Nothing prepares you for losing someone you love or suffering a catastrophic injury after pedestrian accidents. The results can be life changing and devastating.
At Wooten, Kimbrough, Damaso & Dennis, 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.
Our Orlando pedestrian accident lawyers 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.
Common Questions About Pedestrian Accidents We Help You Answer:
- How Common Are Pedestrian Accidents in Orlando?
- If There Are Criminal Charges, Do I Need to File a Civil Suit After a Pedestrian Accident?
- Will the criminal justice system hold the negligent driver accountable?
Pedestrians in Orlando, and other parts of 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.
Insurance companies and their attorneys take on accident victims claims every day. They take advantage of a victim’s lack of experience and confused and emotional state in the wake of a tragedy. Often, pedestrian accident victims and their families need to have an experienced Orlando pedestrian accident attorney representing them who has a history of successfully standing up to negligent drivers and their insurance companies.
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.
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