Florida Pedestrian Accident Attorney

How Can a Florida Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Help You?

In the bustling streets of Florida, where pedestrians and vehicles coexist, accidents can happen unexpectedly. A lawsuit can secure compensation for injuries, medical bills, and emotional distress.

When you find yourself facing the aftermath of a pedestrian accident, it's crucial to have a knowledgeable ally by your side. This is where a Florida pedestrian accident lawyer from Osborne & Francis can step in to offer legal guidance and support.

In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the ways a skilled pedestrian accident lawyer can make a significant difference in your recovery journey. From understanding your rights to navigating the intricacies of the legal system, our professionals play a pivotal role in ensuring you receive the financial relief you deserve.

A lawyer can help you rebuild your life after a traumatic incident. Contact our offices throughout Florida in Orlando, Lakeland, Boca Raton, or West Palm Beach by calling (561) 293-2600. A dedicated legal advocate can make all the difference in your pursuit of recovery and resolution.

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So you've been in a car accident. What happens next? There are many things that you should do but here are the three most important:

Number One: See a doctor immediately. 

A broken bone is easy to see, but some injuries are not. The most common injuries from car accidents happen in the neck, back, or head. The only way to diagnose and treat them is by seeing a doctor. A doctor can help ease the pain, provide medication, reassure you of how your injury may impact your daily life, and tell you what not to do to make it worse.

A visit to the doctor can also give you legally protected time off to recover and rest your body after an accident, and it documents and provides the evidence you may need for your case. Even a five-mile-per-hour car accident can cause a serious injury. So whether you've had a severe accident or a minor collision, see a doctor. And if you don't have medical insurance, let us know and we'll make sure that you receive the proper care. 

Number Two: Write everything down.

Even if it seems small, during times of stress or injury it is common to forget the little details. Make sure you keep note of the pain that you're in. With neck, back, and head injuries, sometimes simple activities such as walking up the stairs or picking up a toddler may cause severe pain. 

You may not be sleeping well at night. Documenting how much you sleep and how often you wake up due to pain is also very important. And lastly, if you have any cuts or bruises, take daily photos as you heal. This will provide visual evidence of the injuries that you've suffered. 

Number Three: Do not speak to an insurance company until you've spoken to a lawyer.

Please understand that the insurance adjuster works for a billion-dollar corporation and not for you. Their interests are solely for their insurance company, and their goal is to provide you with the least amount of financial settlement as quickly as possible. When you do speak with them, remember they will record the conversation. Why do they do this? Because they've been trained to ask questions that may confuse you. So talk to us before you talk to them. 

So remember: See a doctor, document everything, and call us before calling the insurance company for your free private consultation. We are here for you. Real tough lawyers fighting real tough issues.

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What Compensation Is Available in Pedestrian Accident Injury Claims?

When pursuing a pedestrian accident injury claim, individuals may be eligible for various types of compensation to address the physical, emotional, and financial toll of the incident. 

Here are common types of compensation that a victim may seek in pedestrian accident injury claims:

  • Medical Expenses: Coverage for current and future medical bills related to the accident, including hospital stays, surgeries, and medication.
  • Rehabilitation and Assistive Devices: Coverage for the costs associated with rehabilitation services, assistive devices, or modifications to the home to accommodate the victim's new needs.
  • Lost Wages: Compensation for income lost due to the inability to work during recovery. This may include both current and future lost earnings.
  • Pain and Suffering: Damages awarded for physical pain, emotional distress, and overall suffering caused by the accident and its aftermath.
  • Wrongful Death Damages: In cases where the pedestrian succumbs to injuries, the family may seek compensation for funeral expenses, loss of financial support, and emotional distress through a wrongful death claim.

Consulting with a skilled pedestrian accident lawyer can help you understand your rights and pursue the full spectrum of compensation to which you may be entitled.

Pedestrian Accident Statistics in Florida
Here are some pedestrian accident facts for the three biggest cities in Florida:

1. Jacksonville ranks No. 10 in the country for most dangerous cities for pedestrians
2. Miami saw 29 pedestrians killed, and over 750 injured in one recent year.
3. Tampa pedestrians accounted for 87 of Hillsborough County’s 273 traffic deaths in one year — that’s over 30%.

