According to data from the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), 720 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents in 2018. Sadly, approximately 5,000 other pedestrians were injured that year on Florida roadways.
Fortunately, if you have been injured in a pedestrian accident and you believe someone else was responsible, you may be eligible to receive compensation. This compensation can be used to address many different losses you have faced, including physical suffering, financial losses, and mental anguish.
If the idea of filing legal action seems overwhelming to you, just remember that you do not have to go through this alone. Our attorneys have served accident victims in Central Florida since 1979, and we continue to fight for justice every day.
If you retain a Daytona Beach pedestrian accident lawyer at our firm, we will take the time to address your unique legal needs. Along the way, we hope you can feel comfortable focusing on your recovery while we work on your legal proceedings.
Our firm can help fight to protect your right to compensation. To learn more about our legal services at Bogin, Munns & Munns, contact a legal representative today at (386) 763-2092 to receive your free consultation.
Types of Recoverable Damages Available in Daytona Beach Pedestrian Accidents
Under Florida law, you may be eligible to receive economic and non-economic damages, also known as “compensatory damages.” In rare circumstances, you may also be eligible for punitive damages. Depending on the severity of the accident, these types of damages can both compensate you for your unique suffering and punish the offender for their dangerous actions.
Although every case is somewhat unique, recoverable damages can include:
- Medical expenses related to your ongoing treatment.
- Lost wages, benefits, and decreased earning potential in the future.
- Accommodations for long-term physical disabilities and mental handicaps.
- Property damage, including lost valuables.
- Loss of companionship with close relatives or loved ones.
- Funeral expenses and burial costs (in the event of wrongful death).
- And more.
However, punitive damages are not available to all accident victims. As detailed under Florida Statutes §768.72, the court will only award punitive damages if the offender displayed gross negligence or intentional wrongdoing. Ultimately, if your case goes to trial, the attending judge or jury will decide what damages you are eligible for.
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Common Causes for Auto-Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian accidents are commonly caused by driver distraction, inebriation, or confusion. However, auto-pedestrian accidents can also be caused by other negligent parties, such as construction workers, city governments, police officers, and more.
Common causes of pedestrian accidents include:
- Ignoring red lights or traffic signs
- Failure to yield to pedestrians with the right of way
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Texting and driving
- Speeding or driving too fast for weather conditions
- Improper left-hand turns
- Failure to check mirrors before backing up
- And more
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Recovering Your Medical Expenses After a Pedestrian Accident
In order to be reimbursed for your medical expenses from the offender’s insurance provider, Florida Statutes §627.736 dictates that you must receive medical treatment for your injuries within 14 days of the accident. If you fail to seek treatment within this time limit, the insurance company may not be held liable for paying medical or disability benefits.
If you do seek treatment within 14 days of your accident, the insurance company may be held liable for 80% of all reasonable medical expenses, including:
- General treatment
- Rehabilitative services
- Prosthetic devices
- Nursing services
- And more
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Proving Liability in Your Pedestrian Accident Case
Proving liability can seem confusing for some victims, especially if you have just sustained serious personal injuries. If you retain a Daytona Beach pedestrian accident lawyer, our attorneys can be there to help investigate your case.
Our law firm uses a variety of methods to help gather evidence, including:
- Examining your medical documents, which may provide insights about your injuries.
- Seeking outside opinions from relevant specialists, including accident reconstruction experts and industry insiders.
- Reviewing video footage and photographs taken from the scene of the accident.
- Evaluating eyewitness testimony.
- Obtaining police reports.
- And more.
Over the years, our law firm has represented countless accident victims. Along the way, there is a good chance our attorneys have seen a pedestrian accident case like yours. The way we see it, we want to help reveal the truth behind your pedestrian accident so you can look ahead to a brighter tomorrow.
To learn more about proving liability in pedestrian accidents, contact a Bogin, Munns & Munns legal representative today at (386) 763-2092 to receive your free consultation.
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Our Pedestrian Accident Attorneys Are Ready to Help You Recover the Monetary Compensation You Deserve
If you retain a Daytona Beach pedestrian accident lawyer, you will be getting a team of attorneys in your corner to help fight for your rights. Throughout our 40 years of legal service in the state of Florida, our attorneys have practiced in numerous areas of personal injury law. As such, our firm has a deep understanding of the way our legal system works.
Our attorneys offer many different legal services to address your specific needs, including:
- Offering legal counsel throughout your proceedings
- Handling settlement negotiations
- Working with insurance companies, defendants, and other legal representation
- Attempting to identify the liable party
- Calculating your pain and suffering and assigning a value to your case
- And more
Our attorneys will also keep you informed of any relevant deadlines. In a pedestrian accident, you typically have two years to file a lawsuit against the liable party, per the state’s statute of deadlines for civil cases. If you do not file your suit within two years of the date of your accident, you may not be able to seek compensation for your injuries and other losses. Our lawyers can review your case to see how much time we have to take action, so do not delay.
To help you better understand your legal options, our team would love to offer you a free consultation today. Contact a Bogin, Munns & Munns legal representative at (386) 763-2092 to get started.