Pedestrian Accident Attorney Serving Polk County
If you were hit by a car, I’ll help you get back up
Living in Florida means enjoying good weather year-round, and getting around on foot is a great way to enjoy what our area has to offer. However, too many drivers fail to share the road with pedestrians, and the consequences can be severe. When a car weighing thousands of pounds hits a pedestrian’s unprotected body, life-altering injuries often follow.
Pedestrian accidents are high-stakes cases, and the insurance companies know it. Your pain is just their opportunity to save money, and they will fight hard to pay you as little as possible. That’s why you need a Lakeland pedestrian accident lawyer to level the playing field. You need Thomas C. Grajek, Attorney at Law.
Why pedestrian accidents happen
Everyone who uses our roads has a responsibility to be careful and share the road with others. Pedestrians need to look both ways before crossing the street, stick to designated crosswalks and sidewalks wherever possible, and generally stay alert and attentive. However, the greater responsibility falls on people in cars and trucks. The larger your vehicle, the more important it is that you pay attention.
Unfortunately, too many motorists fail to share the road. Distracted drivers hit pedestrians all the time; it’s much easier for a pedestrian’s smaller frame to be overlooked. Other pedestrians are victims of drunk driving, speeding, or generally aggressive driving. Night is a particularly dangerous time for pedestrians because motorists have much less peripheral vision and pedestrians usually enter the roadway from the side.
“I didn’t see you” is not an excuse. Motorists need to share the road, and when they don’t, they need to be held accountable. An experienced pedestrian accident attorney will fight for that accountability.
Get a lawyer who knows the stakes
Again, in pedestrian accident claims, the stakes are usually quite high. The injuries sustained may be severe: brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, internal organ damage, and more. Insurance companies know this. As soon as they see “pedestrian” in a claim, they put their best attorneys and adjusters on the case. Their representatives may say they’re on your side or just need a few questions answered so that they can process your claim, but don’t be fooled. They want to save money. You need your own advocate to level the playing field.
As your lawyer, I’ll listen to your story, advise you of your options, and investigate your pedestrian accident to find out what happened and why. Based on this investigation, I’ll fight hard to hold the driver who hit you and any other responsible parties accountable. The insurance companies don’t want to go up against an experienced trial lawyer. They may offer a fair settlement. If not, I have the experience and resources to take them to trial.
This can be a difficult process, but we’re in it together every step of the way. I handle pedestrian accident cases on a contingency fee, which means you don’t pay out of pocket; the attorney’s fee is a percentage of your recovery if you win. If you don’t win, you don’t owe your lawyer a cent. It’s that simple.
Schedule your free consultation with a pedestrian accident attorney
The clock starts ticking right away after a pedestrian accident. Legal deadlines have to be met. Evidence must be preserved before it disappears. The sooner you get a lawyer on your side, the stronger your case will be – and the sooner you can get back to focusing on healing and rebuilding your life.
Don’t go up against the insurance company on your own. Schedule your free consultation with an experienced Polk County pedestrian accident lawyer today.