Hialeah Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Assisting Those Who Have Been Injured As a Pedestrian in Florida
The aftermath of a pedestrian accident can be extremely difficult to endure, whether you were the victim or someone you love was injured or lost. In addition to the emotional and physical trauma you are experiencing, you may be faced with financial problems that just won’t go away. You may be unable to work and may have to deal with a pile of medical bills that keeps growing.
Morales & Cerino, P.A., is here to help you. Our Hialeah pedestrian accident lawyers can help you get the medical treatment you need, and we can handle your claim so your rights are not violated by the insurance company. We can pursue the settlement or award you need to put your life back on track. It starts with a free, confidential consultation with one of our attorneys. You can call or visit our offices, or we can come to you. We will provide a comprehensive review of your case to help you make informed decisions about what to do next.
Common Injuries in Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian accidents often result in a range of injuries due to the vulnerability of individuals on foot when confronted by motor vehicles. Common injuries sustained in these accidents include:
- Fractures and Broken Bones: The force of a collision can result in fractures and broken bones, affecting the victim's mobility and overall well-being.
- Head Injuries: Pedestrians are at a heightened risk of head injuries, including concussions and traumatic brain injuries, which may have long-term consequences.
- Spinal Cord Injuries: Severe accidents can cause damage to the spinal cord, leading to paralysis or other life-altering conditions.
- Soft Tissue Injuries: Muscles, tendons, and ligaments can be strained or torn, resulting in painful soft tissue injuries that may require extensive medical treatment.
- Internal Injuries: The force of an impact can cause internal injuries, such as organ damage or internal bleeding, which may not be immediately apparent.
What Damages Could Be Recovered in a Pedestrian Accident?
Recovering damages after a pedestrian accident is essential to help victims rebuild their lives. Possible damages that could be recovered may include:
- Medical Expenses: Compensation for present and future medical costs related to the pedestrian accident, covering hospital bills, surgeries, rehabilitation, and ongoing medical care.
- Lost Wages: Victims could be entitled to compensation for income lost because of the inability to work during their recovery period or any lasting disabilities that affect their earning capacity.
- Pain and Suffering: Non-economic damages, such as physical pain, emotional distress, and a diminished quality of life, can be pursued to address the intangible hardships resulting from the accident.
- Property Damage: Compensation for damage to personal property, such as clothing, personal items, or electronic devices, may be sought as part of the overall claim.
- Wrongful Death Damages: In cases where a pedestrian accident leads to the tragic loss of life, surviving family members could pursue wrongful death damages, which include funeral expenses, loss of companionship, and financial support.
Understanding the potential causes of pedestrian accidents is an important part of dealing with a resulting claim. The party (individual or company) that caused the accident can be held legally responsible for any injuries that others have experienced.
The following are examples of potential causes of pedestrian accidents:
- Failing to yield the right of way to a pedestrian
- Backing up out of a driveway or parking space without looking
- Texting or other forms of distracted driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
- Defective streetlights or stop signs
- Missing pedestrian walkways or crosswalks
What is the Statute of Limitations for Pedestrian Accidents in Florida?
In the state of Florida, there is a specific time frame within which legal action must be initiated after a pedestrian accident. This is known as the statute of limitations. For pedestrian accidents, the statute of limitations typically allows victims two years from the date of the incident in order to file a personal injury lawsuit. Failure to file within this time frame may result in the loss of the right to pursue compensation.
At Morales & Cerino, P.A., we are ready to provide timely and comprehensive assistance, conduct a thorough investigation, gather and review evidence, and build a strong case to protect your rights and pursue the compensation you deserve.
By fully investigating your case, our Hialeah pedestrian accident attorneys can determine what caused the incident and who is responsible. We can then consider all potential sources of compensation to maximize your recovery. We have over 100 years of collective legal experience and the resources to competently handle your claim.
Contact Morales & Cerino, P.A. today to get started with our Hialeah pedestrian accident lawyer.