Holiday Pedestrian Accidents: What You Need to Know
If you are walking anywhere near traffic, there is a risk of a driver hitting you, often resulting in severe injuries or even death. This risk often increases during the winter holidays.
If you were injured by another driver in a holiday pedestrian accident, you may suffer stress and financial loss. An injury can disrupt your celebrations, but also everything else in your life for weeks, months, or even years.
Always learn about your legal rights and options by speaking with a Tampa pedestrian accident attorney.
Common Locations for Holiday Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian accidents can happen anywhere you are walking. Yet, some locations are more common than others during the holidays.
Wherever your pedestrian accident occurs, you might have the right to compensation for your injuries and losses, and you should seek legal help.
Parking Lot Accidents
Parking lots are often crowded during the holidays. Many people are out trying to buy gifts, food, and other items for their celebrations. With packed lots and people in a hurry, it’s common for a driver to back out of a parking spot or round a corner and hit a pedestrian.
As mentioned, many drivers are in a rush during the holidays. Drivers may try to multitask behind the wheel to keep up with their busy schedules. As a result, the driver may become distracted and hit someone who is in a crosswalk.
Other drivers might try to beat a red light or not yield to a pedestrian with the right of way, causing them to crash into the pedestrian.
Your Rights After a Holiday Pedestrian Accident
If another person caused your pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your accident-related losses under Florida law.
Examples of the losses you may be able to recover include medical expenses, lost income, property damage, and physical and emotional pain and suffering.
But insurance companies may do everything possible to avoid paying you the compensation that you deserve. So, to get the compensation you may be entitled to contact a Tampa pedestrian accident lawyer as soon as possible.
Seek Help from a Tampa Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
If you were hurt in a holiday pedestrian accident, reach out to Hancock Injury Attorneys today.
We understand how seriously an injury-causing collision can affect victims. We are committed to helping you get the full value of your claim. Also, we will review the facts of your claim at no cost to you and will only collect legal fees if we win your case.
Contact us or call our office today to schedule a free case evaluation.