It's a beautiful day in Florida, so you decided to go outside for a walk. You expected the sunshine and some fresh air. What you didn't anticipate was the distracted or even drunk driver behind the wheel who wasn't paying attention as you crossed the street.
So, what now? Without the protection of a car around you, you're hurt, out of work, the medical bills are piling up, and you don't know what to do. What's scary is that it's not just you. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that every year nearly 5,000 pedestrians are killed as a result of motor vehicle-related accidents in the state of Florida each year.
But did you also know that non-vehicular pedestrian accidents occur as well involving premises liability, poor maintenance, sidewalk or parking lot defects, construction, or other debris on sidewalks?
An experienced pedestrian accident attorney can help collect evidence, file claims, and maximize your claim settlement for injuries, medical expenses, lost wages and other damages.
After any type of pedestrian accident, it's extremely important to know what mistakes to avoid so you can receive a fair and proper settlement. Working with a skilled and experienced personal injury attorney can be your best move to get the justice you rightfully deserve. Contact St. Petersburg, Florida accident attorney J. Stanford Morse, P.A. Visit injurylawus.com or call 727-347-7737 for more information.