Pedestrian Accident Lawyers in Boca Raton and Plantation
At the Eltringham Law Group, our pedestrian accident lawyers serve Broward County and Palm Beach County including Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Plantation, Fort Lauderdale and WestPalm Beach. When a pedestrian is hit by a car, truck, bus, bicycle or motorcycle, serious injuries and even fatalities are likely to occur and the victim needs an experienced pedestrian accident attorney on his or her side.
Although pedestrians in Florida have the right of way on the road, thousands of pedestrians are struck by moving vehicles each year across the nation. In Florida alone, there were a reported 8,258 pedestrian crashes in 2012, according to the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Department. As a result of those crashes, there were 7,413 injuries sustained and 473 people killed. Pedestrian accidents can result in devastating circumstances, resulting in serious injury that requires long-term care, loss of function or even death.
Pedestrians are vulnerable whether they are walking down the street, crossing at a crosswalk, standing in a parking lot or even exiting their car, simply because they are no match for a moving vehicle. These types of accidents also often affect more than their fair share of children, making the outcome that much harder to bear. Pedestrian crashes can result from negligence or reckless driving, including drivers who are driving too fast, distracted or simply are not paying attention to everything around them. Whatever the cause, these types of crashes often have serious consequences.
The key to receiving the compensation you deserve to cover your medical expenses as well as any care needed, loss of wages, pain and suffering and other punitive damages is to have an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer on your side. Insurance companies will try to get the best of you without knowledgeable legal representation. Don’t let that happen to you – contact the experienced and compassionate personal injury attorneys at the Eltringham Law Group today.
To speak with an attorney from the Eltringham Law Group about your pedestrian accident case, call us at 561-338-0420.
Pedestrian Accident Lawsuit Cases
Injuries resulting from an accident between a pedestrian and a moving vehicle can be among the most serious type of injury imaginable. A person is no match for a motor vehicle on the road, and when the two collide, the results can be devastating. Resulting injuries may include:
- Severe head and traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Joint injuries and broken bones
- Organ damage
- Loss of limbs
- Burns and lacerations
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Permanent disability
When seeking compensation following a pedestrian accident, we will take into account your medical expenses as well as your potential need for long-term care or additional medical care. We will also seek damages that take into account loss of wages or an inability to work, pain and suffering, mental anguish and other punitive damages.
For more information about what you may be entitled to following pedestrian accident injuries or death, contact the Eltringham Law Group at 561-338-0420.
Pedestrian Accident Legal Questions
Being hit by a car or other moving vehicle is among the most traumatic events to ever happen in a person’s life.The results can be devastating and the situation likely leaves you with many unanswered questions, including:
- What do I need to do if I have been involved in a pedestrian accident?
- How can I receive compensation for medical and other expenses after being hit by a car?
- What if I have been involved in a hit and run accident? How will I receive financial help?
- How can I build a case against a motorist who has hit me and caused me injury?
- Should I take an immediate settlement from the driver’s insurance company if I have been hit by a car?
- Is there someone that can fully explain my rights as a victim of a pedestrian accident?
- How do I find a personal injury lawyer in Florida that is experienced in handling pedestrian accident cases?
At the Eltringham Law Group, we are here to answer any questions you may have regarding your pedestrian accident involving injury or even death. Our experience in fighting for the rights of our clients is highlighted by our tenacity as well as our compassion. We know that victims of pedestrian accidents can suffer serious consequences and we are here to help you get what you deserve so you can move forward with your life.
Have questions about being hit by a car in Florida? Call us today at 561-338-0420 to schedule your free consultation and we’ll gladly answer all of your questions.