Life can change instantly, and a pedestrian accident is a distressing example of how quickly it can happen. When navigating the streets of Sarasota on foot, the last thing you anticipate is an encounter with a vehicle. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents are all too common, often leading to severe injuries, mental trauma, and countless questions.

We understand the impact a pedestrian accident can have on your life. For over four decades, we’ve been at the side of Sarasota residents, helping them through the toughest times of their lives. We know pain, confusion, and uncertainty. 

Your life matters. Your health matters. Your peace of mind matters. And most importantly, your story matters. We’re here to listen, to understand, and to champion your rights.

When you’re ready, we’re here to provide the compassionate legal representation you deserve. Allow The Ruth Law Team to carry the weight of this struggle so that you can focus on what’s most important – your recovery. Let’s start a conversation today – to discuss your case with a Sarasota pedestrian accident attorney, please call (941) 366-9725 or schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation online.

Call us at (941) 366-9725 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.

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The Ruth Law Team was there for me from the day of my accident to the very end. The day after my accident they sent an investigator to my home to get the details of the accident. Which was amazing because I was in so much pain there is no way I could have gone to their office. They fought for me every step of the way and I am eternally grateful. They literally had to do so much work on my behalf. I can't thank them enough for turning a very traumatic event in my life into a supportive and nurturing experience. Nicole was my go to and she was phenomenal. She checked on me regularly and kept me up to date on the case. Thank you!

 
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St. Petersburg

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Why Should You Choose The Ruth Law Team?

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We have over four decades of experience representing pedestrian accident victims in Sarasota, FL, and throughout the state.

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Our firm has recovered millions in damages and compensation throughout our 40+ years of representing clients.

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Our firm values honest communication and open dialogue with clients, so you always feel connected and updated about the situation.

Our Pedestrian Accident Case Results

$350,000+

Settlement for Pedestrian Recovered

Our law firm recovered over $350K for a woman struck as a pedestrian at night in a disputed liability claim. Our client required an extensive hospital and rehabilitation for injuries including a broken pelvis, closed… read more?
$160,000

Settlement for Pedestrian Hit After Car Runs Stop Sign

Settlement to our client after being hit by a car which ran a stop sign.
$750,000

Pedestrian Struck by Cement Truck

Verdict to a young victim hit by a cement truck. Our client sustained significant back injuries including syringomyelia. She is on permanent disability from her injuries.
$1,035,000

Pedestrian Hit by Tractor Trailer

Recovery for our client who was severely injured when hit by a tractor trailer. The victim was drug by the trailer causing fractures, torn muscles, permanent scarring and disfigurement.
$325,000

Corporate Truck Hits Pedestrian

Verdict for a pedestrian that was hit by a large corporate truck.
$22,000

Settlement For Car Passenger Injured

$22,000 settlement for a passenger in a car hit during a left hand turn.
$1,250,000

Girl Injured by Driver Who Ran a Red Light

We recovered 1.25 million dollars for a 12-year-old girl who was a passenger in a car when another driver ran a red light and hit the car in which she was riding.
$250,000

Rollover Accident

Our legal team settled our client’s rollover accident case for the full policy limits. Our client was turning left when a truck without lights clipped his car, causing it to roll over. The at-fault driver fled the scene and was soon arrested.
$160,000

Settlement for Pedestrian Hit After Car Runs Stop Sign

Settlement to our client after being hit by a car which ran a stop sign.

NOTE: Client may not obtain the same or similar results.

Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries

Being hit by a car can result in various injuries, ranging from minor to severe and even life-altering. It’s important to recognize the potential harm from such an incident to comprehend the gravity of what you or your loved one may be facing. These are some of our clients’ most common injuries following a pedestrian accident.

  • Head and Brain Injuries: These include traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), concussions, and skull fractures. They can lead to lifelong cognitive impairment, memory loss, or behavioral changes.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: Damage to the spinal cord can result in partial or complete paralysis, impacting mobility and requiring long-term care and assistance.
  • Fractures: Broken bones are common in pedestrian accidents. Legs, arms, ribs, and pelvis can be fractured upon impact.
  • Internal Injuries: These involve damage to organs, internal bleeding, or ruptured blood vessels, often requiring immediate medical attention.
  • Cuts and Lacerations: Though they may seem minor compared to other injuries, cuts can lead to significant blood loss or infection if not treated promptly.
  • Emotional Trauma: The psychological impact of an accident can be as severe as physical injuries, leading to conditions like Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, or anxiety.

The Ruth Law Team understands that every injury, case, and individual is unique. It’s not just about the physical wounds; it’s about the emotional and psychological scars and the life-altering changes that no one sees. It’s about getting the support, resources, and representation you need to navigate this challenging journey. We’re here to help you make sense of it all and strive for the justice and compensation you deserve.

Call us at (941) 366-9725 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.

