Florida Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Every time you choose to walk somewhere rather than driving, you’re doing your part to reduce carbon emissions. Unfortunately, all it takes is one reckless driver to cause a serious or fatal injury. Our pedestrian accident attorneys in Florida understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll that these incidents can cause, and we are proud to help victims pursue fair compensation for their losses.
Over recent years, cell phones and other distractions have made the roads especially hazardous for pedestrians. Even if you follow all traffic laws, you could still get struck by a drunk, distracted, or negligent motorist. And since people on foot have no protection whatsoever from the force of impact, the consequences will likely be catastrophic.
If you were hurt in a pedestrian crash through no fault of your own, contact Donaldson & Weston. Our attorneys understand how sudden injuries can cause stress and economic hardship for accident victims and their families. Call 772-266-5555 to schedule a free case evaluation.
Our Florida Pedestrian Accident Attorneys Can Help You Account for All Damages
If you were hurt in a pedestrian accident caused by someone else’s negligence and decide to file a personal injury claim, the total compensation you may be able to recover will depend on a variety of factors. While there is no universal formula for calculating a fair settlement, the types of damages that might be available are the same from one case to the next. Here are a few kinds of damages our attorneys may be able to help you pursue:
- Medical Expenses: You may be able to include all healthcare expenses stemming from the accident in your claim. The at-fault party might be liable for any costs associated with ambulance transport, emergency room care, diagnostic imaging, surgery, and prescription medication. You can also pursue compensation for future and ongoing medical expenses like physical therapy and rehabilitation.
- Lost Income: If you miss work due to your injuries, you can include all lost wages in the settlement negotiations. If the injuries are so severe that you are unable to resume your old position—or return to work at all—you can also seek compensation for lost benefits, loss of earning capacity, and vocational training.
- Domestic Help: Accident victims often need help with chores, errands, and childcare while they are recovering. The cost of this assistance can be included in the settlement calculations.
- Property Damage: The value of any property that was damaged in the accident might be recoverable.
- Pain and Suffering: Injured parties may be entitled to compensation for the non-economic damages they incur in the wake of the accident. In addition to pain and suffering, such damages might include emotional distress, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, scarring, disfigurement, and physical impairment.
All the damages listed above are known as “compensatory damages” because they essentially reimburse claimants for costs that they incur as a direct result of the accident. In certain scenarios, plaintiffs are also awarded punitive damages, which aim to punish the defendant for especially egregious behavior.
Discuss Your Claim with a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
If you want to sue the motorist who is responsible for the accident that caused you serious injury, turn to Donaldson & Weston. Our pedestrian accident lawyers in Florida are tough, experienced, and strategic litigators who have a positive reputation in both the legal field and in the community. Call 772-266-5555 or use our Online Contact Form to set up a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Florida.