Pinellas County is one of the most densely populated counties in the United States. In light of this statistic, it is not surprising that pedestrian and bicycle accidents in St. Petersburg are commonplace.
Tragically, many the injuries and deaths associated with pedestrian accidents could have been avoided. Taxi drivers, motorists, delivery trucks and city transit buses don't always abide by established traffic rules and tourists may be especially vulnerable to accidents because they are unfamiliar with the flow of traffic and crosswalks in crowded areas like downtown St. Petersburg.
Driver distraction from cell phones, radios and children in the car is the most common contributor to pedestrian accidents, many times causing severe injuries and even death.
Pedestrian accidents caused by other people's negligence not planned life events, and many times, victims are bridled with injury, pain and financial losses, not knowing which way to turn. It may feel like there are many things to do, and often it is impossible to know where to begin.We are Here to Help
If you have been hit by a motor vehicle while biking or walking around St. Petersburg, call the Pedestrian Accident Attorneys at Whittel & Melton to discuss your case. 813-221-3200.
Our attorneys can help you sort through your options and fight on your behalf to obtain financial compensation for your injury and loss. We will first meet with you to discuss the facts of your case and assess the level of damage and injury you are suffering. During this free consultation, will explain how the Florida legal system works and what you can expect going forward.
Once retained, our attorneys will conduct their own investigation of the case-- many times requesting medical documentation and police reports, consulting with experts like medical economists and forensic accountants, and speaking to witnesses and life care planners.
We investigate your costs associated with surgery, hospitalization, physical therapy, medical equipment, in-home nursing, and lost wages before making claims against the people and insurance companies that are involved in your case.
You will never be responsible for any attorney's fees unless and until there is a successful financial recovery for your damages.
Call us Today at 813-221-3200.