Have you or your loved one been seriously hurt while walking? Check out these 3 pedestrian accident tips, then call our Orlando lawyers today.
1. Choosing a Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Here in Florida, we have a disproportionate amount of fatalities to pedestrians. Part of the reason is Florida’s beautiful year-round weather which invites people to be outside walking around. It’s important that you pick the right attorney to represent you if you’re a pedestrian who’s been injured in that type of case. Here at the Victory law firm, we have years and years of experience handling these types of cases. You never want to hire a firm that specializes in something else and dabbles in pedestrian cases. Your case is very important to us at the Victory law firm and there are specific details that an experienced pedestrian accident attorney will know to look for. Perhaps it has to do with lighting conditions, road conditions, whether signage was properly put up, and not just whether a vehicle ran a red light or a stop sign. There are many factors to consider and only an experienced attorney in pedestrian accidents will be able to fully pull out the maximum value for your case. If you are a pedestrian who has been injured, we implore you to please reach out to us as quickly as possible here at the Victory law firm.
2. Differences Between Pedestrian Accident And Car Accident Cases
Here in Florida, we have a disproportionate amount of injuries to pedestrians who are struck by vehicles from the rest of the nation. This is in part due to our fantastic weather, many sidewalks and trails, and our dense population and high number of drivers. Central Florida, in particular, is home to many tourists and many elderly drivers who tend to be involved in these types of incidents. A lot of times, we are asked how a pedestrian injury case is different than an automobile injury case. If you’re struck by a vehicle, the process would be the same as if you were in a vehicle struck by another vehicle. We would immediately make a claim against the other driver’s insurance company and we would also explore any other insurance that might be applicable. The number one thing you should do is get treatment right away, just like if it were an automobile accident. The process would very much be the same. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents tend to be far more devastating than automobile accidents. If you are a pedestrian who’s been struck by a vehicle in Florida, please don’t wait. Reach out to the attorneys here at the Victory law firm.
3. Steps To Take After a Pedestrian Accident
If you’re a pedestrian who’s been injured here in central Florida, the first thing you should do is call 911. Your health is the most important thing. The next thing you need to do is contact an attorney, and not just any attorney but an attorney who’s experienced in pedestrian cases. Oftentimes, law firms tout themselves as specializing in automobile cases or this or that or the other and say, “Yeah, we can handle a pedestrian case.” What you want is an attorney who’s experienced in the particular type of case that you’ve been injured in, in this case a pedestrian who’s been struck. It’s critically important that you contact an attorney as quickly as possible. After that, gather as much information as possible. Take photos. Take video if you can. Gather as much information as possible. It’ll help to increase the value of your case later on. Please reach out to the attorneys here at the Victory law firm if you are a pedestrian who’s been injured here in central Florida.
Have you or your loved one been seriously hurt in a pedestrian accident caused by someone else in Florida and have questions about these 3 pedestrian accident tips? Contact our experienced Orlando pedestrian accident lawyers today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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