Advocating for You: Personal Injury & Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

There are a startling number of reasons why pedestrian accidents are so harmful to those on foot. Recent statistics show that the average American male weighs 191 pounds, while the average American female weighs 159 pounds. In comparison to the average weight of a car, which is over 4000 pounds, you can easily see why these accidents are so serious.

There are many things you must consider when you have been involved in an accident of any kind. For example, how long will you be sidelined from work? How much of your potential earnings will you lose? And, what about your medical expenses? How will you be able to afford the mounting healthcare costs if you can’t work? If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident, these considerations can easily consume your waking hours. In order to wade your way through all the fine details, you’re going to need a team of highly skilled bilingual attorneys to guide the way.

Although your case may seem clear-cut enough to handle on your own, avoid becoming too confident. The legal world is often quite complicated. Everything hinges on a variety of subtle factors that you might otherwise miss without enlisting a skilled legal team. Insurance company adjusters will do everything in their power to make sure that you walk away from your accident with little compensation to show for your suffering. Don’t let them take advantage of you! Always hire a team of experienced lawyers such as The Ward Law Group to get off on the right footing.

If you don’t speak English, then don’t worry. Our lawyers at the Ward Law Group speak both English and Spanish. With the Ward Law Group, language never becomes a barrier to receiving quality legal services. Get the compensation you deserve by contacting us today!

Common Types of Pedestrian Accident Claims that We Settle

Every year, roughly 5,500 people are killed in pedestrian accidents—that equates to nearly 15 people every day!

Believe it or not, the vast majority of these accidents occur because of the negligence of other parties. In fact, the most common causes of pedestrian accidents that result in personal injury include:

  • Aggressive Driving: This is the main cause of pedestrian accidents in busy cities. Statistically, city drivers are more likely to experience road rage or violate basic traffic signals than their rural counterparts. Studies indicate that the maneuvers most likely to result in a pedestrian accident either involve a careless right or left turn, backing up without checking the blind spot, or making a U-turn.
  • Distracted Driving: Many states have already banned the use of handheld devices, such as cellphones and other electronics, because of the number of car accidents to which they contribute. While aggressive driving may be the main cause of pedestrian accidents in busy cities, distracted driving is the main cause of pedestrian accidents across the country.
  • Drunk Driving: Over a fourth of all automotive-related fatalities are the result of drunk driving from one or more parties. If you have lost someone close to you as a result of drunk driving, then you may be able to receive compensation under a wrongful death claim.

Types of Pedestrian Accident Injuries & Compensation

Pedestrians, whether walking, jogging, running, or even sitting at a neighborhood cafe, are vulnerable to accidents involving negligent third parties. Because of the sheer force involved in these accidents, and the lack of physical protection to the pedestrian’s person, injuries are exceedingly likely in this type of collision. For example, car-with-pedestrian accidents may result in the following personal injuries:

When you suffer from an injury due to the negligence of another party, you need an experienced personal attorney to help maximize your compensation. With the proper legal assistance, you may be entitled to the following forms of damage recovery:

  • Medical Expenses: This includes bills for hospital stays, doctor visits, occupational or physical therapy, surgery, and much more.
  • Property Damages: More likely than not, you carry a lot of personal belongings on you that are susceptible to damage from a pedestrian accident. This includes your clothing, jewelry, and handheld electronics such as smartphones, laptops, or portable gaming consoles.
  • Lost Wages & Earning Capacity: Lost wages are wages forfeited while you recuperate from your injury, while lost earning capacity refers to the wages that you will lose as a result of your injury being classed as permanent.
  • Emotional Turmoil: This takes less tangible damages into consideration, such as emotional distress or psychological trauma.

The Ward Law Group has helped victims of pedestrian accidents recuperate millions of dollars in personal injury claims over the past two decades. Of course, this is a best-case scenario, but the Ward Law Group is excellent at guaranteeing best-case scenarios. Don’t leave your settlement up to chance. Contact us today!

