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The Villages Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

The Villages Pedestrian Accident LawyerPedestrians don’t have the protection of a steel frame in an accident, which can lead to catastrophic or even fatal injuries.

If you or your loved one suffered injuries in a pedestrian accident in The Villages, reach out to our personal injury attorneys at Meldon Law. We will take on your fight like it was our own and won’t back down from anyone.

Call (352) 373-8000 today and schedule your free case review.

Recovering Your Losses After a Pedestrian Accident

If you were hurt when you were hit by a car in The Villages, our team will fight for a settlement or a court judgment for your losses. What you can recover depends on your case. Our pedestrian accident attorneys can build a compensation claim for:

Income Loss

During your recovery period, you may not be able to work. The loss of income and benefits is usually recoverable, as is the difference in income if you must work fewer hours or at a lower-paying job. Should your injury prevent you from ever resuming work, you may be compensated for the loss of future earnings.

Medical Costs

Medical care in the United States is expensive. Whether your medical bills are out-of-pocket or are reimbursed by your insurance company, these expenses are typically considered losses and may include:

  • Ambulance
  • Hospital stays
  • Surgery
  • Medication
  • Rehab
  • Therapy
  • Lab work
  • Medical devices or equipment
  • Transportation to and from appointments
  • At-home care
  • Assisted Living
  • Adaptation of home or vehicle to meet current physical needs

All costs we listed above are considered economic damages because you can calculate the cost of each item.

The following are non-economic damages that have a subjective cost associated with each. How that cost is arrived at is something you and your attorney will discuss as you prepare your compensation claim.

Pain and Suffering

The physical pain and suffering you experience at the time of your accident and as you recover is a loss for which we can determine a cost.

Emotional Trauma

Compensation for the development of anxiety, depression, mental anguish, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is recoverable in a pedestrian accident claim.

Loss of Enjoyment of Life

After a serious injury, it is not uncommon to experience a loss of joy and appreciation for the daily events in your life.

Contact our pedestrian accident lawyers in The Villages at (352) 373-8000 to talk about the losses you’ve suffered and how best to account for each as you prepare your compensation claim. Although it’s hard to see too far ahead while battling through recovery, ensuring that your present and future are financially stable may be the best thing you can do for yourself.

Working with Our Pedestrian Accident Lawyers to Build Your Case

Working by yourself to meet the legal requirements of your case while you are struggling to rebuild your life is a huge challenge. Instead, we recommend you take advantage of our offer to review your case free of charge.

If you enlist our help, we will take the legal burden off your shoulders and use the knowledge and skills we’ve developed over the last five decades to serve you with compassion and integrity. Each case is unique, but our basic approach to a pedestrian accident claim is as follows:

  • Investigate the incident for evidence of negligence
  • Assist you in identifying all of the losses you suffered, confirming the costs associated with those damages, and filing your compensation claim with the liable party’s insurance company
  • Negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf for a full and fair compensation settlement
  • Prepare for trial and represent you in court if we determine that is the best way to get the compensation you deserve

Ensure You Are Aware of Florida’s Statute of Limitations for a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Filing a lawsuit may be the best way to recover the compensation you deserve for your losses. Florida allows you two years from the date of your injury for you to start legal action.

If you fail to file a lawsuit before this time limit expires, you may be unable to recover the compensation you deserve. While you can still negotiate with the insurer, you have lost your leverage and may settle for much less than you deserve.

Also, because accident investigations and settlement negotiations can take time, it’s important to keep an eye on the calendar as your claim progresses. You should get in touch with our team as soon as possible to give us the time we need to build a strong case.

How Modified Comparative Negligence Affects Your Pedestrian Accident Case

In Florida, what you can recover for a personal injury case depends on your contribution to the accident. If you were jaywalking when you were struck by a car, you and the driver may both be found negligent.

If you are found to be more than 50% at fault, you cannot receive any compensation for your losses. If you are found to be 50% or less at fault, you can recover compensation, but your contribution will lessen the final amount. For instance, if a jury finds you are 30% at fault for the pedestrian accident, you will receive 70% of the final settlement award.

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Meldon Law Is Dedicated to Our Neighbors in The Villages

Our pedestrian accident lawyers in The Villages consider what they do a calling rather than just a job. At Meldon Law, we developed a standard of operating in the early years that guides everything we do today. We call it Meldon CARES:

  • C. Compassion
  • A. Accountability
  • R. Reliability
  • E. Excellence
  • S. Success Driven

As our client, you come first. We bring the skill, knowledge, and experience we have garnered from more than 50 years of serving Floridians to each case because you deserve our very best.

Meldon Law in the Community

The law is something everyone should understand; however, we know how inaccessible it can be. At Meldon Law, we work hard to freely share what we know with communities throughout Florida. We use multiple platforms to get legal information into the hands of those who need it, including:

  • Books
  • Our Meldon Law & Friends Podcast
  • Our Law Talk Live Radio Show
  • Consumer guides
  • Blog posts

What we give to the community is minor compared to what our clients give to us when they let us know we exceeded their needs and expectations, as exemplified by Trey:

“Meldon Law is a GREAT attorneys company! When my case first started I was with another attorney but I switched over to meldon law in the middle of my case because I could not have any type of updates or get in contact with my last attorney but once I switched to Meldon Law everything changed for the better! I was able to get in contact with them and get an update everyday if I would have wanted they are very consistent, determined and professional I would advise anyone to choose this specific attorney! 5 stars from me and my fiancé thank you Meldon Law!” —Trey

How Negligence Can Cause a Pedestrian Accident

Any act of negligence by a driver or other road user can cause a catastrophic or fatal pedestrian accident. Some common examples include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Failure to obey traffic signals or traffic laws
  • Drunk driving
  • Failure to share the road
  • Fatigued driving
  • Reckless driving, such as speeding or weaving around other vehicles

We Help People in The Villages Recover Compensation for Severe Injuries

Pedestrians often suffer catastrophic injuries in car accidents. Injuries we often see when helping pedestrian accident victims include:

  • Spinal cord injury
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Amputations
  • Crush injury
  • Road rash
  • Facial and dental injury
  • Internal bleeding
  • Organ damage
  • Broken bones

Unfortunately, pedestrian accident injuries are also often fatal. If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries after being hit by a car, our pedestrian accident attorneys are ready to help you.

How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?

You pay nothing upfront for our help. If we take on your case, you pay no fees until and unless we win a compensation settlement or judgment for you. This way you can be sure we are dedicated to you and your case.

There is no risk when you work with our team.

Call Our Pedestrian Accident Lawyers in The Villages Today—We Are Here to Help

Our more than five decades protecting the rights of Floridians have made us a force to be reckoned with, inside and outside the courtroom.

Call Meldon Law at (352) 373-8000 to schedule your free case consultation. We know how to prove negligence and will fight for every penny you deserve.


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