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Kelley | Uustal Practice Area: Pedestrian Accident Cases

A pedestrian accident may lead to expensive medical treatment and rehabilitation. A specialized attorney can help these victims seek justice through economic, general, or punitive damages, depending on the severity of the accident and the resulting injuries. The lawyers at Kelley | Uustal have specialized training to guide you through any pedestrian accident injuries you have faced. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Anyone who has suffered an injury due to another party’s negligence while walking on a roadway can file a personal injury claim.

While an experienced Florida personal injury attorney will have extensive investigative resources to gather all evidence surrounding your case, you will want to write down everything you can recall about the incident, the names and phone numbers of all involved, and any witnesses. Photos of your injuries, the accident scene, and all vehicles involved (including license plate numbers) are helpful. Keep a log of payments relating to medical costs and copies of your hours worked and salary before and after the injury.

The exact amount awarded for your injuries depends on the specific circumstances of your case. The extent of your injuries, the permanence of the injuries, evidence of lost earning capacity, your level of pain and suffering, mental anguish, and any loss of companionship experienced by your loved ones will be taken into account.

A competent pedestrian accident lawyer is the most important tool for an injured pedestrian to obtain financial compensation. Catastrophic injuries are devastating, and getting full and fair monetary compensation for those injuries is no easy task. You need an attorney with the trial skills and financial resources to stand up to the insurance company lawyers.

Your first consultation with a pedestrian accident lawyer often involves a discussion about your crash. Based on your specific information, your lawyer will discuss how best to proceed. Should you choose to file a claim, your lawyer will then investigate the crash, prepare the case, hire the best experts, and safeguard your rights.

In general, pedestrian accident lawsuits must be filed within four years of the date that the injury occurred. Wrongful death cases must be filed within two years. Exceptions may exist under certain circumstances. A lawyer can help you determine the time limits placed on your specific case, and you should not rely on this booklet for making a decision as to whether your statute of limitations has expired. Moreover, it takes time to investigate and then file a lawsuit. Evidence starts to disappear within hours of the crash (tire marks, debris, video surveillance). It is important to get representation quickly.

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