PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
As pedestrian accident lawyers, we at the Fischetti Law Group see the catastrophic injuries and deaths that occur when drivers are negligent or distracted and fail to notice a pedestrian crossing the road. Even with flashing yellow lights that some crosswalks are equipped with in Florida, pedestrians are regularly struck when drivers fail to be on the lookout for pedestrians and cyclists walking their bikes.
As Pedestrians are often not afforded the safety that being in a motor vehicle offers, their injuries are often catastrophic and deadly. It can be stressful and often overwhelming trying to receive the compensation you deserve while also recovering from any injuries. If you or your loved one was struck and injured by a motor vehicle the time to act is NOW.
You need the Fischetti Law Group, who with years of experience can obtain the maximum amount of damages for a victim and guide a person through the maze of dealing with insurance company tactics. Call us today at 833-MIKE-247 to schedule a time to meet with one of our pedestrian accident attorneys.
Why Pedestrian Accidents Occur and What to Do Next
Pedestrian accidents can be devastating and complex. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, pedestrians may suffer serious injury or death. Pedestrian accident cases are especially stressful because they often involve both civil and criminal law issues.
In order to navigate the situation, it is important to know your rights and understand how a personal injury lawsuit works. Pedestrian accident claims should be handled by an experienced pedestrian accident attorney like Michael Fischetti; one who can provide the support needed to seek justice and financial compensation for your injuries.
Pedestrian accidents can occur for a variety of different reasons, whether it be due to negligence, careless driving, or failure to follow the rules of the road. Common reasons for pedestrian accidents can include:
- DISTRACTED DRIVING
- IGNORING TRAFFIC SIGNS (SCHOOL ZONES, ETC.)
- FAILURE TO YIELD RIGHT OF WAY TO PEDESTRIANS
- DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
- DARTING OUT ACCIDENTS
- BACK-UP ACCIDENTS
- EATING AND DRINKING
- TEXTING AND DRIVING
Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries
- NECK AND BACK INJURIES
- BROKEN BONES
- TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY
- SPINE INJURIES
- SOFT TISSUE INJURIES
- LIMB LOSS AND AMPUTATION
- INTERNAL BLEEDING
- CUTS, BURNS, AND DISFIGURATION
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Frequently Asked Questions About Pedestrian Accidents
• Call 911 and report the incident.
• If you are hurt or injured look for medical assistance immediately
• Take pictures for evidence, such as any visible injuries, damages, or of the scene in general.
• Log and collect receipts, expenses, or fees associated with the accident.
• DO NOT sign any release forms or provide any recorded statements to the insurance company. Consult with a personal injury lawyer before providing anything.
• In the case that the insurance company refuses or fails to give you just compensation, we will take your case to court and litigation on your behalf.
Insurance companies often attempt to avoid responsibility for their policyholders’ claims. Don’t let them deny, delay or underpay your claim without a fight! Common tactics used include rejecting medical treatment outside of 14 days prior to the incident and challenging the severity of injuries reported – but you don’t have to take this lightly. An experienced personal injury attorney like Mike Fischetti can stand up for what is rightfully yours so that you get fair compensation in return.
In the sunshine state of Florida, victims have a time frame to take legal action for damages related to personal injury or medical malpractice. Specifically, claimants are afforded up to four years from the date their injuries or should have been discoverable—to file a claim. To ensure that all claims remain valid and within this timeline, those who were involved in a pedestrian accident should be aware and keep track of when they first discover their injuries.
Treatment for most people involved in a pedestrian accident is usually around 6-8 weeks. After that, it usually takes 4-6 weeks to resolve a claim if it does not go to litigation. No matter what, our team will be by your side the whole time, you don’t have to go through it alone.
Choose The Fischetti Law Group
The Fischetti Law Group specializes in personal injury (including pedestrian accident cases) and the unique challenges that come with them. We understand the complexities of these types of personal injury claims and have the experience necessary to navigate you through the process.
Our dedicated team offers strong legal representation, responsive communication, and personalized attention to your case from start to finish. We have extensive experience in handling pedestrian accident claims and are committed to protecting your rights as a victim of an accident. Pedestrian accidents can cause serious injuries and we strive to secure the best possible outcome for you.
Don’t wait, if you or a loved one have been injured in a pedestrian accident and are in need of a South Florida pedestrian accident attorney, look no further than the Fischetti law group. Our team is just a phone call away. Contact us right now to learn more about how we can help you get the compensation you and your family deserve.