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Central Florida is a hotbed of tourist activity, with thousands of people flocking to the area every month. With so many individuals walking the streets, pedestrian accidents are an unfortunately common occurrence, with many of these accidents resulting in serious injuries and even death. According to the Florida Highway Safety and Motor-vehicles Report, there were 498 pedestrians killed in Florida in 2013 and 7,467 injured. If you or a loved one has become the victim of a pedestrian accident, it is important to know your rights and to seek counsel from an attorney with the experience needed to help you recover compensation for your injuries.

Politis & Matovina, P.A. puts over a century of collective experience to work in order to assist pedestrian accident victims. Our work over the years has resulted in countless favorable settlements or judgments on behalf of pedestrian accident victims, giving them the ability to focus on physical recovery instead of financial issues.

Were you injured? Call our Daytona Beach pedestrian accident attorney team at (386) 333-6613 to begin a free case evaluation.

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Pedestrian Accident Injuries

Pedestrian accidents often result in life-changing injuries and unfortunately can lead to death in some cases. If you have been injured or have lost a loved one, it is important to address the legal aspects of your accident as quickly as possible.

In many cases, pedestrian accidents can result in the following:

  • Broken bones
  • Muscle damage
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis

Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

It is common for drivers in pedestrian accidents to try to put the entire blame on the pedestrian. This is more of a defensive reaction than a reflection of what actually happened, though. With an investigation, the causes of many pedestrian accidents can be linked directly back to the driver’s negligence, recklessness, or inattention.

Mistakes that drivers make that cause pedestrian accidents include:

  • Texting while driving in residential areas
  • Speeding while approaching a crosswalk intersection
  • Failing to stop entirely at a crosswalk
  • Rushing through parking lots
  • Refusing to yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian
  • Driving partially in a walking or cycling lane

How Do You Prove Liability?

For your pedestrian accident case to be successful, we will need to prove that the driver is liable for the accident. How can we establish liability and prove the driver’s mistake, like those mentioned previously? Uncovering tangible and convincing evidence is a must. Our Daytona Beach pedestrian accident attorneys know where to look to find evidence, as well as how to best use it when we do.

Different types of evidence that could strengthen your case include:

  • Eyewitness testimonies
  • Footage from nearby store security systems
  • Police reports of the accident
  • Medical records detailing your injuries

The more evidence we can find, the better chances we will have at building a case that can stand up to the scrutiny of the liable party and their insurer. We will also have a better chance of finding useful evidence if we are hired sooner than later, so please call us at (386) 333-6613 today.

Can You Still File a Claim If You Were at Fault?

Jaywalking is the unlawful act of entering an occupied street as a pedestrian without a crosswalk or another form of authorization. Not only is jaywalking dangerous, but it can hurt your claim if you were hit by a driver while jaywalking. However, jaywalking does not bar you from filing a claim.

Florida uses pure comparative negligence rules for personal injury cases like a pedestrian accident case. Under this rule, you can sue any party that is found to be at least 1% liable for your injuries. The amount of compensation you can recover from the defendant will be reduced by a percentage equal to your liability.

If you were hit while jaywalking, for example, and you were not fully liable for the accident, then you can still sue the driver who hit you. Imagine that you share 50-50 liability for the accident. You could still demand up to 50% of your damages from them.

How Much Does a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Charge?

Hiring a Daytona Beach pedestrian accident attorney from our firm is easy, stress-free, and, perhaps most importantly, affordable. We are paid through contingency fees, which means you don’t owe us any attorney fees unless we end your case with a settlement or award in your favor. The contingency fee amount is based on a percentage of your winnings, too, so you can never owe more than you can afford. The contingency fee rate will change from case to case, but we strive to find a fair rate that reflects our outstanding services and ensures you are highly satisfied with the amount you keep.

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Our experienced lawyers at Politis & Matovina, P.A. believe in offering representation with a mix of aggression and compassion. We work to help you feel as comfortable as possible during your legal proceedings, and take great care to ensure that each of your needs and concerns is addressed quickly and completely.

Rather than treat you like a case number, we will get to know you, your case and every concern you may have. Contact our firm to schedule a free consultation!

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