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Personal Injury Law Firm

Protecting The Rights of Florida Accident Victims

Sarasota & Venice Pedestrian Accident Attorney

Serving Clients Across Florida and In North Port, Port Charlotte, Lakewood Ranch, Punta Gorda, Sarasota County, Manatee County, & Charlotte County

All of us become pedestrians at some point. We may drive to our destination but eventually, we walk to restaurants, banking institutions, retail outlets, grocery stores, and more. In Florida’s mild weather, pedestrians are a common sight. However, with many pedestrians strolling our streets comes the risk of accidents caused by negligent drivers who can cause severe and even catastrophic pedestrian injuries. It is a grim fact that the person who will suffer the most in these types of accidents is inevitably the pedestrian. 

If you or someone you know has suffered injuries in such an accident, you can turn to our accomplished pedestrian accident lawyer at Gerber Law. At our firm, you are not just another statistic or a name on a file but a unique individual with a history, family dynamics, goals, and dreams. We take a very personal approach to your accident and aggressively seek the damages and losses you deserve when your life, health, and future have been turned upside down due to unexpected serious injuries. 

Discuss your case in a free consultation with our Sarasota & Venice pedestrian accident lawyer by contacting us online or at (941) 304-5003

Pedestrian Accidents in Florida

Pedestrians have a much greater risk of injury or death in accidents than the occupants of the vehicles that hit them. Without the safety measures of a car’s steel shell surrounding them along with airbags and seat belts, pedestrians can be struck and thrown against the pavement or objects around them. Because of this, injuries can be unusually severe. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), pedestrian fatalities are reaching their highest numbers in 40 years. 

These accidents can have many causes, such as drivers engaged in the following:

  • Speeding
  • Running red lights or stop signs
  • Distracted driving, such as through cell phone usage
  • Inattention
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs

Injuries in pedestrian accidents can range from cuts and bruises to concussions, broken bones, torn ligaments, internal organ damage, and life-changing traumatic brain injuries or spinal cord damage. These accidents can occur in the blink of an eye but their consequences for the pedestrian can last weeks, months, years, or a lifetime. 

Getting Compensation for Your Pedestrian Injuries

When injured as a pedestrian, you should not have to fight with the at-fault driver’s insurance company for the damages to which you are entitled. Unfortunately, without an experienced attorney on your side, that may happen. You may be given the runaround or face delays while your medical expenses skyrocket. Or you may be given lowball settlement offers that do not cover the full extent of your damages. You may be pressured to accept these offers in an attempt to frighten you with the idea that your case does not warrant any further consideration.

At Gerber Law, we take a strong stance for our clients. We act as your tenacious advocate while thoroughly investigating your case for the evidence that allows us to engage in aggressive negotiations for what you truly deserve. We can also take a step further where necessary by litigating your case in court to seek a verdict and jury awards commensurate with what you have suffered. 

Our firm will fight for the compensation that covers your past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost income/wages, emotional trauma, and more, based on the facts of your case. With decades of experience, an exclusive focus on personal injury, and years of securing maximized recoveries for our clients, you can have peace of mind knowing that your claim is in the hands of a true professional. 

Our Client Testimonials

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    “I highly recommend Gerber Legal Services.” - LA Reid
    “Attorney Gerber has been very understanding, helpful, took the time to explain everything and was always available when I need to talk to her.” - Gabriele R.
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    “My personal thanks to each and every one of you.” - Jean
    “Brought me to a very satisfying resolution.” - Todd
    “I appreciate all the help you gave.” - Karen

    Our Results

    • $775 Thousand Truck Accident
    • $690 Thousand Pedestrian Accident
    • $675 Thousand Auto Accident
    • $450 Thousand Bicycle Accident
    • $425 Thousand Premises Liability
    • $365 Thousand Slip & Fall
    • Avvo
    • American Association for Justice
    • American Association of Attorneys Advocates
    • Lawyers.com
    • HSLDA - Advocates for Homeschooling
    • Florida Bar
    • Florida Justice Association
    • ABA
    • AIOPIA - 10 Best Attorney 2020

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    Maria Gerber is an experienced, dedicated, and compassionate lawyer who takes on each case with a personalized approach.

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    Helping Florida's Injured ACcident Victims For Over 28 Years
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