What To Do If Injured As A Pedestrian
If you are struck by a vehicle while walking across a crosswalk or other walkway and are injured, you may be entitled to compensation for any injuries sustained. Pedestrians very often have the right of way when entering a crosswalk, walking on a sidewalk past a driveway, or walking in a parking lot.
Although there are some circumstances where a pedestrian may be at fault - if recklessly entering a street - in the main the drivers of vehicles that strike pedestrians are found to be negligent in some manner. When involved in such an accident, it is vital that a police report be made to document the facts and any injuries.
Of course, immediate treatment for injuries should be sought after. It is imperative in this type of a serious accident that you contact a Tampa personal injury attorney to safeguard your rights and ensure your claim is handled in the most professional manner possible. At Smith & Stallworth, Attorneys at Law, we have over 30 years of combined experience in personal injury claim, ensuring you will receive the finest legal counsel to investigate, negotiate and settle your claim.
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Because of the type of accident this is, vehicle vs. pedestrian, a large amount of pedestrian accidents result in severe injuries. Even a low speed impact by a vehicle striking a pedestrian can cause severe injuries to you or your loved one. Common injuries from being struck by a car or other moving vehicle include fractures, brain and spinal injuries, disfigurement, and even death.
These types of injuries normally cause extensive medical treatment to be needed, including rehabilitation and long disability periods where you are unable to work. If the accident results in the loss of a loved one, a wrongful death claim may be filed by the family. With this type of a serious injury, you cannot depend on the responsible party's insurance company to provide you with the care and compassion you need when faced with this type of catastrophic changes in your life.
You need an aggressive, concerned personal injury lawyer standing by your side to represent your interests. As highly regarded attorneys, we have the resources and legal team to negotiate a strong settlement on your behalf, either through negotiation or at trial if necessary. We have helped numerous clients to obtain successful outcomes, we can do the same for you. Contact our office today to find out what we can do for you.
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