What are my rights if I am injured or lose a loved one in a pedestrian accident?

It is a sad fact that pedestrians are at great risk from car accidents. When a vehicle hits a pedestrian, serious injuries or even death are often the result. Unfortunately, Florida has one of the highest rates of pedestrian fatalities in the country, an Tampa is one of the most dangerous cities in the nation for pedestrians. There were 606 pedestrian deaths in 2013, accounting for 24 percent of the total 2,494 fatalities in vehicle collisions that year.

If you were injured or lost a loved one as the result of a collision with a vehicle, and you believe the driver was at fault, then you may be able to get compensation for your loss through a lawsuit. Joyce & Reyes can help.

Immediately after any accident, it is important to take certain actions if you are able. Call the police, get medical help, and write down the names and contact information of the driver and other witnesses. Then, after you have received the medical attention you need, call a lawyer. Joyce & Reyes offers a free consultation for you to learn about your rights.

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