Jacksonville Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Recovering from a pedestrian accident in Florida or Georgia
Some negligent drivers and insurance companies try to pin the blame for an accident on the injured pedestrian, claiming that the pedestrian was jaywalking or otherwise violating public safety laws. No matter what an insurance company tells you, you should know your rights after an accident. You need legal representation. Whether you were crossing the street or injured on a sidewalk, our Jacksonville pedestrian accident attorney can help you take the steps needed to make sure that your right to compensation is protected.
What to expect after a pedestrian accident
Charles J. Gillette, Jr. is an injury attorney who understands the worries clients face after an accident. Adjusting to cover the costs of medical bills, lost days of work, physical rehabilitation and emotional recovery can prove to be difficult for even the most stalwart accident victim. If you are concerned about filing an insurance claim, or if your claim has been delayed or denied, it is vital that you contact Charlie Gillette. His accessibility, responsiveness and knowledge as a Jacksonville personal injury lawyer can help to set your mind at ease after a serious accident. These are the steps you can take to secure financial recovery after a car accident and injury:
- File a police report. A police report often contains diagrams of an accident and information about the other drivers, as well as documentation supporting the crime scene investigation. The report itself is invaluable as you file a personal injury claim with the insurance company or file a personal injury lawsuit with the court.
- Gather information. Evidence disappears in the days and weeks following an accident, so, it is important to take pictures of the accident scene and contact a lawyer as soon as possible after an accident. In some cases, the destruction of an impounded vehicle or the repair of a street sign can adversely affect your legal right to compensation.
- Seek medical attention. Seemingly minor injuries may have serious consequences. For example, if you hit your head, you may experience memory loss, internal hemorrhaging or another type of trauma that is not yet visible to the naked eye. As time passes, it becomes more difficult to establish a causal connection between the accident and injury.
- Contact a lawyer. The Jacksonville law firm of Gillette Law, P.A. is your ultimate legal advocate after a pedestrian accident. The at-fault motorist has insurance agents and lawyers working hard on his side to reduce liability. You should have an equal and opposite force working for you.
Call us now to speak to an experienced pedestrian injuries attorney in Jacksonville
Gillette Law, P.A. is centrally located to serve clients in Florida and Georgia. The helpful professional staff is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and at other times by appointment. Contact us online or call us at 904-600-4758. If you are unable to visit one of our offices, we can meet with you in your home or hospital room. We offer a free initial consultation and work on a contingency fee basis, so you pay on a percentage basis only when we win your case.