If a driver hit you while you were walking around Lauderhill, a pedestrian accident lawyer in Lauderhill, FL at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help you pursue compensation for your financial losses. We understand how a pedestrian accident can devastate your life, and we want to help you move forward.
We will help you recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. To learn more about pursuing compensation for your losses, call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today for a free consultation: 1-800-747-3733.
Recovering Compensation from Your Personal Injury Protection Coverage
If you have auto insurance, you may use your Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage to pay for your expenses. Since Florida is a no-fault insurance state, Florida requires vehicle owners to turn to their PIP insurance first, regardless of who caused the car accident.
- 80 percent of medical expenses
- 60 percent of lost wages
- $5,000 in death benefits
If you do not have PIP insurance or PIP does not cover all of your damages, we can discuss other available options for recovering compensation.
Pursuing Compensation from the At-Fault Driver’s Insurance Company
You may be able to file a claim against the at-fault driver’s auto insurer if you can prove that the driver caused your pedestrian accident. You can rely on the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine to help you with this process. We handle all aspects of accident claims.
We can collect evidence that shows how the driver’s negligence caused your pedestrian accident. In most personal injury cases, we gather information, such as:
- A police report of the accident
- The accident victim’s medical records
- Eyewitness statements
- Traffic camera video or surveillance video footage of the accident
- Traffic violations the driver received from the accident
We also work with subject matter specialists whose testimony can help support an injury accident claim. For example, we may call a medical expert witness to offer an opinion on your present medical condition as well as your prognosis.
The evidence we gather will help us build a solid personal injury claim for you. To find out more about how a pedestrian accident lawyer in Lauderhill, FL can help you, give us a call today: 1-800-747-3733.
Recovering Damages Through a Personal Injury Lawsuit
Filing a lawsuit may be necessary depending on the circumstances of your accident, especially if the at-fault driver’s insurer refuses to offer a fair settlement.
Florida’s Statute of Limitations places a four-year time limit on filing a personal injury lawsuit.
Proving Negligence in a Pedestrian Accident Case
To win your case, we are required to show how the at-fault driver’s negligence caused your injury. Florida’s traffic law regarding pedestrians requires motorists to exercise due care to avoid harming a pedestrian.
We use the evidence we collect to show that:
- The driver owed you a duty to exercise care and avoid causing you harm
- The driver failed to uphold that duty
- The driver’s negligent actions caused your accident
- You suffered damages because of the accident
What Happens When You are Blamed for Contributing to the Pedestrian Accident
If you file a claim, you can expect a challenge from the driver or the driver’s insurance company. The driver may claim that you were partially at fault for causing the accident because you:
- Crossed a street outside of a crosswalk (jaywalking).
- Talked on a cellphone or texted, ignoring traffic.
- Walked at night wearing dark clothing.
If an insurance company finds you partially at fault for the pedestrian accident, Florida’s comparative negligence law may reduce the amount of your compensation based on your percentage of fault.
For instance, if your damages total $20,000, and you are found to be 20 percent at fault, you would receive $16,000, a 20 percent decrease.
Recoverable Damages in a Pedestrian Injury Accident
Our Lauderhill injury lawyers can help you determine the value of your claim by estimating all of the damages you sustained from the accident.
The value of your claim depends on a variety of factors, including the type of injuries you suffered. Depending on the severity of your injury, you may pursue compensation for your current and future medical needs.
The most common type of damages pedestrian accident victims recover include:
Medical expenses include ambulance transportation, hospitalization, doctor office visits, physical therapy and rehabilitation, home health care, medical mobility devices, prescription medication, and more.
Lost wages include work income, bonuses, commissions, and other income you lost — and stand to lose in the future — because your injury prevents you from working.
Pain and Suffering
The pain and suffering category includes the physical, mental, and emotional injuries you suffered, such as emotional distress, mental anguish, disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, and more.
Filing a Wrongful Death Claim
If someone you love died because of the pedestrian injury accident, you may qualify to file a wrongful death lawsuit. You may pursue compensation for your loved one’s funeral and burial expenses, medical costs prior to death, lost wages, and more.
Schedule a Free Consultation Today with Our Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in Lauderhill
You do not have to suffer alone after a pedestrian injury accident. The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help you through this difficult time as we protect your legal right to pursue the compensation you deserve.
We work on a contingency basis, which means that you do not pay us unless we recover compensation for you.
For a free, no-risk consultation, call us now at 1-800-747-3733.