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"Whether it's a whiplash, serious injury or wrongful death case, we pride ourselves on representing you with the personal service and aggressive representation that you expect and deserve!" -Attorney Ron Sholes​

Back Injury

After a trial, we obtained a verdict of 3.5 million for our client that sustained low back injuries requiring two surgeries and a lifetime of pain management.

Semi-Truck Accident

Our client was involved in a commercial vehicle accident which led to spinal fusion surgery requiring a spinal cord stimulator.

Long-Term Injuries

We obtained a $2.5 million verdict for our client that suffered a fractured arm and leg, necessitating surgery, as well as spinal injuries requiring long-term pain management for spinal injuries.

Auto Accident

We obtained a verdict for our client who sustained spinal injuries in an accident that required spinal fusion surgery.

Auto Accident

We obtained a $1.95 million verdict for a client who sustained spinal injuries in an auto accident which required a lifetime of pain management and need for future surgery.

Motorcycle Crash

Our client was involved in a motorcycle crash and sustained injuries. We were able to recover $1,450,000.

Commercial Vehicle Accident

Our client was involved in a commercial vehicle accident and sustained injuries. We were able to recover $1,300,000.

Product Liability

Our client sustained injuries due to a faulty product. We were able to recover $1,000,000

Semi-Truck Accident

$1.0 Million
We recovered for our client injured in an accident resulting in shoulder and spinal injuries.

Slip & Fall Injury

$1.0 Million
We recovered for our client who was injured in a fall at an apartment complex.


Holding Negligent Motorists Accountable

Few accidents are as traumatic as pedestrian accidents. When a person is hit by a car, truck, or another motor vehicle while on foot, they are likely to sustain catastrophic injuries. In the most tragic of cases, these injuries ultimately prove fatal.

At the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A., our pedestrian accident attorneys understand the immense challenges you are facing if you or a loved one was hit by a careless, reckless, or negligent driver. We believe that the person responsible should be held accountable for your damages, including financial losses, future medical bills, and pain and suffering. With over 100 years of combined experience, our team of aggressive, proven trial lawyers is ready to fight tooth and nail to recover the maximum compensation you are owed.
Learn more—schedule a free, confidential consultation by calling us at
(855) 933-3881 or by contacting us online today

Do Pedestrians Always Have the Right of Way?

Although many people believe that pedestrians always have the right of way, this is actually not true. Pedestrian laws vary from state to state, but there are many instances in which pedestrians are required to yield to oncoming vehicles.
That being said, motorists have a responsibility to not only follow the law but to also do everything they reasonably can to avoid hitting someone crossing the street or walking along the roadway. This is because pedestrians are simply no match for large, heavy vehicles, and a collision could easily result in the pedestrian sustaining severe, life-threatening injuries.

Generally speaking, pedestrians have the right of way when they are:

Pedestrians should generally yield to vehicles when:

While pedestrians should always use caution and avoid stepping out into crosswalks suddenly, especially when oncoming vehicles may be unable to yield in time, motorists are not entirely off the hook when such accidents occur. Often, motorists are unable to stop in time not because a pedestrian darts out into a crosswalk but because the motorist was distracted or engaging in careless or reckless behavior.

Liability in Pedestrian Accident Cases

As in most personal injury cases, the issue of liability is a key element of your pedestrian accident claim. In order to seek compensation for your damages, you will need to prove that someone else is liable. Often, this involves proving that another person or party was negligent or acted wrongfully, leading to your injuries and resulting damages. However, liability can become fairly complicated when the at-fault party tries to argue that you were partially at fault for the accident.

