As a pedestrian, what duty is placed on me to avoid accidents in Florida?
Pedestrians have a duty and obligation to walk in a careful and safe manor. It’s always a good idea to walk in a cross walk. Cars and other operators of vehicles have a duty to look out for pedestrians. Both parties have a responsibility to be careful, pay attention, and look where hey’re going.
After a pedestrian accident how do I pay my medical bills if I do not have medical insurance?
If you’re a pedestrian and struck by a motor vehicle you still need to look at your own car insurance policy. Do you have PIP or personal injury protection? You need to look for your car isnurance company and see if you have that coverage, or if you live with someone who has PIP you can get coverage through them. Speak with an attorney who make that determination for you and assist you in connection with your claim.
What should I look for in hiring an attorney to represent me in my Florida pedestrian accident case?
You should always look to see if the attorney has skill and experience in a given area. If you’ve been invovled in an auto accident, your attorney should be experience in that. If it’s medical malpractice, product liability, or premises liability, that should be the skill of your attorney. I’m a board certified civil trial attorney, this is something you should ask your attorney. Will they be handling your case, are they board certified, or will they be passing off the case to somebody else? You should have contact with your attorney and get advice from them directly.
If use sick leave for work days missed due to my pedestrian accident, can I sue for that loss?
If you use your sick leave or vacation time as the result of an accident and you recover those benefits you’re entitled to be reimbursed for those. What happens is those benefits will be offset by any award that you receive. What this means is that if you use that time, if you get paid for that time, you still should have that time available to you. Therefore, an element of your damages as part of your claim would be to reimburse you for that.
If I am involved in a pedestrian accident, what damages can I recover?
To compensated adequately for you pedestrian accident you should do various things. One of the things you should do is look to see what your out of pocket expenses are. Have you incurred any expenses? Medical expenses, lost wages, and property damage should be verified with proof such as receipts, photographs, and witness statements. Consult with an attorney so that they can give you insight when invovled in a pedestrian automobile accident.
I walking back to my car at the local mall when I was hit by a car, who is liable?
If you’re at a mall, shopping center, or store and you’re injured due to the negligence of a vehicle, you should also look to the property itself. Things like was there adequate lighting, was there something wrong with the road, as there are several parties that could be responsible. It’s improtant to make a determination to who is responsible, the percentage of responsibility attributed to each party, and what damages you suffered. It’s also important for you to consult with an attorney who may be able to assist you in connection to your claim.
I was hurt in a Florida pedestrian accident, what's the first thing I should do?
If you’re a pedestrian involved in an accident, it’s important to make sure you get a police report and the claim is properly reported. If it’s a slip and fall r there’s an issue with the sidewalk itself the proper governmental agencies should be notified to protect you. It’s also important to consult with an attorney to be sure the proper paperwork is filed, the proper parties are notified, and that you receive the appropriate medical care an treatment that is necessary to assist you.