Fort Walton Beach Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been injured as a pedestrian, it’s important to know your legal rights and options. The Fort Walton Beach pedestrian accident attorneys at the Bruner Law Firm will stand by your side every step of the way, and we won’t rest until we get you the financial compensation you need for your injury claim. When cars hit pedestrians, the resulting injuries can be extremely serious and are often deadly. When motorists drive recklessly, these accidents can occur even when a pedestrian follows the law. In these situations, the motorist who caused the accident should be held financially responsible for their mistakes.
The aftermath of a pedestrian accident can be a time of great worry and stress in your life as you learn to cope with the consequences of your injuries and try to figure out how you’re going to pay for medical bills and other expenses. At the Bruner Law Firm, we can help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today by calling (850) 243-2222 to schedule a free and confidential consultation.
Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?
If you were involved in a pedestrian accident and the motorist or other party was responsible, you have legal options for receiving financial compensation. Unfortunately, insurance companies will do anything in their power to pay you as little as possible, and fighting against them can be a complicated and stressful process. Surviving these types of accidents can be a miracle on its own, often requiring months of rehabilitation to fully recover and return to any sense of normalcy. At this difficult time in your life, you don’t need the added stress of representing yourself. An experienced and dedicated attorney from the Bruner Law Firm will not rest until you receive every penny you need. We will work to eliminate the stress of handling the case on your own so that you can spend all your energy focusing on your recovery.
Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
Unlike motorists who are protected by seat belts, airbags, and a cage of metal surrounding them, pedestrians are completely exposed to the full horrors of a crash. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimated that in 2015, 5,376 pedestrians died in accidents with motor vehicles across the United States, with 588 pedestrian deaths in the state of Florida alone. Along with the estimated 15 fatalities a day, there were also 70,000 pedestrians injured the same year, a 15% increase in injuries from 2006. Some common causes of pedestrian accidents include the following:
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Turning right and driving through crosswalks without yielding to pedestrians
- Running red lights or stop signs and hitting pedestrians in designated crosswalks
- Driving while talking on the phone or texting
- Reckless or aggressive driving
If an accident is caused by any of the above scenarios, the victims and their families can take legal action to hold the negligent motorists responsible. Pedestrian accidents are extremely serious, and they can be devastating to the victims—both physically and mentally. Along with a significant chance of being killed, victims can also suffer the following injuries:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord damage, causing partial or complete paralysis
- Internal bleeding or damage to vital organs
- Broken bones
- Crush injuries
Any of the above injuries can be life-altering and may inhibit a victim’s ability to return to work and earn a living to support themselves and their family. Along with physical injuries, victims may also suffer emotional trauma that stays with them for years. Fortunately, a lawyer from the Bruner Law Firm may be able to help you recover compensation for things like:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Lost earning potential
- Physical therapy
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
Every case is different, and the combination of your circumstances and consequences will determine what compensation you may be eligible for. An experienced pedestrian accident attorney from the Bruner Law Firm can help you navigate your particular case to maximize your compensation.
Contact Us Today
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, you need a skilled Fort Walton Beach personal injury lawyer on your side to give you the best chance possible at recovering the compensation you need to pay your bills, replace damaged property, and move on with your life. Facing the new reality of a life with disabilities can be overwhelming. Fortunately, you don’t have to go through this time alone. To take the first step in recovering financial compensation to pay for medical bills, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, and other damages, call the pedestrian accident lawyers at the Bruner Law Firm by calling (850) 243-2222 or filling out an online form.