Have You Lost A Loved One In A Pedestrian/Car Crash?
Accidents involving cars and pedestrians are not as uncommon as some folks may believe. They happen all across the United States, including right here in St. Petersburg. As for the Sunshine State as a whole, Florida's Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reported that there were 9,420 of the incidents in 2017 alone. Those crashes led to 8,126 deaths and 659 fatalities.
To avoid these circumstances, drivers must always remain aware of what is happening around them. Of course, everything is not only on vehicle operators, though. Pedestrians need to be mindful of the laws and keep their heads on a swivel. When these things fail to align, bad results follow. Just take a peek at these recent headlines…
• Patch On MSN.Com – Pedestrian Killed In Crash On 49th Street In Gulfport
• Tampa Bay Times – Palm Harbor Pedestrian Dies After Being Hit By Car On Christmas Eve
• Orlando Sentinel – Pedestrian Killed In Seminole County Crash, FHP Says
• Ocala.Com – Pedestrian, 67, Killed Walking North Of Ocala
Unfortunately, Loss Of Life Is The Common Theme With Pedestrian Accidents
Yes, people can live through the events and sustain injuries. However, for these purposes, this article is going to focus on the wrongful death aspect. Skin and bones don't tend to stand up to the trauma inflicted on them by vehicles. As such, pedestrians often become killed in the episodes. Family members have to deal with the problem of losing a loved one before his or her time. Additionally, they are typically left with a substantial amount of debt via medical bills and funeral expenses.
After all, ambulance rides, hospital stays, and surgeries are not cheap in the modern world. Neither are burials or cremations for that matter. According to parting.com, an average North American funeral, without tons of bells and whistles, runs between $7,000 and $10,000. Meanwhile, the Cremation Resource website states that just a direct cremation costs around $1,100. That price does not include things such a casket, urn, or viewing.
Don’t Be Left In A Financial Bind
If you lost a loved one in such a tragic accident, the legal system could be the ideal solution for recovering compensation. No amount of money will ever make up for what you lost. However, the settlement can help offset the unexpected healthcare and funeral costs. Also, the restitution can make up for the individual's missing income. Attempting to go it alone may be a mistake as Florida's laws are complex. Thus, inexperienced parties can become stressed out and overwhelmed in the blink of an eye.
Thankfully, St. Petersburg residents don't have to face the situation alone. Instead, they should feel free to contact our accident lawyer, Michael Babboni. He lives/works in the community and has been practicing law for more than 27 years now. During that span, he has successfully represented many clients, and he will be more than happy to do the same for you.
Our firm offers free case reviews so that persons don't need to break the bank just to discover where their claim stands. As if that wasn't enough, there are still more reasons to choose the St. Pete lawyer. Personal injury cases are paid on a contingency fee basis. That means clients only have to pay a fee if compensation is recovered. Plus, not all firms are created equal. Some do not have the means to take lawsuits to trial, but ours does. The entire team will fight tooth and nail on your behalf. So, give the office a call to get the representation that you need and deserve today.