A person traveling on foot is no match for a motor vehicle. Therefore, when pedestrians and cars collide, the result is often severe and fatal injuries for the walker. If you or your loved one suffered catastrophic injuries in a pedestrian accident, you might be reeling from growing medical bills, time off work while you recover, and possibly permanent or disabling injuries.
Fortunately, the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can stand by your side and help you pursue financial recovery for your accident-related losses and pain and suffering. Our Tampa pedestrian accident lawyers can assist with an insurance claim or lawsuit against the party whose negligent actions caused your injury. In addition, our legal team will investigate your accident, prove fault, and fight for every cent owed to you.
Tampa Is One of the Most Dangerous Cities forPedestrians
Smart Growth America ranks the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metropolitan area as the eighth-most dangerous region for pedestrians nationally, with nearly 1,000 pedestrian deaths from 2010 to 2019. Overall, Florida has the highest rate of pedestrian accidents in the country.
If you sustained injuries in a pedestrian accident on Hillsborough Avenue, Busch Boulevard, or anywhere else in Tampa, our personal injury team could help you seek justice. We have experience with cases involving:
- Cars, trucks, and buses
- Hit and run drivers
- Drunk drivers
- Uninsured and underinsured motorists
- Fatal accidents
If your accident was not your fault, you should not have to pay for the resulting damages. Instead, our lawyers can determine what caused your accident and hold the liable parties financially responsible.
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Pedestrian Accident Compensation
When a car strikes a pedestrian, it can cause severe—even fatal—injuries, including:
- Back, neck, and shoulder injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Broken bones
- Internal bleeding
- Organ damage
- Loss of a limb
- Severe cuts and bruising (“road rash”)
- Strains and sprains
These injuries can lead to expensive medical bills, a lapse in income while you recover, and lasting physical and mental harm. Our Tampa pedestrian accident lawyers can help you pursue the compensation you need to get your life back on track without straining your family’s financial resources.
We will calculate your economic damages using receipts, bills, and other proof of your expenses. In addition, we will estimate your future accident-related losses. To do this, we may consult with your doctors (with permission), medical experts, economists, and vocational experts who can testify about your injuries and their expected economic impact.
Losses that fall into this category include:
- Past and future doctor and hospital bills
- Medical procedures
- Physical therapy or cognitive rehabilitation
- Prescription drugs, medical equipment, and mobility aids
- Long-term health care services
- Lost income, earnings, and benefits
- Loss of future earning potential
- Damaged property, including cellphones, laptops, or jewelry
- Household services your injuries prevent you from performing, such as cleaning, cooking, or lawn care
- Modifications to make your home or vehicle accessible
If your loved one suffered a fatal pedestrian accident injury, our team could help you seek economic damages via a wrongful death claim or lawsuit. Recoverable damages include your loved one’s medical bills, funeral and burial expenses, and lost wages, including wages they would have earned had they lived.
Noneconomic damages compensate victims for their physical pain, emotional suffering, mental anguish, and reduced quality of life. These awards may include monetary compensation for:
- Chronic pain
- Loss of mobility or paralysis
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Loss of a body part or bodily function
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Diminished enjoyment of life
Surviving family members can recover noneconomic damages related to their loved one’s death. These include compensation for mental pain and suffering and the loss of the deceased’s companionship, protection, and parental guidance.
Noneconomic damages are more difficult to calculate than economic damages because they deal with intangible losses. However, our lawyers will speak with you about your injuries and how they affect your day-to-day life. Then, we will use this information to pursue the highest amount possible for your pain and suffering.
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Does Insurance Cover Pedestrian Accidents?
Both automobile liability insurance and personal injury protection (PIP) insurance cover pedestrian accident injuries. According to Florida Statutes § 627.736(1)(a), your PIP will pay 80 percent of your necessary medical expenses if you seek care within 14 days of your accident. PIP applies regardless of fault for the collision or whether you were driving or on foot.
Suppose you have severe injuries, and your medical bills exceed your PIP coverage. In that case, we can help you seek additional compensation with a liability claim or lawsuit against the party who caused your injuries. In most cases, this party will be a negligent driver, though sometimes accidents occur because of vehicle or roadway issues.
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Responsive Legal Care With the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine
Since our founding in 2006, our firm has focused on helping personal injury victims get the compensation they need and deserve. We know what a challenging time this is for you and your family, so we aim to make seeking compensation as easy on you as possible.
When you choose the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, you get a full-service legal team that will:
- Build your case using evidence, witness testimony, official records, and more
- Identify and pursue every dollar owed to you
- File your PIP insurance claims, liability claims, or lawsuits
- Handle communications and negotiations with insurance agents and opposing attorneys
- Assist with scheduling medical appointments, even if you do not have health insurance
- Return your calls and emails and provide your lawyer’s cellphone number
- Provide frequent case updates
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Do not let the statute of limitations on your case expire. According to Florida Statutes § 95.11, you have four years to file a personal injury lawsuit and two years to sue for wrongful death. However, our attorneys can help you get started before the clock runs out. So, call us today for a free consultation.
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