Spohrer Dodd is dedicated to providing unwavering support and experienced representation to individuals and families across Florida and the entire U.S. who have suffered harm in pedestrian accidents. We recognize the catastrophic nature of these events and utilize our expertise and resources to help victims and their families hold at-fault parties accountable, recovering the financial compensation that can help set things right.
Working as a team is what makes Spohrer Dodd so effective. Through the years, we have recovered over $1 billion for the injured, and we aren’t stopping there. Our attorneys, in-house physician, paralegals, and support staff work tirelessly every single day to seek civil justice for the wronged and the injured. As a team, we are stronger and can work harder than any one person.
Call (904) 637-7721 to find out how our Jacksonville pedestrian accident attorneys can help you.
Police Reports for Pedestrian Accidents
When law enforcement is called to the scene of a pedestrian accident, they will work to perform a preliminary investigation into the matter. Unless the pedestrian is incapacitated, law enforcement officers will take his or her statement along with statements from the driver and any witnesses to the accident. Sometimes this immediate investigation may be inclusive, or incomplete, requiring a more detailed investigation, but the police report will indicate who the officer saw as being at fault.
Florida Law & Pedestrian Accident Insurance Claims
In Florida, it is often more difficult to determine who is responsible for paying for an accident claim than it is to determine who actually caused the accident. Pedestrians often incorrectly assume that it is the insurance carrier for the at-fault party and are surprised to find out that it may be their own auto insurance company. Florida has personal injury protection (PIP) that is required by the state’s “No Fault” insurance law. In most cases, pedestrians who own an insured vehicle are required by law to file a claim under their insurance policy for compensation of accident injuries. In cases where the pedestrian does not own a vehicle, the at-fault’s driver’s policy or the No Fault policy of a blood relative living with the pedestrian may be available to pay for certain personal injuries and damages.
When it comes to determining fault and potential sources of compensation, our Jacksonville pedestrian accident lawyers have the know-how and experience you need. We know what to expect from the insurance providers and will fight for a fair settlement or award in order to help you build a more stable future for you and your family.
Contact Spohrer Dodd today at (904) 637-7721 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.