If you or someone you love was involved in a pedestrian accident, you might be entitled to compensation for your resulting losses. A pedestrian accident lawyer in Mableton from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can help you recover damages if the accident was caused by someone else’s negligence.
We take pedestrian accident cases on a contingency-fee-basis. Our clients don’t pay us attorney’s fees unless they win their case and recover a settlement or court award.
Types of Damages You May Recover in a Pedestrian Accident Case
In general, you may be able to recover two types of damages through a pedestrian accident lawsuit: economic damages and non-economic damages.
Economic damages are meant to offset your financial losses due to your injuries. For example, your medical bills (past and future), lost wages, and out-of-pocket expenses fall under this category.
If your injuries will inhibit your ability to work in the future, you can also seek economic damages for your lost earning potential.
Non-economic damages are meant to compensate you for your intangible losses. This may include your physical pain, mental suffering, and emotional anguish.
Damages in a Wrongful Death Case
If you lost your loved one in a pedestrian accident and are filing a wrongful death case, a different set of damages may be available to you, including:
- Burial expenses
- Pre-death medical bills
- Lost future earnings
- Your loss of companionship
A pedestrian accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can give you a better idea of what damages you may be able to claim after reviewing the specifics of your case.
For a free legal consultation with a pedestrian accidents lawyer serving Mableton, call (404) 888-8888
How Bader Scott Injury Lawyers Can Support You
After you have been injured as a pedestrian, you may face mounting medical bills and an inability to work. Getting the compensation you need from an insurance company can be challenging and may take away time and energy from your recovery process.
A pedestrian accident lawyer in Mableton from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can fight for you and protect your rights. We will look out for your best interests, not the insurance company’s. Here’s how:
We Will Gather Evidence
First, your lawyer will need to investigate the accident to discover what happened and who is to blame—an important step in building your case for compensation. They will uncover evidence that speaks to the negligent actions or omissions of the responsible party that caused your accident.
This evidence may come in many forms, including:
- Witness statements
- Medical records
- CCTV footage
- Police reports
- Expert testimony
Your lawyer will use this evidence to build the case for your compensation.
We Can Prove Negligence
One of the things your lawyer will look to find through investigation is proof of negligence. Driver negligence is a frequent cause of pedestrian accidents and may include behaviors such as:
- Drunk driving
- Drowsy driving
- Aggressive driving
- Distracted driving
- Failure to yield
- Other violations of traffic law
If a non-driver party caused your accident, such as a municipality, we can identify their negligence and build a case against them instead.
We Will Go to Trial on Your Behalf if Necessary
Once we file your insurance claim and/or lawsuit, we may or may not end up going to trial. In many cases, insurance companies are willing to negotiate to reach a settlement. Other times, however, the insurance companies will refuse to pay a fair amount.
When that happens, your pedestrian accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers will take your case to trial. Once in court, we will advocate for your best interests to a judge or jury who can render a verdict.
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How to Prove Liability in Pedestrian Accident Cases
In order to prove that you are entitled to damages for your injuries, we will need to show that the following criteria apply to your case:
- You were owed a duty of care to be kept safe while walking
- The negligent party failed to meet this duty through their actions or inactions
- This negligence caused your pedestrian accident
- This accident resulted in your injuries and losses
The Deadlines to File a Pedestrian Accident Lawsuit
According to OCGA §9-3-33, Georgia’s statute of limitations on filing a personal injury lawsuit is typically two years from when you were injured. For a wrongful death lawsuit, the filing deadline is generally two years from the date of your loved one’s death.
However, some circumstances may impact these general time limits. For example, if you are looking to sue the government for their negligence in causing your accident, your time to file may be more restricted.
After reviewing the details of your pedestrian accident, our firm will be able to give you a better idea of how specific deadlines apply to your case.
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Contact Bader Scott Injury Lawyers Today for a Free Case Review
A pedestrian accident lawyer in Mableton from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can help you fight for compensation. Let us take care of the paperwork, deadlines, and communications in your case while you concentrate on your recovery.
Our team will be available to answer your questions and provide you with legal advice throughout our work together. Our goal is for you to feel confident in the decisions you make regarding your case.
To learn more about our services and your options in a free case review, call us today at (404) 888-8888. Bader Scott Injury Lawyers is ready to get started if you are, so call now.