Maximizing Your Claim: Immediate Steps to Take After an Accident

As with any lawsuit, one of the most important factors affecting how much compensation you will receive is timing. Always, always make sure that you contact an experienced team of legal advisors immediately after an accident if you are able.

You will also want to contact your insurance company as soon as possible to open up a claim. If you desire to sue the negligent party, be sure to check your state’s statute of limitations. Depending on the nature of your case, you may have a limited amount of time to file a claim and receive compensation. Once this time has passed, no matter how clear-cut the case is, you will no longer be entitled to compensation.

Your lawyer will handle communication between you and your insurance company until an acceptable conclusion is reached. While this transpires, you should always make sure to keep a paper trail of your expenses, including all legal bills, medical expenditures, lost wages, lost earning capacity, and much more. Consult with your attorney to sort out all of the crucial details. You will also need to provide your attorney with information that demonstrates the seriousness of all injuries incurred during the accident.

If you are able to contact your attorney immediately after the accident, he or she will likely send investigators to the scene to collect important information. This may include photographic evidence, police reports, and witness testaments. All of these articles will significantly increase your chances of receiving the maximum amount of compensation possible for your claim.

How The Ward Law Group Can Help

Don’t ever leave your settlement up to the whims of big insurance companies. Remember, adjusters will do everything in their power to ensure that you walk away from your accident empty-handed. To avoid this outcome, recruit the most experienced legal team that you can find. Contact our team of legal advisors today!

The Ward Law Group is extremely passionate about making sure that you receive the maximum compensation that you deserve for your case. This includes the financial recovery of medical expenses, lost wages and earning capacity, emotional distress, and more.

Don’t forget, our team members speak both English and Spanish. For bilingual legal advice that you can trust, contact the Ward Law Group today!

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Jany Martinez-Ward is a wizard!

I have no idea how she cut through all the hassles and nightmare situations but she figured it out! I never thought I would have a chance at claiming what was rightfully mine when all the cards seemed to be stacked against me.

The staff is also courteous and professional with a broad knowledge in their field. I would highly recommend The Ward Law Group to anyone in need…

- Christopher H.

A sincere interest in helping you!

This was the only firm I found that was willing to hear me and try to help me despite my position. Other firms went straight to weighing the odds of making money out of it and then discarded me without having any kindness toward the fact that I was injured and needed help…

Extra points as they all speak English and Spanish!

- Nela G.

Definitely recommend this law firm 200%!

Ward Law Group is the BEST law firm! The car accident attorney, Jany Martinez Ward, goes above and beyond to help her clients, and she’s passionate about the results. Their customer service goes beyond measure. Ancelys is always resolving all my issues and answering all my questions.

Jany Martinez Ward and her team are definitely heavenly sent!!!

- Eddie N.

The best personal injury law firm out there!

They helped me from the very beginning to receive the best medical attention, therapy, and legal advice.  Great service and super great energy as people. They never give up and are always ready to fight for the good cause.

I would recommend their service without hesitating. They won my case and thanks to them my injuries were treated. We won our case – settled for what we expected plus more!

- Oswaldo R.

Jany Martinez-Ward is the best car accident attorney in South Florida!

The Ward Law Group is an extraordinary firm that rendered absolutely impeccable service to me throughout the entire process of obtaining my car rental and fixing my vehicle. They fought to make sure that I received great compensation for my case while delivering the absolute best service possible. I would recommend this law firm 100% to anyone involved in a car accident!

- Ashley Z.

Best decision of 2017!

Late last year during hurricane Irma, I was heading home from work when an irresponsible driver T-boned me. I had heard of the Ward Law Group from a very close friend and decided to give them a call. I began treatment promptly after speaking to their investigator, Jonathan, and it was a complete success. My case manager, Amalia, along with her assistants, Karen and Lucy, helped my case go along smoothly and because of them, I received optimal results.

- Alex L.

Very thorough with long-distance service!

This law firm was very professional and thorough! I was living in North Carolina throughout the process and although they are located in Florida, they made my experience very pleasant and straightforward! Cindy was in constant communication with me and would explain all the details needed for my case! Cindy never hesitated to help and answer all my questions from start to finish!

