A fatal automobile versus pedestrian crash occurred on A1A near Euclid Avenue. According to Florida Highway Patrol, a female pedestrian walked out into the southbound lane of A1A and was struck by a Lincoln MKS traveling southbound at around 6:59 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28, 2023.
The pedestrian was transported to Flagler hospital soon after the accident. Tragically, she was later pronounced dead at the same hospital.
What You Should Know About Florida Automobile Versus Pedestrian Crashes
There are several things you should know about Florida automobile versus pedestrian crashes. We have briefly summarized some points below that you should consider if you’ve been injured in a Florida pedestrian accident.
- The responsible or at fault driver’s insurance coverage may cover your damages.
- The police report will often blame the pedestrian for the accident, but the police report is not admissible in court.
- There may be more insurance coverage available to you than you think because more than one person may be liable.
- The insurance company may offer to pay you nothing, but they may change their tune if you get legal representation.
- An experienced pedestrian accident lawyer can help you maximize the value of your claim and keep you from settling your case for a fraction of what it’s worth.
Steps You Should Take After an Automobile Versus Pedestrian Crash in Florida
There are several important steps to take after you’ve been the victim of an automobile versus pedestrian crash in Florida. Here is a quick summary:
- Assess your injuries and get to safety.
- Contact the authorities.
- Get the contact information and insurance information of the driver of the car that hit you.
- Get the contact info of any witnesses.
- Take pictures and video of everything.
- Don’t speak with the driver’s insurance company without speaking to your attorney first.
- Contact a pedestrian accident lawyer at the earliest opportunity.
If You Lose a Loved One in an Automobile Versus Pedestrian Crash, You May Have a Claim for Wrongful Death
Wrongful death cases are like personal injury cases. However, the victim died because of his or her injury, rather than just suffering injuries. Hence the name, “wrongful death.” To win a wrongful death suit in Florida, the plaintiff must prove the following elements:
- A person lost his or her life;
- Due to the careless, negligent, or reckless actions of another;
- There are survivors of the decedent who were harmed as a result; and
- The decedent’s survivors suffered monetary loss or damages as a result of the decedent’s death.
For more information on Florida wrongful death cases, download our free e-book: Florida Wrongful Death: Information You Need to Know Before Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Florida.
If You or a Loved One Were the Victim of an Automobile Versus Pedestrian Crash, You May be Entitled to Compensation
If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to compensation. We offer free legal consultations with an experienced Florida pedestrian accident lawyer. You can call our Orlando, Florida personal injury law firm today at (321) 352-7588 today to schedule your free consultation. Also, you can contact us on our website and set your consultation up by email. When you schedule a consultation at our law firm, you will get a consultation with a personal injury lawyer, not a customer service representative or intake person.
If you’ve been hurt in a neighboring state, we may be able to help. We have at least one attorney licensed in South Carolina, Georgia, and North Carolina, in addition to Florida. So, if you’ve been hurt in any of these states, don’t hesitate to call us. We’re here when you need us.
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