Drivers who don’t pay attention, who drive carelessly or who fail to obey the rules of the road can be a danger to other motorists, to bicyclists, to motorcycle riders and to pedestrians. Unfortunately, pedestrians are at especially great risk of being seriously hurt in a collision because they have no protection to shield them from the impact of a moving vehicle.
If you or a loved one was hit by a car and injury or death resulted from the crash, you have certain legal rights. A West Palm Beach pedestrian accident lawyer at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene can help you protect your rights and pursue a claim for compensation to cover accident losses.
A pedestrian accident victim or loved ones who lose a family member in a crash can pursue a claim from the driver responsible for the accident. To make a successful pedestrian accident claim, the injured victim will need to show:
Evidence from the scene of the accident, a police report, witness statements and expert testimony from an accident reconstruction specialist can all be used to help you prove these elements of your case. A West Palm Beach pedestrian accident lawyer will work with you to maximize your compensation.
Most pedestrian accident cases settle outside of court when the driver’s insurance company agrees to pay a designated amount of money in exchange for signing a waiver of liability. However, this doesn’t always happen and a pedestrian accident case can go to court where a judge or jury will decide on compensation.
Whether you get monetary damages from a settlement or because they are awarded by a jury, you should be compensated for:
If you are pursuing your case on behalf of a loved one killed in a pedestrian crash, then you should receive wrongful death compensation. This can include payment of medical bills from prior to the death, payment of funeral bills and expenses, and compensation for loss of companionship.
The compensation you are entitled to after a pedestrian accident can be a significant sum of money, depending upon your case and how badly you were hurt. You deserve to get as much as you can under Florida laws, and you should have a legal advocate on your side helping with your case.
Steinger, Iscoe & Greene offers free consultations to accident victims and our West Palm Beach pedestrian accident attorneys have been helping those injured in car wrecks since 1997. Give us a call today or contact us online to learn more about how we can put our legal experience to work on your case.
1645 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, Suite 900
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401