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PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS

Pedestrian Accident

Jacksonville Pedestrian Accident Attorney

Working with Jacksonville Pedestrians Who Have Been Hurt in Accidents

When pedestrians are involved in traffic accidents, their injuries can be devastating. Of the 65,000 pedestrians injured in traffic accidents in 2014,1 a significant number were hurt by the negligence of motorists. Some examples of driver negligence that can cause accidents with pedestrians include speeding, ignoring stop lights or stop signs, not yielding to pedestrians within crosswalks, and driving drunk. Regardless of the specific reason, when pedestrian accidents are caused by legal negligence, victims are often entitled to significant compensation for their losses, such as medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and loss of quality of life.

Jacksonville Pedestrian Accidents can Cause Serious Injuries

The human body is no match for a car, truck, or motorcycle. As a result, when pedestrians are struck by motor vehicles, the injuries they sustain are often extremely severe. In some cases, pedestrians who are involved in traffic accidents have their lives permanently altered and may never be able to live independently again. Some of the more common injuries sustained in serious pedestrian accidents include the following:

  • Broken bones
  • Traumatic brain injuries2 (TBIs)
  • Lacerations
  • Dislocations
  • Accidental amputations
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries (SCIs)
  • Crush injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Facial fractures

Why Hire a Jacksonville Pedestrian Accident Lawyer?

If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident, you may be wondering whether you should hire an attorney to help you recover for your injuries, especially if you have already been contacted by an insurance company offering to settle your case and send you a check. There are a few reasons why you should definitely call an attorney after an accident an prior to accepting any settlement offer you receive. Some of these reasons include the following:

  • Insurance companies are not on your side. Unlike your attorney, who is ethically bound required to represent your interests, insurance companies are always trying to minimize the amount they pay out on a valid claim.
  • It is very hard to accurately determine what a particular personal injury case is worth without significant legal training and experience representing injured victims. Consequently, what may seem like a significant settlement offer to you may actually be substantially lower than what your case is actually worth. By not retaining an attorney, you run the risk of accepting a settlement offer that does not cover the losses you have actually sustained.
  • Insurance companies sometimes use tactics that are intended to trick victims into accidentally admitting liability for their accident, such as requesting that you give a recorded statement. When you hire an attorney, he or she will communicate with the insurance company on your behalf, ensuring that your legal rights are fully protected.

Contact Williams Law Today to Speak with a Jacksonville Personal Injury Attorney

A pedestrian accident can leave you injured and unable to work for weeks, months, or even years. To ensure that your legal rights are fully protected, victims should call an attorney as soon as possible.

Mr. Williams handles each case personally. We take a personal interest in each of our clients’ lives because we understand how these injuries affect the victims and their families. Let us handle your claims so you can concentrate on healing.

Don’t be treated like a number. At Williams Law we protect clients like family.

Remember, you pay NOTHING up front, and you pay NOTHING unless we win.

You have nothing to lose and everything to gain, so call our office today at (904) 580-6060 or send us an email through our online contact form.

1 https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/812270
2 https://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/

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