When a careless driver hits someone who is on foot or riding a bicycle, the results can be catastrophic. Victims often suffer severe, permanent injuries or death. If you or a loved one has been injured in such a scenario, contact a Tampa pedestrian accident attorney at Capaz Law Firm for a free case review.
According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:
According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles:
Situated along the Gulf Coast, Tampa is a beautiful city to experience on foot. However, this sprawling metro isn’t short on dangers for pedestrians. Busy intersections, gridlocked streets, and narrow lanes can quickly turn a casual stroll into a dance with death.
While there are many traffic laws designed to protect pedestrians, motorists often fail to look out for the most vulnerable road users. According to Smart Growth America, Tampa Bay ranks as the eighth deadliest destination for those on foot.
Let’s take a look at common injuries suffered by pedestrians in an accident:
Whether the driver that struck you was distracted, failed to yield or was driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, you have a right to hold them accountable for their negligence. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may seek compensation for your past and future medical bills, past and future wages, pain and suffering, and more.
An experienced personal injury lawyer can review your case to determine what damages you may be entitled to. In some cases, the driver may blame the pedestrian for the accident. They may claim, for example, that the pedestrian was improperly crossing the road. However, it’s important to note that even if the victim was partially at fault, they may still file a claim to seek compensation for their injuries. When this happens, the court will determine whether the pedestrian was partially at fault and may limit the amount awarded to the victim based on their percentage of blame in the accident.
Let’s look at some of the damages that might be recoverable in your case:
In an ideal world, we could give you an exact timeline for your case. However, every claim is unique, and there are many different factors that could affect how yours unfolds.
Let’s take a look at some of these factors below:
If you or a loved one has been injured in any kind of accident, contact Capaz Law Firm. Our attorneys represent victims who have been injured due to the negligence of others. We will fight to hold the responsible party accountable and seek compensation for your economic and non-economic damages. If your loved one suffered a fatal injury, we can help you file a wrongful death claim. Call 813-440-2700 for your free consultation.
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