Treasure Island Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Pedestrian accidents are very common here in the Tampa Bay area. In fact, Florida is routinely at the top of the list for most dangerous states in which to walk or ride a bike. If you were injured while you were on foot, you have the ability to seek compensation from the driver who hit you. Whether your injuries are catastrophic or minor, it is in your best interest to speak to a Treasure Island pedestrian accident attorney about your options. The Treasure Island pedestrian accident attorney at Reep Coleman & Stubbendorff gather proof of fault, identify damages, file claims, negotiate with the other party, and file lawsuits on our clients’ behalf in order to maximize compensation. We never stop fighting for justice when it comes to pedestrian accidents and personal injury claims.
Most Common Types of Pedestrian Accidents
- Driver makes a right turn on a red light as a pedestrian is crossing at a crosswalk.
- On a four-lane road, with two lanes going in each direction, a driver approaches a stopped vehicle in the road, and decides to go past it, then hitting a pedestrian in the crosswalk that was blocked from view (the stopped car was letting the pedestrian cross).
- Driver hits pedestrian who was walking on the side of the road. Not all roads have raised sidewalks, and pedestrians are allowed to use roads to walk, run, or wheelchair on as well as sidewalks.
- Driver hits a pedestrian as the driver crosses a sidewalk while pulling out from a side street, parking lot, driveway, or alley.
Should I Hire a Lawyer if my Injuries are only Minor to Moderate?
If you only have some light bruising and minor lacerations, you might wonder if it is really worth hiring an attorney to seek compensation. The answer is that you need to at least discuss your case with an attorney before you make a decision to forgo filing a personal injury claim. Your injuries may seem minor now, but they may get worse with time, or the pain and discomfort you feel now might not fully go away. There are plenty of stories in which a traffic victim decides not to file a claim, only to wait month after month for the pain to subside, missing work and recreation all the while. Even minor to moderate injuries can result in soft tissue damage that lasts for years.
Call a Treasure Island Pedestrian Accident Lawyer at Reep Coleman & Stubbendorff Today
Pedestrians often suffer serious to grave injuries when struck by vehicles, even if the collision was relatively low-speed. Concussions, broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, soft tissue damage, and lacerations are common. If you suffered any of these injuries, you are likely entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages and earning capacity, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and much more. To speak with a qualified Treasure Island pedestrian accident attorney about your case, we urge you to call Reep Coleman & Stubbendorff today at 727-330-6502 to schedule a free consultation.