If you or a loved one suffers an injury in a pedestrian accident, an attorney at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene can help you take legal action. Florida law mandates that a driver responsible for your serious injuries or for a death due to a pedestrian crash must compensate the victims who were harmed by the wreck. However, it is up to you to protect your rights and make your case.
After a pedestrian accident happens, it is important to determine who was to blame for the crash. While there are many causes of car wrecks involving pedestrians, some of the top reasons include:
When a driver isn’t paying attention or is impaired in some way, it is far too easy for the motorist not to see a pedestrian who is on the road or crossing the street. Likewise, a driver who is going too fast may also have a hard time stopping before striking a pedestrian. This is why laws exist that aim to protect pedestrians, such as speed limit laws and bans on driving while intoxicated.
In any instance where a driver breaks any safety laws or regulations, the injured pedestrian or his or her family members can take action to make the driver pay for losses caused by the crash. In fact, even if a driver doesn’t explicitly break a law, a claim for compensation can be made if it can be proved that the motorist was unreasonably careless.
If the evidence indicates that the driver was wholly or partially at fault for a pedestrian crash, contact an Okeechobee pedestrian accident lawyer immediately. Your attorney can help you pursue one or both of several options available for obtaining pedestrian accident compensation. One option is a personal injury/wrongful death claim that allows a jury to decide whether the driver is to blame and how much compensation you deserve.
The other option is an out-of-court settlement where you enter into negotiations with an insurance company to agree on an amount the insurer must pay in exchange for giving up your right to sue.
Whether your claim is resolved in court or out, it pays to have an experienced litigator explaining your rights and advocating on your behalf.
At Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, we understand how stressful it can be to cope with pedestrian accident injuries or to deal with a loved one’s death. We will work to reduce your stress and make your life easier by fighting for your legal rights.
Schedule your free consultation today to learn more about how an Okeechobee pedestrian accident attorney can help you with your case.