managing case administration and handling all communications with insurance companies
- Keeping you regularly updated about your case and always being on hand to answer your questions
- Investigating the cause of the accident to identify liable parties
- Gathering the evidence needed to prove negligence
- Assessing the full extent of your financial damages and other related losses
- Negotiating with the at-fault party’s insurance company for an appropriate settlement
- Taking your case to court if both parties cannot agree on a settlement
Additionally, we provide our legal services on a contingency fee arrangement. This means you have no out-of-pocket expenses to pay as we fund the cost of building and pursuing your case. Further, we only take payment if we win.
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At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, Your Needs Come First. Always.
While we can tell you about what we do to support our clients, we believe the most accurate and honest tribute to our skills and ability comes directly from the people we have helped. Below is just one example. We invite you to read more here.
“My experience with this law firm has been a great one. The staff is extremely professional. Anytime I had questions or concerns, I would call and someone would always have an answer for me. Their follow-up is outstanding. They care about their clients’ well-being; I am very appreciative of the service I have received from this firm. It almost feels like your family is taking care of the case. Like a brother or sister in the business. Ron, Mark, Glen, Charlie, Ana, and the case management staff are all amazing. The amount of personal service offered is outstanding. I have texted and called the staff at odd hours and have always received an immediate answer that was detailed. Not one-word answers. They exceeded my expectations in every facet. I have highly recommended them to family and friends and will continue. I am an ex-law enforcement officer and I have to be honest—attorneys have not been my favorite people. I have to say these guys are, and I have gained friendships with my attorney and his boss. That is huge!!!!” – Stephen L.
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There Is Limited Time to File Your Case
There is limited time to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. Under Florida Statutes § 95.11, injured parties must act within four years or risk losing their right to pursue compensation. Similarly, bereaved families have two years to file a wrongful death action with the courts. However, these time limits can vary in certain situations, so we urge you to act sooner rather than later to avoid undue complications.
Don’t Settle for Anything Less Than You Deserve
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we understand how a serious injury can affect your life. You should not have to pay for a mistake made by someone else, and we are here to help you make things right. Since 2006, we have helped thousands of injured people recover compensation that enables them to move on with their lives. We want to do the same for you, too.
If you or a loved one were injured as a pedestrian in an accident caused by someone else, discuss your situation with our team today and learn more about your legal options during a free case review.
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