Tampa Personal Injury Law Firm Representing Accident Victims Throughout Florida
When a careless driver hits a pedestrian, the results can be catastrophic. Pedestrians injured in car accidents often suffer severe, permanent injuries or death. If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, contact a Tampa personal injury law firm to discuss your case now. We will review your case and help you seek compensation for your injury.
Pedestrian Accident Statistics
According to the latest data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:
- 76,000 pedestrians were injured in crashes in the U.S. in 2012
- 4,743 pedestrians were killed in crashes in the U.S. in 2012
According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles:
- 7,413 pedestrians were injured in crashes in Florida in 2012
- 473 pedestrians were killed in crashes in Florida in 2012
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.
Contact a Tampa Personal Injury Law Firm
If you or a loved one has been injured in any kind of accident, contact the Capaz Law Firm. The Capaz Law Firm is a personal injury law firm in Tampa that represents 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 injury. If your loved one suffered a fatal injury, we can help you file a wrongful death lawsuit on their behalf. Call (813) 440-2700 for your free consultation.
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