Pedestrian accidents are some of the most devastating of all motor vehicle crashes. With nothing to protect them from a sudden collision, pedestrians often suffer severe or life-threatening injuries at the hands of negligent drivers.
Unfortunately, the effects of a pedestrian accident go beyond physical injury. Victims are often forced to miss work as they recover, causing them to lose substantial wages. Medical bills can also put a severe financial strain on victims and their families, adding to the stress caused by the initial accident.
If your pedestrian accident was caused by a driver’s negligence, you shouldn’t have to shoulder the financial consequences. Pedestrian accidents attorney Joe Horrox has more than 30 years of experience helping central Florida victims get the compensation they deserve.
IDENTIFYING THE CAUSES OF YOUR INJURY
There are many possible factors that can lead to a pedestrian injury. In recent years, distracted driving has become an enormous problem for many drivers, a problem caused in part by the spread of navigational devices and smart-phones. A distracted driver may not see a pedestrian enter a crosswalk until it is too late to avoid a collision.
Sometimes, pedestrian accidents are caused in part by both driver and pedestrian. For example, a pedestrian may enter the roadway when he or she doesn’t have the right-of-way. If the oncoming driver is speeding, however, or fails to use his or her headlights on a dark night, the driver’s negligence may also count as a contributing factor. Under Florida’s comparative negligence laws, the driver would be asked to pay a portion of the pedestrian’s total compensation.
CONTACT OUR DAYTONA BEACH LAW OFFICE
Pedestrian accidents involve a number of special factors that victims may not be aware of. Personal injury protection on your car insurance plan, for example, could come into play in a pedestrian accident.
At Joe Horrox Law, we take the time to answer any questions you may have about your situation, making sure you are comfortable in your understanding of the important issues. When the time comes to pursue compensation, we will aggressively pursue the settlement or verdict that suits your best interests.
To contact an experienced personal injury lawyer, call our law firm at 386-200-4287. We offer free initial consultations to all potential clients. We also offer weekend and evening appointments upon request.