In most states, including Florida and Georgia, shared fault does not bar you from bringing a claim. In other words, even if you were partially at fault for the accident, you can still recover compensation for your damages depending on the specifics of the case. In Florida, where there is a pure comparative negligence system, you can file a pedestrian accident claim regardless of your degree of fault in the incident (as long as the other party is at least 1% to blame). In Georgia, however, you can only file a claim if you were less than 50% responsible for the accident. In both cases, your total recovery will be effected according to your at-fault percentage.
Shared fault is a common tactic used by insurance companies to devalue or deny claims. The liable driver’s insurance provider may argue that you were partially or even wholly to blame for the accident. This can negatively impact your ability to bring a claim, as well as your ability to recover the full and fair compensation you are owed.
At the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A., we know how to fight back against these tactics. Our pedestrian accident lawyers are not afraid to go up against major insurance providers and their defense attorneys—and we have a proven record of success in negotiating with and litigating against these entities.

Fighting for Your Maximum Recovery

Pedestrian accident victims are likely to suffer serious, debilitating injuries, such as spinal cord injuries and paralysis, multiple fractures, and accidental amputation. At the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A., we know the immense impact these injuries have, both on your life and the lives of your loved ones. Because of this, we fight tirelessly to maximize our clients’ recoveries and help them get back on their feet.

Depending on the details of your case, we can help you seek compensation for your:

Our attorneys stop at nothing when it comes to fighting for our clients. We don’t just settle for the first lowball offer; instead, we are ready to aggressively negotiate for a fair settlement and, when necessary, we are prepared to take your case to trial.

Contact Our Team to Learn More

After a serious accident or injury leaves you hospitalized, out of work, and struggling to move forward with your life, you need a legal team you can count on to protect your rights and represent your best interests. Since 2003, the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A. has been successfully representing severely injured individuals and the families of those wrongfully killed throughout Florida and Georgia. We have what it takes to help you navigate the legal process and fight for the maximum recovery you are owed.
We offer compassionate, client-focused service and a results-oriented approach. As military veterans, we bring the same sense of service, commitment, and dedication to your case that has seen our attorneys through tours of duty in the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps. We are ready for any challenge and are here for you every step of the way.

Schedule a free consultation today; call (855) 933-3881 or contact us online to get started.

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Take the First Step in Your Recovery

Call The Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A. at 855-WE-FIGHT or fill out and submit our online contact form to request a free initial consultation today. We look forward to hearing your story and sharing how we can help you get back on your feet.

    Why Hire Us

    No Fees Unless We Win

    We work on a contingent basis, which means you do not pay a dime unless we make a recovery.

    Maximizing Your Recovery

    Navigating a personal injury claim is like a chess match. It's about determination, commitment, and a will to win! We don’t just talk about maximizing claims and delivering results, we do it!.

    Personal Service

    We have a team of client care specialists and an owner that demands every client be treated like family. This means frequent contact and updates by the legal team to help put your mind at ease.

    Legal Advice & Counsel

    We understand the importance of providing you sound legal advice and counsel throughout the claims process. Our attorneys and support staff communicate with you about your health and your claim throughout the process.

    Experienced Legal Team

    Our team includes over 20 attorneys with over 200 years of combined experience, numerous investigators and medical staff, and more than 100 professional support staff.

    Convenient Locations

    We’re your neighborhood law firm, not a downtown law firm. With fully staffed offices in several Northeast Florida counties and Jacksonville offices in Arlington, Northside, Westside, and Southside, we’re here for you!

    • Jacksonville Main Office 9282 Atlantic Boulevard
      Jacksonville, FL 32225
    • Starke Office 486 North Temple Ave.
      Starke, FL 32091
    • Palatka Office 700 Reid Street.
      Palatka, FL 32177
    • Orange Park Office 637 Blanding Blvd., Ste. 4
      Orange Park, FL 32073
    • Northside Office 4608 Norwood Ave
      Jacksonville, FL 32206
    • Arlington Office 4981 Atlantic Boulevard
      Jacksonville, FL 32207
    • Westside Office 6850 103rd St.
      Jacksonville, FL 32210
    • Southside & Baymeadows 8761 Perimeter Park, Suite 104
      Southside, FL 32216
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