New Port Richey Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Florida has a terrible reputation for traffic safety, with some studies ranking it as the most dangerous state for pedestrians. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, Florida experiences more than 700 fatal pedestrian accidents each year, and New Port Richey is not immune. In fact, cities like ours are not designed for pedestrians, who continue to face dangerous and aggressive drivers with few protections. In addition to fatal collisions, many pedestrians suffer permanent or long-lasting injuries which require hospitalization and possibly surgery.
At Florin Gray, we can help anyone hurt in a pedestrian collision decide whether to sue. The motorist who struck you could have been negligent, which would make them liable. Call us today to schedule a consultation with a New Port Richey pedestrian accident lawyer who can help you think through your options.
We Have Helped Injured Pedestrians for Decades
Pedestrians confront many challenges, but dangerous drivers are probably the biggest hazard. Many motorists are aggressive, possibly because they are running late. They can run red lights, cut too close to pedestrians, and make right-hand turns without checking that the way is clear.
Other motorists are clearly distracted or careless, and they might hit a pedestrian because of:
- Cell phone use
- Fiddling with dials on the dash
- Chemical impairment
Pedestrians often suffer horrible injuries when a motor vehicle slams into them. If the car is going 40 miles an hour, a pedestrian will likely die in the collision. But even a slower car could cause devastating injuries, such as fractures, concussions, and neck injuries.
Fortunately, you can sue for compensation if you reach out to an attorney. We will review who hit you, where, and when. We also analyze the surrounding circumstances. When a motorist is at fault, we can file a claim for compensation on their insurance company or else file a lawsuit. You might also be able to use personal injury protection (PIP) benefits to cover some of your medical care and lost income.
Our clients deserve to be treated with respect, and we are dedicated to making sure negligent drivers are held legally responsible. Ideally, you will get immediate medical attention following a crash, and then make your first call to our office. There is no reason to trust that the driver will make things right voluntarily. Instead, many drivers blame pedestrians for jaywalking or flinging themselves directly behind a car that is backing up.
You Have Nothing to Lose by Contacting Us
The lawyers at Florin Gray have a combined 60 years of experience helping accident victims navigate the personal injury claims process. Unlike with other firms, we don’t have paralegals or clerks do the heavy legal work. Instead, we put together skilled teams of lawyers who can work on your case from start to finish, fighting for what’s right.
To learn more about our services, please give us a call. You can speak with one of our New Port Richey pedestrian accident lawyers at no charge.