A pedestrian accident isn’t just about physical pain; it’s about the sudden changes in your life as a result of the injuries you sustain. The mounting medical bills, the loss of income, and the emotional turmoil that follows can be overwhelming. At The Ruth Law Team, we’ve been standing alongside individuals like you for over 40 years, turning their stories of distress into hope and recovery.

No one should have to face the aftermath of such an event alone. Let our dedicated attorneys walk this path with you, helping you find justice and peace. If you’re ready to take the next step towards recovery, contact us now. We’re here, listening, and prepared to help.

Our experienced team of Tampa injury 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 Tampa pedestrian accident attorney, please call (813) 212-3765 or schedule a free case evaluation.

To schedule a FREE consultation with an attorney to determine if you have a case, please call (813) 212-3765 or schedule an appointment online.

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Why Should You Choose The Ruth Law Team?


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


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


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


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?

Settlement for Pedestrian Hit After Car Runs Stop Sign

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

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.

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.

Corporate Truck Hits Pedestrian

Verdict for a pedestrian that was hit by a large corporate truck.

Verdict for a Man Injured by an Uninsured Motorist

Our client suffered injuries to the head, neck and back when an uninsured motorist rear-ended him while sitting in traffic. The at-fault driver hit our client with enough force to propel him into another vehicle,… read more?

Verdict For Family Of Man Killed By A Negligent Driver

A 27 year old male was tragically killed on his motorcycle while riding on Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard in south St. Petersburg, FL. A graduate of the United States… read more?

Settlement for Bicyclist in Dunedin

Our firm recovered $339,000 for a bicyclist who injured his back when he was hit by a careless driver. His injuries required back surgery. The careless driver carried $100,000 in insurance limits and our client… read more?

Car Accident Settlement

Settlement obtained for a client who was at a complete stop when another driver reversed into her car. Our client suffered shoulder and back injuries as a result of the accident.

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

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Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries

When a vehicle collides with a pedestrian, the aftermath can be devastating. Without the protective shield a car offers its occupants, pedestrians are highly vulnerable to various injuries. While every accident is unique, certain injuries we’ve noticed are more common than others over our 40 years in Tampa.

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI): Even a minor impact can result in concussions or more severe brain injury. Symptoms can range from headaches and dizziness to cognitive impairments.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: Damage to the spinal cord can lead to paralysis, either partial or complete, affecting mobility and sensory functions.
  • Broken Bones: From simple fractures to complex breaks, the force exerted in an accident can easily damage bones, especially in the limbs and ribs.
  • Internal Injuries: Damage to organs, internal bleeding, and other non-visible injuries can occur upon impact, requiring immediate medical attention.
  • Cuts and Lacerations: Broken glass or the impact itself can cause deep cuts, leading to scarring or even infections if not treated promptly.
  • Soft Tissue Injuries: Sprains, strains, and tears to muscles, ligaments, and tendons can result from the force of the collision.
  • Emotional and Psychological Trauma: Beyond physical injuries, the emotional impact of an accident can be profound, leading to conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or depression.

Pedestrian accidents can bring a myriad of injuries, both visible and invisible. While the path to recovery can seem daunting, remember you’re not alone. The Ruth Law Team is well-versed in these challenges, offering guidance and advocacy every step of the way. Always prioritize medical attention after an accident and consider reaching out for legal advice to navigate the complexities that lie ahead.

To schedule a FREE consultation with an attorney to determine if you have a case, please call (813) 212-3765 or schedule an appointment online.

