Pedestrians are always at risk of injury doing daily tasks – like walking through a parking lot or crossing the street – as drivers often fail to exercise proper caution when encountering pedestrians or completely ignore them while driving. Driver negligence is a leading cause of accidents of this nature, and therefore serious bodily injuries to pedestrians, in the United States.
Our team of seasoned personal injury attorneys have dedicated over 30 years to helping auto accident victims of all kinds, including serious accidents involving pedestrians. Distasio Law Firm is here to help you recover the compensation you deserve for your serious injuries. If you have been injured while simply walking due to someone else’s negligence, a Tampa pedestrian accident lawyer can help you fight for the damages you need to move forward after your accident.
How an Attorney With Our Firm Can Assist You in a Pedestrian Injury Case
The purpose of personal injury law is to give accident victims the ability to hold a person responsible when that person causes them serious injuries. An accident attorney may be able to win compensation for a pedestrian or their family even if the pedestrian was deemed partially at fault.
Pedestrian accidents are often catastrophic and usually require continuing medical treatment. Attorney Scott Distasio is here for you. He and the rest of our compassionate legal team will pursue compensation for you and give you the chance to move on to a brighter tomorrow. Here’s what a lawyer from our firm will do for you:
- Gather evidence – Our team will collect all evidence in your case, including the police report, medical records, eyewitness statements, any surveillance video of the accident, and photographs of the accident scene and your resulting injuries.
- Determine liability – We will investigate the accident that led to your injuries and determine who the at-fault party is – whether it’s a motor vehicle driver, bicycle rider, or commercial truck driver – and hold the responsible party to account.
- Communicate with all parties involved – Our legal team will handle all communications with the at-fault party, their attorney, and the insurance companies so that you can focus on getting better.
- Keep you updated on your case’s progress – Our team is here for you 24/7. We never leave you in the dark when it comes to your case. We will always inform you of any new developments as they occur.
We are passionate advocates for our pedestrian injury clients in the Tampa area. Scott Distasio believes if another’s negligent or reckless actions injured you, that person should pay for the harm they caused. A diligent Tampa pedestrian injury lawyer from Distasio Law Firm is ready to go to work for you as soon as you call us.
What Are the Potential Recoverable Damages in a Pedestrian Accident?
If you’ve been injured due to a pedestrian accident, it’s perfectly natural to wonder who is going to pay the medical bills and other associated expenses. It’s not right that you should have to foot the bill for someone else’s negligence. That’s why the law allows you to seek recoverable damages from whoever caused your pedestrian accident.
Examples of recoverable damages you may seek after a pedestrian collision in Tampa include, but are not limited to the following:
- Past and future medical care costs
- Lost income
- Reduced earning power
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death damages if your loved one passed away from their related injuries
A Tampa pedestrian accident attorney from our firm is dedicated to fighting for recoverable damages on your behalf.
Who Can Be Liable in a Pedestrian Accident?
Driver negligence on public roads and private parking lots is a common cause of pedestrian accidents in Tampa. When drivers fail to obey the vehicle code and cause an accident, the resulting injuries can have long-lasting effects on the victim.
However, drivers are not the only cause of pedestrian accidents. You can be walking down the street and hit with debris falling from a construction site. You could even trip on an uneven sidewalk and hurt yourself.
A skilled legal professional from Distasio Law Firm will identify the liable party in your pedestrian accident in Tampa and then seek whatever recoverable damages are necessary to put your life back in order.
Do Not Delay in Seeking Justice for Your Pedestrian Injury Case
You have a limited time to pursue compensation in your injury case. Florida has a statute of limitations, or legal deadline, for filing personal injury and wrongful death cases in civil court, as follows:
- Personal injury: Four years per Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a)
- Wrongful death: Two years per Florida Statutes § 95.11(4)(d)
There may be exceptions to these statutory deadlines based on the unique circumstances of your case. That’s why you may want to consider hiring a lawyer from our firm familiar with Florida’s laws and statutes to analyze the details of your case.
We Fight to Win Millions in Settlements or Court Verdicts for Our Injury Clients
The team at Distasio Law Firm is dedicated to fighting for fair compensation for our injured clients, whether in or out of court. Here are examples of the success we have had in negotiating settlements or winning court awards in favor of our clients:
- $1.49 million verdict – A jury in Sarasota County awarded this amount to a man who was hit by a car while riding his bicycle. A defense witness argued the man was riding the wrong way. Our attorneys were able to provide an expert witness who refuted that claim.
- $1 million settlement – For a Tampa woman struck by another vehicle in traffic and injured a pre-existing condition in her back. The case settled on the second day of trial following our expert witness testimony.
We work to provide a smooth legal experience for all of our clients. Take a look at some of their testimonials:
“Distasio Law Firm has been very professional in their representation. They have been understanding and compassionate and with great integrity fought for me and represented me. It has been a positive and easy process from beginning to end. I can’t ask for a better group to represent me…” – Evelyn S.
“Distasio Law Firm was very helpful and friendly at all times. Scott and his team went into detail in every aspect of my case and made sure I had no questions left unanswered. Distasio Law Firm was very receptive to my calls and emails and always got back to me in a timely manner.” – Barbara M.
Our lawyers are ready to listen to what happened in your pedestrian accident in Tampa so that we can get started on your case.
Our Firm Works on a Contingency-Fee Basis
We know you are trying to make ends meet right now. You may be out of work due to your injuries and unsure if you can afford to hire legal representation. When you hire Distasio Law Firm to represent you in a pedestrian injury case, you will pay nothing up front or out of pocket.
Our team will front all the costs associated with your case, whether we need to hire expert witnesses or purchase court documents. You will not pay a dime unless we win a settlement or court award on your behalf. Our attorney fees will come out of a portion of the settlement you are awarded, so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
The Distasio Law Firm Difference
When you choose Distasio Law Firm to represent you in a pedestrian injury claim or lawsuit, you can rest assured our lawyer will handle all aspects of the case from start to finish.
Our principal attorney, Scott Distasio, has spent over three decades handling personal injury cases. Scott knows how to negotiate with the insurance companies for the full and fair settlement on your behalf. If the insurance company won’t settle, Scott is not afraid to defend your case in court. He is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Trial law. Very few attorneys in this state can make that same claim.
Scott Distasio is respected by his peers and his clients for his ability and ethics. He will fight for you and build a strong case to support your claim for compensation.
Distasio Law Firm Goes the Distance for our Clients
Distasio Law Firm believes in a service-first mentality when it comes to representing our clients. Our practice is centered on the principle that whoever caused your accident should be held liable for the damages, and we’re willing to go the distance to make that happen.
A lot of firms will take cases in the hopes of cutting a quick settlement offer from the other insurance company. Then they apply a sort of “soft pressure” on you to take the offer and move on. That’s not how we work.
Our mission is to serve you, the client, by pursuing your case wherever it takes us. If that means going all the way to court to seek the maximum possible compensation, we’ll do it. Distasio Law Firm is with you for the long haul.
Call to Speak to a Tampa Pedestrian Accident Attorney About Your Case
You don’t have to suffer alone after a pedestrian accident. If you were injured or your loved one suffered fatal injuries in an accident that was someone else’s fault, do not wait another day to seek justice. The team at Distasio Law Firm is here to help seek the compensation you need.
Reach out to discuss your case with a Tampa pedestrian accident lawyer. Initial consultations are free.