An accident with a vehicle can leave a pedestrian with severe personal injuries that may even be life-altering. If you or a loved one experienced an accident as a pedestrian, then you may be entitled to recover financial compensation for your medical expenses and other recoverable losses.
A Carrollton pedestrian accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to defend your position. We can work to establish a liable party and hold them accountable for their wrongdoing. Our team will gather pertinent forms of evidence, communicate with other parties connected to your case, and pursue any forms of financial compensation that you may be owed.
To learn more, get in touch with our office today for a free consultation at (404) 888-8888.
Your Rights as a Pedestrian
If you were involved in an accident as a pedestrian, it is helpful to know that you have rights and you may be able to pursue a claim. Most states, including Georgia, have specific laws that apply to pedestrians, which seek to reduce the number of accidents that drivers cause for those traveling on foot.
For example, as the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety notes, drivers owe pedestrians the right of way when they are crossing a roadway within a crosswalk. Even if a driver believes they can safely pass a pedestrian, they may not try to squeeze around them if the pedestrian already entered the crosswalk. As Georgia law dictates, there are other rules that those behind the wheel of a motor vehicle must follow to maintain the safety of pedestrians. If you were involved in an accident caused by a driver, then your lawyer may reference these laws and others as they seek to establish a liable party.
A Carrollton pedestrian accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can analyze the details of your circumstances and work to provide legal options for you and your loved ones. Our team of lawyers can stand with you through the process of your case. We aim to defend our clients’ rights through negotiations with insurance companies and we can do so in a trial if needed.
To learn more about how someone from our team can help you after a pedestrian accident, contact our office today at (404) 888-8888.
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Examining Evidence and Establishing a Liable Party
To pursue any forms of financial compensation that you may be owed, your lawyer will first aim to establish a liable party. Several complex factors can either contribute to or detract from another party’s liability in an accident. To further analyze the details of an accident, your lawyer will often commence a thorough evidence-gathering investigation. In their investigation of your accident, your lawyer may collect various forms of evidence including the following:
- Video footage from nearby surveillance cameras and dashboard cameras
- Photographic evidence
- Eyewitness statements from interviews
- Police reports
- Driver records and cellphone records
Your lawyer will often scrutinize these forms of evidence and others as they identify a liable party. They will also look at any federal, state, and local laws that may bear relevance to the outcome of your case. By using a combination of methods, your legal representation will fight to establish liability and pursue justice on your behalf.
According to the law outlined in Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) §40-6-273, accidents resulting in personal injury, wrongful death, or property damage more than $500 must be reported to local law enforcement authorities. When an individual fails to report an accident, they may face severe legal consequences such as fines and jail time. If an accident involving a pedestrian caused injury or significant damage, these accidents still require timely and accurate reporting to local law enforcement authorities.
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Pursuing Financial Compensation for Injuries and Other Damages
Injuries caused by pedestrian accidents can be severe. With no protective measures to offset the force of a collision, pedestrians may be prone to experiencing any of the following:
- Broken bones
- Internal organ damage
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
These injuries may require emergency medical intervention. Some injuries may even require years of treatment and therapy, and the costs of such treatments can add up quickly. The expenses of seeking these treatments can also be compounded by the financial strain of lost wages, which may result due to missed days at work.
When another party causes your injuries, you should not have to cover the financial burden of paying for your medical treatments. A lawyer can fight to recover compensation that you may be owed.
Your lawyer will negotiate with the driver’s insurance company to agree on a settlement. Car insurance companies may work to deny your claim and suggest some form of responsibility on your part. Negotiating with an insurance provider to receive a fair settlement can require a careful presentation of evidence from your case. A lawyer can take care of these negotiations on your behalf and keep you updated as your case progresses.
Contact Bader Scott Injury Lawyers Today
If you were involved in a pedestrian accident, a Carrollton pedestrian accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to defend you. Our team can work through the legal details while you take time to heal.
Keep in mind that in the state of Georgia, you have a limited amount of time to file a personal injury claim. According to OCGA §9-3-33, you have up to two years to do so. We recommend speaking with a lawyer as soon as you can after the accident to get started with your case.
Contact us today at (404) 888-8888 to learn more during a free consultation.