As a pedestrian, you have the right to cross the street in safety. Unfortunately, some drivers either don’t see pedestrians or just don’t care. Pedestrians are not protected in the event of an accident and generally suffer serious injuries. If a driver fails to pay attention and as a result injures a pedestrian, that driver should be held accountable.
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Be Extra Careful As A Pedestrian
Pedestrian accidents generally occur in crowded metropolitan areas. In fact, the vast majority of pedestrian accidents in the State of Georgia occur in Atlanta. As the largest city in the state, there are more chances for pedestrians to get injured. Add to that the fact that Atlanta does not have a great public transportation system and our pedestrian walkways and crosswalks are not among the best in the nation. This leads to a perfect storm in which pedestrians are statistically in more danger than most other places.
In most pedestrian accident cases, the insurance company for the at-fault driver will try to argue that you (the pedestrian) did something wrong or are more at-fault for the accident. The insurance companies are trained to frustrate you through delays and denials. This is why it is so important to hire an experienced pedestrian accident attorney.
What To Do After You Have Been Hit By A Car
Assuming that you are able to, you will need to collect as much information as you can at the scene. You will want to take pictures of the area where you were struck, the car that struck you, and get contact information for any witnesses. We need this information and documentation to establish fault for the collision.
Second, you need a personal injury attorney to make sure that you get the medical treatment that you need. The insurance company will use every trick in the book to minimize your injuries and make it seem like you are faking it or exaggerating.
Your pedestrian accident attorney’s job is to collect all the evidence to help you get the most money possible for your claim. This includes all available medical evidence, eye-witness reports, police reports, and surveillance footage to boost your claim.
How Much Is A Pedestrian Accident Case Worth?
Pedestrians generally suffer severe injuries when they are struck by a car, truck or commercial vehicle. It is not uncommon for injured pedestrians to miss time from work, require multiple surgeries, and have a reduced quality of life for an extended period of time. You are entitled to collect money damages for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering damages. You will need the help of a skilled personal injury attorney to get the best possible recovery from the insurance company of the at-fault driver.
Georgia Trial Attorneys Is Your Go-To Pedestrians Injury Law Firm
If you have been injured in a crosswalk or on a sidewalk by a negligent driver, the pedestrian accident attorneys at Georgia Trial Attorneys can ensure that you receive the compensation that you so rightly deserve. Call us today at 678-392-1401 to schedule a free consultation.