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Personal Injury Protection And Pedestrian Accidents

As a pedestrian in this or any other state, it is very important that you be keenly aware of your surroundings, especially the nearby traffic. Although you may be able to easily observe an oncoming vehicle, don’t assume that the driver of the vehicle will see you also.

With there being so many distractions to vehicle drivers these days (i.e. cell phones, radio, music players, etc.), and further considering you are a small object on or near the roadway, there is a good chance that the driver will not see you as soon as you would expect. This increases the likelihood of an accident occurring.

Pedestrian accidents commonly occur from walking behind a vehicle while it is backing up, or while you are walking in a crosswalk, on a sidewalk or while you are in the process of crossing the street. You should also not assume that just because you are within the crosswalk that the vehicle driver will in fact obey the law and stop.

If you are injured as a pedestrian in Daytona Beach, Florida, you may be entitled to no-fault/personal injury protection benefits. Should you own a motor vehicle that has no-fault insurance, then your PIP claim is processed by your own company. However, if you do not own a motor vehicle, then your no-fault benefits will be paid by the at fault party’s insurance company. In addition, whether or not you have to prove you have a permanent injury in order to receive damages for pain and suffering will usually depend on whether PIP/no-fault benefits apply in your particular case.

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Why Choose Joe Horrox Law?

At Joe Horrox Law, our personal injury lawyers are dedicated to our clients. We understand that dealing with the consequences of a personal injury can take a serious emotional and psychological toll. To help you cope with your losses and overcome these immense challenges, our law firm provides:

Free Consultations

You have nothing to lose by scheduling a free consultation with our personal injury attorney. This allows you to see if you have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit and if our team is a good fit for your needs.

Access to a Network of Medical Professionals

Our firm knows how insurance companies operate and is prepared to leverage this insight to advocate for the recovery that you deserve.

Bundled Services

Even a single accident can require filing for multiple separate claims for property damage, bills, and loss of wages. We will handle all of your property damage claims, medical bills, and wage loss claims together.

Consultations at Your Convenience

We understand that it can be difficult to find time during normal business hours to reach out, especially if you are still recovering from an injury. Consultations can be scheduled whenever it is convenient for the client, including weekends and evenings. We are also happy to meet with you at your home or hospital room if you cannot come to the office.