- Diego G.

You can count on my recommendation!

I am very thankful to the Ward Law Group. My case was a bit old, but still within the statute of limitations, which meant we all had to work as quickly as possible. Special thanks to Javier, my first point of contact, who listened very carefully to my long, long dissertation and always provided me with a positive attitude. You can count on my recommendation for any future client!

-T. Lopez

Great fit between knowledge & competitiveness!

My experience with the Ward Law Group was impeccable from beginning to end. Each and every person in our process was professional, respectful, and knowledgeable.

It’s not easy to strike that balance between knowledge and competitiveness. Ward Law has it. Thanks!

- Gonzalo S.

Amazing law firm! Amazing team! Amazing results!

Amazing law firm! Amazing team! Amazing results! Beautiful office!

My case manager was Francis and she did a phenomenal job on my case. I will definitely recommend this firm to anyone. Thank you Ms. Ward!

- Willy M

Phenomenal, dedicated, gets work done!

At first, I was having a hard time with my previous adjuster… Then, God sent me Francis, and all I can say about her is “wowww.” She is phenomenal, dedicated, and above all, she gets work done. I will definitely use the Ward Law Group again if needed.

- Gaby R.

Personalized & professional attention!

If you ever need a lawyer to fight for your rights, The Ward Law Group is the one. You will receive their personalized & professional attention.

- Luis C.

All around amazing!

The Ward Law Group made sure that I got the medical care I needed and kept me informed the entire way. They showed that they truly care about their clients.  I only wish I knew about them when my husband was in a car/motorcycle accident last year. Dealing with other lawyers had left me with a negative outlook on the whole process. But it’s safe to say The Ward Law Group restored it.

- Susana L.

Works day & night to take care of you!

I was blessed to have this wonderful team behind me through this journey. Thanks to Ancelys’ and Jany’s hard work, we won the lawsuit. Lawsuits come with mental anguish that can translate into depression or anxiety. My case was long and filled with constant roadblocks. This did not deter The Ward Law Group in the least. If anything, I felt it made them work harder. This team is so multifaceted, they were able to help me with every aspect of my case.

- Jamie L.

Would recommend them with my eyes shut!

This was the first time that I have ever had such an amazing experience with a law group. They have been very supportive and not just regarding my car, health, and financial compensation. In less than 5 months, they satisfactorily solved all of my problems, one by one.  I would recommend them with my eyes shut. Amazing job!

- Lili V.

Definitely the lion in the room!

Gregory Ward is definitely the lion in the room. He takes pride in defending his clients and carries a powerful family energy. Greg has the wisdom and force to show his magnificent mane and ferocious roar when working his cases. He protects his clients as members of his family. Greg shows strength and a willingness to win the case. Professionalism and honesty. I recommend The Ward Law Group highly.

-Anon

Fought tooth & nail for our case!

I can’t even begin to say how amazing this group of people is. Back in March of 2016, I was involved in a car accident with another person. Since then, The Ward Law Group has fought tooth and nail for our case.  They never ceased to amaze me. We could email Ancelys at 11pm and she wouldn’t hesitate to answer. We are fortunate to have come across such talented professionals. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

-Kayleen B.

Above & beyond “excellent!”

Being in an accident is very stressful and not just the emotional part of it. My car was damaged and I sustained some injuries to my spine. Since the moment I contacted The Ward Law Group, everything was so much easier. They have gone above and beyond “excellent.”  I highly recommend that if you are ever involved in a car accident that you immediately contact The Ward Law Group to assist you in the whole recovery process.

-Gloria C.

Increased settlement over 10x the initial amount!

The Ward Law Group provided excellent support and clinical accommodations throughout the entirety of my case. Their responses were prompt with regard to my case or any questions about therapy also. They did an absolutely extraordinary job with my settlement as well, being able to increase the initial settlement offer to over 10 times the amount! I really can’t say enough good things about the way I was treated and how my case was handled.

- Eric M.

Peace during a stressful time in my life!

