Get The Legal Counsel You Need After A Pedestrian Accident
A pedestrian accident typically occurs when a driver in a motor vehicle strikes a person on foot. Any act of negligence that leads to a pedestrian accident warrants legal action. If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident in Tampa or St. Petersburg, you can rely on my skilled legal team at The Law Offices of John R. Mathias, P.A., to help you pursue an injury claim for maximum compensation.
From my office in St. Petersburg, I help many people injured in pedestrian accidents. I am a personal injury lawyer who is ready to act on your behalf. To discuss your specific case in a free initial consultation, please call The Law Offices of John R. Mathias, P.A., in St. Petersburg today at 727-362-2122, or complete my contact form.
How Pedestrian Accidents Happen
Pedestrian claims usually involve a careless driver who 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 walkers and joggers. It is common for a pedestrian accident to occur when a motorist is:
- Not heeding traffic signals and signs.
- Not looking for pedestrian traffic when they should be.
- Distracted by texting, cell phones, radios and conversations with passengers
- Impaired due to drugs or alcohol.
As in most accidents, a driver who strikes a pedestrian may try to avoid responsibility by placing the blame for the accident on you. They 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 turned green.
At The Law Offices of John R. Mathias, P.A., I can help investigate your claim to prove what really happened in your pedestrian accident. Pedestrians usually have the right-of-way, meaning drivers are responsible for yielding to them and not the other way around. I am a caring as well as aggressive St. Petersburg personal injury lawyer. I can help you prove the driver violated right-of-way laws, as well as collect the evidence needed to prove negligence.
I Am Here To Help You Pursue Compensation After You Have Been Hurt While On Foot
My No. 1 objective is to help you recover the compensation you need for medical expenses and lost wages and to acknowledge your mental anguish, pain and suffering. I will help you find sources of compensation. For example, the insurance benefits of the car that hit you may enable you to get up to $10,000 paid in medical treatment or lost wages. Let me help you uncover all the options available to you.