Why Choose Our Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in Plantation, FL?
Carlos M. Amor is An Experienced Attorney Who Knows Florida Traffic Law
We know you have choices in Florida when it comes to law firms. We believe you should choose Carlos M. Amor to handle your important case for these reasons:
- As a native of the state who has practiced law in Florida since 2007, and a sometimes pedestrian himself, he has witnessed the lack of regard some drivers have for people walking or jogging on streets and roads.
- He is an effective negotiator and skilled litigator who understands how insurance companies operate and how to stand up to them to help his clients.
- Attorney Amor seeks to make his legal services as convenient as possible; he is responsive and quick to address clients’ questions and concerns.
- He provides free consultations, by phone, video meeting or in person.
Contact us today at (954) 453-7200 to arrange a consultation with a pedestrian accident lawyer who will fight for your rights and interests.
How Our Plantation Pedestrian Accident Attorney Can Help You
Our Planation pedestrian accident attorney will help you by building a strong case on your behalf, designed to get you the maximum amount of compensation. He will:
- Investigate and evaluate all the evidence in your case and strategize the best way forward that is in line with your wishes and goals.
- Help you analyze your losses to develop a value range for your claim that adequately reimburses you.
- File your claim with the insurance company.
- Relieve you of the stress and confusion of filling out insurance paperwork and communicating with insurance adjusters.
- Work to negotiate a settlement for you with the insurance company and their policyholder.
- Litigate your case in the courts if a settlement cannot be reached.
You can be sure that the insurer will have a team of experienced lawyers protecting their financial interests. Carlos M. Amor has the knowledge and experience to protect your interests when you have been injured in a pedestrian accident due to the negligence of a motor vehicle driver. Reach out today for a free consultation by calling (954) 453-7200.
How Is Compensation Determined in a Pedestrian Accident?
Compensation is determined in a pedestrian accident based on the damages involved. “Damages” is a legal term for losses. These damages may include payment for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages and potential lost earning capacity
- Physical pain and emotional suffering
- Other costs you may have incurred, such as paying for household help or childcare.
As established by Florida statute, when someone dies in a pedestrian accident, which, sadly, is not unusual, their beneficiaries may be able to receive compensation for mental pain and suffering, loss of support and services, funeral and burial expenses and other damages.
Other factors that go into determining compensation include the degree of negligence of the at-fault party and whether you shared any fault for the accident, in which case your compensation may be reduced. Our experienced pedestrian accident lawyer Carlos M. Amor can help you determine what compensation you could potentially receive and will work to establish the liability of the driver.
Pedestrian Accident FAQs
Get Answers to Your Questions from a Florida Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Following are answers to common questions that our law firm receives. To get answers about your individual case, reach out to our pedestrian accident lawyer, Carlos M. Amor.
How do pedestrian accidents happen?
Pedestrian accidents happen in many ways. Here are some common causes:
- When drivers backing out of parking spaces or crossing sidewalks do not look carefully for pedestrians
- When drivers roll through stop signs and crosswalks
- When drivers are texting behind the wheel or are otherwise distracted and don’t pay attention to their surroundings
- When negligent drivers pass stopped school buses or speed through school zones
- When poor roadway design forces pedestrians near moving vehicles
- When badly designed intersections don’t allow enough crossing time for pedestrians.
These are just some examples. However your pedestrian accident happened, our law firm is here to help you.
What should I do if I have been in a pedestrian accident?
If you have been hit by a car or other vehicle, you should get medical attention immediately. Even if you don’t feel you were seriously hurt, the weight and force of being hit can cause internal injuries that may not be immediately obvious. If the police did not come to the scene, report the accident to them. If there were witnesses to the accident, try to get statements or contact information. Then, contact a pedestrian accident attorney who may be able to help you get compensation to relieve the financial stress of your injuries.
Who can be held liable for pedestrian accidents?
It is most often drivers who are at fault for pedestrian accidents. Sometimes employers of people driving while on the job may also be held liable. In some cases, agencies that design and maintain roadways may be to blame. Pedestrians themselves can also be at fault or partially at fault if they jaywalk, are under the influence or otherwise contribute to the accident.
How long do I have to file a legal claim for my accident?
How long you have to file a legal claim for your accident is determined by the Florida statute of limitations. Under the statute, you have four years from the date of your accident or possibly from the date you discovered you were injured if that was at a later time. If your loved one died, you have two years from the date of death to file if you are an eligible survivor. You could lose your chance to file a claim if you miss the deadline. However, there are some exceptions to these deadlines, so always speak with a Florida pedestrian accident lawyer to learn about deadlines specific to your case.
How long will it take to be paid once I file a claim for my accident?
How long it will take you to get paid once you file an accident claim depends on many factors. In more complex cases, such as when the evidence about liability is not obvious or when there are a number parties involved or injuries are very severe, it can take longer than for less complicated cases. If you are able to settle your claim outside the courtroom, you will typically get compensation faster than if your claim must be resolved through a lawsuit at trial. When our pedestrian accident attorney handles your case, he will seek to resolve it and get you compensation in the most expeditious way possible based on all the circumstances.