Pedestrian Accident Attorney Kendall
Pedestrians are protected under several Florida state laws. In most cases, vehicle drivers have a legal duty to yield to pedestrians. When a driver hits a pedestrian, their injuries could be severe or even life-threatening. They may require extensive or long-term medical care and never be able to return to the life they once had.
This is where the services of 388CEDA come in. We can refer you to a knowledgeable Kendall pedestrian accident lawyer upon your request. With their experience, an attorney could build a case in your favor to prove that the defendant acted negligently, which ultimately caused your damages.
Common Injuries Caused by Pedestrian Accidents
Without the protection of safety equipment like seatbelts, crumple zones, and airbags, pedestrians are quite vulnerable in accidents. Serious injuries can arise when pedestrians are hit by cars. The most common pedestrian accident injuries we see include:
Broken bones—some requiring surgery or extensive physical therapy to heal
Internal bleeding—which can be life-threatening and may necessitate emergency surgical intervention
Spinal cord injuries (SCI)—increasing the risk of paralysis
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)—from mild concussions to life-altering brain bleeds, TBIs need immediate medical attention for the best prognosis
Emotional trauma—injuries, such as PTSD can often be invisible when a traumatic accident occurs
If you were involved in a pedestrian accident, see a doctor as soon as possible. Getting medical attention sooner rather than later can improve your overall outcomes, decrease your pain, and strengthen any legal claims you might have. When you call 388CEDA, we can help you get the medical care you need to put you on the path to healing and help you get the legal assistance you request as you pursue justice for your injuries.
Damages Arising from Pedestrian Accidents
A Kendall pedestrian accident lawyer could help you recover the damages resulting from the negligent actions of the party who caused your accident. Your damages can be economic such as lost income or wages and medical bills. They can also be non-economic and without an inherent value such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Loss of a body function or limb
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of society
For questions about what your claim might be worth or what damages are available in your case, you need reliable legal counsel.
In addition to economic and non-economic damages, punitive damages can be awarded to the injured person in some circumstances. Punitive damages are different from those previously mentioned. They are assigned by a judge or jury as a deterrent and punishment to the negligent party and not to compensate the victim for their injuries. A jury is legally allowed to consider punitive damages when the person who caused the accident:
- Endangered public safety
- Caused the plaintiff’s injury by wanton or reckless conduct
- Had an extreme departure from ordinary care
- Was in a situation where a high degree of danger existed
Medical Care Can Help Your Legal Claim
Receiving proper and timely medical care after sustaining injuries in a pedestrian accident is essential. It’s also essential to receive medical care that is well-documented from professionals who know how to treat your injuries. At 388CEDA, we offer the following treatments for common pedestrian accident injuries:
- Computerized Tomography
- Nerve conductive studies
- Chiropractic treatment
- Interventional medicine
- Orthopedic treatment
Request a Referral for a Kendall Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Just as you seek medical care for your physical recovery and well-being after a pedestrian accident, you should seek legal care for your financial recovery. Your Kendall pedestrian accident lawyer could dedicate their time to your case to help you receive the settlement or award you deserve for all of your damages. To learn more and receive a legal reference upon request, us at 1-800-388-CEDA today.
*388CEDA is not a law firm or an attorney referral service. 388CEDA does not provide legal advice, services, or legal representation to anyone including but not limited to visitors to this site or individuals/persons responding to our advertisements. In Florida, 388CEDA provides the following types of physician services: M.D., Orthopedic Surgeons, Anesthesiologists, General Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners, & D.C., Chiropractic Physicians that document and treat individuals that have suffered injuries. Results may vary and are not guaranteed. If you have any questions or need assistance, please call one of our agents at 388CEDA. We work with experienced attorneys.