Pedestrians are the most vulnerable road users, with little to protect them. When accidents occur, the results can be devastating, leading to severe injuries or even fatalities. If you’ve been hit by a car while walking or running in St. Petersburg, Florida, you’re likely facing not only physical challenges but also emotional trauma and financial strain.

That’s where our pedestrian accident attorneys come in. We understand the significant impact these accidents can have on your life, and we’re committed to providing the legal support and representation you need during this difficult time. 

Our experienced team of attorneys will work diligently to investigate your case, establish liability, and fight for the maximum compensation you deserve. Your journey to justice and recovery starts here. If you are ready to speak with a St. Pete pedestrian accident attorney, please call (727) 325-5155 or schedule a free case evaluation.

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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 St. Petersburg, 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 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.
$950,000

Verdict for Passenger Injured in Head-On Collision

$950,000 in head on collision. The victim was a passenger and sustained multiple fractures, collapsed lung, and lacerated spleen.
$60,000

Driver Fractures Arm in Auto Accident

Recovery for driver who fractured her arm in a car accident while she was visiting family in Florida from out of state.
$175,000

Settlement For Auto Accident

Our client’s car was struck by a driver who ran a red light resulting in a closed head injury and a shoulder tear.
$275,000

Driver Rear Ended While Stopped in Traffic

Verdict of $275K obtained for a driver rear ended at high rate of speed while stopped in traffic for a school bus. Our client sustained significant injury to his knee, resulting in surgery as well… read more?

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

Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries

Pedestrians lack the protective barrier that motorists have, making them particularly vulnerable to severe injuries in accidents. Some of the most common pedestrian injuries include:

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs): These can occur if a pedestrian’s head strikes the vehicle or pavement. TBIs can range from mild concussions to severe brain damage.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: These could lead to partial or complete paralysis, depending on the severity and location of the injury.
  • Fractures and Broken Bones: The force of a collision can easily break bones, particularly in the legs, arms, ribs, and pelvis.
  • Internal Injuries: The impact can cause damage to internal organs, leading to serious complications or even death.
  • Cuts and Lacerations: These can range from minor to severe, leading to significant blood loss and scarring.
  • Soft Tissue Injuries: Sprains, strains, and tears can occur in any of the body’s soft tissues, including muscles, ligaments, and tendons.
  • Psychological Trauma: Being involved in an accident can lead to significant mental health issues, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression.
  • Wrongful Death: Unfortunately, many pedestrian accidents can result in fatalities due to the severity of the injuries.

Always seek immediate medical attention after a pedestrian accident. Even if you feel fine, some injuries may not present symptoms immediately. Prompt treatment improves your chances of recovery and strengthens any potential compensation claim you may pursue.

Call us at (727) 325-5155 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.

Potential Damages Available to St. Pete Pedestrian Accident Victims

If you’ve been injured as a pedestrian and choose to file a lawsuit, there are several types of compensation that you may be eligible to receive. While the specifics will vary depending on the circumstances of your case, the potential types of compensation include:

  • Medical Expenses: This covers all costs related to medical treatment for your injuries, including hospital bills, rehabilitation, physical therapy, prescriptions, and future medical expenses related to the accident.
  • Lost Wages: If your injuries prevent you from working, either temporarily or permanently, you may be entitled to compensation for your lost income and loss of future earning potential.
  • Pain and Suffering: This non-economic damage is meant to compensate you for the physical pain and emotional distress caused by the accident.
  • Property Damage: If any personal belongings, such as clothing or electronics, were damaged in the accident, you could be reimbursed for their repair or replacement value.
  • Punitive Damages: These are awarded in cases where the defendant’s actions were particularly reckless or egregious. They are intended to punish the defendant and deter others from similar behavior.
  • Wrongful Death: If a pedestrian accident resulted in a fatality, the deceased person’s survivors may pursue compensation for funeral and burial expenses, loss of financial support, and emotional distress.

Navigating a personal injury claim can be complex and emotionally taxing. That’s why it’s crucial to work with a St. Petersburg injury attorney who can guide you through the process, advocate for your rights, and help you obtain the maximum possible compensation.

Next Steps After a Pedestrian Accident

The aftermath of a pedestrian accident can be chaotic and overwhelming. However, following the incident, taking the right steps can protect your health, safeguard your rights, and strengthen any potential compensation claims. Here are crucial steps to take after being involved in a pedestrian accident:

  1. Prioritize Safety: If possible, move out of the path of traffic to avoid further harm. If you can’t move, ask someone else to help divert traffic until help arrives.
  2. Seek Medical Attention: Even if your injuries seem minor, getting immediate medical attention is critical. Some injuries might not show symptoms right away. Prompt medical treatment can also provide necessary documentation for your case.
  3. Contact Law Enforcement: Report the accident to the police. A police report provides an objective record of the incident and may be valuable evidence in your case.
  4. Collect Information: Gather as much information as possible about the driver, including their name, contact information, license plate number, and insurance information. If there were any witnesses, try to collect their contact details.
  5. Document the Scene: If you’re able to, take pictures of the accident scene, including your injuries, the vehicle involved, tire marks, street signs, crosswalks, or any other relevant details. These can serve as crucial evidence.
  6. Notify Your Insurance Provider: While the driver’s insurance should cover your damages, it’s also essential to inform your insurance company about the accident.
  7. Contact a Pedestrian Accident Attorney: An experienced attorney can help you navigate the complex legal process, advocate for your rights, and help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

Remember, our dedicated team of pedestrian accident attorneys in St. Petersburg, Florida, is here to provide the guidance and support you need during this challenging time. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us for assistance.

Call us at (727) 325-5155 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.

Should You Talk to the Insurance Company

Before talking to any insurance company, consult with your attorney. Insurance companies can use your statements against you in an effort to minimize their payout.

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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

Navigating the aftermath of a pedestrian accident can be daunting, but you don’t need to go through it alone. The Ruth Law Team is ready to guide you through this challenging time. We’ll work tirelessly to advocate for your rights, hold the responsible party accountable, and work to secure maximum compensation. Contact The Ruth Law Team at (727) 325-5155 for a free case evaluation.

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St. Petersburg, FL 33702-3104
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(727) 325-5155

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 (727) 325-5155. Our lines are open 24/7.

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