Pedestrian Accidents Attorney

Have you been involved in a pedestrian accident where you were struck by a car or truck?

You need a pedestrian accident lawyer to help you navigate the legal field, especially if you've sustained injuries from your accident. 

The pedestrian accident lawyers at Moody Law help clients of Lakeland, FL, secure the fair compensation they deserve. 

Reach Out to Our Attorneys For No Cost Representation

Moody Law offers 100% free consultations. When we take on pedestrian accident cases, we do so on a contingency basis. This means we charge absolutely nothing upfront. The only way we get paid is by receiving a percentage of any verdict or settlement we obtain. Call (863) 733-9090 or write to receive representation from a lead attorney who has won cases since 1985.

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Robbie Van Druten

Tampa, FL


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Overall, I would highly recommend Moody Law to anyone seeking legal assistance. Their team of skilled professionals genuinely cares about their clients, and their top-notch legal services have exceeded my expectations. Thank you, Moody Law team, for all your help!

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Debi Eason

Bartow, FL


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We called Moody Law after my husband was injured in a car accident and are thankful we did. Caroline and Debbie were awesome in helping us, keeping us informed and worked hard to resolve our case quickly. I definitely recommend them.

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Types of Compensation Our Personal Injury Attorneys Fight for

Lost Wages

Suffering a serious injury from a pedestrian accident can affect your career and the amount of money you earn. Our law firm will work to win compensation for past and future lost wages, including if your injury requires you to step down from your current job. We will also help you secure disability benefits.

Medical Bills

Our lawyers will fight for fair compensation for all of your past and future medical expenses. This compensation also includes reimbursement for mileage to and from your medical appointments. Many parties may be held responsible for your injuries in addition to the driver.

Pain and Suffering

Florida law permits compensation for pain and suffering under a few circumstances. Clients filing a wrongful death lawsuit may be entitled to compensation for their pain and suffering. Also pedestrian accident victims that have sustained permanent disfigurement may be entitled to compensation. 

Verdicts and Settlements SECURE COMPENSATION

A local teenage girl was struck and killed by a drunk driver as she walked along the roadway. The defense attempted to blame our client by arguing she was walking in the road and in the wrong direction. We stoop up to these claims in court and obtained an approximately $700,000 jury verdict for her grieving family. 

Statute of Limitations Set Deadlines on Your Case


In Florida, victims of negligence now have just two years from the date of their injury to file a personal injury lawsuit. Similarly, grieving families have only two years from the date of their loved one's passing to file a wrongful death case. Failing to meet your deadline almost certainly means you lose the chance to obtain compensation in your pedestrian accident case – forever. 

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Attorney Daniel D. Moody represents the injured. If you or a loved one has been involved in a pedestrian traffic accident around Lakeland, a personal injury attorney from Moody Law can help. Based in Central Florida, we serve Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Haines City, and Tampa Bay.

During a free consultation, our legal team can review the accident and discuss the potential liability of the pedestrian and the driver given the situation.

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I came them with my case and at one point I wasn’t going to get anything but this law firm took there time literally and found an extra insurance that I wouldn’t been unable to find had I tackled it myself THANKS GUYS I would recommend anyone 

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Moody Law was wonderful in getting our case resolved. Ms. Debbie was great at staying in touch and keeping us updated on the progress. It was a relief to have such a professional, respected law office represent us during what was a challenging situation. I would definitely recommend Moody Law!

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Drivers' Responsibilities Under Florida Law

The driver is always expected to exercise caution and stay alert to their changing surroundings, including pedestrians on the road. A few driver responsibilities laid out by the Florida law include:
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Yield the Right-of-Way

Section 316.130(15) of Florida law states that every driver of a vehicle shall exercise due care to avoid collision with any pedestrian or human-powered vehicle. The pedestrian always has the right-of-way as a car can cause more damage to a pedestrian than the pedestrian can to a car. 

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Provide Warning

Drivers must give a warning to pedestrians when necessary and exercise proper precautions. This law is in place because the motor vehicle driver is better positioned to avoid injury or death to a pedestrian even when the pedestrian may not be observing the traffic or the rules of the road.

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Respect Stopped Vehicles

Drivers sometimes have to make unexpected stops for pedestrians crossing at marked or unmarked crosswalks at an intersection. Drivers at the rear of the stopped vehicle are expected to safely stop behind the paused vehicle and not pass and overtake the car in front of them. 

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Drive Defensively

Drivers always hold more power than pedestrians. As such, they should use defensive driving. In a pedestrian accident case where a pedestrian is crossing a roadway outside of a crosswalk, the driver of the vehicle must still be paying attention and actively looking for dangerous situations in the roadway.

