Legal Representation for People Hit by Cars
Pedestrians who get anywhere near moving vehicles are extremely vulnerable in the case of collisions, and it is generally the responsibility of drivers to avoid causing accidents. If you have been injured while on foot, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
At the Law Office of Hugh James McDonnell, P.A., in Orlando, Florida, we help pedestrians seek compensation for accident injuries. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with experienced attorney Hugh James McDonnell. You will pay no fees or costs unless we obtain compensation for you.
Holding Drivers Responsible to High Standards of Care
Fast-moving, heavy motor vehicles create obvious dangers for pedestrians, and one of the most serious responsibilities imposed on drivers is that they must keep their eyes on the road and take all possible steps to avoid hitting anyone who is on foot.
Clearly, if you were hit while crossing at a crosswalk on a green light, the driver will generally be held responsible. But even if you were not following the rules for pedestrians, you may be entitled to compensation, depending on the specific circumstances of the accident.
Jaywalking may be technically against the law, but that does not give drivers free rein to cause accidents anytime a pedestrian steps off the curb and into the road. Drivers must use good judgment and make reasonable efforts to avoid causing pedestrian accidents.
Seeking Damages for Serious Injuries and Fatalities
Accidents involving pedestrians often cause very serious injuries, such as spinal cordÂ & back injuries, brain injuries, and loss of limb. If you’ve been injured, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Pedestrian accidents are often fatal. If you’ve lost a loved one in an accident, you have our deepest condolences. If you choose to pursue a wrongful death claim, you may be entitled to compensation for your family’s loss of support and other harm done to you.
After any pedestrian accident, Contact us today to discuss your legal options with an experienced Florida personal injury and wrongful death lawyer.