When someone is involved in a pedestrian accident, they are almost always seriously injured as a result, as the weight and size of a motor vehicle will overpower someone simply walking along, 10 times out of 10. For this very reason, if you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of your lost wages, medical bills, and more. Our firm is here to help. Please continue reading and reach out to our aggressive Florida personal injury attorneys to learn more about pedestrian accidents and how our firm can help if you have been hurt in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common causes of pedestrian accidents?
Pedestrian accidents can occur for many different reasons, though they are generally a result of a driver behaving negligently. For example, when a driver texts while behind the wheel, he may not see a pedestrian crossing the road. Additionally, when motorists drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they may also cause pedestrian accidents. In other cases, driving while fatigued causes pedestrian accidents. In all, pedestrian accidents are most commonly a result of drivers ignoring the rules and regulations of the road.
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How do I know if I can sue someone for a pedestrian accident?
If you are injured in a pedestrian accident, you will have to retain the services of an experienced Orlando personal injury attorney who can gather all evidence needed to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another motorist’s negligence. This is not always easy, however, our firm can work to uncover pictures of the accident, witness statements, medical documentation, police reports, and surveillance footage of the accident as it happened to satisfy the burden of proof on your behalf.
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Orlando?
When someone is injured in a pedestrian accident, they must file their claim within the state’s statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida is four years, giving the wrongly injured four years from the date of their accident to sue the liable party. Our firm is ready to help you today.
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 Attorney Schmitt of the Florida Personal Injury Law Team today.