Pedestrian Accidents

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Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Serving Sarasota and Manatee

Florida ranks as one of the most dangerous states in the country for pedestrians. When people are hit by a car, truck or bus while walking, they can be critically or fatally injured. Statistics show that elderly adults and young children often are the victims of these potentially devastating accidents.

If you or someone you love has been badly injured in a pedestrian accident, you may hear from an insurance adjustor within a matter of days. It is a mistake to accept a quick insurance settlement offer. It is sure to be too low! Instead, you should get help from an experienced Sarasota pedestrian accident lawyer.

Call Buckman & Buckman, P.A. We are aggressive personal injury attorneys who will work hard to investigate your accident and seek just compensation for you.

We can review your case in a free, no-obligation consultation. You will speak directly to one of our attorneys (not a paralegal). We believe that close, personal attention can make a meaningful difference for you.

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Pedestrians Hit By Negligent Drivers Deserve Compensation

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Any pedestrian who walks, jogs, stands or plays along a road or in a public parking lot or who crosses a street in Florida runs the risk of being hit by a car, truck, motorcycle or other motor vehicle. The collision can result in severe injuries.

In many cases, the driver is negligent. The driver may have driving while distracted, impaired or drowsy. Many pedestrians are injured by a driver who was speeding or engaging in another form of aggressive driving. If you or a loved one has been harmed in such an accident, the negligent driver deserves to be held accountable.

Unfortunately, insurance companies will work hard to avoid paying you a full and fair settlement after a pedestrian accident. If you have been hit by a car, you should know that:

  • The driver who hit you can be held liable for your medical bills, lost income and other losses caused by your injuries in addition to facing criminal charges. Obtaining payment you are due will require a filing a civil claim against the at-fault driver. If the driver who hit you was driving as part of his or her job, the driver’s employer may be liable as well. You may also seek money through your personal injury protection (PIP) coverage.
  • In a hit-and-run accident, you may seek compensation through your own uninsured / underinsured motorist (UM / UIM) coverage. If the accident occurred while you were on the job, you can also seek workers’ compensation benefits.
  • Florida is a comparative fault state. A court will consider whether you are at fault for your accident. For example, if you crossed the street in the middle of the block or darted into traffic, your recovery may be reduced based on the percentage of fault assigned to you. However, under Florida law, a child under 6 years of age is presumed to be incapable of committing any act amounting to comparative negligence.

Seeking full compensation for your losses after a pedestrian accident requires a keen understanding of Florida insurance and traffic laws. Buckman & Buckman has the knowledge and experience you need. We will thoroughly investigate your accident and pursue every legal option available to you. We are ready to fight for you.

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We Will Seek Full Compensation for Your Pedestrian Accident

The insurance company can be made to pay for your losses

The goal of our investigation into your pedestrian accident will be to determine how your crash occurred and the amount you should seek in compensation for your physical, emotional and financial losses.

Evidence of a driver’s responsibility for a pedestrian accident may come from eyewitness accounts, police reports, red light or security cameras and/or event data recorders (“black boxes”). The driver’s cell phone records and debit or credit card receipts may show their activity or whereabouts just before the crash and indicate that distracted driving, drunk driving or fatigued driving played a role.

The compensation you seek in a pedestrian accident claim can include:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost income and diminished future earning capacity
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of familial relationships.

Our goal will be to obtain the maximum amount of compensation for you.

Our Pedestrian Accident Attorneys Are Ready to Help You

If you or loved one has been hit by a car and suffered serious injuries, you face a long and costly recovery. If the accident was someone else’s fault, Buckman & Buckman will work aggressively to pursue the compensation you are due.

We assist pedestrian accident victims and their families in Sarasota, Bradenton, Venice, North Port and throughout Florida. Tell us what happened to you. We will review your case for free and get to work immediately on your case. You will pay legal fee unless we obtain a financial recovery for you. Contact us today to discuss your case.

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