Pedestrian Accidents Lawyers In Gainesville
Were you or a loved one struck by vehicle while walking, jogging or running?
If so, it is important to seek immediate medical attention. An accident between a pedestrian and a vehicle is usually a very traumatic event. To make matters worse, the victim is often dazed or confused by what has happened and may or may not have the presence of mind to determine the extent of their injuries. While most victims are fortunate enough to recover, the injuries sustained after contact with a moving vehicle can be life-altering. To protect your rights, it is vital to seek legal counsel without delay. Only your personal injury lawyer can advise you as to the liability of the others, and be entrusted to accurately document the details of the accident before important pieces of evidence begin to fade.
At Schackow & Mercadante, our attorneys have the skills to represent victims of pedestrian accidents caused by:
- Child Darting into Street
- Driving Under the Influence
- Failure to Yield at a Crosswalk
- Accident While Backing Up
- Reckless or Distracted Driver
Central Florida Injury Attorneys, Gainesville
Truth is, no matter how vigilant a pedestrian, runner or jogger may be, they can quickly suffer permanent injuries at the hands of an intoxicated, careless or distracted driver. Even though you survived, you could still be faced with devastating losses for ambulance bills, hospital costs, pain and suffering, loss of present and future income, emotional damages as well as medical expenses for ongoing treatments. If you or a loved one was involved in a pedestrian-vehicle accident, put our experience and expertise to work for you. Our trial attorneys can quantify your claim for damages, negotiate with the at-fault's insurance company, file a personal injury lawsuit and represent you case in court if needed. To learn more, join our Online Chat, submit a "Do I Have A Case" form or Click to Call for a free consultation.
DISCLAIMER: This website does not seek to nor does it establish an attorney-client relationship. The content is provided "as is" and should not be construed as legal advice on any matter of personal injury or wrongful death. Victims should seek immediate legal counsel following any serious accident or injury.
The Law Offices of Schackow & Mercadante, P.A. proudly serve the Central / North Florida residents of Gainesville, Lake City, Palatka and Ocala.
— Casey King
In October of 2014 I was riding my motorcycle when a truck pulled out in front of me. After months of dealing with a lackluster attorney I was referred to Gerald (Gerry) Schackow at Schackow & Mercadante. I felt welcomed and was treated very well throughout the entire process. Gerry was able to close my settlement for a larger sum than I had expected and was able to do so in less than 5 weeks from the day I first contacted him. Dealing with insurance after an accident is not easy but the folks at Schackow & Mercadante will treat you well and explain your options in a clear and concise manner. Very appreciative of the professionalism and courtesy of this office and would recommend that anyone use their services.