Sidewalks, footbridges, and other areas should be safe havens for pedestrians looking to get to and from their destinations, but a negligent act can turn what should be a safe trip outside into a trip to the hospital and unexpected medical bills.
If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a pedestrian accident in Boynton Beach, FL, Ged Lawyers is here to help you. Our personal injury lawyers can pursue financial recovery for your losses.
Ged Lawyers Can Handle Your Entire Boyton Beach Pedestrian Accident Claim
The damage you could sustain in a pedestrian accident involving a moving vehicle is immeasurable. Few accident victims are prepared to deal with the consequences, such as ongoing medical expenses and lost income due to severe injuries.
That’s where we come in. Ged Lawyers and our legal professionals will undertake your personal injury claim while you recover from your injuries. We can handle the investigation, protect your rights, and communicate with the liable parties and insurance adjusters. We will seek a settlement covering your accident-related expenses now and for the foreseeable future. Our personal injury attorneys can also:
- offer client-focused legal representation
- Handle all the paperwork associated with your claim or personal injury lawsuit
- Help you meet important legal deadlines
You can take a look at our case results to get an idea of how dedicated we are to helping accident victims. We’ll fight for them tirelessly while you rest and spend time with your family. We won’t even ask for payment unless we win your case.
Ged Lawyers Will Identify the Liable Party in Your Pedestrian Accident Case
Motorists have a responsibility to follow traffic laws and take reasonable care to keep everyone on and near the road safe. Potentially liable parties in a pedestrian accident can include a:
- Truck driver
- Bus driver
For a driver, many of the following behaviors are common instances of negligence:
- Texting and driving
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Driving fatigued
- Driving on designated pedestrian areas
Things like weather, visibility, road hazards, and car malfunction are also taken into account, which can shift liability to additional parties or even remove fault from the driver entirely in specific circumstances.
Our pedestrian accident lawyers will diligently analyze your case and utilize all available evidence to determine who is liable for your accident.
Assessing Your Pedestrian Accident Damages to Seek a Fair Settlement
Failing to account for every accident-related expense could leave claimants with unreasonable bills to pay even after successfully collecting damages.
During the calculation process, our experienced attorneys will help you analyze all of the following expenses with the goal of a settlement that gives you financial security in mind:
- ER care and surgery
- Physical therapy
- Lost income
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Mental anguish
Property damages may also apply depending on the circumstances of your accident, such as an expensive item on your person being damaged.
In addition to initial treatment costs, your settlement should cover the accident’s impact on your body and income for the foreseeable future. A severe enough injury can have longstanding financial implications on your household, all of which we can account for.
Act Quickly to File a Boyton Beach Pedestrian Accident Lawsuit
Florida residents generally have two years from the date of injury to file a civil suit for financial reimbursement, as of a 2023 amendment to the Florida Statute §95.11. This may seem like plenty of time, but it can pass quickly.
Filing your personal injury lawsuit as soon as possible after the accident gives you access to all available evidence from the accident scene, fresh accounts of the incident, dashcam film, and perhaps a quick resolution to your case. It also gives your pedestrian accident attorney time to negotiate with an insurer.
None of these processes stall the deadline, though. If you miss it, you risk losing your last chance to hold a responsible party accountable for your accident injuries. The sooner you reach out to our firm, the sooner we can begin working on your case and protecting your right to take legal action.
How Comparative Negligence Can Affect Your Pedestrian Accident Case
The modified comparative negligence law in Florida can affect your settlement based on your potential involvement in your accident. If you are found responsible, your settlement will be reduced by your percentage of fault.
Furthermore, if you are 51% or more at fault for the accident, you will be unable to receive compensation in any form through a civil suit. It’s rare for a pedestrian to share fault in an accident, but acts like jaywalking can negatively impact your potential settlement. A Boyton Beach pedestrian accident attorney can deal with the insurance companies for you and counter an insurance adjuster’s determination of fault.
Work With a Boynton Beach Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Today
If you suffered injuries in a Boynton Beach pedestrian accident, our car accident lawyers can work to hold a negligent party responsible. We offer free, no-obligation consultation so that you can learn more about your legal options.
Our Boyton Beach pedestrian accident team also works on contingency, meaning we do not charge upfront fees to start a case. We only take a percentage of your potential compensation. Contact us today for legal assistance and get started on the road to recovery.