Pedestrian Accidents in Florida
Information from an Experienced Bradenton Personal Injury Attorney
Car accidents can place drivers and passengers in significant danger, but victims also often have the benefit of vehicle safety features. When an automobile a hits a pedestrian, however, that pedestrian is far more exposed and vulnerable and serious injury is likely to result. In Florida, all drivers are required to have personal injury protection (PIP) as part of their insurance, but these policies do not always cover all the damages that can occur from these serious accidents.
That is why it is important for pedestrians injured by vehicles to seek competent and aggressive legal counsel to help recover maximum compensation. At Carl Reynolds Law, our legal team is dedicated to victims of personal injury and pursuing every legal option available to recover the restitution they deserve for their pain, suffering, and financial distress.
If you or a loved one have been hurt by negligent motorist, then we invite you to call us and speak to a seasoned Bradenton personal injury attorney today.
Negligence on the Road
It is common for an injured pedestrian to be unsure whether or not they have a case against the driver that injured them. Because pedestrians do not have a "behind-the-wheel" vantage, and right-of-way issues are sometimes hard to determine, negligence by the driver can be sometimes difficult to determine.
Negligence by the driver occurs if there is:
- Breaking of the speed limit
- A failure to correctly signal a turn
- Distracted driving of any kind (texting, talking, etc.)
- Intoxicated driving
- Failure to yield to pedestrian right of way
If any of these occur, then the driver has acted in the wrong and liable. Medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, rehabilitation, legal bills, and other costs you have incurred due to a pedestrian accident can all be addressed in personal injury suit personalized to address your needs.
Your Injury Should Not Go Unanswered
You do not have to accept the injury you have sustained from a motorist. Laws and traffic etiquette are in place to make sure pedestrians can feel safe on sidewalks and crossings. When these are disregarded and someone is hurt, that negligence needs to be answered for. Call us at Carl Reynolds Law today to take the first step towards pursuing proper compensation.
Schedule a free consultation with us.