St. Petersburg Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

 

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If you sustained injuries in a pedestrian accident, you could recover damages that acknowledge your related losses. You could fight for this compensation on your own, but a lawyer could also benefit you.  Luckily, you won't have to search too hard when looking for a St. Petersburg pedestrian accident lawyer. Dolman Law has been helping victims of these accidents get medical help and compensation since 2009. If you've been injured in a pedestrian accident, or your family member has suffered serious injury or death due to car negligence, speak with a pedestrian accident lawyer. 

We don't Back Down When Injured Clients Ask for Help

Our team can help you get justice and compensation for your losses. These lawyers take on automakers, product manufacturers, and irresponsible companies that should be held responsible for their actions. We can also go after the other driver's insurance company or the driver themselves. Your representative will explore all options for compensation. A caring team will conduct a thorough investigation into your incident, gathering evidence from eyewitnesses and police reports to build a strong case against those responsible for causing damage. It's also not uncommon for insurance companies to pressure you into settling for less than you deserve. We're ready to fight for every penny you're owed. 

Reasons Why You May Have Been Injured as a Pedestrian

There are many reasons why pedestrians are injured on the street. Motor vehicles cause many injuries to pedestrians. These accidents can happen when drivers: 
  • Fail to yield to pedestrians at intersections and crosswalks 
  • Exceed posted speed limits 
  • Travel through red lights or stop signs 
  • Swerve without signaling 
  • Drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs 
  • Drive distracted
  • Make unsafe lane changes
Anyone injured as a pedestrian should seek medical attention. If you walked away from the scene, you should still speak with your doctor. You could be in shock, or your injuries could take time to present symptoms. A follow-up evaluation with a St. Petersburg personal injury lawyer can help you understand your legal rights and whether you could seek compensation for your injuries. At Dolman Law Group, we have a team of legal professionals who will guide you through the process ending in a fair settlement.  

Affordable Lawyers in St. Petersburg Are Within Your Reach

Pedestrian accident claims are often dealt with on a contingency-fee basis, meaning your lawyer will only get paid if they win your case. If you lose, you don't owe anything. If you've been facing any of these four situations, call a lawyer who can help you know what to do next.  
  • Your injuries have been hurting longer than anticipated. 
  • Your initial treatment didn't help relieve your pain.
  • You sustained severe injuries that will take some time and money to heal.
  • You are facing chronic pain daily and want reassurance that everything possible is being done.
  • Your insurance company is not fairly valuating your losses.
  • You were in a pedestrian accident and don't know what to do next.

How Do You Find the Right St. Petersburg Pedestrian Accident Lawyer?

To find the right St. Petersburg attorney for your pedestrian accident case, start by asking friends or family members for recommendations. It's helpful to focus on firms with a proven success rate and testimonials from past clients.  Our team's past clients have said the following about us: “...They were just so kind and understanding and really just seemed to connect with me on the emotional level I was put on and that actually meant a lot to me. It was just refreshing being treated with such care and I appreciate this type of service. At Dolman Law Group, we've been serving St. Petersburg for many years and know[ing] all about pedestrian accident cases. Our lawyers are ready to help if you've been injured as a pedestrian.” - Carl T. W.  “...They truly care about their clients… I was in a motorcycle crash… They… made me a priority. I was able to experience the quality of work firsthand and the settlement they were able to recover for me was a sigh of relief given the situation. Not only are they fair and honest business people, but an outstanding law firm that gets results!” - Supernolatv

Questions to Ask Your Law Firm During Your First Consultation

Once you've found a few names from your network, it's a good idea to get a free consultation about your case. Here are some questions you can ask to help narrow down your search: 
  • What kind of experience do you have with pedestrian accident cases in St. Petersburg? 
  • How much will you charge upfront to take my case?  
  • What kind of past results do you have with other clients with similar injuries as mine? 
Most importantly, talk with the firm about whether or not they'll be available when you need them. You don't want to hire them, only to find out that their lawyers are always on vacation and never return phone calls. 

How the Firm Treats You Says Everything About How They Would Treat the Case

When you first meet with your personal injury lawyer, the first step is to get some information from you about what happened in your pedestrian accident case. Your attorney should take down as much detail as possible. They'll want to know how you were injured, who was involved, and where it occurred in St. Petersburg. This information is key to helping your attorney build a case against those responsible for your injuries. You may also have questions about your future. Take time to ask any questions on your mind because you want all relevant details of your case taken into account. This will help them build a strategy moving forward.  Follow up with your lawyer as soon as possible after meeting with them, and keep in contact throughout your case. They'll be able to explain court proceedings, advise you on settlement offers, and give you a voice in court. 

Act Now to Get Your Compensation and Hold the Responsible Party Accountable

If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident in St. Petersburg, contact Dolman Law Group at (727) 451-6900. Our lawyers can pursue a settlement and guide you throughout your case. Call us for a free consultation. You generally have a limited time to file a lawsuit in Florida, under Florida Statutes § 95.11 Our team will walk you through your options and all possible negligent parties in your case. St Petersburg Office 1663 1st Ave S. St. Petersburg, FL 33712 Phone: (727) 472-3909

Matthew Dolman

Clearwater Personal Injury and Insurance Attorney

This article was written and reviewed by Matthew Dolman. Matt has been a practicing civil trial, personal injury, products liability, and mass tort lawyer since 2004. He has represented over 11,000 injury victims and has served as lead counsel in over 1000 lawsuits. Matt is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for resolving individual cases in excess or $1 million and $2 million, respectively. He has also been selected by his colleagues as a Florida Superlawyer and as a member of Florida’s Legal Elite on multiple occasions. Further, Matt has been quoted in the media numerous times and is a sought-after speaker on a variety of legal issues and topics.

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