2019 has spawned over 6,500 pedestrian accident fatalities, a 30-year high, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association. This number is alarming and disheartening. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Florida personal injury attorney to learn more about how our firm can help you through the claims process going forward. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the primary causes of pedestrian accidents?
Pedestrian accidents can be caused by several different factors, however, they are generally attributed to driver negligence. Some of the most frequent types of driver negligence we see on the road today include driving while fatigued, driving under the influence, texting and driving, and, of course, speeding.
How do I sue another driver after being injured as a pedestrian?
If you are an injured pedestrian, you will have to prove that you were injured due to another motorist’s negligence. Oftentimes, this is far easier said than done, which is why you must ensure you hire an attorney who knows the ins and outs of the claims process. Fortunately, Attorney Thomas P. Schmitt is here to help. Our firm can gather and present various forms of valuable evidence, including medical documents, police reports, security camera footage, witness testimony, pictures of the accident, and more to help you prove your personal injury claim.
You should note, however, that to maximize your chances of winning your claim, you should refrain, or abstain from posting on social media. Insurance companies will most likely be watching what you post, and if you post anything that even slightly contradicts your claim, there is a very good chance they will try and use it against you. Do not let this happen.
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida?
The statute of limitations is the legally acceptable window of time individuals have to take legal action against another party. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida is, generally, four years, the wrongly injured will generally have four years from the date of their accident to sue the party responsible. If you wait any longer than four years, you can expect to be barred from suing, which is why you must act quickly. Our firm is ready to begin the claims process on your behalf.
Contact our experienced Orlando firm
Our firm understands the repercussions of a serious accident. If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you should not have to fight the uphill battle for financial compensation on your own. When you hire one of our attorneys, you are hiring a devoted, caring, and aggressive attorney who will tenaciously fight for your rights. If you or someone you know was injured in an accident and wishes to schedule a consultation, please do not hesitate to contact the Florida Personal Injury Law Team today.