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Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in Ocala

Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in Ocala

We enjoy abundantly beautiful weather here in Florida. Many of us make the most we can of it by walking, jogging and running. However, as with most things in life, we face risks as pedestrians.

If you or a family member were injured while walking you need a pedestrian accident lawyer in Ocala, Florida- Pam Olsen. She has 30 years of experience helping people legally pursue and receive financial compensation when injured by the negligence of someone else.

Call Attorney Olsen at (352) 671-9777. Or if you prefer, complete this simple contact form and she will be in touch right away.

Pedestrian Accident Statistics

The Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle department compile accident data for each calendar year. Their most recently completed report is from 2020. On page 10 are the numbers for pedestrian accidents, including those that happened here in Ocala. There were 8,117 of these accidents in 2020. Sadly, 1,265 pedestrians suffered incapacitating injuries and 715 died.

Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in Florida

As you might suspect, most pedestrian accidents involve a car, truck, or motorcycle. Sometimes it’s construction equipment. In Florida, it can be golf carts. And other times no vehicle is involved at all.

The most common causes of accidents involving pedestrians are:

  • Failing to yield
  • Violating traffic signals
  • Texting while driving
  • Drowsy driving
  • Diminished visibility
  • Unsafely reversing
  • Not checking blind spots when turning
  • Not using mirrors when changing lanes
  • Unsafely making turns
  • Not staying in the driving lane
  • Impaired driving
  • Poor road conditions
  • Speeding

Options When Injured in a Pedestrian Accident

If you are hurt as a pedestrian in Florida, you certainly don’t have to just “walk it off”. If someone else was in the wrong, you can pursue compensation. And you don’t have to do it alone.

When, as is most often the case, a vehicle or golf cart was involved, it’s critical to know the circumstances leading to the collision. If a driver wasn’t paying attention, even for just a second, it can cause the loss of a normal life. The pedestrian may suffer permanent disability affecting career, parenting or caregiving abilities, and other important aspects of life.

Pam Olsen is a pedestrian accident lawyer in Ocala who represents clients hurt as pedestrians, due to the negligent conduct of a driver. She also represents the families of pedestrians who have been killed in an accident.

She works hard for these victims and their families to get compensation to cover medical bills and lost wages and to ease their pain and suffering. She will make sure that your insurance company will pay for all the ways the accident harmed you, including:

  • Medical bills
  • Mental anguish
  • Lost income and benefits while recovering
  • Diminished earning potential
  • Property damage
  • Ongoing care costs if disabled
  • Loss of consortium and companionship
  • Punitive damages when the act was most severe

Florida has a 4-year statute of limitations to make a claim if you are injured as a pedestrian. Therefore it’s important to be sure to begin the process as soon as you can.

Calculating Damages in Pedestrian Accidents With the Help of a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in Ocala, FL

Some of the financial impacts of a pedestrian accident is easy to identify. Most payments leave an electronic trail, and many of us keep our important receipts, especially larger amounts. When there is property damage, say your new iPhone was broken in the collision, it’s straightforward to figure out the market value.

It’s less clear to put a monetary value on what money can’t buy. What value is mental wellness? How about companionship or passion for hobbies and activities? These can be lost because you were injured by someone else as a pedestrian. Figuring out monetary values to these can be a challenge..

Attorney Olsen uses the multiplier method when calculating non-economic losses for her clients. Each of these losses is considered for how much anguish and difficulty your life is without them. Each loss is then assigned a multiplier number between 1.5 and 5. The higher multiplier is for the losses of the highest impact. The final step is to take the total number of the economic losses and multiply it for each of the non-economic losses by that particular multiplier.

How We Help Pedestrian Accident Victims

Here’s what you can expect if you hire Attorney Olsen. She will:

  • Truly care about you
  • Keep you updated on your case
  • Know about and meet critical deadlines
  • Properly calculate all of your damages
  • Negotiate passionately in settlement proceedings
  • Stay current on pertinent legal precedent
  • Thoroughly investigate your accident
  • Deal with insurance companies so you don’t have to
  • Represent you if we need to go to trial

Call today  to speak with a qualified pedestrian accident lawyer in Ocala fl at (352) 671-9777. Or if you prefer, you can complete this simple contact form and Attorney Olsen will be in touch right away. Florida 

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Education

Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, Georgia J.D. – 1991 Nova Southeastern University M.S. – 2004 Major: Mental Health Counseling University of Florida B.A. – 1988

Bar Admissions

Florida, 1991 Georgia, 1991 U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1992 U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 1993

Current Employment Position

Founder Call (352) 671-9777 or email the firm for a free initial consultation in Ocala. Let Pam Olsen demonstrate her dedication to you.

I have been so lucky to have Pam Olsen as my attorney. She had done a wonderful, professional job for me.

Vilma Camacho