Motorists have a responsibility to yield to pedestrians in most situations. Even when a pedestrian is crossing a street outside of a crosswalk or walking along a roadway, motorists should take reasonable actions to avoid an accident. Unfortunately, motorists do not always uphold this duty of care—with disastrous consequences.
If you or your loved one was involved in a pedestrian accident in Duval County, you may have the right to take legal action against the at-fault driver, and the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A. can help. Depending on the severity of your injuries, as well as numerous other factors, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, future expenses, and pain and suffering. We can help you understand your rights and devise a legal strategy tailored to your unique needs.
Because cars and other large motor vehicles pose a disproportionate risk to people on foot, drivers should always use reasonable care when sharing the road with pedestrians. However, there are certain instances in which pedestrians are required to yield the right of way to oncoming vehicles.
Additionally, pedestrians should always use sidewalks when they are available and are not permitted to cross intersections that do not have designated crosswalks when the next intersection does have a marked or unmarked crosswalk.
Unfortunately, when pedestrians are hit by fast-moving, multi-ton vehicles, they often suffer severe, catastrophic injuries. A person on foot is simply no match for a large motor vehicle and, tragically, many of these accidents result in fatalities.
Victims are often left grappling with significant physical pain, disfigurement, and/or disability. This, coupled with the trauma of the accident itself, can cause immense emotional distress. The cost of treating such injuries can be exorbitant, particularly when it is compounded by lost income and wages while the injured individual is unable to work.
At the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A., we understand the considerable hardships pedestrian accident victims and their families face. Because of this, we fight to secure the maximum compensation our clients are owed, allowing them to obtain the resources they need to recover and the justice they need to heal.
Every case is different and, therefore, no one can accurately determine how much your case is worth without first going over the various details involved. At the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A., we offer free initial consultations during which time we can sit down with you and discuss the specifics of your situation. This will allow us to obtain a clearer picture of your case and provide you with detailed information on what you can expect from the legal process.
In the event that a family member died due to a pedestrian accident, our team can assist you in the process of bringing a wrongful death claim and seeking compensation for certain damages on behalf of yourself/your family and the estate.
After a serious accident, you need someone who can help you get back on your feet. At the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A., our Jacksonville pedestrian accident attorneys are ready to fight for you and your recovery. We have over 100 years of combined experience and a proven record of success in even the toughest of personal injury cases. We offer legal services in Spanish, Russian, and German, and we do not collect any attorneys’ fees unless/until we win your case.