Pedestrians should feel safe walking our sidewalks and crosswalks; however, negligent drivers sometimes put them at risk. When you or someone you love is injured in a pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to damages for medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering.
A Brookhaven pedestrian accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can fight for the money you deserve after someone else’s negligence leaves you hurt. Call us today at (404) 888-8888 to receive your free consultation and to learn more about how we can help you through this difficult time.
How Our Firm Can Help You After a Pedestrian Accident
Here are some of the ways a lawyer from our team can help you pursue compensation for your injuries.
Investigating the Accident
Our team will investigate your accident to uncover evidence to prove who is at fault. We will get to the bottom of what happened, how it happened, and who is responsible. Then, we can use this evidence to build the strongest possible case on your behalf.
Our investigation may uncover more than one negligent party, in which case you may pursue compensation from multiple parties. This can include individuals, private businesses, and government agencies. We can give you a better idea of who the liable parties might be after reviewing your case.
Negotiating on Your Behalf
Once we have built your case, a lawyer from our team can use the evidence to negotiate with the insurance companies on your behalf. Insurance companies want to keep their bottom line, so many try to offer the lowest settlements possible. For this reason, they may offer you less than the amount you are owed.
Our firm works for you, not for the insurance companies. As such, our lawyers will keep your best interests at heart as they negotiate to get you the compensation you need and deserve for your injuries. If the insurance companies still refuse to pay what you are owed, then we can take your case to trial.
Advocating for Your Rights
In court, our Brookhaven pedestrian accident lawyer will argue your case before a judge or jury. Sometimes, insurance companies will try to settle after a trial begins. Other times, your lawyer will see your case through to a verdict.
This is why it is important to find a lawyer you can trust to represent you and your loved ones in court. Our trial lawyers have courtroom experience and are not afraid of a challenge; when an attorney from our team represents you, they will be an advocate and ally in the process of recovering compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
For a free legal consultation with a pedestrian accidents lawyer serving Brookhaven, call (404) 888-8888
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Negligence in Pedestrian Accidents
In order to win compensation for you, we will need to show that the other party in the accident was negligent in some way. Here are some factors that could impact the ways you go about proving negligence.
Types of Negligence in Pedestrian Accidents
When a driver strikes a pedestrian, it is often because they were driving recklessly. Here are some of the more common forms of negligent driving that can serve as a basis for your personal injury case:
- Distracted driving: When a driver is not paying attention to the road, they may strike a pedestrian. Distractions can include texting, calling, reading, messing with a GPS or radio, arguing with a passenger, eating, and anything else that prevents them from driving safely.
- Drunk or drug-impaired driving: When under the influence, drivers have dulled senses and reflexes. They may have difficulty seeing a pedestrian or stopping in time to prevent an accident. Drunk and drug-impaired drivers also have lowered inhibitions, making them more likely to participate in other negligent driving behaviors at the same time.
- Drowsy driving: Fatigue can have a similar effect on the body as alcohol—dulling the sense and reflexes and making it difficult to think straight. Drowsy drivers may also fall asleep at the wheel, endangering themselves and everyone around them.
- Aggressive driving: Aggressive driving behaviors include speeding, running red lights, weaving in traffic, and road rage behaviors. Aggressive drivers may not see pedestrians until it is too late to prevent an accident.
Additionally, suppose your pedestrian accident occurred because of defective auto parts in the vehicle that hit you. In this case, you may be able to sue the manufacturer for your injuries.
Your lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can examine your case to see what negligent behaviors caused your accident.
Modified Comparative Negligence
According to O.C.G.A. § 51-12-33, Georgia has a “modified comparative negligence” law. This means that even if you share some of the blame for the accident, the state does not bar you from recovering damages.
As long as we can show that you are not more responsible for what happened than the other parties involved, you could still recover compensation for your injuries. However, the proportion of blame you shoulder will impact the amount you qualify to receive. Our team can give you a better idea of how modified comparative negligence may affect you after reviewing your case.
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Contact Bader Scott Injury Lawyers Today
According to O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33, you generally have two years from the time of your accident to file a lawsuit. Do not wait—reach out today so we can get started.
Call (404) 888-8888 today to receive your free case evaluation and learn more about how a Brookhaven pedestrian accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers will fight for you.