In our community thousands of pedestrians are seriously injured or even killed. By living in a yearlong sunshine state, the number of pedestrians increases as it warmer.
What are the common causes of pedestrian accidents?
The most common causes of pedestrian accidents are due to the negligence of an auto driver. These are the common causes of pedestrian accidents:
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence
- Rapid maneuvers
- Reckless driving
- Bad road conditions (potholes, uneven surfaces, weather conditions, and spills and debris)
- Sidewalks that are closed and force pedestrian to walk on the street
- Obscured visibility (parked cars, objects placed on curbs, and lack of overhead lighting)
What are common injuries?
Being the pedestrian that gets hurt in an accident can be very serious and can lead to permanent damages. These injuries can show up immediately or days later. Common injuries are:
- Broken bones
- Spinal injuries
- Head and brain injuries
- Facial trauma
- Cuts and punctures
What damages can I recover?
If someone else’s negligence caused you to have an injury you can claim compensatory damages against the liable party. Compensatory damages include economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damage claim can include medical expenses, lost wages, loss of future earnings, home modifications, and non-medical needs.
Non- economic damages include pain and suffering, loss of consortium, damage to reputation, emotional distress, and loss of companionship.
You may also be able to recover punitive damages. Punitive damages can be recoverable if the liable party acted malice or fraud. These may include the liable party being under the influence while driving, fleeing from the police, and/or reckless driving.
How do you calculate my damages?
Though I cannot guarantee a certain outcome, but by having me as your attorney I will guarantee the best possible outcome out there.
I will be looking at these factors to get the total amount of compensation you are owed:
- The amount spent for your past and future treatment
- The amount of your income that will be lost while you’re recovering
- How much your injuries will affect your future
- The affect your motorcycle injury will have on your relationships with others
- They cost of any home care you are going to need
How will you prove my damages?
You may think that those documents or photographs may not strengthen your case, but they actually make your case even stronger. It may be obvious that the liable party caused your brain injury but you are going to need those photographs and documents to make your case even stronger. Some examples that will make your case stronger is:
- Medical documents
- Any medical imaging
- Photographs of the accident scene and your injuries
- Police report
- Proof of loss benefits
- Any receipts that show any expenses related to your injury
Let me help you get all the compensation you deserve because you don’t deserve anything less!
Contact The Reyes Firm at 813-421-3411
We are here for you 24/7 and have the experience to protect your interests and get you the recovery you deserve. Call us today – and above all be safe on the roads!