Have you or a loved one been injured and have questions? Check out these 4 common pedestrian accident questions, then give our office in Tampa a call.
1. What Can I Do If I Was Hit By a Car as a Pedestrian?
When you don’t own a motor vehicle in Florida and you’ve been involved in an accident on your bike, you don’t have any PIP benefits. Unless you have health insurance, then there’s a concern about how your medical bills are going to be paid. There are ways to investigate that, to see if you can get the coverage of the at-fault driver, their PIP benefits, or if you have a resident relative that has coverage, you can get their coverage. The main thing is that you want to get to an attorney who can help make sure that not only do you receive treatment for your medical injuries, but that also you get compensation from the at-fault driver.
2. What mistakes should I avoid after a pedestrian accident?
We’re often asked, “What mistakes should I avoid after a pedestrian accident?” in other words, being hit as a pedestrian by a motor vehicle. The first mistake is not seeking immediate attention for your injuries. The second mistake is in speaking to the at-fault insurance carrier before talking to a lawyer. You should contact, thirdly, an experienced lawyer who can guide you through the process, handle the contact with the adverse insurance company, so that you can get maximum compensation for your injuries.
3. What should I do if I was hit by a car while walking?
In the state of Florida, if you’re hit by a car as a pedestrian, obviously first you have to seek emergency medical attention for your injuries, and then you want to make sure that you contact a personal injury attorney who can advise you about your rights. As a pedestrian, if you don’t own a motor vehicle, you may not have health insurance, you don’t have personal injury protection coverage, and you may need medical providers and follow-up that you can’t afford. If you have a lawsuit and you’re bringing a claim for those, you can seek medical attention, and then you can pay those providers, who will wait for payment later on after you’re compensated for your injuries and for your damages.
4. How do I choose the best attorney for my pedestrian accident claim?
I got a call recently from someone who had been injured as a pedestrian. That person wanted a male lawyer and my partner, who’s a male, was out of the office. They wanted to know what my credentials were and how they could be sure that I was the best lawyer for their case. They got off the phone and researched me. They called back in about a half an hour. One of the things that we recommend everyone do is to research lawyers, know what their credentials are, know what their prior training is, know what their rating is by Martindale-Hubble. The highest rating is an AV rating. The highest rating you can get from Avvo is a 10 out of 10 rating. You should research all of those things and look for prior clients’ comments and ratings. That’s how you make sure that you have the right lawyer, and the best lawyer for your case.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured while walking and need guidance? After reading these 4 common pedestrian accident questions, contact a Tampa pedestrian accident lawyer at Morgenstern and Herd today for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience work for you.
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