What should I do if I am injured in a pedestrian accident?

Florida has one of the highest rates of pedestrian deaths in the United States. The state’s cities are built for vehicles rather than foot traffic. As a result, pedestrians, runners and joggers are exposed to the risk of getting hit by a car and suffering serious injuries.

If you are hurt in a pedestrian accident, it is important to obtain medical treatment immediately. You should also gather information from the driver and any witnesses who saw your accident. Hold on to any police reports, medical documents and other accident-related items as they can be used as evidence later to support your claim.

Avoid giving statements to insurance companies as they can be used against you later. You should make sure to call a knowledgeable pedestrian accident attorney who can advise you of your legal options for pursuing compensation for your injuries. Joyce & Reyes offers a free consultation to answer all your questions and help you understand your rights.

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