Port Charlotte Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Were You Hit by a Car or Vehicle While On Foot? We Can Help.
Your chances of being struck by a vehicle in Florida are even higher for pedestrians than for cyclists. Nearly 9,000 pedestrians were involved in vehicle accidents in Florida in 2016. Unfortunately, the number of fatalities for pedestrian accidents is very high. Pedestrian fatalities made up 20% of the total traffic fatalities in Florida in 2016.
When a family is devastated by the wrongful death or serious injury of a loved one involved in a pedestrian accident, the trauma of the event is stressful enough without the hassle of dealing with insurance companies who are not sympathetic to your situation. Our Port Charlotte pedestrian accident attorneys at Frohlich, Gordon & Beason, P.A. are compassionate advocates for victims of pedestrian accidents and their families. You can trust us to protect your rights and seek fair and full compensation for your current and future losses.
Call (941) 960-7225 or submit an online contact form to request your free initial consultation with our legal team today.
Can a Pedestrian Be at Fault in a Car Pedestrian Accident?
A pedestrian can be at fault for a car pedestrian accident because they are also required to follow certain laws of the road, put in place to keep them safe. Some of the most common situations where a pedestrian can be found at fault for an accident are:
- A pedestrian was crossing against the traffic signal
- A pedestrian was crossing the road outside a crosswalk
- A pedestrian was walking where pedestrian access is clearly not allowed
Determining pedestrian accident liability can be a complex process as there are many factors that need to be considered. If you have been injured, contact our Port Charlotte pedestrian accident attorneys today to learn how we can help you.
Compensation for Pedestrian Accident Victims
Motorists have a responsibility to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians. Unfortunately, many drivers fail to pay attention or act recklessly. This can result in devastating accidents and catastrophic injuries or fatalities for those on foot.
If you were injured in a pedestrian accident, you may be able to recover compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Lost income/wages
- Lost/reduced earning ability
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Future expenses
If your loved one was killed in a pedestrian accident, you may be able to recover compensation for:
- Medical expenses prior to death
- Burial/funeral costs
- Loss of support
- Loss of expected income
- Loss of inheritance
- Emotional distress
It’s important to keep in mind that these lists are not exhaustive and the exact type and amount of compensation you will be able to recover will depend greatly on the various unique factors in your case.
Schedule a Free Consultation with Our Team
If you or your loved one was involved in a pedestrian accident, it is best to discuss your case with an experienced pedestrian accidents attorney. At Frohlich, Gordon & Beason, P.A., our Port Charlotte pedestrian accident attorneys are not only highly experienced in this area of law, but they are also familiar with the local courts and understand how to navigate the process on behalf of their clients. In every instance, our legal team strives to recover the maximum compensation our clients deserve.
Contact us online or by phone at (941) 960-7225 to request your no-cost case evaluation.