Florida Car Accident Lawyers for Drivers, Passengers and Pedestrians Injured in Roadside Accidents
The side of the road or road shoulder can be a dangerous place. With cars, trucks and SUVs traveling full speed just feet away, it only takes one split-second mistake to cause a serious or fatal accident. While passing motorists will often be to blame for roadside accidents, in some cases, these motorists can be victims as well. If you suddenly came upon a disabled vehicle that was not entirely out of the roadway, if a vehicle tried to pull out in front of you without warning, or if a pedestrian or cyclist negligently crossed into your lane, then you may have a claim for compensation. Our car accident lawyers have experience handling all types of roadside accident claims. Regardless of what happened, we can explain your legal rights, and we can do what is necessary to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve. We will can also represent you if you or a loved one was riding a bicycle or simply walking along the side of the road at the time of the accident.
When Can You Recover Compensation for a Florida Roadside Accident?
When seeking just compensation, roadside accidents are no different from any other type of vehicle collision. If your injuries are relatively minor, you may be limited to filing a “no-fault” claim under your personal injury protection (PIP) policy. However, if your injuries are severe, you may be able to file a fault-based claim to recover full compensation.
Some common scenarios in which victims can recover financial compensation for roadside accidents include:
A Negligent Driver Hit You on the Side of the Road
If you got hit while you were pulled off to the side of the road, or if you were hit while walking, running, or riding your bicycle, there is a good chance that driver negligence is involved. Distracted driving is a leading cause of roadside accidents, and various other forms of driver negligence can lead to roadside accidents as well.
Many times, when a person is struck by a vehicle at the side of the road, the driver will flee the scene. Our accident attorneys can help with these hit and run claims, as well.
Visual Obstructions or Issues with the Road Put You in Danger
If you got hit because a visual obstruction prevented the driver who hit you from seeing you in time to stop, then the highway authority or another state agency could be liable. The same is true if an issue with the road’s design, construction or maintenance put you in danger.
You Hit a Stationary Vehicle that was Obstructing the Flow of Traffic
If you were unable to stop in time to avoid hitting a stationary vehicle that was only partially out of the roadway, you may have a claim under the driver’s insurance policy.
You Were Involved in Any Other Type of Roadside Accident
If you were involved in a roadside accident involving any other set of circumstances, you owe it to yourself to speak with a car accident lawyer about your legal rights.
Discuss Your Claim With a Florida Car Accident Lawyer for Free
Are you entitled to financial compensation for your roadside accident? To find out, schedule a free, no-obligation consultation at Searcy Denney. Call 800-780-8607 or contact us online to discuss your case with one of our experienced attorneys today.