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Lake City Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Male person got hit by a car while crossing the pedestrianLake City pedestrians must navigate intersections, parking lots, and other areas where they must interact with drivers. Sadly, those on foot are always at risk when cars are present. Motorists do not always respect pedestrians’ right to share the road with vehicles. As a result, accidents can happen, and pedestrians get hurt.

If you or a loved one suffered an injury, we encourage you to share your story with Meldon Law. Our Lake City pedestrian accident lawyers have close to 50 years of personal injury case experience we can put behind recovering your losses.

Call us today to start a free consultation.

Our Accident Lawyers Manage Your Case While You Manage Your Recovery

We know that a serious injury can throw your life into turmoil. Let our firm take some of the stress out of an already difficult time by providing comprehensive legal support.

Our Lake City pedestrian accident lawyers can:

  • Investigate the scene of your accident, collect physical evidence, and speak with witnesses
  • Track down available cell phone, dashcam, or surveillance footage
  • Hire and consult with subject matter experts, such as doctors, economists, and accident reconstruction specialists
  • Obtain important case documents, such as police reports and medical records
  • Track and adhere to deadlines
  • Communicate with insurance agents, opposing attorneys, and other involved parties on your behalf
  • Draft and file your insurance claims, lawsuits, and all related paperwork
  • Negotiate for the maximum compensation possible

Our Lake City Lawyers Manage Your Case’s Time-Sensitive Aspects

Our firm prepares every case as though we’re preparing for trial. We are ready to stand up against hardball tactics and lowball offers. However, do not wait too long to get started. Florida recently reduced its statute of limitations for personal injury cases from four years to two years under HB 837/SB236. According to Florida Statutes § 95.11(4)(d), you also have two years to sue for wrongful death.

The clock starts at the time of your injury or your loved one’s passing. We can help you get started before time runs out––protecting your right to financial recovery.

We Extend Help on Contingency

Meldon Law believes that injured pedestrians shouldn’t have to pay upfront for legal help. That’s why we offer contingency-fee-based arrangements to our clients. Here, you don’t pay upfront fees or costs to retain our help. We don’t charge by-the-hour rates, either. Compensation for our services comes from your awarded settlement. If your case doesn’t end with financial recovery, you don’t pay our attorney’s fees.

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Our Attorneys Can Seek Financial Justice for Your Pedestrian Accident

Meldon Law has stood for the rights of the seriously injured since 1971. If a negligent, reckless, or careless driver hit you or your loved one, we will aggressively fight for economic justice. We want to ensure you have the financial resources you need to get back on your feet after your pedestrian accident.

What Can I Recover Following a Pedestrian Accident in Columbia County?

Our lawyers can help you seek a full and fair settlement through your personal injury protection (PIP) insurance or a third-party injury claim. If necessary, we can file a lawsuit against the at-fault party and fight for a court award.

Meldon Law will identify and pursue all of your available economic and non-economic damages, which may include:

  • Medical expenses, including emergency transportation and treatment, surgeries, hospital stays, physical therapy, medications, mobility aids, and extended nursing services
  • Lost wages, benefits, and earnings
  • Lost earning capacity if your injuries interfere long-term with your ability to make a living
  • Personal property damages, including cell phones, laptops, and other personal items
  • Household services, if you need assistance with tasks like cooking, cleaning, and childcare during your recovery
  • Physical pain and suffering, including scarring, disfigurement, loss of mobility, chronic pain, and permanent and disabling injuries
  • Mental and emotional distress
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Wrongful death compensation on behalf of a fatally injured loved one’s estate and beneficiaries

Our Lake City Lawyers Learn the Cause of Your Pedestrian Accident

Most pedestrian accidents in Lake City occur due to human error. Examples include:

  • Improperly reversing a vehicle
  • Improper left turns
  • Failing to stop or yield
  • Impaired driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding

Poor weather conditions, such as slick roads during heavy rain, can also cause pedestrian accidents. Still, drivers are responsible for knowing how to navigate the roads in poor weather or refraining from driving when conditions are hazardous.

We Protect You from Unjust Allegations of Fault

Many people assume that when a driver hits a pedestrian, the motorist is automatically at fault. This seems like a safe assumption because negligent driving causes many pedestrian accidents. However, it is not true. Pedestrians can be at fault for a pedestrian accident, and when they are, it can greatly reduce the damages they receive.

But what does this mean for you? It’s vital to consider legal representation. With Meldon Law, you get more than a Lake City personal injury attorney; you get a seasoned investigator who can refute any allegations that hurt your case. As noted, this involves gathering evidence and uncovering how your accident happened.

How Does Fault Affect Compensation?

Compensation gets reduced based on your percentage of fault. So, if you have $100,000 in damages and the court finds you 20 percent at fault, you would receive $80,000. Insurance agents know this, and they may do everything possible to blame you for what happened. By doing so, they hope to avoid spending money on your case.

In addition, changes to Florida’s negligence laws under HB 837 state that you cannot recover any compensation if you are more than 50 percent liable. Our lawyers can stand up to allegations that you behaved negligently or wrongfully.

Hurt in a Crash? Call Meldon Law About Your Pedestrian Accident Today

If you or your loved one suffered an injury, the Lake City pedestrian accident attorneys at Meldon Law are here to help you through this difficult time. Call us now to learn more about your legal options.

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