Car drivers are far from the only people in St. Petersburg who are involved in accidents. Thousands of pedestrian injuries and deaths occur every year in Florida— if you or a loved one has been hit by a car, a pedestrian accident attorney can help you through this difficult time in your life, and may be able to assist you with compensation and claims.
Where do Pedestrian Accidents Occur?
Pedestrian accidents can occur anywhere cars and people mix: parking lots, streets, roads and sidewalks. Any time you cross the street, regardless of whether there is a crosswalk or not, you are at risk of being hit by a car; while the pedestrian may have the right of way, the driver may be drunk, distracted, or unable to stop in time. Sometimes a collision is inevitable and when they happen, a pedestrian accident attorney may be able to help recover some of the financial loss that occurs as a result.
When Should You Call an Attorney?
The “statute of limitations” imposes a time limit on how long a person has to file a legal claim after an incident has occurred. This rule is different from year to year, and from state to state. In collision cases, it is best to contact a pedestrian accident attorney as soon as you can after the incident. The longer you wait, the more difficult it may be to gather evidence, contact witnesses, and settle your insurance claim. If you would like to find out how long the time limit is for your particular case, the attorneys at K LAW, PLLC can discuss your statute of limitations in St. Petersburg.
What Can a Pedestrian Accident Attorney Do For You?
Being hit by a car can leave the victim with serious injuries or even death. In such cases, a pedestrian accident attorney at K LAW, PLLC may be able to help you recover some of the financial loss that resulted because of the incident.
Filing medical and liability claims can become frustrating, and doing them correctly the first time can help you save a lot of future hassle. K LAW, PLLC helps clients with:
- Insurance forms
- Medical Claims
- Liability Claims
In Case of Injury
If you were injured, a pedestrian accident attorney can help you in your attempt to recover medical expenses, lost wages, and compensation for pain and suffering.
In Case of Death
In cases where the victim suffered from death, recovery can include covering funeral expenses, and compensation of other economic losses suffered by the spouse, or survivors.
How Should I Prepare before for an Attorney Meeting?
Any information you have will help your pedestrian accident attorney to better understand your case. Gathering the following documents will greatly benefit your meeting:
- Driver Information: Driver’s identifying information including name, telephone, car information, and insurance information (insurance company, phone number, and policy number).
- Police Reports
- Witnesses: identifying information, personal statements
- Medical statements: medical reports from doctors including medical receipts and bills
- Photographs/videos: any photographs or videos that were taken at the time of the mishap. Including photographs of your injuries.
- Wage Loss: calculations of your wage losses which occurred as a result of the collision.
If you do not have all of this information, your attorney may be able to track things down. Just bring what you have, and you will be advised on what steps need to happen next.
Call Your Pedestrian Accident Attorney at K LAW for a Free Consultation!
A pedestrian accident can be a traumatic event. If the injuries are serious you may need to take time off of work to go through therapy, rehabilitation, or to give your body time heal. Dealing with insurance companies often gets complicated, which can add additional stress to your situation. A pedestrian accident attorney at K LAW, PLLC may be able to help you reach a fair settlement, while you focus on regaining your health. For a free consultation, call K LAW, PLLC at (813) 866-8600.