Have You Been Hurt in a Pedestrian Accident?
Get the Advocacy You Need from a Skilled St. Petersburg Personal Injury Attorney
A pedestrian accident occurs when a driver in a motor vehicle strikes a
person walking on foot. If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian
accident in Tampa or St. Petersburg, you can rely on the skilled legal
team at the
Law Offices of John R. Mathias to help you pursue an injury claim for maximum compensation. Any act of
negligence that leads to a pedestrian accident warrants legal action.
We are ready to act on your behalf. Contact us to explore your options with a
free case evaluation today.
Types of Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian claims usually involve a careless driver that simply isn't
looking out for someone crossing the road. Due to the exposed nature of
the pedestrian, these accidents pose significant and even life-threatening
risks to the injury victim.
It is common for a pedestrian accident to occur when:
- A motorist is speeding
- A motorist is not heeding to traffic signals and signs
- A motorist is not looking for pedestrian traffic when they should be
- A motorist is distracted (texting, phones, radios, etc.)
- A motorist is imparied due to drugs or alcohol
Like most accidents, the driver may try to avoid responsibility by placing
the blame for the accident on you. He or she may claim that you jumped
out in front of the car, that you crossed the street when you weren't
supposed to, or that you stepped into the intersection before the light
Recovering Compensation After a Pedestrian Accident
At the Law Offices of John R. Mathias, P.A., we can help investigate your
claim to prove what really happened. The truth of the matter is that pedestrians
often have the right-of-way, meaning drivers are responsible for yielding
to pedestrians and not the other way around. Our aggressive St. Petersburg
personal injury lawyer can help you prove the driver violated right-of-way
laws, as well as collect the evidence needed to prove negligence. Our
number one objective is to help clients like you recover the compensation
they need for medical expenses, lost wages, mental anguish, and pain and
suffering. Furthermore, if you don't own a car, often you can use
the insurance benefits of the car that hit you to get up to $10,000 in
medical treatment or lost wages.
Contact us at the Law Offices of John R. Mathias, P.A today to learn more about your
rights and options!