When An Evening Stroll Turns Into A Tragic Event
With sunny weather all year, Florida is a haven for those who like to get outside and walk. However, the more walkers Florida has the more opportunities for accidents. Traffic accidents involving pedestrians are likely to cause severe injuries, long-lasting medical problems, and wrongful deaths.
If you or a loved one has been hit and injured by a negligent driver, you may be entitled to retrieve damages for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and emotional distress. At McQuagge Law Firm, personal injury attorney Michael McQuagge can answer your questions and help you file a claim to recover from your injuries.
Learn About Your Recovery Options
Due to the significant weight and speed differences between pedestrians and vehicles, even minor collisions can have serious consequences. In Florida, drivers and pedestrians are responsible for following traffic and safety laws while on the road. However, most pedestrian accidents are caused by people driving cars or trucks and often involve motor vehicle violations.
Pedestrian accidents can be caused by many of the same factors that cause other motor vehicle accidents, including:
- Distracted drivers
- Impaired drivers
- Poor weather
- Failing to obey signs
- Failure to obey crosswalks
If the driver in your accident was involved in any of these behaviors, their liability should not be difficult to prove. As a pedestrian, you have little to protect yourself from the force of an accident. This lack of protection can cause you to have severe injuries and lasting medical problems.
In Florida, you have four years from your accident to file a claim against the negligent party. Generally, the sooner you file your claim, the better your chance of success. Contact McQuagge Law Firm as soon as possible to learn more about your options and what kind of compensation you can claim.
Recover Physically And Financially
You have the right to feel safe when walking along a Florida street. If a negligent or reckless driver has hit you or a loved one, contact McQuagge Law Firm at 239-766-7081 or online to schedule a consultation. Consultations are available over Zoom upon request.