Celebration Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
More people than ever are out and walking in Florida. There are many reasons why the number of pedestrians are increasing, from the desire to exercise outdoors to simply enjoying the weather and scenery of Florida. Unfortunately, drivers are not always looking out for pedestrians on or near the roadway, and in a split second a terrible accident can occur. At the Draper Law Office, our experienced and knowledgeable Celebration pedestrian accident lawyers are here to help after a victim is injured in a pedestrian accident. For a free consultation of your case, call or contact our office today.
Injuries Caused by Pedestrian Accidents
Because a pedestrian lacks any protection from an oncoming vehicle, the injuries sustained in this type of accident are often severe. Even if a vehicle is moving slowly, the force and impact can result in devastating injuries for a pedestrian victim. Some of the most common injuries caused by a pedestrian accident include the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries,
- Skull fracture,
- Facial trauma,
- Neck injuries,
- Spinal cord injuries,
- Complex bone fractures,
- Amputation injuries,
- Crushing injuries,
- Nerve damage,
- Spine and back injuries,
- Severe contusions and lacerations,
- Internal bleeding and injuries,
- Coma, and
The injuries caused by a pedestrian accident are often even more severe when the victim is elderly, and people ages sixty-five and older are one of the most common age groups hurt in this type of accident. It is important that victims of pedestrian accidents receive nothing less than full compensation for their claims.
Pedestrian Victim Compensation
Damages for victims of pedestrian accidents in Florida include all economic and noneconomic harm inflicted on the victim. Economic damages include all out of pocket expenses, including present and future medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and the loss of future income and benefits. Noneconomic damages cover all pain and suffering, emotional distress, disability, disfigurement, and loss of enjoyment of life.
In the worst cases, the family of a victim killed in a pedestrian accident may also seek damages through a wrongful death claim. Compensation in a wrongful death case includes damages for any final medical bills, lost wages, funeral and burial costs, the pain and suffering of the victim, and for the family’s loss of love, support, guidance, and counsel of the deceased.
How a Lawyer Can Help
Hiring a skilled and qualified lawyer to handle a pedestrian accident case is critical to its success. A lawyer understands what a claim is worth and will not let their client be tricked into accepting a lesser settlement by the insurance company. An attorney handles all communication and negotiation with insurers about the case, so that the victim can focus solely on their recovery. They can protect victims against claims of contributory fault, which can substantially decrease the compensation that a victim receives for their injuries, and if necessary, an experienced lawyer can take a pedestrian accident case to trial.
Talk to Our Office Today
Do you have more questions about filing an injury claim after a pedestrian accident? If so, the experienced personal injury lawyers at the Draper Law Office in Celebration are here to help. Call or contact our office today to schedule a free consultation.