Kissimmee Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Pedestrian accidents occur literally anywhere – in a crosswalk, while out on a run, in a parking lot or while getting off of a public bus. Did you know that every year nearly 4,500 pedestrians are killed by a motor vehicle? This is the equivalent of 14 percent of all motor vehicle related deaths. Moreover, nearly 70,000 pedestrians suffer injuries sustained from a motor vehicle each year.
As far as accidents go, a pedestrian being hit by a motor vehicle can be some of the worst. This is because, unlike someone inside a car, pedestrians are completely vulnerable and thus often suffer from very severe injuries and even death. Because of the severity of pedestrian accidents, they raise unique legal questions requiring the advice of an attorney such as James O. Cunningham, who has decades of experience in Osceola County pedestrian accidents.
A pedestrian is entitled to the same level of compensation as a person involved in a motor vehicle accident is. This includes the following:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost earnings and earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Emotional distress
- Loss of parental or spousal financial support
- Loss of spousal relations
- Property damage
- Incidental expenses
- Other types of physical, economic and punitive damages
Although you may think you do not need to hire a pedestrian accident attorney, you should understand that trying to resolve your claim without first seeking legal counsel will likely result in not receiving the compensation you deserve. Remember, the insurance company represents the person who injured you and is therefore working to ensure you receive as little compensation as possible. They will contact you and ask for a statement, which they may later use against you.
To protect your rights and to receive the compensation you deserve, it is important to discuss your case with a qualified Kissimmee pedestrian accident attorney.
Call Us Today
Clearly, handling your pedestrian accident claim without the support of an attorney is a risk – and one that many regret taking. With so many varying circumstances and severe injuries, it is important that you work with a knowledgeable partner who can analyze and advise you on the unique facts of your particular pedestrian accident.
James O. Cunningham is your trusted and knowledgeable partner. With years of experience in pedestrian accident cases, he has the experience needed to deal with complex medical records and to deal with pushy insurance carriers.
If you or someone you know has been involved in a Kissimmee pedestrian accident, please contact attorney James O. Cunningham at 407-966-4408.