I highly recommend The Ward Law Group without any reservation and I thank them for giving me much peace during a stressful time in my life. The Ward Law Group put my mind at ease every step of the way and handled my case efficiently and professionally. Very few times we actually find good lawyers who work because they enjoy helping others. Much gratitude!

- Maggie K.

Professionalism & speedy turnaround!

The Ward Law Group is just amazing. The day of my accident was confusing, but they walked me through all the details step-by-step and answered all my questions that day and even during the weeks thereafter. No matter the question, they had an answer. I recently used their services again for a civil matter and experienced the same professionalism and speedy turnaround.

-Victor M.

Secured over $100K for my car accident!

I want to thank The Ward Law Group for their excellent treatment, including my accident lawyer Jany Martinez Ward and her work team. Cindy, Lucy, Karen, and Amalia were all there for me when I needed it the most. They fought for me and were able to secure me $100,000 for my automotive accident. I am eternally grateful for the work that they did – 5 Stars! THANK YOU, Ward Law Group!

- Kevin R.

Effortless for me!

Such a great experience. The entire process from beginning to end was almost effortless for me, the client. They handled the majority of the process/legwork and kept me informed along the way. Francis handled my case and she is extremely professional and courteous as well as great at explaining the next step along the way. Would recommend to anyone. Thank you Jany Martinez Ward! So pleased with my outcome.

-Kathy G.

What a success story!

What a success story! The Ward Law Group was so professional and informative with details. At the end of my case, I was very satisfied with the process and my results. Gregory and Jany were very sweet and personable. They made me feel comfortable which is very important due to me being in a major car accident while pregnant. I highly, highly recommend them! Thank you, WARD LAW!

- Pamelha M.

VERY good compensation; very professional!

I got into an accident at the beginning of the year. I was hit by a truck from the rear side. I called The Ward Law Group the next day and came to their office. They treated me with the most utmost respect and were very professional. They made everything easy and helpful. At the end, I received a VERY good compensation. I am very happy with their services and highly recommend them to anyone involved in any type of motor vehicle accident. Thank you to the accident attorney Jany Martinez-Ward!

- Franklin A.

Angels waiting to help those in need!

This law firm is the best you can find. Service is amazing. They are always available. Super attentive and ready to do anything in their power to achieve the objectives that will be needed to obtain success. Don’t hesitate to call this firm if you are ever in a situation involving a personal injury. We won our trial thanks to Jany and Greg Ward. You can’t get a better firm than them for this type of service. They are truly angels waiting to help those in need.

-Mariana R.

Greeted me like I was family!

I want to thank accident attorney Jany Martinez-Ward. The whole process was amazing. My car was a total loss and they helped me with that process. When it was time to pick up my check, I went to the beautiful office they have in Miami Lakes. The receptionist greeted me like I was family. I love how they offered me some Cuban coffee – MY FAVORITE! I am extremely happy with my results. Amazing, professional team at Ward Law. I recommend this firm to anyone who is involved in a car accident.

- Jacqueline A.

Amazing, fast, & effective!

The Ward Law Group is amazing, fast, and very effective. I was in a car accident this year and they really helped me out. I had the pleasure of meeting Jany Martinez-Ward who was my attorney. She is awesome. I also worked with Karen and Lucy and they are two of the nicest ladies I have ever met. They took really good care of me. I recommend this law firm to anyone who really needs help.

- Steve W.

Impeccable guidance!

I am very pleased with the service at Ward Law. From beginning to end, their friendliness, availability, walkthrough, and council has been impeccable. I needed guidance and here I found an efficient guide. Thanks again.

-Miguel M.

The best all around!

I want to thank the Ward Law Group for such a positive experience handling my case! Amalia, Karen, and Lucy went above and beyond, always keeping me up-to-date on my case and getting back to me as fast as they could with any questions I had. Very professional, compassionate, and efficient team. I would highly recommend! Extremely satisfied with their service. Thank you again, Jany Martinez Ward and the entire team for everything. The best all around!

- Nathali H.
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