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Pedestrian Accidents

St. Petersburg Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Get the Advocacy You Need from a Skilled 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 turned green.

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!