Alan Shepard Park, the Cocoa Beach Pier, and Historic Cocoa Village all have one thing in common: they attract pedestrians who wander around on foot, taking in the sights the areas offer. Unfortunately, when foot traffic and vehicle traffic meet, pedestrian accidents can happen. These dangerous events can cause major wounds, high medical bills, long recovery time, and other losses.
If you or a loved one suffered injuries as a pedestrian while visiting Cocoa Beach, Andrew Pickett Law, PLLC can lead your case for damages. We can help you hold the motorist who struck you accountable. A Cocoa Beach pedestrian accident lawyer with our firm can review the injuries and losses you suffered. During your free initial consultation, we can lay out your legal options as we review your case.
Andrew Pickett Will Go to Trial for Your Financial Recovery
Attorney Andrew Pickett is ready to go to trial to fight for your compensation after a Cocoa Beach pedestrian accident. He understands the severity of these accidents, which can cause traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, amputations, fractures, and soft tissue injuries, among others.
This kind of accident can also cause mental and emotional trauma that victims can suffer from for years after an accident. All these things also mean hefty bills as you or your loved one works toward recovery. Someone should pay the bills for the hardships of an accident you did not cause.
Andrew treats every case like it will end up in court. In the past ten years, he has tried to verdict 50 trials. He is serious about getting results for his clients, and he wants to do the same for you and your family. In one case, Andrew recovered $200,000 in a bicycle vs. pedestrian crash.
We Could Start on Your Cocoa Beach Pedestrian Injury Case Without Fees
If you are ready to meet about your pedestrian case, you can reach out to us for a free initial consultation. We could start on your case with no upfront fees or costs if we agree to move forward together. We are a contingency law firm, which means we accept no payment unless we recover compensation for you.
For a free legal consultation with a pedestrian accidents lawyer serving Cocoa Beach, call 321-503-4014
What Damages Can I Collect for a Cocoa Beach Pedestrian Accident?
Florida law allows people who suffered injury and those who lost loved ones in accidents to recover their losses. The damages you could collect for your losses in a Cocoa Beach pedestrian accident will depend on your case. Typically, injury victims suffer financial (economic) and non-financial (non-economic) damages. When we meet with you to discuss your case, we will find out what happened and review your damages. Recoverable financial damages include:
- Medical expenses, including emergency treatment you received
- Rehabilitation costs (e.g., physical therapy)
- Lost income, tips, bonuses, and other benefits
- Lost or reduced earning ability
- Property damage
- Other accident-related costs
We can prove all these with written documentation, so keep track of your records, receipts, invoices, and other communications that show how much each loss cost you in dollars. Recoverable non-financial damages include:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional trauma
- Disability, disfigurement
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of the enjoyment of life
These damages do not have a dollar value and can be challenging to quantify on your own. Our Cocoa Beach pedestrian accident lawyer can take care of this important task for you. When we add this amount to your financial damages, we will have the compensation amount, which we will request from the liable party.
Wrongful Death Damages After a Cocoa Beach Pedestrian Accident
If the liable party caused your loved one’s fatal injuries, we are here to help you and your family get through this hard time. We can manage your case for you while you grieve the loss of your loved one and care for other family members and yourself. We can manage your wrongful death action according to Florida laws and seek compensation that could cover:
- The deceased’s final medical expenses
- Funeral, burial, and cremation expenses
- Mental pain and suffering
- Lost financial support and services
- Lost parental companionship, guidance, and instruction
- Lost companionship and protection
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How Our Lawyer Can Fight for Damages in a Cocoa Beach Pedestrian Accident Case
Taking care of an injury case while recovering from an accident is difficult. Your injuries, however, should not prevent you from you receiving compensation from the party that put you in this position in the first place.
Our pedestrian accident lawyer will go after your just due. The financial award you recover can help you pay the bills and restore other losses you endured after a pedestrian accident. We will seek the maximum award to ensure you have what you need to make a sound recovery.
When you hire us as your legal advocate, we can do many things to take care of your case, including:
- Conducting a thorough investigation of the accident to determine how it happened and why
- Identifying all liable parties who could owe you compensation (This could include parties not at the scene, such as the manufacturer, a government entity, the driver’s employer, and others.)
- Gathering evidence to prove your case, including talking with witnesses and expert witnesses who can weigh in with a professional opinion about your case
- Communicating clearly and consistently so that our team promptly answers your questions and addresses your concerns
- Explain all laws and developments as your case unfolds
We Can Handle Talks with an Insurer After the Accident
We likely will have to speak with an insurance company in your case, whether it’s the insurer for the liable party or your own. We can take care of negotiating with the liable party’s insurer with the aim of securing a favorable settlement for you.
Many people feel some stress over this part of the process. It can be challenging to get insurers to pay out claims against their policyholder. They may offer low settlement awards, which often fall short of an injured party’s needs. We know what strategies insurers use to avoid paying you, so we come up with a strategy to address these maneuvers.
We Review the Recovery Options Injured Cocoa Beach Pedestrians Have
We can look at various options when determining how to help you recover after a pedestrian accident. These include:
Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Coverage
Florida’s status as a no-fault state means you must have personal injury protection (PIP) if you own a registered motor vehicle in the state. This insurance coverage requires you to file a compensation claim with your auto insurance company that can help you cover your damages.
The At-Fault Party’s Insurance Coverage
Depending on your case’s circumstances, you could file a claim against the insurance company of the person who hit you while walking in Cocoa Beach.
If the liable party’s insurance policy does not cover your damages, our pedestrian accident lawyer can file a lawsuit on your behalf with the civil court.
We will look at your case and advise you on which option is the best fit for your situation.
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Florida Injury Cases Must Meet Strict Filing Deadlines
It takes a lot to heal from an accident. Injured pedestrians may focus so much on their healing that they may not realize they have only a limited time to protect their right to sue. Per Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a), you have four years from your accident date to sue the liable party for damages. Parties filing wrongful death lawsuits have two years, as Florida Statutes § 95.11(4)(d) states.
We will keep track of these deadlines for you and file your case on time. We can also advise if any exceptions to these timelines apply to your case. If you miss these deadlines, you risk losing your right to pursue financial damages against the party that harmed you.
Call Andrew Pickett Law, PLLC Today to Discuss Your Cocoa Beach Pedestrian Accident for Free
If someone else caused your injuries during your visit to Cocoa Beach, part of Florida’s Space Coast, Andrew Pickett and his experienced team of paralegals are ready to help you take legal action.
Call us today for a free consultation so you can take action toward your recovery now. We work on contingency, so we can work on your case without payment. We get paid only if you win your case.