Some of the most dangerous roads in Florida are the interstates between large cities. But for pedestrian accidents, it’s big, walkable metroplexes in Florida that carry unique threats. 

What Kinds of Injuries Can a Florida Pedestrian Accident Law Firm Handle? 

A pedestrian accident law firm is equipped to handle a wide range of injuries resulting from accidents involving pedestrians, bicycles, and vehicles. Pedestrian accidents can lead to severe injuries due to the vulnerability of individuals on foot when exposed to the impact of a collision. 

Here are common types of injuries that a pedestrian accident law firm can handle:

  • Head Injuries and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs): Accidents can cause head injuries, including concussions and more severe traumatic brain injuries, which may have long-term consequences.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: The force of a collision can lead to spinal cord injuries, affecting mobility and causing long-term impairment.
  • Fractures and Broken Bones: Pedestrians may suffer fractures or broken bones, often as a result of the impact with a vehicle.
  • Soft Tissue and Internal Injuries: Pedestrians may experience injuries to skin (road rash), muscles, ligaments, and tendons, such as sprains, strains, and contusions. Impact from a collision can also result in internal injuries to organs, which may require immediate medical attention.
  • Amputations and Facial Disfigurement: In some cases, the severity of a pedestrian accident may lead to amputations or the loss of limbs. Pedestrians may also suffer facial injuries, including lacerations, bruises, or disfigurement, impacting both physical appearance and emotional well-being.

Keep in mind that emotional and psychological injuries are also worthy of compensation, just like physical injuries. The trauma of a pedestrian accident can lead to psychological injuries, such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Pedestrian accident lawyers are experienced in assessing the unique circumstances of each case, understanding the medical implications of injuries, and pursuing compensation for individuals and families. 

Whether the injuries are minor or severe, our skilled pedestrian accident law firm can advocate for your rights and work to secure the compensation needed to move forward.

Help Is Around the Corner
At Osborne & Francis, we have offices throughout Florida in the following locations. Here are some key incidents for pedestrians in each: 

Orlando: Pedestrian struck, killed by a vehicle on Colonial Drive near John Young Parkway in Orlando.
Lakeland: Police investigated a deadly hit-and-run crash that killed a pedestrian in the 1500 block of Kennedy Boulevard in Lakeland.
Boca Raton: Pedestrian hit and killed by car, eastbound lanes of Palmetto Park Road closed in Boca Raton.
West Palm Beach: Pedestrian dies after entering a car’s path on Military Trail, on the border with Palm Beach Gardens.

Contact us in Orlando, Lakeland, Boca Raton, and West Palm Beach by calling (561) 293-2600 for representation after a pedestrian accident.

What Does a Florida Pedestrian Injury Attorney Do For Your Case?

A pedestrian injury attorney plays a crucial role in advocating for the rights and well-being of individuals who have been injured in pedestrian accidents. 

Here are key responsibilities and actions that a pedestrian injury attorney typically takes on behalf of their clients:

  • Investigation and Evaluation: We conduct a thorough review of the circumstances surrounding the pedestrian accident. This often means gathering evidence, witness statements, and police reports. During these Investigations, we also determine the party or parties at fault for the pedestrian accident, whether it be a driver, property owner, or another entity.
  • Documentation and Negotiation: Our lawyers collect and organize relevant evidence, such as medical records, accident reports, and witness statements. We use this evidence to present a strong case and engage in negotiations with the at-fault party's insurance company to reach a fair settlement. 
  • Litigation and Representation: If a fair settlement cannot be reached through negotiations, the attorney may file a lawsuit and represent the client in court. This includes presenting the case, questioning witnesses, and making legal arguments.

Most car accident cases, including pedestrian injury claims, are settled out of court long before a trial is necessary. 

Hiring a pedestrian injury attorney is essential for navigating the complex legal process. Our goal as your attorney is to alleviate the legal burden on you and your family, and maximize the compensation you take home in the interest of fairness and future prosperity.


