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Pedestrian Accident Attorney

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Protecting Your Rights as an Injured Pedestrian

Why Do You Need a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer?

Surprisingly, Florida one of the most risky states for pedestrians. Over 5,000 people in Florida have been killed by vehicles while walking in the last decade. Also, seniors are more likely to be hit by an automobile than younger people. Both rash or aggressive driving behavior and poor road conditions contribute to these shocking stats.

In Clermont, Florida, getting compensation after a pedestrian accident can be challenging. The process may include filing lawsuits against negligible driver and negotiating with insurers. At MANGAL, PLLC, we have the necessary resources, required to smooth out this seemingly taxing process. Our experienced Clermont pedestrian lawyers are committed to assisting injured pedestrians in receiving the right compensation for their physical pain, medical bills, and other kinds of losses due to the accident.

In case you or your loved one has met with an accident as a pedestrian, you have the legal right to demand compensation for your losses. To know how we can help you obtain maximum compensation possible, book a FREE consultation with our pedestrian accident lawyer in Clermont today.

How Can a Pedestrian Accident Attorney in Clermont Help You?

An injured pedestrian must have to take several steps in order to receive the compensation for his/her harms. Sadly, a pedestrian cannot quickly file a lawsuit against the driver at fault due to Florida’s No-Fault Motor Vehicle Law.

At MANGAL, PLLC, our pedestrian accident attorneys assist injured pedestrians at every step of the process, which begins with the filing of the personal injury protection (PIP) insurance claim. Once you receive PIP benefits, depending on your case, our Clermont pedestrian lawyer may proceed with filing a suit against the party at fault to recover any remaining damages.

By liaising with personal injury specialists and traffic accident re-creationists, our pedestrian accident lawyers gather evidence to corroborate your claim by re-creating the incident, gathering statements of witnesses, examining the driving history of the defending party, and inspecting traffic camera footage, among several other things.

Owing to the short statute of limitations for filing personal injury claims in Florida, it is crucial for you to discuss your pedestrian accident case and legal rights with a seasoned Clermont pedestrian lawyer as soon as possible after the accident. Remember that if you miss to submit the claim within this period, you may no longer be eligible to demand any compensation for your losses.  

Compensation Options in Pedestrian Accident Cases

If a pedestrian owns a vehicle with the mandatory PIP insurance in Florida, they can get a cover of up to $10,000 USD for their injuries and lost income. However, if a pedestrian doesn’t have a car, the PIP insurance of the driver at fault will pay for such expenses. It is to be noted that most pedestrian accidents cause life-threatening harms and the insurance recompense may not be enough to cover all your possible losses.

In such a situation, your Clermont pedestrian lawyer will start expert negotiations with the driver’s insurer – and if required, may file a lawsuit in court against the party at fault to help you obtain the maximum possible compensation you deserve to cover your losses.     

Lawsuits for Additional Damages

If required, your Clermont pedestrian attorney may file a lawsuit against the at-fault party for additional damages in the following situations:

  • Negligence: In this case, the injured party have to prove that:

     

    • The driver at fault owed the injured pedestrian a duty of care.
    • The driver at fault disregarded this duty – either by violating traffic rules, driving irresponsibly, or not paying attention to his/her surroundings.
    • The pedestrian got severely injured due to the driver’s negligent behavior.

In Florida, each party involved in the pedestrian accident case can be held fiscally responsible for a fraction of the loss, based on the extent of their individual fault. The defending party in pedestrian accident cases usually tries to prove the fault of the plaintiff to avoid damages.

A driver may be deemed negligent in the following situations:

  • Failure to pay attention
  • Failure to check the permissible speed limit
  • Failure to give the right of way at a crosswalk
  • Failure to give turning signals
  • Traffic rule violation – neglecting to stop at traffic signals or stop signs
  • Driving under the influence

A pedestrian may be considered negligent in the following situations:

  • Run into the front of the vehicle
  • Failure to use a dedicated crosswalk or jaywalking
  • Failure to assess if it’s safe to cross the road
  • Ignoring pedestrian signals
  • Failure to pay attention to the surroundings

 

  • Wrongful Death: If a pedestrian dies in the accident and is survived by his/her family members, they can file a claim on behalf of their deceased loved one to recover damages. They will also have to prove the case as an injured pedestrian, seeking a negligence claim.

Compensation in Cases of Pedestrian Accident

In case a person sustains severe injuries after being hit by a moving vehicle, a lawsuit may be filed by your pedestrian accident attorney to recover compensation for the following:

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  • Medical Costs: This may include current and future ambulance charges, cost of hospital stays, rehabilitation, therapies, surgery and other similar costs.
  • Present and Future Lost Wages: This covers any loss of income the injured pedestrian may incur due to his/her inability to work after the accident or during the recovery phase.
  • Pain and Suffering: This includes payment to compensate for the physical pain endured by the injured party due to the accident.
  • Mental Suffering: Covers severe psychological pain as a result of the accident, including distress, depression, anxiety, etc.
  • Loss of Consortium: This involves payment to compensate for the injured person’s loss of the ability to maintain healthy marital relationship due to physical inability or mental suffering after the accident.
  • Funeral Expenses: The survivors of the deceased pedestrian can seek compensation to cover the cost of funeral.

If you or your loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, you may be lawfully entitled to be recompensed for your injuries and other types of losses. Our experienced pedestrian accident attorney Clermont, Florida can help you sail through the difficult process of making a claim and getting rightly recompensed for your injuries.

Schedule a FREE consultation with MANGAL, PLLC today!  

 

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