Spring Hill Pedestrian Accident Injury Lawyers
Car vs. pedestrian accidents can result in devastating injuries, even when they happen at low speeds. Our Spring Hill Pedestrian Accident Injury Lawyers at Whittel & Melton know that pedestrians are not always given the right of way, so if you were injured by a car or any other type of vehicle while you were walking down the street or crossing the street of Spring Hill, then contact us today online or call us at 352-666-2121.What Types of Damages Can I Recover in a Pedestrian Accident?
Victims of car accidents are often entitled to recover financial damages from the at-fault party, such as:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Cost of future medical bills
- Loss of earning capacity
- Funeral/burial costs in the event of wrongful death
- Punitive damages
Our Spring Hill Pedestrian Accident Injury Lawyers at Whittel & Melton will be able to help you recover the full and fair compensation to which you are entitled.What If My Pedestrian Accident was a Hit and Run?
If you are able, call 911 right away and let them know that you are the victim of a hit and run accident. You will want to tell them everything you can remember about the accident and the driver/car that hit you. This includes the type of car, color and license plate. Also try to take note of which way the car was heading in after the accident so that the police can head in that same direction to find the driver.What Happens if the Driver Blames the Accident on Me?
You should first contact us and do not share any information about the accident with anyone other than us and the police. This means not posting about your accident on social media, either. When it comes to accident claims, posting on social media can backfire and actually hurt your case. We can make sure that your side of the story is told and the record is set straight. We know what is needed to properly investigate these accidents and what evidence is needed to prove fault. Do not even bother getting into an altercation with the driver. We will do all the talking for you.Should I Speak with the Insurance Company After My Pedestrian Accident?
If the insurance company contacts you, just be polite and tell them to direct any questions to your lawyer. Do not answer anything because they will be recording anything you say so that they can try and use it against you later on. The same goes for anything you write down or sign. We strongly recommend not signing anything until we can review the details of the document. The insurance companies are for profit businesses, so they only care about paying victims as little as possible. We are here to step in and make sure you are compensated appropriately.What if I Was Hit by a Commercial Vehicle or Large Truck?
Commercial vehicles are those that are used for conducting business, and sadly, these vehicles are responsible for a large amount of pedestrian accidents every year. With the COVID-19 pandemic, there was an increased demand for delivery drivers due to more internet purchase deliveries and food deliveries. With that said, the number of trucks and other delivery vehicles on the roadways have surged compared to recent years. We can help you if you were struck by any of the following vehicles:
- Mail trucks
- FedEx and UPS delivery trucks
- Amazon trucks and other vehicles
- Drivers for DoorDash, Grubhub, Postmates, and Uber Eats
- Fast Food delivery drivers from Pizza Hut, Papa Johns, Dominos Pizza, Jimmy Johns, etc.
We can handle every aspect of your pedestrian accident case involving a delivery truck or vehicle. Most of these drivers are rated on the speed of their service, so they may be focused on getting to their destination fast rather than looking out for the safety of pedestrians in the neighborhoods they deliver to. We may be able to hold the business liable for their employee/driver’s negligence.Why Should I Hire a Lawyer to Handle My Pedestrian Accident Claim?
Pedestrian accidents can be complicated cases to handle on your own. Following an accident, you only have one chance to get the money that you deserve for your suffering. We want to help you get the maximum compensation for your injuries. Call us today at 352-666-2121 or contact us online.
As your Spring Hill Pedestrian Accident Attorneys, we can handle every detail of your pedestrian accident case from start to finish, including:
- Performing a thorough investigation into your accident
- Reviewing the accident report for all important details
- Speaking to any witnesses
- Directly negotiating with the insurance companies involved
- Filing a lawsuit on your behalf
- Taking any other legal action that is necessary
The important thing to remember in pedestrian accident cases is that you did not do anything wrong. You were harmed by someone else’s careless mistake. You deserve to be compensated justly for your suffering. We will fight on your side to make sure your best interests are put first.