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“I couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer/ firm — everything was done professionally exactly how I wanted. Due to COVID my personal attorney Mr. Garcia was still able to make things work in a timely manner and he never made me feel like he wasn’t working. Overall I’m happy with how my case turned out and I would recommend him and this law firm to anyone. 100% satisfied.”

Erica F.

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"Best personal injury attorney around, I could not be happier! I was seriously injured in a car accident and Osborne and Francis helped me through the entire process. I was blown away by how knowledgeable the staff and attorneys are at this incredible law firm. I would not hesitate to recommend this law firm to friends and family!"

E. Holland

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Dennis and the other Osborne & Francis staff were amazing! Our case was HUGE and required tender loving care. Everyone on our case did their part by putting all the puzzle pieces together. We were given step by step updates and put at ease when our nerves got the best of us. For every inquiry we made we received a timely response...You are appreciated!

C. Smith

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“I am so thankful for EVERYONE, the entire staff at Osborne & Francis Law, for mentoring me through the mediation process with my hip replacement failures. I didn't realize how MUCH pressure they relieved me of by helping me deal with the reality of this traumatic time in my life, as it was OVER so quickly with a positive result. My family is grateful to have their mom HAPPY & FOCUSED on the future, rather than worrying over what happened in the past! FAST FORWARD, we are LIVING LIFE to the fullest once again!”

T. Andrews

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“Attorneys Greg Francis and Ryan Fletcher at Osborne & Francis Law Firm represented me in my personal injury case.The defendant drew a line in the sand and was adamant on a settlement amount I was almost willing to accept. After the dust settled and the smoke cleared, we settled for 3 times that amount!!! When they say ‘Real Tough Lawyers,’ they mean it.”

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Quick and fair resolution to a unique case. On advice of my own attorney, I engaged Joseph Osborne of Osborne & Francis of Boca Raton, FL. Mr. Osborne had considerable experience in cases such as mine and the results showed that. Mr. Osborne and his staff were very helpful, kept me up to date, and listened to my input. The settlement was very fair as far as I am concerned.

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Contact Experienced Florida Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

An experienced attorney plays a pivotal role in investigating accidents, determining liability, and securing the compensation you deserve. Whether through skilled negotiation with insurance companies or fierce representation in court, our focus is on achieving the best possible outcome for you.

Why Hire Osborne & Francis

At Osborne & Francis, we have years of experience in securing injury compensation for Floridians, including a $2.75 million settlement for the family of a young boy killed in a hit-and-run collision. After months of investigation, the driver was identified, and compensation was secured as an important piece of closure for the family’s loss. 

We understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll a pedestrian accident can take. You deserve to focus on your recovery — let us do the work to pursue fair compensation for your injuries and losses while you rest in peace. 

If you or a loved one has been a victim of a pedestrian accident in Florida, don't face the aftermath alone. Reach out to our experienced team of pedestrian injury attorneys by calling (561) 293-2600 to set up your free consultation. With locations in Orlando, Lakeland, Boca Raton, and West Palm Beach, we are available to you throughout the Sunshine State.

Let us be your advocates. Your path to recovery starts here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Florida Pedestrian Accident Lawsuit FAQs

Is it necessary to hire a pedestrian injury attorney for my case?

While not required, having an attorney can significantly improve your chances of a favorable outcome. You only have one chance to bring a successful claim — our lawyers understand the complexities of Florida law and can help you navigate the process effectively.

How is liability determined in a Florida pedestrian accident case?

Liability is assessed based on factors such as driver negligence, pedestrian actions, traffic signals, and road conditions. An attorney can investigate and establish fault to build a strong case.

Can I still pursue a claim if I was partially at fault for the pedestrian accident?

Yes, Florida follows a comparative negligence system. You may still be eligible for compensation, but it can be reduced based on the degree of your fault. An attorney can help assess your situation so you don’t miss out on the financial assistance you are entitled to receive.

How much does it cost to hire a Florida pedestrian injury attorney?

Many personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only get paid if you receive compensation. At Osborne & Francis, we invest our resources, time, and effort into your case upfront to ensure you can access justice without financial barriers.

Contact us at (561) 293-2600 for specific information about what we can do to meet your needs.