Potential Damages Available to Sarasota Pedestrian Accident Victims

If you’ve been injured in a car accident as a pedestrian, it’s natural to feel overwhelmed with mounting medical bills, lost wages, and sudden financial uncertainty. Legal action could lead to compensation that can ease this burden. As each case is unique, the exact types of compensation will depend on the specifics of your situation. Here are some of the potential types of compensation you might be eligible for:

  • Medical Expenses: This includes compensation for both past and future medical bills associated with the accident, from emergency room visits and surgeries to rehabilitation services and necessary medical equipment.
  • Pain and Suffering: Compensation may be awarded for the physical pain and emotional distress you’ve experienced as a result of the accident.
  • Lost Wages: If your injuries have made you unable to work, whether temporarily or permanently, you could be compensated for lost income.
  • Loss of Earning Capacity: If your ability to earn in the future has been compromised due to long-term or permanent injuries, you might receive compensation.
  • Property Damage: If any personal belongings, such as a cell phone, were damaged in the accident, you may be entitled to compensation for their repair or replacement.

We’re here to help you understand your rights, navigate the complexities of the legal system, and advocate for the compensation you deserve. With over 40 years of experience, you can trust our dedicated team of injury attorneys in Sarasota, FL to stand with you every step of the way. Contact our office today to see if you have a case.

Next Steps After a Pedestrian Accident

The moments, hours, and days following a pedestrian accident can be a whirlwind of emotions and confusion. You may be unsure of what to do next. Here are some steps to help you navigate this challenging time:

  1. Seek Immediate Medical Attention: Regardless of how you feel in the moment, it’s critical to get a professional medical evaluation as soon as possible. Injuries may not be immediately apparent and can surface days later.
  2. Gather Information: If possible, collect information at the scene. This can include the driver’s contact and insurance details, the vehicle’s make and model, and any witness information. Take photos of the scene if you can.
  3. Document Your Injuries and Treatment: Keep a detailed record of your injuries, medical treatments, and any related expenses. This can be helpful in establishing a claim.
  4. Consult with a Personal Injury Attorney: It’s crucial to consult with an attorney who specializes in pedestrian accidents. You need someone on your side who understands the law’s intricacies and can advocate for your rights and interests.

At The Ruth Law Team, we’re here to provide the guidance and support you need after a pedestrian accident. We’re committed to helping you understand your options and potential paths forward while championing your rights and interests. We’ll navigate the complexities of the insurance and legal systems so you can focus on your recovery. Reach out to The Ruth Law Team for a free, no-obligation consultation and take the first step towards regaining control of your life.

Call us at (941) 366-9725 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.

Should You Talk to the Insurance Company

While it might seem like the right thing to do, it’s important to approach interactions with the insurance company with caution after an accident. Before speaking with them, it’s highly advisable to consult with an attorney. An experienced Florida injury attorney with The Ruth Law Team can guide you through this process, help you understand your rights, and protect your interests.

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Additional Pedestrian Accident Resources

What if I’ve been hurt in a car accident?

When you have been in a car accident, truck accident or motorcycle accident, understanding what to do next is of vital importance. Obviously securing the safety of everyone in the accident is the first priority. Call 911 if anyone is injured. Get the name and address of the driver of each vehicle. The owner of the vehicle may not be the same as the driver, so be sure to also get the name and... read more?

What do I do if the insurance company is not offering me enough for my car?

https://youtu.be/EnKRcZvgKw8 Just like when buying a new car, the best thing you can do is arm yourself with knowledge.  The internet is your best resource. Kelly Blue Book and NADA are the standards in the industry to find the actual cash value (ACV) of your car.  Check out the classified advertisements in your local newspapers, search websites like Craigslist, and check with the car... read more?

What does it mean if my car was totaled?

Your car is considered totaled if the damages are not repairable or if price of the repairs will cost more than the actual value of the vehicle. Do your homework. Check the internet (such as Kelley Blue Book) or NADA for the actual cash value (ACV) of your car, check out the classified advertisements in your local newspapers, and check with the car dealerships in your area. Look for the prices... read more?

Contact Our Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

At The Ruth Law Team, we are committed to making a real difference in the lives of Sarasota residents impacted by pedestrian accidents. With over four decades of experience, our team has the knowledge, resources, and compassion to help you navigate this challenging time. From the moment you reach out to us, we work diligently to understand your unique situation, offering personalized legal advice tailored to your specific needs. It’s not just about representing you in a legal proceeding; it’s about standing by your side every step of the way, advocating for your rights, and striving for the justice you deserve.

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Our Sarasota Injury Law Offices

The Ruth Law Team offers a supportive and professional environment for those going through difficult times. With over 40 years of service in Sarasota, we’re proud to be a part of the community, offering our legal expertise and compassionate approach to help residents navigate the complexities of personal injury law. As part of your neighborhood, we’re here to guide you every step of the way.

Contact our Sarasota office:

Physical Address:
677 North Washington Boulevard
Sarasota, FL 34236
By Appointment Only
(941) 366-9725

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 16847
St. Petersburg, FL 33733

About The Ruth Law Team

For over 40 years, The Ruth Law Team has been helping those who were injured due to an accident, defective product, nursing home abuse, and more. If you or someone you love was wrongfully hurt, The Ruth Law Team will guide and support you through the legal process.

Our team of passionate and experienced personal injury attorneys will fight for what you deserve. If you would like to speak with one of our attorneys and have your case evaluated, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (941) 366-9725. Our lines are open 24/7.

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