With an increasing population in Florida metropolitan centers—especially St. Petersburg and Pinellas County, Florida’s most densely populated county—pedestrian accidents are on the rise.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) reports that each year nearly 5,000 pedestrians die in motor vehicle related accidents, and approximately 76,000 pedestrians suffered injuries when hit by a car or truck.
Compensation for Your Pedestrian Accident Injuries
Man vs. car. Flesh vs. steel. Those are not good odds. Pedestrian accidents can obviously cause severe damages. If you or a loved one are injured in a pedestrian accident, the types of damages that you can pursue compensation for are:
- Hospital and doctor bills
- Medications and medical supplies
- Lost wages
- Loss of future income earning potential
- Broken bones
- Internal bleeding
- Brain damage
- Loss of consortium
- Diminished quality of life
- Other foreseeable damages linked to the accident
- Wrongful death
Typical Pedestrian Accident Injuries
If you or a loved were walking and struck by an automobile, truck, bus or motorcycle, typically the pedestrian injured in the accident will suffer from more than one type of injury. Additionally, the pedestrian is likely to suffer severe injury, and in some cases may result in death. The most common injuries resulting from a pedestrian accident are:
- Fractured or Broken Bones: given we are talking car vs. man in a pedestrian accident, broken bones are common, if not likely.
- Back injury: pedestrian accidents can result in serious back or spinal cord injury, if not ultimately to the pedestrian’s death.
- Head or brain injury: because pedestrians do not typically wear helmets while walking the streets, pedestrian accidents will frequently result in blunt force trauma to the head, from the accident or striking the ground.
- Death: depending on the speed of the car or truck, pedestrian accidents unfortunately may result in death.
As you can see from the list above, pedestrian accidents can result in long-term, life-altering injuries. Therefore it is imperative that you contact a personal injury attorney with the experience, knowledge and resources to maximize your recovery. LeavenLaw’s pedestrian accident lawyers stand ready to help you.
Contact a St. Petersburg Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
LeavenLaw’s pedestrian accident attorneys offer you a free consultation to discuss the details of your case. After your initial consultation, if LeavenLaw decides to take your case (and you feel comfortable with LeavenLaw as your pedestrian accident attorney) you will not have to pay any up-front attorney fees or costs. Instead, LeavenLaw handles pedestrian accident cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning we will deduct our attorneys’ fees and costs from any eventual settlement or judgment we obtain on your behalf against the parties that caused you harm. If we do not prevail, you owe us nothing.
Pedestrian accidents typically cause serious injuries and unfortunately can be life-altering in the types and amounts of damages that they can cause. If you are a pedestrian struck by a vehicle, contact the AV-rated personal injury attorneys at LeavenLaw (in St. Petersburg) at (727) 327-3328 or (statewide) 1-855-LeavenLaw (532-8365). Alternatively, you can always submit an inquiry online to schedule a free consultation to discuss your pedestrian accident case. If needed, one of LeavenLaw’s pedestrian accident attorneys can also come to you to discuss your case. We will look forward to talking to you soon.
St. Petersburg Pedestrian Accident Office
3900 First Street North, #100
St. Petersburg, FL 33703
Contact us at (727) 327-3328 to discuss your pedestrian accident case today! Or email us through our online contact form!