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West Palm Beach Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Personal Injury Attorneys at Fetterman & Associates, PA have over 40 years Experience working with victims of pedestrian accidents.

West Palm Beach Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

West Palm beach pedestrians accident lawyers from Fetterman & Associates PA represent pedestrians who have been injured by motorists.

According to statistics compiled by the Florida DMV, each year in the state there are approximately 8,000 pedestrian accidents that involve motor vehicles and over 500 deaths resulting from those accidents.

Motor Vehicle Versus Pedestrian Accident in West Palm Beach

Ironically, pedestrians are most often injured in a place that is specifically designated to ensure their safety: crosswalks. When a pedestrian enters a crosswalk, they have the right of way.

However, that right of way does not guarantee safe passage, and pedestrian accidents most often occur in these areas when drivers are engaging in negligent behavior.

Drivers who are distracted or inattentive, texting while driving, driving aggressively and trying to beat a red light, intoxicated, or in some other manner negligent, are responsible for the injuries that they inflict on pedestrians.

When it comes to the force of a motor vehicle that is moving down the road and the mass of a pedestrian body, the winner when these two meet in a crosswalk will always be the motor vehicle.

The results of such a collision can completely change a person’s life, as a pedestrian may be permanently disabled or even suffer death in such accidents.

Pedestrian Accident FAQs:

Recoverable Damages if hit by a car

The damages in many pedestrian accidents exceed those that are commonly covered by Florida’s no-fault insurance statues.

All Florida motorists must carry a minimum of $10,000 in personal injury protection insurance and another $10,000 to cover property damage liability.

If you are seriously injured in a manner that requires extensive medical treatment and includes permanent, disfiguring, or disabling injuries, then you may bring a personal injury claim to a Florida courtroom due to the fact that Florida’s no-fault insurance laws include a qualitative threshold that allows for such lawsuits

Plaintiffs may recover for medical expenses and lost wages, as well as for pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of earning potential, rehabilitative services, and other expenses.

If the court finds that the driver was willful, malicious, or purposeful in attempting to cause injury to the plaintiff, then the injured party may sue for punitive damages. In essence, this form of compensation is designed to punish the defendant for their wrongful behavior.

If You Are Injured in a Pedestrian Accident

If you are the victim of a pedestrian accident, it is important that you document what has occurred and should contact pedestrian accident attorneys in West palm Beach and Port St. Lucie.

Proper procedure if you are injured involves calling 911, ensuring the police arrive, having someone document the accident scene with video and still images, as well as getting the names and contact information of witnesses.

The police will investigate the accident and file a report, which will be useful if you pursue a personal injury suit.

If a Driver Hits a Pedestrian, Is the Driver Always at Fault?

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If you are injured, it is also important to have such injuries documented as soon as possible. Obviously, if your injuries are critical, you will need to be taken to the hospital immediately.

However, if you are injured in any manner, it is always best to seek medical attention as soon as possible and have your injuries documented at a hospital by an attending physician.

Common injuries in serious pedestrian accidents include:

  • Head and brain trauma
  • Back and spinal cord injuries
  • Broken bones and compound fractures
  • Lacerations
  • Internal injuries

Often, pedestrian accidents involve a range of injuries, and depending on the speed of the vehicle, point of impact, and reaction of the driver and pedestrian, such injuries can completely alter one’s life. Long term and permanent disability are a reality of these situations.

West Palm Beach Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

If you are the victim this year of one of Florida’s over 500 pedestrian accidents, contact the West Palm Beach Pedestrian Accident Lawyerat Fetterman & Associates, PA.

Our Florida personal injury lawyers and staff are experienced and knowledgeable about this specific area of personal injury law, and we have been successful in pursuing claims and either settling out of court or winning a positive outcome in court. Contact us at 561-845-2510, and we will be your advocate for justice.

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Evan Fetterman

Founder and Senior Member of Fetterman & Associates, PA

“I have been a personal injury lawyer for more than forty years in South Florida. My law firm Fetterman & Associates, PA has been helping people deal with insurance companies and injury problems for all that time.”

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- Caitlyn H
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Thank you for the best “first accident case” I’ve ever had… I was referred to Fetterman and Associates by a coworker from a previous job I had. Once my car was totaled out, I contacted them. Not only were they friendly and understanding - they took over the whole process which helped me. I was stressed and panicking about it all and thankfully, I didn’t have to worry as the process began. I had no idea what I was doing or going to do. I am glad I chose them because everything was a breeze for me. They are kind, respectful, responsive and great to work with!
Rona C.
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The entire staff in the Fetterman office are available always to help. No matter what time of day I called or left a message I have always received a call back. I was made to feel like one of the family and treated with respect and dignity. The lawsuit was handled quickly, professionally, and with all bases covered. Whenever I had a question or needed help the staff was there to make sure that everything was done accurately. The positive attitude of the entire staff made me comfortable and assured me that all was done accurately.
Ciara B.
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Looking for a good team they are the way to go… I was referred from a family member to seek advice due to my accident. I was contacted back the same day I called over the weekend. I experienced great service from Fetterman and Associates and my lawyer did an awesome job with closing my case. I appreciate what they went beyond to help my case and was very professional. Thank you Mr Cavataro and Sylvia.
- Stacey P.
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Mr. Fetterman and his team were excellent! They listened and cared and fought for me and my family. My son and I were able to get the closure we needed! I would recommend Fetterman and Associates to anyone looking for a great law team!

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