Information on Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents can be very serious with the pedestrian being hit by a vehicle many times its weight. These accidents generally occur because the driver of the vehicle is speeding or not paying attention. He fails to observe pedestrians in the crosswalk or fails to slow when entering school zones or stop when he sees a school bus with lights flashing. If you or a family member has been hurt in a pedestrian accident, you are urged to contact a St. Petersburg personal injury attorney experienced in pedestrian accident cases. These are some of the most deadly of all car accident cases, and demand the immediate assistance of a skilled lawyer from our firm.

We endeavor to give clients the energetic representation and personal attention they deserve at LeavenLaw, a pedestrian accident firm serving St. Petersburg, Florida. Upon being retained in a case we investigate the accident thoroughly and seek an accurate estimate of the client's injuries from his physician. Our purpose to get for the client all the compensation he will need to put the accident behind him. This means we seek all medical expenses, future expected medical expenses, loss of income, lost earning capacity, rehabilitation expenses and pain and suffering.

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If the accident victim died in the accident we maintain an action for wrongful death for the family. This will include cost of burial and funeral and loss of comfort and support. If the victim lived at least briefly we may also bring a case on behalf of his estate for pain and suffering, medical expenses and punitive damages where the defendant drove with gross negligence. In pedestrian accidents it is common for drivers to hit and run. Where this occurs the victim may claim under his uninsured motorist coverage. A child may recover under his parents' uninsured motorist coverage. For more information, do not hesitate to contact a St. Petersburg pedestrian attorney from our team!