According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Board, more than 5,000 pedestrians were killed in crashes with motor vehicles. On average, a pedestrian is killed every 2 hours and injured every 8 minutes. With beaches, warm weather, amusement parks, museums and year-round vacationers, Florida has a high concentration of pedestrians enjoying everything the Sunshine State has to offer. As a result, Florida is amongst the leaders in the United States for pedestrian accidents, a figure that continues to grow.
While simple safety precautions can reduce your chances of being hit, accidents can and do happen. Unfortunately, vehicle on pedestrian accidents are often catastrophic, if not fatal. Pedestrians should always look for listed crosswalks and be prepared to remain vigilant, especially as nightfall arrives. If a negligent driver has injured you or a loved one, it is important to know what to do to protect yourself.
Robinson Law is dedicated to helping injured pedestrians secure the justice they and their families deserve. Our attorneys and staff are trained to handle cases from inception through trial. It is our mission to see that our clients are fairly compensated for their pain and suffering, unpaid medical expenses, and lost wages.
Following an accident, insurance representatives may attempt to contact you, ask you to provide a recorded statement and try to minimize liability. Do not discuss your accident with the insurance company before calling Robinson Law for a FREE CONSULTATION. Florida requires certain insurance coverage for automobiles. Therefore, if you are hit by a vehicle, and do not have an automobile insurance policy of your own, you may qualify for Personal Injury Protection under the at-fault driver’s policy as a pedestrian. This could help pay for your medical bills and lost wages as a result of their negligence.
With our staff available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, dial 1-833-MAKE-THE-CALL (625-3843) and allow our team to assist you with your accident. We can answer your questions, guide you through the insurance process, and report the claim on your behalf.
WHAT TO DO AFTER A BICYCLE ACCIDENT:
- Stop and assess the situation.
- Call 911.
- Seek medical attention.
- If you are physically able to, get as much information from everyone at the accident scene, especially any witnesses. At the very least, write down the tag number of the vehicle that hit you.
- Take pictures of the damage to the vehicle involved in the accident, even if only with a camera phone.
- Only speak to law enforcement regarding your accident.
- Review the police report and make sure all documented information is accurate.
- Do not provide any statements or sign any documents for insurance company representatives or other adverse individuals prior to contacting our law office.
- Dial 1-833-MAKE-THE-CALL (625-3843) for a FREE CONSULTATION 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with our team.
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