Jacksonville Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident, you may be eligible for significant financial compensation for your pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical expenses. Our skilled Jacksonville pedestrian accident lawyers have been protecting you and your family since 1979. Call us today at (904) 549-6434 and learn how Farah & Farah can help you and your family after a pedestrian accident.

Jacksonville drivers have a legal duty to watch for pedestrians and exercise reasonable care to avoid hitting them. Pedestrians are vulnerable roadway users with a high risk of severe injury and death in the event of an accident. If you or your loved one has been hit by a car in Jacksonville, FL, you can count on our caring and skilled attorneys to help you hold the negligent driver accountable.

Our client-centric law firm is dedicated to helping those who need it most. We have won over $2 billion in settlements and verdicts, and our experience makes all the difference. Contact us today for a free consultation, and let us put our experience to work for you.

How Our Pedestrian Accident Attorneys in Jacksonville, FL Can Help You

As an injured pedestrian, you rightfully expect the insurance company to compensate you for the injuries caused by a negligent driver. Yet insurance companies often take advantage of accident victims and grieving families not represented by an attorney.

If your insurance company has blamed you for the accident, made a lowball offer, or refused to pay damages, you don’t have to just accept it. We have over 45 years of experience helping Jacksonville pedestrians get justice. Our Jacksonville car accident attorneys know what it takes to defeat reluctant insurance companies, and we have the resources to fight against them and win.

We’re committed to putting our clients’ needs first. Rather than assigning you just one attorney, you will get a team of attorneys, paralegals, and support staff who will answer your calls and keep you informed. You can count on us to do all of the following and more:

  • Investigate the accident.
  • Deal with the insurance company.
  • File your insurance claim.
  • File a lawsuit if the insurance company denies your claim.
  • Negotiate a settlement.
  • Take your case to a jury if necessary.
We’re here for you and here for good.

What Our Clients Say

We have thousands of satisfied clients who regularly send us client feedback about the dedication and effectiveness of our attorneys:

“I recently had the opportunity to work with an amazing lawyer in Jacksonville, Florida. They were extremely knowledgeable, professional, and dedicated to my case. They provided excellent guidance and support throughout the entire process. I highly recommend their services!” – Le'Troy D.

“Working with the staff at Farah & Farah has been a dream. They are a great team that is professional and personable. They were always available for questions and to provide additional information. They settled my case and helped fix the problem that caused my accident.” – Celeste C.

“Farah & Farah is the only firm I trust. I have unfortunately been involved in two accidents, neither of which was my fault. I hired Farah & Farah both times. They made the process easy to follow and understand. If I could give them 10 stars, I would. They exceeded my expectations and treated me with courtesy and the utmost respect. Thank you, Farah & Farah, for being real, true, and honest people with genuine concern and compassion for your clients.” – Ben S.

Pedestrian Accidents Are a Growing Problem in Jacksonville and the Surrounding Areas

Duval County had an astounding 475 pedestrian accidents in 2023, killing 43 people and injuring 407. An analysis of national data by First Coast News revealed that Jacksonville is one of the most dangerous cities in the United States for pedestrians. In 2023, approximately 25 percent of all car accidents in Duval County involved pedestrians.

A 2022 study by the Governors Highway Safety Association found that pedestrian deaths have increased by 77 percent since 2010. An increase in dangerous driving behaviors is to blame. Such behaviors include speeding, distracted driving, and impaired driving.

What To Do After a Pedestrian Accident

Take the following steps after a pedestrian accident to protect your future claim:

  1. File a police report within ten days. You can file the report online. If you called 911 and the police responded, you may have already met this requirement. Request a copy of the report and provide it to your attorney.
  2. Seek medical treatment and follow all of your doctor’s recommendations. If you don’t follow medical advice, the insurance company could claim your injuries aren’t serious.
  3. Avoid discussing your accident with friends, family, and on social media. The insurance company may question your friends and family in a deposition. It may also monitor your social media posts and use your statements against you.
  4. Do not talk to the driver’s insurance company. No matter what the adjuster tells you, you don’t have to answer questions or provide a recorded statement.
  5. Contact a reputable Jacksonville pedestrian accident lawyer as soon as possible. You can reach our office 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by calling (904) 549-6434.

