The unfortunate reality that all Floridians must face is that accidents are common and occur frequently. In fact, Florida is one of the most dangerous states for pedestrian travelers, with several major cities ranking in the top ten nationwide. If you have suffered an injury as a pedestrian, whether struck by a car, bicycle, motorcycle, truck, or another vehicle, Cressman Law Firm, P.A. will help you take the appropriate steps necessary for mounting a successful personal injury case. Contact our firm today to learn how Cressman Law Firm, P.A. can help.
Pedestrian accidents happen far too often throughout the state of Florida, with Orange County being no exception. Pedestrian accidents can result in internal bleeding, broken bones, lacerations, tissue injuries, and even brain injuries. These injuries can have permanent impacts on a victim and leave them faced with significant physical, emotional, and financial burdens. Some of the many causes of pedestrian accidents include the following:
Obstructed visibility due to foliage and other objects
Poor road conditions, such as closed sidewalks or lack of crosswalks
Weather conditions, such as heavy fog or rain
Both pedestrians and drivers have the “right of way” on Florida roads, assuming each follows all laws. Cars are required to follow all laws, as are pedestrians. For example, a car driver must always exercise reasonable care and do everything in their power to avoid causing harm to others. Likewise, pedestrians must also exercise caution. This means crossing streets at walkways, looking both ways before crossing, and waiting for a safe time to cross. If it is determined that a pedestrian contributed to an accident, they may be subject to comparative fault and only able to collect a percentage of damages.
Of course, if you are injured as a pedestrian, you should always put your personal health first and seek the medical care you need first and foremost. With that said, if you are physically able to do so, you should collect as much information from the individual who caused or contributed to the accident as possible before leaving the scene. This includes personal identifying information, insurance particulars, license plate numbers, and anything else that could aid in proving your side of the story. You should also preserve any materials that could aid in your defense, such as damaged clothing and photographs of the scene.
Our main goal following a pedestrian accident is holding the responsible party accountable. We will use our depth of experience and resources to secure financial compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and potentially pain and suffering, depending on the severity of your injuries and the situation. You are not alone and do not have to navigate this difficult time by yourself. We are here to help and support you.
If you have been injured in an Orange County pedestrian accident, you can count on the legal team at Cressman Law Firm, P.A. to help you navigate each step of the claims process. Our firm is committed to helping you recover compensation so you can focus on recovering from your injuries. We understand how challenging this time can be for yourself and your family. Contact Cressman Law Firm, P.A. today to discuss your legal options.