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If you have been injured in an accident, you should contact our pedestrian accident lawyers in Riverview for help. Our team can help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that most pedestrian accidents are the result of carelessness or negligence. With the number of busy streets in Riverview and Tampa (in particular), pedestrians should practice caution as a default when out and about.
Knowing the types of situations that can easily become dangerous for pedestrians in Florida is a good place to start. Here are a few examples of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents (and car accidents in general) personal injury lawyers see in Riverview.
Those who drink and drive are automatically putting everyone around them at risk. Inebriated drivers will have slower reaction times and won’t be able to determine distances accurately. Not only is this a leading cause of car accidents in Riverview, but drunk drivers often injure pedestrians and are the target of many wrongful death lawsuits.
As a whole, distracted driving is the leading cause of pedestrian accidents in Riverview. If someone is injured due to the driver being distracted, proving negligence will depend on what caused the distraction.
- IBruises and lacerations
- IInternal bleeding
- IConcussions, contusions, or other traumatic brain injuries
- IBroken bones
- ILoss of spinal function or paralysis
Our personal injury attorneys can get you the compensation you need to pay for:
- IMedical bills
- ILost wages
- IRehabilitation therapy
- IPain and suffering
If your PIP coverage is not enough to substantiate the expenses after an accident then you may need to consider hiring an attorney to file a lawsuit against the negligent party. To ensure that you receive the maximum amount of compensation possible, you will need a great pedestrian accident lawyer on your side.
First, we will want to thoroughly review the scene of the accident and obtain all evidence available. This could include pictures and videos if available along with the official accident report from the police. Our legal team will also interview any witnesses or people involved in the accident for official documentation; as well as obtain written opinions from any doctors or medical professionals you have seen.
After this initial review, we will work with an accident reconstruction expert to understand how the accident took place. This will provide us with a complete framework for how the accident occurred. Then our personal injury lawyers will review your current medical expenses and estimate future ones before contacting the liable party’s insurance company.
The next few steps after this will be understanding the elements of negligence that must be present in order to claim liability coverage in Florida.
- IRespect established road rules and signals
- IStay on the sidewalk
- IRemain alert at all times, don’t be on your phone
- IUse a crosswalk if there is one present and avoid the temptation to jaywalk
- IAlways stay visible, don’t assume drivers are looking out for you
- ILook both ways before crossing the street
- IAlways look out for pedestrians
- IBe extra cautious when driving in bad weather and at night
- ISlow down near crosswalks
- IAlways yield to pedestrians at crosswalks
- INever get behind the wheel if you are under the influence
- IAlways stop for busses and other stopped vehicles, someone could be crossing in front of them
- IRespect the speed limit
Pedestrian accidents are very serious and some victims are left dealing with the ramifications for the rest of their lives. If you have been injured walking the streets of Tampa or Riverview, call Calandro Law at (813) 563-6463. We offer complimentary legal consultations. Talk to an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer who will explain your legal rights and tell you if you have a viable case.