Oviedo Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Oviedo Pedestrian Accident Attorney Firm Securing Compensation for clients Injured in Oviedo and surrounding areas.
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles compiles annual statistics on pedestrian accidents in the state, and the Crash Facts from 2017 are shocking: There were 9,420 motor vehicle collisions involving people on foot, and 8,126 pedestrians were injured in such incidents.
If you were hurt in a crash, you may be entitled to recover monetary damages for your losses. Our lawyers at the Benenati Law Firm can help you navigate the legal process, including filing a claim with an insurance company and in court. Please contact our office schedule a free consultation with an Oviedo pedestrian accidents attorney today.
Common Causes Behind Florida Pedestrian Accidents
When a pedestrian accident happens, negligence is usually to blame. To recover compensation, you need to show that the driver did not operate the vehicle safely, and this carelessness caused the collision. Negligent acts by the driver of the motor vehicle may include:
- Drinking while driving;
- Failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk;
- Not complying with traffic signals;
- Texting while driving, or other forms of distracted driving; and,
- Many other risky behaviors behind the wheel.
However, a pedestrian can also be negligent in such an incident. Fault is extremely important in a pedestrian accident because of a concept under Florida law, termed comparative negligence. If you were blameworthy in causing the crash, your rights could be affected. Your compensation could be reduced by such acts as:
- Failing to walk in a crosswalk;
- Crossing an intersection in violation of traffic signals;
- Talking on the phone, texting, or surfing the internet while walking; and,
- Other unsafe conduct.
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You May Be Entitled to Compensation for Your Losses
Because most Florida drivers carry auto insurance as required by law, you will initially pursue compensation by filing a claim with the policyholder’s insurer. You may seek damages for such losses as:
- Medical procedures, treatment, medications, and equipment;
- Lost wages, if your injuries prevent you from working;
- Pain and suffering;
- Diminished quality of life;
- Scarring and disfigurement; and,
- Additional monetary damages that depend on the details of your case.
It is not uncommon for an insurance company to deny payment or offer a lower amount than you requested in your claim. Insurers like Geico, State Farm, Allstate, and others do not become major multinational companies by paying out full compensation to victims of accidents. Their employees are specially trained to get you to settle for as little as possible.
For this reason, it is critical to retain an attorney to represent you as early on the process as possible. A lawyer will fight for you when filing a pedestrian accident claim, and will protect your interests when engaging in negotiations with an insurance company. If our legal team cannot get the compensation you deserve by law, we will take the battle to court to enforce your rights.
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Settle for More
Benenati Law Firm has recovered MILLIONS for our Orlando injury clients.
No Win, No Fee Promise
When it comes to the outcome of your case, you don’t pay, unless you win. You don’t have to worry about paying attorneys in advance.
When you hire me I will be responsive and attentive to your calls and questions. I will return phone calls and be in my office when you need me. I do not golf nor do I take much time off. I am not a trust fund baby. My parents are not doctors and lawyers. They were hard working middle class people before they both passed away while I was in law school over 10 years ago. I am a nice generous person that will treat you with respect. I am married and a father of two young children. When I am not spending time with my family I will be in my office working ON YOUR CASE. You are my client but you are also my employer – I WORK FOR YOU and will work as hard as possible to make you feel I will be your go to lawyer for the rest of your life.
Discuss Your Rights and Remedies With An Oviedo Pedestrian Accident Attorney
At The Benenati Law Firm, we understand that accidents can happen to anyone at any time and can change lives forever.
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The Benenati Law Firm serves personal injury clients, as well as those going through the bankruptcy process. Our practice areas include:
Do Not Settle For Less
Our oath to you is handling your case from start to finish effectively, competently, and aggressively. Why settle for less than you deserve at a huge law firm. Our goal is not to be the biggest but instead the best. We will work on achieving that every day and with every case we take on. We have Offices in Orlando, and Kissimmee for your convenience but if you prefer we come to you, we will do so; not with an “investigator,” but with an Attorney at your home. Allow us the opportunity to give you the
Representation for injuries including:
• Personal Injury
• Car Accidents
• Wrongful Death
• Amusement Park Accidents
• Workers’ Compensation
personal attention you deserve in your case. This is not assembly line justice. You deserve better.
You were involved in a car accident. You are suffering and injured and you want someone to pay for that suffering. That is why you are looking for a personal injury lawyer. Too many times, someone hires a large law firm and gets lost in the shuffle. That will not happen in our firm. Do not let it happen to you.
Free Initial Consultation
Whether you have suffered a serious injury because of another’s negligence, or you are suffocating under mountains of debt, a consultation with the Benenati Law Firm may prove to be extremely advantageous. We encourage you to call our offices today at 407-777-7777, or fill out our online form to request your free, no-obligation, and completely confidential case consultation. If you are unable to travel to our location during our office hours, we offer after-hours and home visits for your convenience, too.
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We Have The Awards
The Benenati Law Firm has received numerous awards and recognitions over the years for our legal services. These include, but are not limited to, recognition from Avvo, Super Lawyers, Florida Legal Elite, and The National Advocates Top Lawyers.
Don’t Just Take Our Word For It
“Walter maximized my settlement and he reached the policy limits. That’s the best scenario.”
“I would like to thank the Benenati Law Firm for helping to take the stress out of dealing with the insurance company and for everyone being very professional and always available to take my calls. The speed of the case being closed exceeded my expectations and any future needs I will definitely be contacting them.”
“My experience with the Benenati Law Firm in Orlando was a great experience. They helped right away after a heartbreaking experience at another law firm. THEY MADE MORE PROGRESS IN MY CASE IN TWO MONTHS THAN 2 YEARS WITH MY FORMER LAW FIRM. I am so grateful.”