Can a West Palm Beach Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Help Me?
At Gonzalez & Cartwright, our West Palm Beach pedestrian accident attorneys understand how important this question is to accident victims. That's because pedestrian accidents are among the most serious cases we handle at our firm. Even a minor accident between a pedestrian and a moving vehicle can result in long-term physical, emotional and financial difficulty. It's natural to have a lot of questions if you or a loved one was injured or a loved one was killed in a pedestrian accident, including whether you need an attorney. The following are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about pedestrian accidents. If you don't see your question below, contact our firm today at (800) 608-2965 for a free case consultation.
- Do I need to hire an attorney after a West Palm Beach pedestrian accident?
- What types of damages can I recover after a pedestrian accident?
- What if I was partially at fault for my pedestrian accident in South Florida?
- How much does a pedestrian accident attorney cost?
Although you're not required to hire an attorney after a pedestrian accident, you run the risk of getting less money to pay for your losses by pursuing a claim on your own. Pedestrian accident claims can be complicated. Perhaps the driver was drunk, texting and driving or speeding at the time of your accident. While your case may seem clear-cut, insurance companies for at-fault drivers often attempt to minimize liability. Adjusters are trained to find ways to keep payments out of your pocket. They might even deny your claim and argue you were at fault. That's not fair. Our experienced, results-driven attorneys have experience negotiating with insurance companies to secure the full compensation injury victims need after an accident.
The damages or compensation you may be entitled to receive after a pedestrian accident will depend on many factors. No two pedestrian accidents are exactly the same. An experienced attorney can evaluate your case and help you pursue your options. Depending on the circumstances, injury victims may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, cost of future medical care, lost wages and loss of future earning capacity. Other potential damages include compensation for pain, suffering and emotional distress and in rare cases punitive damages, which are meant to punish drivers who acted with gross negligence or intent to harm accident victims.
Florida is a pure comparative fault state. That means pedestrian accident victims may still be entitled to compensation even when partially at fault. The law is complex, which is why it's important to seek the advice of legal counsel. Talk to a lawyer before admitting any fault in an accident. Insurance companies typically will try to use any admission of fault by a victim as a reason to deny a claim or severely reduce compensation. Call us at (800) 608-2965 for more information.
At Gonzalez & Cartwright, we understand how difficult life can become after a pedestrian accident. We don't think you should have to worry about out-of-pocket expenses for legal fees. As contingency fee lawyers, you only pay us when we win your case. Discover the difference a West Palm Beach pedestrian accident attorney can make today. We're ready to stand up for you. Contact our firm at (800) 608-2965 today for a free case consultation.