I've handled thousands of pedestrian accidents and my experience has taught me that the insurance companies almost always do not want to pay the claims. They argue that the pedestrian was in the wrong place or the pedestrian shouldn't have been where they were. I've been successful in proving that pedestrians had the right-of-way and have been able to recover damages for their injuries and their lost wages.
I represented a man that was crossing the street when he was struck by a speeding car. He wound up breaking both of his legs and being in the hospital for over two weeks. His life was devastated. His family lost their breadwinner and he was worried about paying the bills. He hired my firm and I was able to prove that the vehicle was at fault in the accident. Even though the insurance company fought and fought and fought and didn't want to pay, I was able to convince them that they had the legal obligation to pay and they did so.What Else Do You Need to Know About Pedestrian Accidents in Florida?
Pedestrian accidents can happen anywhere where pedestrian and car traffic share the road. These collisions happen in crosswalks, parking lots, and on roads. While they’re called accidents, pedestrian collisions are often preventable. They can be caused by distracted driving or by motorists not checking their blind spots.
One unfortunate thing about pedestrian traffic crashes is that it is often the pedestrian who is seriously injured and who is blamed. While the driver will walk away in most cases without any injury, pedestrians can suffer life-changing injuries, including head trauma. To make matters worse, drivers and their insurance companies will often try to blame the pedestrian.
Because of the high costs associated with pedestrian accidents and the likelihood of motorists trying to pass the blame, I always recommend that injured pedestrians consult with an attorney. You have nothing to lose by finding out how much your case may be worth and by getting an experienced lawyer’s opinion about the situation.
An attorney can make a difference in your case. Before you make any decision about what to do next in your situation, a lawyer can help you understand your options so you make choices from a position of strength.
If you've been injured in a pedestrian accident, call me. My team at Flaxman Law Group has more than 60 years of combined experience and we have a track record of securing court wins and settlements for injured plaintiffs. I may be able to help if you’ve been injured and the consultation is absolutely free. Your consultation also comes with no obligation, so it is risk-free. I'm available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can always reach someone by calling my law firm at 866-352-9626 or by contacting us online. If you wish to contact me directly, I invite you to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember: the insurance companies have attorneys and so should you.