Were you hit by a car walking across the street? Watch this video to learn about the available pedestrian accident benefits you are entitled to. We offer free consultations.
What are the available pedestrian accident benefits for my case?
In the state of Florida, there are many benefits that are available to you as compensation if you’re hit as a pedestrian. If you own a car, then your injuries still arise out of the use of another motor vehicle because you’ve been hit by one. You have your personal injury protection benefits coverage that’s available to you, and you can seek treatment for your medical injuries under that coverage. If you don’t own a motor vehicle and you don’t have your own auto insurance coverage, you may also be able to collect and seek treatment under the at-fault driver’s insurance coverage, their PIP coverage, and you may also have a resident relative – you have to be a blood relative or have a legal relationship to that relative – who owns a car, and you may be entitled to get their PIP benefits as well. The main thing you have to do is seek an injury attorney who can investigate all of those avenues for you so that your injuries are compensated and that your medical providers are able to get paid for the treatment that they render to you.
The law has become very specialized and you need an attorney who specializes in Tampa pedestrian accident cases. Do not hire an attorney who is merely a general attorney or handles cases in different areas of the law. Make sure you hire an attorney who has strong trial experience in Tampa pedestrian accident cases.
The insurance company will be much more willing to make higher settlement offers to settle your pedestrian accident case if they know your attorney is an extremely experienced Tampa trial attorney in these types of cases. While interviewing possible attorneys to possibly represent you, ask them how many trials they have personally handled in pedestrian accident cases. Be sure to also ask them whether you will be regularly dealing with them directly, or mostly with their junior associate, paralegal or nurse.
You don’t have to pay any money to hire a pedestrian accident attorney to represent you. It is the attorney who pays all of your case’s expenses and out of pocket costs up front, such as filing fees and office expenses, as well as the hiring of expert witnesses to prove fault (“liability”), and/or the amount of your damages. Most Tampa pedestrian accident attorneys will expect to be paid approximately 1/3 (or 33.3%) of any legal recovery you may receive, whether through settlement or trial award. Also, you do not have to pay your attorney anything if he is unable to settle your case or win at trial.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured while walking and have questions about the available pedestrian accident benefits? 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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