Injured in a Pedestrian Accident?
An Orlando Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Discusses Your Options
Nothing prepares you for losing someone you love or suffering a catastrophic injury after pedestrian accidents. One moment you are yourself, but then your whole life has been thrown into chaos because a driver lost focus behind the wheel for just an instant. Life will never be the same again. All of a sudden, you are facing issues such as:
- Your plans for the future are destroyed;
- You can no longer walk;
- A family member has been robbed of the ability to think and/or care for himself or herself for life; or
- You are left alone to face life without a loved one.
Meanwhile, the emotional toll of the situation may have left you barely able to get out of bed in the morning, let alone able to tackle complex medical, financial and legal issues on your own.
At Wooten Kimbrough, P.A., our Orlando personal injury attorneys have been protecting the rights of accident victims and their families for decades. Our law firm has seen the struggles victims go through in the wake of pedestrian accidents, whether it is adjusting to living with a debilitating injury or trying to figure out how to go on after losing a loved one. We investigate, collect and preserve evidence to reconstruct what happened in a way that clearly proves fault. A Wooten Kimbrough, P.A., we demand the defendant and/or insurance company pay the full value of a claim, so victims can concentrate on their own emotional and physical well-being. If necessary, we do not hesitate to take a civil lawsuit to trial if it is in our clients’ best interests.
How Common Are Pedestrian Accidents in Orlando?
Pedestrians in Central Florida are the most likely people in America to be the victim of a deadly pedestrian accident. According to the National Complete Streets Coalition’s Pedestrian Danger Index, between 2003 and 2012, the pedestrian fatality rate in Orlando was five times higher than the national average.
Following a pedestrian accident involving you or someone you love, you will probably not know what to do. It is a position that most people have never been in before and may not know where to turn for help. You may be contacted by the police, insurance companies or other attorneys. Before speaking to anyone about your own or your loved one’s injuries or death, discuss your situation with an experienced Orlando pedestrian accident lawyer. There is no charge for this consultation. You owe it to yourself and your loved one. Make the call.
Insurance companies and their armies of attorneys take on accident victims like you every day. They take advantage of a victim’s lack of experience and confused and emotional state in the wake of a tragedy. Therefore, pedestrian accident victims and their families need to have an accident attorney representing them who has a history of successfully standing up to negligent drivers and their insurance companies.
If There Are Criminal Charges, Do I Need to File a Civil Suit After a Pedestrian Accident?
In many cases, pedestrian accident victims are under the impression that the criminal justice system will hold the negligent driver who hurt them accountable. However, in many cases, if criminal charges are filed against the driver, he or she may only receive a slap on the wrist, such as a minimal fine. Additionally, criminal lawsuits do not result in payment of damages for victims.
Unlike criminal suits, civil lawsuits enable victims to recover compensation for their injuries, pain and suffering. Pedestrian accident victims and their families should exercise their right to file a civil lawsuit immediately following the incident.
Victims and their families are often forced to deal with a mountain of legal and financial issues, including:
- Hospital bills
- Inability to work/loss of income
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Long-term care
- Funeral costs
- Wrongful death
Let your lawyers handle all the legal issues that arise so your family can concentrate on healing and grieving after a devastating loss.
Schedule a Free Consultation with an Orlando Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
It costs you nothing to speak with an Orlando pedestrian accident lawyer at Wooten Kimbrough, P.A about your situation. Call today or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Orlando.