A Jacksonville pedestrian accident attorney can help you get back on your feet
Jacksonville regularly ranks among the most dangerous cities in the country for pedestrians, right up there with other Florida cities such as Orlando, Tampa and Miami. There are many reasons for this danger, including the number of out-of-state drivers and pedestrians who don't know the area well. Ultimately, though, fault for most pedestrian injuries and fatalities lies with the motorist's negligence.
Why do drivers cause pedestrian accidents? Here are a few reasons:
- Texting and distracted driving - pedestrians are in serious danger of being overlooked by distracted drivers.
- Aggressive driving, including failure to obey traffic signals and yield pedestrians the right of way.
- Drunk or drugged driving, especially at night. Alcohol is a factor in nearly half of all pedestrian accidents.
- Fatigued driving or falling asleep at the wheel, which can be just as dangerous as driving drunk.
If you were hit by a car, you may not know why it happened. What you do know is that your life has been substantially and permanently changed. You may have severe injuries or be permanently disabled. You may not be able to work or do the things you love. Your family may be affected - and you may be struggling to pay your expenses.
That's not right. That's why our attorneys want to hear from you. When you meet with us for a free consultation, we'll seek to understand what happened and how the accident has affected your life. Then we'll create a legal strategy to help you get your life back in order.
We have decades of experience serving accident victims. Trust us to handle your case.
Our top priority is always to help you get the medical care you need. With deep roots in the Jacksonville community, we have relationships with doctors and care providers who can help you get better if you've been seriously injured.
Our legal team will go to work to fight for fair compensation for you. We'll collect evidence from the accident scene, interview eyewitnesses and retain accident reconstruction experts or other expert witnesses as needed. We'll negotiate with the at-fault motorist's insurance company on your behalf, pursuing the compensation you need while you focus on getting better.
If you feel lost and confused after a pedestrian accident, there is help available to you. Contact us today to schedule your free and confidential consultation. Call 904-358-8881.