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Pedestrian accidents most frequently involve small children or elderly individuals. For instance, a child may run out into the street without looking, preventing the driver from having enough time to stop the vehicle.
Obviously, the injuries can be severe and even life threatening depending on the speed of the vehicle. If you or somebody you love were injured in a pedestrian accident, you have rights. An experienced attorney at Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter can discuss the amount of compensation to which you might be entitled during a free consultation: Call (407) 712-7300 today.
Vehicles Involved in Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian accidents do not always involve cars or light trucks. Many times, city buses, commercial trucks and vans, or taxicabs cause pedestrian accidents.
We recently handled a lawsuit in which a 15 year old pedestrian was killed by a commercial van. We were able to recover $1 million, the full amount of the insurance policy for the family.
When a pedestrian accident involves a government vehicle or a vehicle being operated as part of a business, your attorney has to deal with a number of other considerations. Consequently, it is important that you hire an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer.
Damages in a Pedestrian Accident Case
You may be able to recover compensation for:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Permanent disability
- Lost wages
- Medical bills
After being involved in a serious accident, or dealing with the aftermath of a loved one's severe injuries, it is only natural to have questions and concerns about what to do next. The attorneys at Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter understand what you experience after a pedestrian accident, and we are ready to help. Please call (407) 712-7300 or contact us online to set up a free consultation. Our firm serves clients in Orlando and all of Florida.