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What kind of damages can you recover in a Florida pedestrian accident claim?

On Behalf of | Apr 22, 2024 | Auto Accidents

Florida experiences a lot of foot traffic, and drivers are required to give way to pedestrians who are legally crossing the streets. However, not all drivers adhere to these rules, which can lead to pedestrian accidents.

Victims of pedestrian accidents can still recover damages even if they’re partially at fault, as long as they’re less than 50% responsible for their own harm. If you are injured in a Florida pedestrian knockdown accident, these are some of the damages you could potentially recover from an at-fault party.

Loss of earning capacity

A pedestrian accident can cause injuries severe enough to prevent you from working or limit your ability to earn income in the future. Damages can include compensation for the wages you would have earned if not for the accident and any potential decrease in future earning potential due to permanent disability or impairment.

Medical expenses

This covers the costs of medical treatment related to the accident including hospital bills, surgery, medication, rehabilitation, physical therapy and medical equipment. You may also be entitled to compensation for future expenses if your injuries require ongoing rehabilitation.

Loss of consortium

The accident may have affected the way you interact with your spouse or family members, resulting in a loss of consortium. This type of damage refers to the loss of companionship, affection and emotional support that you and your loved ones experience due to your injuries. Spouses may also claim damages for the loss of services and assistance that the injured party would have provided. Loss of consortium damages acknowledges the impact the accident has on personal relationships and aims to compensate for the resulting emotional distress and disruption to family life.

If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident and are contemplating filing a claim, know that seeking legal counsel can help you pursue fair compensation for your injuries and losses from an at-fault party.


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