Even a minor accident can be devastating when drivers do not keep their eyes on the road. This is especially true for pedestrians. If you or a member of your family have been hit by a car while walking on a road in Orlando, you may be entitled to substantial financial compensation. An experienced attorney like David R. Heil, PA can fight for every dollar you deserve.
During a comprehensive consultation, the team at Heil Law can review your case and let you know what is possible. Learn what happens during a pedestrian accident by reading the following information below.
Who is a pedestrian?
A pedestrian is any person who walks, jogs, or runs along the road. While pedestrians are always expected to use sidewalks in more developed areas, they can walk on the side of the street if there is no sidewalk available.
Just like drivers, pedestrians are expected to obey all traffic laws. For example, pedestrians should follow street signals and walk facing traffic to reduce their risk of an accident. Unfortunately, it is not always possible to avoid an accident. Residents in the Central Florida should take extra precautions when walking in the vicinity of any cars and report any accidents immediately.
Some experts say Florida is one of the most dangerous states in the U.S. for pedestrians. Most pedestrian accidents occur on roadway shoulders, medians, sidewalks, driveways, and bike lanes. They can even happen in parking lots. For instance, a driver may accidentally back up into a pedestrian when backing out of a parking spot.
What happens after a pedestrian accident?
Pedestrians do not have seatbelts or airbags to protect them in case of an accident. This means they are more vulnerable to severe and debilitating injuries. If you or a close family member have been hit by a car, an experienced attorney will examine the circumstances that led to the incident and thoroughly investigate the case. Heil Law in Orlando, Winter Park and Melbourne may be able to help you get compensation for traumatic injuries such as:
- Brain injury
- Neck and back injury
- Soft tissue damage
- Spinal injury
- Wrongful death
What kind of compensation can I get?
A pedestrian accident could cost you hundreds or thousands of dollars in medical bills. A severe spine or brain injury could even prevent you from returning to work and earning a future income. If you are not represented by a skilled attorney, insurance companies may pressure you to settle unfairly. Instead, Attorney David Heil will work hard get you compensation. This may include financial resources for:
- Medical bills
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
Learn more about pedestrian accidents
If you been injured as a pedestrian and are searching for an experienced lawyer, do not hesitate to call David R. Heil, PA. A personal injury attorney with offices in Winter Park, Orlando and Melbourne can provide you with immediate assistance, file a lawsuit, and help you get maximum financial compensation. Our in-house team can ensure you have a solid understanding of pedestrian law and make the process as stress-free as possible.