Dyson Law PLLC tenaciously fights for pedestrian accident victims, helping them recover compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and more.
One minute, you’re walking down the street, and the next, you’ve been hit by a car. It happened so fast that you might not even know the details of the accident. Pedestrian accidents are terrifying and can change your life in an instant. Now, you are left dealing with injuries and trying to piece your life back together.
There is nothing you can do to turn back the clock to the time before the accident. However, you can file a pedestrian accident claim to collect compensation. While this won’t make the injuries or the emotional turmoil go away, it can provide compensation to remove the financial stress of medical bills and lost wages. Contact a Delray Beach pedestrian accident attorney today to learn more about your options.
Delray Beach pedestrian accidents occur for a myriad of reasons. Common reasons include:
You need to take some steps immediately following a pedestrian accident. First, move out of the road and request that the driver stays at the scene. Report the accident to the police, and if you are able, collect evidence. You need to take photos and get the driver’s information.
Even if you don’t think your injuries are serious, go to the doctor immediately following the accident. You need to contact a South Florida pedestrian accident attorney to report it to the other insurance company and your automobile insurance company, if you have one. Your attorney will speak to the insurance company for you.
Through our years of practice, our team at Dyson Law PLLC has been able to secure outstanding results for many individuals and families who have suffered harm as a result of negligent and wrongful conduct.
When pedestrians step into a crosswalk, they have the right of way. Motorists are required to yield to allow pedestrians to cross the crosswalk safely. However, if there is not a crosswalk, motorists have the right of way. Pedestrians are expected to stop and allow motorists to pass before crossing the street.
If you were in an accident where the motorist had the right of way, you could still file a claim for damages, though. Florida is a pure comparative negligence state, meaning your damages will be reduced based on your fault. If the court discovers that you were 10 percent at fault for the accident, it will reduce your compensation by 10 percent, and so on.
Because pedestrian accidents can cause serious injuries, you can collect damages to help with your medical care now and in the future. If you are unable to work because of the accident, you can also collect current and future lost wages. You also might be eligible for compensation for diminished earning capacity. Additional compensation might include property damage, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and more. Your Delray Beach pedestrian accident attorney will evaluate the evidence and value your claim.
Pedestrian accident claims vary in length depending on different factors, including the extent of the injuries. If you have a basic claim, you can expect to collect compensation shortly after the accident. However, it could take longer if you have to go to court. Your attorney will file a claim with the court, and then you will need to go through discovery. Your case will then go to mediation before a trial date is set. Then, you will go to trial and get the verdict. The other party may appeal the decision if you win. Your Delray Beach pedestrian accident attorney will provide the anticipated timeline when reviewing your case.