Walking is a popular form of transportation for many of us, especially in climates as warm as we enjoy in Florida. Whether we walk to work or to the store, whether we walk for exercise or for pleasure, being a pedestrian can be very dangerous—especially when drivers are distracted and negligent at the wheels of their cars and trucks. As pedestrians, we have nothing protecting ourselves from the moving motor vehicles that share the roads with us. Unfortunately, the injuries sustained in a Sarasota pedestrian accident are often life-altering because a pedestrian is no match against a heavy vehicle made of steel.
When cars or trucks hit pedestrians, their lives can change instantly. After being rushed to the hospital, they may find that their injuries have left them in serious pain and unable to care for themselves. Because injured pedestrians need to focus on their physical recovery during this time, they should turn to someone they trust to focus on their financial recovery—a trusted Florida pedestrian accident attorney.
Serious Sarasota Pedestrian Injuries Require Serious Legal Representation
You should consider speaking with a skilled Sarasota accident attorney if you sustained any of the following injuries:
- Broken bones
- Broken clavicle (collarbone)
- Tibia and fibula fractures
- Broken ribs
- Knee injuries (ACL and MCL injuries)
- Hip dislocation
- Herniated disc injuries
- Serious back and neck injuries
- Nerve damage
- Head trauma
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
If you suffered the physical pain and suffering of any of these injuries in a Florida pedestrian accident, you may have experienced emotional suffering in addition to financial losses. Being injured typically involves hospital and doctor visits, at the same time you may be unable to go to work and could be losing income. For these reasons, it is critical that you contact the Mallard Law Firm to help you obtain financial compensation for the following:
- Hospital visits
- X-rays, MRIs, and other tests
- Doctor’s visits
- Physical therapy
- Past and future medical expenses
- Past and future lost income
- Other damages
Compensation for Your Sarasota Pedestrian Accident
It’s not as easy as it appears to get the financial compensation that you need following a pedestrian accident. Insurance companies often try to settle Florida personal injury claims as fast as possible and for as little money as possible. The insurance company will attempt to take advantage of you because they hope you probably have little idea of how much your claim is worth. Their settlement offer may seem large, and if you are feeling desperate for money, you may be tempted to accept it. You should understand, however, that once you’ve accepted a settlement, that’s probably the end of your claim—if you discover later that your injuries are more complicated and longer-lasting, you will probably not be successful in getting additional settlements from the insurance company. You may find that you are solely responsible for future medical bills and lost income.
Although you were not in control of the accident or how much money the insurance company offered you, you can control what happens next. By taking advantage of our free, no-obligation consultation, you can get your questions answered, learn what to say and what not to say to the insurance company, and find out if you have a legal claim for damages. Take the first step to regaining control of your life by dialing the Mallard Law Firm at 888-409-3805 to speak with a qualified Florida pedestrian accident attorney.