Everything you say and do after a pedestrian accident can affect the outcome of your case. The sooner you contact our attorneys, the sooner we can start protecting your rights and fighting for you.

How To Prove Negligence in a Pedestrian Accident Case

If you own a vehicle or live in the same household as a vehicle owner, you likely have personal injury protection coverage, also known as PIP. You do not have to prove the other driver was negligent to recover compensation through PIP. However, the damages you can recover through PIP are limited to 60 percent of your lost wages and 80 percent of your medical costs, with a $10,000 maximum.

If you don’t have PIP coverage or if you have suffered from severe injuries, you can pursue a claim against an at-fault driver for additional damages. You will need hard evidence that the driver failed to exercise reasonable care, causing the accident and your injuries. Proof of negligence may include the following:
Toxicology report showing the driver was impaired

  • Testimony from an accident reconstructionist
  • Surveillance video
  • Accident scene photographs
  • Eyewitness testimony
  • Medical records

You don’t have to gather this evidence on your own. Our knowledgeable pedestrian accident attorneys in Jacksonville are ready to carry this burden so you can rest and recover.

How Long Do I Have To File a Pedestrian Accident Lawsuit?

Florida’s personal injury statute of limitations imposes a two-year time limit on most pedestrian accident lawsuits. While two years may seem like a long time, you shouldn’t wait to contact an experienced Jacksonville pedestrian accident attorney. Some of the most important evidence needed to prove your claim can disappear shortly after your accident. For example, video surveillance may get erased, skid marks may fade, and the vehicle involved may get repaired.

The loss of this evidence could weaken your case. Don’t lose out on the compensation you deserve. If you were a pedestrian hit by a car, call our dedicated car accident lawyers in Jacksonville immediately at (904) 549-6434 to schedule a free case review.

We’ll Fight To Recover the Compensation You Deserve

Our Jacksonville, FL personal injury lawyers will fight for the maximum compensation available. Pedestrian accident damages may include economic, non-economic, and punitive damages. You can also recover damages if your loved one has died from a pedestrian accident.

Economic Damages

Economic damages include compensation for your monetary losses, such as lost wages and medical expenses. When calculating economic damages, we’ll consult financial, vocational, and medical experts to project your future losses. Your damages may include ongoing medical expenses and your lifelong lost earning capacity if the accident has left you permanently disabled.

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages compensate for subjective losses that are not easily measurable in dollars. These types of losses include the following and more:

  • Pain
  • Suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Inconvenience
  • Loss of bodily functions
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of society
  • Loss of consortium
  • Scarring
  • Disfigurement

Punitive Damages

Punitive damages are available in limited cases when you have clear and convincing evidence of deliberate misconduct or gross negligence. You may be eligible for punitive damages if a drunk driver hit you or the driver’s negligence was egregious, such as in cases of aggressive driving, texting while driving, or extreme speeding. When awarded, punitive damages can be as high as $500,000 or three times your economic and non-economic damages.

We are committed to helping you recover the maximum compensation available. We will examine toxicology reports and forensic data to determine whether your case meets the criteria for punitive damages. Contact us now for a free case evaluation.

Wrongful Death Damages

If your loved one has tragically died from a pedestrian accident, your family may be entitled to recover economic, non-economic, and punitive damages. Wrongful death damages may include the following and more:

  • Your loved one’s medical expenses
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Your loved one’s pain and suffering
  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of parental guidance
  • Loss of love and affection
  • Loss of support
  • Loss of the deceased’s lifetime income
  • Loss of inheritance

Let Team Farah Go To Work for You

When a car has hit you or your loved one, our compassionate Jacksonville pedestrian accident lawyers are ready to fight for you. Our $2 billion in successful case results are no accident. We win through caring, understanding, and hard work. You pay nothing unless we win.

Contact us today at (904) 549-6434 or online for a free consultation.

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You & Your Family Since 1979

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