We Provide Experienced Representation for Victims of Pedestrian Accidents
One of the great things about living in Tallahassee is that you can enjoy outside activities most times of the year. Unfortunately, as our city’s population continues to grow, many pedestrians are finding it more challenging to stay safe while crossing roads.
As a local Tallahassee personal injury law firm, each year we hear from numerous individuals who have suffered serious injuries in pedestrian accidents. If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in a pedestrian accident, we can help you seek compensation for your medical expenses and other losses.
Financial Recovery for Pedestrian Accidents
All drivers have a duty to drive safely on Tallahassee’s roads. This means not only observing the law, but also exercising reasonable care to avoid causing accidents and injuries. When a driver fails to uphold this duty and causes an accident, the driver (or, more commonly, his or her insurance company) can be liable for any losses sustained by victims and their families.
In pedestrian accident cases, these losses can be substantial. Our bodies are fragile, and it doesn’t take much to cause a serious injury. When hit with the force of a moving car or truck, our bodies can easily sustain significant trauma leading to permanent, and sometimes fatal, consequences. These consequences can then lead to:
- Expensive medical bills and costs for long-term treatment, rehabilitation and recovery
- Loss of income (past and future)
- Pain, suffering and mental anguish
- Permanent scarring and disfigurement
- Loss of ability to enjoy life
- Loss of companionship and support
- Funeral expenses and other losses
After a serious accident, most people do not realize the full scope of their losses. As a result, they either accept small insurance settlements or don’t seek compensation at all. As a result of these actions they struggle for years to bear the financial burdens of someone else’s mistake. At The Cotterall Law Firm, we don’t want this to happen to you. We want to help you recover for your losses, and we invite you to contact us for a complimentary consultation to find out more about your legal rights.
Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
In a pedestrian accident, there are several potential ways to establish the driver’s responsibility for the victim’s injuries. If you hire us to represent you, one of the first things we will do is conduct an investigation into your accident. Once we have a better idea of exactly what happened, then we can help you make informed decisions and pursue a fair financial recovery on your behalf. Some of the most common issues that lead to pedestrian accidents include things like:
- Failing to yield at crosswalks
- Running red lights and stop signs
- Texting and driving
- Other driving distractions
Importantly, under Florida law, pedestrian accident victims can recover compensation even in cases where they were partially at fault. As an accident victim, it is important not to make assumptions about your legal rights. To find out if you may be entitled to compensation, contact The Cotterall Law Firm today.
Contact The Cotterall Law Firm about Your Tallahassee Pedestrian Accident Claim
At The Cotterall Law Firm, we are devoted to helping Tallahassee residents and visitors secure fair compensation for their accident-related injuries and losses. To speak with attorney Bill Cotterall about your pedestrian accident case, schedule a free consultation today.