Accident Attorneys Help Victims Obtain Justice and Restitution for Injuries
Holding at-fault parties accountable
Motor vehicle accidents involving pedestrians often lead to devastating and life-altering injuries and consequences. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV), there were more than 8,800 pedestrian crashes and 606 pedestrian fatalities in 2014 alone. At Osborne & Francis Law Firm PLLC, our accident attorneys understand the intensely emotional and stressful nature of pedestrian accidents and work hard to minimize your financial and legal burdens. We won’t stop until you get rightful compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.
How a dedicated pedestrian accident attorney helps you recover and move on in the best possible position
Walking is becoming a common mode of transportation for thousands of people. A 2005 study conducted by the Federal Highway Administration revealed that for roughly 51% of the population, or 107.4 million people, walking is a regular method of transportation for at least three days per week.
With more and more people choosing to walk to their respective destinations, it is important to understand your rights if you are involved in an accident. If you, as a pedestrian, are injured in any type of accident, whether with a truck, motorcycle or car, you may be entitled to recover compensation for:
- Medical expenses – Medical bills add up at an astronomical rate. Common medical expenses include doctor’s visits, physical therapy appointments, surgery costs and rehabilitation.
- Lost wages – If you are unable to work due to your injuries or have to take time away from work for medical treatments, you are entitled to recover damages for both past and future lost wages.
- Pain and suffering – In addition to compensatory damages, you may be able to receive compensation for physical pain, emotional distress and psychological anguish.
It is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible after an accident. There are strict Statutes of Limitation in place that dictate how long you have to file a claim. We work collaboratively with all parties involved, including insurance companies and at-fault drivers to ensure that your case is thoroughly investigated and litigated.
Contact us for a free consultation and case review
If you or a loved one have been injured has been injured while walking, it is vital that you talk to an experienced accident attorney about your options. Our team of reliable accident attorneys at Osborne & Francis Law Firm PLLC, are ready to advocate for your best interests. To schedule a free consultation, call us at 561-293-2600 or send us an email. We take cases nationally from our offices in Boca Raton and Orlando.