Florida Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
While any car accident can lead to significant injuries, pedestrian accidents can be particularly catastrophic. If you or a loved one were involved in a pedestrian accident, you do not have to face the mounting pressure of medical bills and missed work alone. Let a Florida pedestrian accident lawyer help you pursue compensation for your injuries, losses, and other expenses.
Call Chalik&Chalik Injury Lawyers today at 855-529-0269 to learn more about how our team can help you recover the damages you deserve. We offer free case evaluations to pedestrian accident victims with absolutely no obligation.
How Pedestrian Accidents Occur
There are many kinds of negligence that can lead to a pedestrian accident injury. Some of the most common reasons for pedestrian accidents in Florida include:
- Reckless driving
- Fatigued driving
- Distracted driving
- Intoxicated driving
- Failure to follow traffic signals, road signs, and speed limits
- Poorly maintained roads and sidewalks
Any or all of these can factor into your pedestrian accident injury. Our team can help determine the exact cause of the accident and protect your rights by establishing the liability of the party who is at fault.
Determining Liability in a Florida Pedestrian Accident
Our team must prove all four of the following aspects to demonstrate liability:
- Duty of care. The liable party had a responsibility to drive safely and obey the rules of the road.
- Breach of duty. The liable party did not act in a responsible way, such as by speeding through crosswalks or ignoring traffic signals.
- Causation. The liable party’s negligent actions caused your accident.
- Damages. The accident resulted in your injuries, losses, and other expenses.
A Florida pedestrian lawyer can help you establish liability and pursue the damages you deserve. Call Chalik&Chalik Injury Lawyers at 855-529-0269 today to get started with a free case review.
Damages You Can Recover After a Pedestrian Accident
While it is impossible to estimate the damages you could be entitled to until we have completed a thorough investigation of your specific case, our clients are typically able to pursue damages like:
- Medical costs, including emergency transportation and hospital fees
- Rehabilitation costs, including mobility aids, and medications
- Ongoing care costs, including physical therapy and living assistance
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
If your loved one passed away after their pedestrian accident injury, a wrongful death lawyer can help you pursue additional compensation to cover funeral and burial costs, loss of consortium, loss of future income, and related damages.
How a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Can Help You
There are many ways that our team can help make navigating the legal process easier. Here are just a few examples of what the team at Chalik&Chalik Injury Lawyers can do for our clients:
The last thing most people want to deal with after suffering a significant injury is to argue back and forth with the liable party’s insurance company. Our team can take care of these communications for you, keeping you informed at every step in the process and freeing up more of your time for recovering your health and spending time with your family.
Conducting an Independent Investigation
A Florida pedestrian accident lawyer will thoroughly review the evidence associated with your pedestrian accident, including:
- Medical records
- Police reports
- Video footage of the accident
- Witness accounts of the accident
We can also call on our expert witnesses to provide additional information and even recreate the scene of the accident to create a strong case that supports your claim.
Every case is unique, which is why our team will review documents like medical bills, income statements, and invoices. A lawyer who understands what damages are and how they apply to personal injury cases in Florida can help you make certain all of your eligible losses are accounted for in the damages we pursue.
We will work with the liable party and their insurance company to pursue a fair settlement on your behalf. If we are unable to come to an equitable arrangement, however, our team will not hesitate to take your case to court to protect your right to the compensation you deserve.
Adhering to Deadlines
The state of Florida requires plaintiffs to file their personal injury claims within four years of the accident that caused their injuries. That sounds like a long time, but it is important to get started as quickly as possible. Reports and records can be misplaced, footage can be erased, and witnesses can move or forget what they saw over time. Our team can work quickly to collect the evidence we will need to build a strong case for you.
Call a Florida Pedestrian Injury Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one were injured in a pedestrian accident, you are not alone. Call the team at Chalik&Chalik Injury Lawyers today at 855-529-0269 for a free case evaluation with a Florida pedestrian accident lawyer.