Potential Damages Available to Tampa Pedestrian Accident Victims

The aftermath of a pedestrian accident can ripple through every aspect of one’s life. While no amount of compensation can undo the trauma or pain, it can ease the financial burden and uncertainties that arise post-accident. Over our four decades in Tampa, we’ve seen clients seek and obtain compensation for various damages. Here’s what one might expect:

  • Medical Expenses: Coverage for hospital stays, surgeries, rehabilitation, medications, and any future medical care related to the accident.
  • Lost Wages: Compensation for the time you’re unable to work due to injuries and recovery.
  • Future Earning Capacity: If the injuries impair your ability to earn at the same level as before, compensation may cover the projected loss.
  • Pain and Suffering: While it’s hard to put a number on emotional distress, the legal system recognizes its significance and provides damages for physical and mental anguish.
  • Rehabilitation Costs: Physical and occupational therapy, counseling, or other forms of treatment needed to regain your pre-accident life.
  • Property Damage: If personal items, such as clothing or accessories, were damaged, you might be compensated for their value.
  • Home Modification: If injuries require changes to your living space, such as ramps or railings, compensation can cover these modifications.

Each pedestrian accident is unique, and the range of compensation varies based on individual circumstances. What remains consistent, however, is your right to seek justice. The Ruth Law Team is here to guide and support you, working tirelessly to ensure you receive the compensation you need to rebuild and move forward.

Next Steps After a Pedestrian Accident

Recovering from a pedestrian accident isn’t just about physical healing; it’s also about understanding your rights and ensuring you take the correct measures to protect them. The moments, days, and weeks after an accident can be overwhelming, but having a clear action plan can make a significant difference. Here’s a guided approach on what to prioritize:

  • Prioritize Safety and Health: Always ensure you’re out of any immediate danger and move out of the roadway. Report the Accident: Notify local law enforcement about the accident. They’ll document the incident; their report might be essential for your case.
  • Document the Scene: If possible, take photographs of the accident scene, your injuries, and any damages. These can serve as invaluable evidence should you decide to pursue a case.
  • Collect Witnesses’ Information: Gather their names and contact details if there were any bystanders or witnesses. They might provide crucial testimonials later on. Police should also collect this information.
  • See a Doctor: Seek medical attention immediately. Injuries might not be apparent right away but can manifest later. Medical documentation is extremely important should you decide to pursue an injury claim.
  • Speak with Your Attorney: Consult a pedestrian accident attorney before making any decisions or statements. With our rich experience in Tampa, the Ruth Law Team can guide you in navigating your situation’s complexities. Remember, attorneys are there to protect your rights and interests, and most offer a free case evaluation.
  • Keep All Documents: Medical bills, therapy sessions, missed work days—maintain a record of everything. These documents can be crucial when determining compensation.

An accident’s aftermath can be a whirlwind of emotions and decisions. While addressing your health and safety is crucial, remember the importance of seeking legal guidance early in the process. With The Ruth Law Team by your side, you can confidently move forward, knowing your rights and interests are in experienced hands.

To schedule a FREE consultation with an attorney to determine if you have a case, please call (813) 212-3765 or schedule an appointment online.

Should I Talk to the Insurance Company?

Engaging with insurance companies without legal counsel can inadvertently jeopardize your claim. It’s often best to let an experienced attorney, like those at The Ruth Law Team, communicate on your behalf. This ensures your rights are upheld, and you receive the fair compensation you deserve without being pressured into quick, less-than-optimal settlements.

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 intricacies of a pedestrian accident can feel overwhelming, and you shouldn’t have to tread this challenging path alone. At The Ruth Law Team, our commitment extends beyond the courtroom: it’s about being there for you, offering guidance, understanding, and relentless advocacy. With four decades of service in Tampa, our dedicated attorneys stand ready to hear your story and help you find the justice and closure you deserve. Let us be a beacon of support during this difficult time.

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Our Tampa Injury Law Offices

At The Ruth Law Team in Tampa, we value accessibility and convenience for our clients. That’s why we offer free consultations in two formats: in-person at our local office and virtually for those who prefer it. Reach out to us today, and let us guide you through this challenging time.

Contact Our Tampa Office (By Appointment Only):

Physical Address:
511 West Bay Street #450
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 212-3765

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 (813) 212-3765. Our lines are open 24/7.

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