Pedestrian Accidents in Tampa FL – Corless Barfield Trial Group
In Florida, cars and other motor vehicles are involved in accidents with pedestrians at an alarming rate. Florida law provides additional protection to pedestrians in, on, or around Florida’s roadways. Under most circumstances, a pedestrian is given the right of way to a car or motor vehicle. It is important that drivers share the road with pedestrians and always are aware of their presence on or around the roadway.
Pedestrian accidents may cause catastrophic type injuries in the form of traumatic head injuries, fractured or broken bones, internal injuries, and even death. Often caused by the negligence of a driver of a car or some other motor vehicle, if you are a pedestrian and injured by the negligence of another motorist, you may be entitled to a recovery against the at-fault vehicle’s driver and owner. Contact an attorney immediately and do not speak with car insurance companies prior to seeking legal advice.
In addition, if you are a pedestrian and involved in an accident with a car or some other motor vehicle, you may be entitled to benefits under your car insurance policy. Depending on the facts and circumstances surrounding your accident, you may be entitled to benefits under your Personal Injury Protection (PIP) / No Fault coverage, Uninsured / Underinsured Motorist (UM) coverage, or Medical Payments (Med Pay) coverage.