Jacksonville Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Suffered Injury as a Pedestrian?
Pedestrian accidents often cause severe injuries to the victim, requiring
extensive medical treatment and a long period of recovery. If you have
been injured in a
car accident or
bicycle accident while on foot, it is advisable to seek legal representation in your claim
for compensation. An experienced lawyer from Jason K.S. Porter, P.A. is
available to speak with you about the accident to determine the most effective
strategy for pursuing a settlement. Success in a
personal injury case largely depends on proving that the other party's negligence
was the cause of the accident, and as former prosecutors we have extensive
experience with assembling the necessary evidence to build a strong argument
on your behalf.
The damages in a pedestrian accident claim are typically awarded according
to the rule of comparative negligence. If the driver can be demonstrated
to be 100% at fault for the accident, you may be awarded full damages,
while if your own negligence is seen to be the partial cause of the accident
you will receive a reduced award of damages. Common examples of driver
actions which lead to pedestrian injury include failure to yield at intersections
and crosswalks, pulling too quickly out of blind driveways and distracted
driving, such as texting on a cell phone.
Drunk driving accidents cause a large percentage of pedestrian injuries, including situations
where the driver swerves off the road or runs a red light.
Jacksonville Injury Lawyer Representation
Pedestrians are exposed to an extreme risk of physical harm in an accident,
as they have absolutely no protection. If you suffered any type of
spinal cord injury or
brain injury, you may be faced with a difficult period of recovery, or full or partial
disability. Perhaps you lost a family member in a pedestrian accident
and now want to pursue a
wrongful death lawsuit. No matter what type of injuries and losses you have suffered,
you should not be forced to pay the price for the driver's negligence.
Contact an attorney to speak about your chances of recovering a settlement for your injuries.