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Sarasota Pedestrian Accident Attorney

Are you facing a lifetime of disability, emotional distress, and grief after your or your loved one’s pedestrian injury? If the at-fault party was negligent, the team at Shapiro | Delgado | Hofmann wants you to know you may be eligible for compensation in your case.

Contact our Sarasota pedestrian accident attorneys now for your free, no-obligation pedestrian injury case review.

Understanding Pedestrian Accidents And Fatalities In Florida

In 2021, Florida had the second-highest pedestrian fatality rate, with 899 individuals losing their lives while sharing the road with motorists. Researchers at the Journal of Transport and Land Use reported that 60 deadly intersections in the U.S. have disproportionate pedestrian fatalities. Seven of those intersections, or 11.6%, are in Florida – the most of any other state.

While a pedestrian accident victim may not perish on the scene, many of the injuries pedestrians receive from motor vehicles can end with a fatality.

As the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle (FLHSMV) department reported in 2020, 8,117 pedestrians were in motor vehicle crashes, with 77% of these accidents resulting in injuries for the victim.

Potential Injuries In Floridian Pedestrian Accidents

Individuals who are struck by a motor vehicle (regardless of if it is a car, bus, truck, or motorcycle) will likely suffer serious physical injury.

The most common pedestrian injuries an individual can receive are:

Often, these injuries, if they don’t result in the injured person’s death, cause life-long debilitating disabilities to the victim. Life with new disabilities can be financially and emotionally draining for victims, as they now have to adjust to a new way of living. That’s why its crucial to have a skilled Sarasota pedestrian accident attorney by your side to help alleviate your pain and suffering.

How Long Do I Have To File A Florida Pedestrian Case?

If you or someone you care about is the victim of a pedestrian accident in Florida, you generally have four years to bring your suit against the negligent third party. However, this changes if the injuries received in the accident result in the victim’s death. For wrongful death cases in Florida, individuals only have two years to file after the victim’s death. However, it’s always in the best interest of the case to have a Sarasota wrongful death lawyer start the legal proceedings as soon as possible

What Type Of Damages Am I Entitled To In My Pedestrian Case?

In Florida, a victim’s family or the victim can pursue economic, non-economic, and punitive damages against a negligent motorist in their pedestrian injury case.

Unless you brought the case against a governmental entity, Florida has no caps on economic or non-economic damages. However, Florida’s tort statute caps punitive damages at either $500,000 or three times the amount of compensatory damages – whichever is higher in the case. In any event, our Sarasota personal injury attorneys are equipped with with the knowledge and experience to help you receive the maximum amount of damages, including punitive, for your injury case.

Florida’s Trusted Partner In Personal Injury Law Is Shapiro | Delgado | Hofmann

While there is no guarantee of damages in your pedestrian case, we have obtained a settlement of $190,000 in a pedestrian car accident case. While financial damages cannot erase the pain and suffering you may have endured, they can provide crucial support during this challenging period.

The firm of Shapiro | Delgado | Hofmann is proud to fight tirelessly on behalf of the victims in pedestrian injury cases. Contact a Sarasota pedestrian accident attorney now to receive your free, no-obligation case review with us today.