Florida Suffers From Many Tragic Pedestrian Accidents

In 2022, the Governors Highway Safety Association released data on pedestrian deaths from the previous year. Florida was found to have the second-highest number of pedestrian deaths per capita of any state, with a total of 899 pedestrian fatalities

Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrians in Lakeland, Winter Haven, and nearby face a heightened risk of injuries in several scenarios, particularly when motorists make right-hand turns at crosswalks. The following circumstances may increase the risk to pedestrians:

  • Visibility
  • Weather
  • Time of day or night
  • Speed limit or average speed on the road
  • Blind spots
  • Intersections with or without crosswalks

Pedestrian Injuries From Car Accidents

Various personal injuries can occur from pedestrian accidents, and a pedestrian accident attorney can help you secure the compensation you deserve. Some common and unfortunate pedestrian accident injuries include:

Musculoskeletal Injuries

According to a study in the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, 41.4 percent of pedestrian accident victims sustained a musculoskeletal injury. Musculoskeletal injuries affect the muscles, nerves, tendons, joints, cartilage, and spinal discs.

Head and Neck Injuries

According to the same pedestrian injury study, head and neck injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, were the most common injuries for pediatric pedestrian accidents. Almost 35 percent of all children involved in a pedestrian accident sustained this injury.

Wrongful Death

Unfortunately, fatalities can result from a pedestrian accident. Surviving family members of the victim may pursue a wrongful death lawsuit to obtain damages to cover funeral costs, loss of companionship, or pain and suffering.

What to Do After a Pedestrian Accident

Our team can provide the diligent yet compassionate representation you need.
Our team can provide the diligent yet compassionate representation you need.

Seek Medical Attention

Following a pedestrian accident in Winter Haven, Lakeland, Bartow, or a surrounding area, it's critical that you seek medical attention right away. Your health is important, and documenting your injuries at a hospital makes the process of receiving medical insurance coverage simpler.

Document Injuries

In Florida, victims can receive compensation for pain and suffering from an injury that has left a permanent scar. Documenting your injuries through pictures or video can help your lawyer build your defense.

Notify Your Insurance

When you're in a healthy or stable condition, it's important to notify your insurance provider of your injuries. This will begin the process of a pedestrian personal injury claim and help you receive coverage for your medical bills.

Call a Pedestrian Accident Attorney

In order to secure the maximum benefits for your injuries, call our Lakeland law firm for a free consultation with one of our pedestrian accident lawyers to start the process of personal injury litigation. We can help residents of Winter Haven and surrounding areas.

Have You Been Injured by a Motorist? Request a Free Consultation at Moody Law

Any pedestrian injured in a car accident or truck accident should contact a lawyer from Moody Law to discuss the case. Injured victims could be eligible to file a claim and recover financial compensation. Call our Lakeland office to request a free consultation:

(863) 733-9090

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Paradise Is KSV

Lakeland, FL


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This firm is so awesome and was very patient with our case. They were able to get my mom the best result and kept her informed every step of the way! I highly recommend them.

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William Ferguson

Bartow, FL


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I had a bad accident, and was recommended to see Drew Moody for my case. He was extremely helpful, and fought me. He got me a great settlement. I recommend him to anyone who needs a great attorney.

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Who is Liable for a Pedestrian's Injuries?

Various factors and parties may have contributed to the pedestrian's serious injury, which is why it can be a challenge to establish who is at fault. Some potentially liable parties for a pedestrian's injury may include:

The Local Municipality

If crosswalks were poorly placed, sidewalks were ineffective, or other industrial structures were not designed to accommodate a pedestrian's right-of-way, the local municipality can be held liable for the injuries sustained from a pedestrian accident. 

Insurance Companies

Insurance companies are often the first party to be held liable for the victim's injuries. In a no-fault state like Florida, your pedestrian accident attorney will first pursue a claim with your insurance company to obtain compensation for your medical bills.

A Product Manufacturer

If a flaw in a device you were using (such as a skateboard or other transportation device) caused you to veer into the path of traffic and sustain an injury, a product liability claim can be filed against the product's maker or distribution company.

The Driver

It may seem like the driver of the vehicle is the obvious party at fault, but this can be difficult to prove without a pedestrian accident lawyer by your side. Our lawyers will work to obtain fair compensation for your pedestrian accident case if the driver is at fault. 

It Is Important to Ignore Pressure from an Insurance Company 

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Insurance companies that provide coverage to drivers who harm pedestrians face major financial risk. They are not your friend. It is their utmost priority to minimize your case. 

It is possible that an insurance company representative will reach out to you to offer a settlement. This should be refused. It is in their interest to offer you a lowball settlement that may seem like a lot of money now, but that does not truly cover the total cost of your losses. 

Instead of succumbing to the pressure, it is wise to divulge no details of your case and tell them you would like no further contact. Anything you say can be misconstrued and used against you during legal proceedings. Direct them to our Lakeland attorneys. We know how to stand up to predatory insurance company tactics and can proudly do the same for you. 

Daniel D. Moody, J.D., B.C.S.

Moody Law, P.A.

Moody Law was founded by Daniel D. Moody for the sole and exclusive purpose of representing the injured. Our main office is centrally located next to the Polk County Courthouse in Bartow, FL, serving Lakeland, Winter Haven, and all the other communities of Polk County.  Some of Mr. Moody’s honors, memberships, and associations include:

  • The Florida Bar Board Certification – Civil Trial Specialist
  • AV PREEMINENT Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Ratings
  • Life-member Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Best Attorneys of America – Rue Rating Lifetime Charter Member
  • National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers

To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation, contact us online or call (863) 733-9090.

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