Walking down a South Florida sidewalk you don’t expect a car is going to run you over, but it happens a lot more often than people realize. Likewise, crossing the street as a pedestrian in a Florida crosswalk you think traffic is going to stop for you, but you can’t count on a car slowing down or stopping if the driver is texting and driving, distracted on a cell phone or otherwise not paying attention to the road ahead.
The human body is amazing but no match for tons of metal hurling at it at high rates of speed, with nothing to protect it but the hope that the oncoming driver hits the brakes in time or swerves around it. Pedestrian accidents can prove deadly, disfiguring and paralyzing. Surviving an accident as a pedestrian hit by a car, truck or SUV can leave catastrophic personal injuries, a lifetime of pain and suffering and a never-ending financial burden.
Florida Ticket Firm represents pedestrians who have been seriously injured on Florida’s streets, roads and sidewalks, as well as the families of those pedestrians killed by cars, trucks or other motor vehicles. Florida Ticket Firm knows the interplay between Florida motor vehicle traffic laws and Florida traffic laws related to pedestrians, which is critical in any personal injury case where a pedestrian is an injured victim in a motor vehicle accident. Florida Ticket Firm co-counsels pedestrian accident cases with experienced personal injury and wrongful death lawyers who know how to maximize your monetary recovery.
Florida is a comparative negligence state which means that percentages of fault may be assessed to various parties involved in an accident causing personal injuries. Many times pedestrians—as well as motor vehicle occupants—seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident do not have any memory as to how the accident occurred. Sometimes they have sustained traumatic brain injuries causing memory loss or maybe they simply never saw the accident unfold and were blindsided in the accident. If your family member was killed as a pedestrian in a car accident, unless there were independent witnesses, you might have no idea how the accident occurred.
Our lawyers work with accident reconstruction experts who know how to recreate the manner in which the accident occurred based on evidence obtained at the scene of the accident and evidence obtained from the vehicles involved in the accident. Expert engineering analysis of this information by accident reconstruction experts can be used to attempt to attribute fault for the pedestrian accident among the parties involved in the accident even if you have no memory as to how the accident happened or how you were injured. Even if you as a pedestrian believe you might have been partially at fault in a pedestrian accident (including for jaywalking), you might still be able to recover if other involved parties were also partially at fault. Florida Ticket Firm’s pedestrian accident injury attorneys know how to best present a case to a jury for serious pedestrian accident injuries, including where there are issues related to apportionment of fault.
Florida Ticket Firm represents seriously injured pedestrians—as well as the families of those pedestrians who have lost their lives—throughout the State of Florida on a contingency fee basis and you pay nothing unless there is a recovery. Florida Ticket Firm advances all costs on your behalf and only seeks reimbursement of those costs out of any recovery. If you have been seriously injured as a pedestrian or a family member has been killed as a pedestrian, call Florida Ticket Firm at 844.FLA.FIRM for a FREE CONSULTATION with an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer. Florida Ticket Firm can help.