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I’m a tourist and I got hit by a car while walking in Sarasota. What can you tell me about my rights?

 

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A tourist may not be familiar with Florida roadways and even the insurance laws in Florida. However, tourists have the same rights to a financial recovery that residents do. After being hit by a negligent driver, there are three important actions you need to take. You should get a copy of the police report, seek medical treatment from a hospital, and contact an experienced Sarasota pedestrian accident attorney.

Unfortunately, too many tourists want to put the accident behind them that they end up accepting a settlement too quickly. It is important to know that insurance adjustors are eager to settle cases and will attempt to contact you before you know the full extent of your

injuries. They want to close your claim as fast as possible and save their company money. It is critical that you do not give the insurance company a recorded statement or sign any document before speaking with an attorney.

The cost associated with pedestrian injuries can be significant, as pedestrian injuries often result in disabling injuries, inability to work, and lost income. When assigning a numerical value to your case, there are many things to consider. You need to take into account your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, mental anguish, disabilities, and future medical care costs.

To make sure your rights are being protected and that you are receiving the maximum compensation possible in your case, contact the Mallard Law Firm. To speak with a skilled pedestrian injury attorney in Sarasota County, call us at 888-409-3805 for a free initial consultation.