The evidence we gather during our investigation directly determines how much your settlement will be. If you or someone you know was injured as a pedestrian in a car accident, Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can help. We want to go over your legal options and get you compensation for your injuries. Our Rome pedestrian accident attorney can handle your case from start to finish.
How Do You Determine Fault in a Pedestrian Accident in Rome?
Some people think that pedestrians always have the “right of way.” However, pedestrians must obey the traffic laws of the road. You have to share the road with cars, just as much as they have to share the road with you. People can jaywalk across the street because they don’t use the crosswalk.
If this happens and an accident occurs, the pedestrian is at fault. A pedestrian can also be at fault if they cross the road without waiting for the walk sign. An experienced personal injury attorney can argue both sides of these cases in defense of the driver or the pedestrian.
Georgia is an at-fault state, meaning that the negligent party is responsible for damages. We will need to prove that you were a victim of your accident and have significant medical bills and expenses. It can seem like the driver is always at fault, but this isn’t always the case.
In Atlanta, your lawyer can fight for comparative negligence. Comparative negligence means that both parties share a percentage of fault in an accident. The driver of the car could say that the pedestrian stopped in the middle of the street because they were texting. The judge or jury is responsible for declaring what percentage of fault each party has. So, if you are found to share blame for your accident, you will only get a portion of your settlement. Don’t risk missing out on your compensation.
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Rome Pedestrian Accidents FAQsWho Is at Fault When a Car Hits a Pedestrian?
What Damages Can I Receive Compensation for in My Rome Pedestrian Accident?
Once you have had an accident, you have to recover from injuries and financial obligations. Medical bills will need to be paid, whether you can work or not. You need a proper settlement, so you can heal and cover your expenses. Some of the most common damages we’ve recovered are:
- Medical Bills
- Rehabilitation center fees
- In-home healthcare
- Property damage
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning potential
- Loss of quality of life
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
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How Long Do I Have to Pursue Financial Recovery in Rome, Georgia?
In general, you have two years to file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver whose negligence caused your accident. The outcome of your accident will determine the date that is used to interpret the appropriate filing deadline.
- Personal injury cases: The clock on the personal injury statute of limitations starts running on the date the accident occurred. According to O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33, you generally have two years to file. We will use your police report to establish the accident’s date, time, and location.
- Wrongful death cases: You generally have two years from the date of your loved one’s demise to file a wrongful death lawsuit, according to O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33. We will use their official death certificate to establish the correct date.
The filing deadline can change based on many of the circumstances of your case, including the age of the injured party and the involvement of a government or municipal agency. We make sure your case is filed on time.
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How Much Will It Cost to Hire a Rome Pedestrian Accident Lawyer?
At Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, it costs nothing upfront, and you will pay nothing out of your own pocket to hire our law firm. When we represent you, we work on a contingency fee basis—in other words, our compensation is contingent on your resulting financial award.
Actions we take to bolster and support your request for compensation include:
- Reviewing your case
- Investigating your accident
- Compiling evidence
- Consulting expert witnesses
- Negotiating a fair settlement
- Representing you in court
We do all of this and more without charging you a penny in traditional hourly legal fees and without requesting a hefty retainer upfront. We are only compensated after you are and will not charge any fees unless your case is successful.
An added benefit of working on a contingency fee basis is the ability it gives you to start fighting for compensation without delay. Doing so eliminates the possibility of an expired statute of limitations, which could prevent you from seeking compensation altogether.
Do People You Helped in the Past Recommend Your Law Firm?
If you or someone you love is choosing a law firm to represent you in a personal injury matter, we can help. When they recommend us, our previous clients say the following:
- Treka Bennett: “They’re amazing. I’m so grateful for Brenda and Shanti…if I could refer everyone to them, I would. They kept me updated on my case, they were always there to answer questions, and they didn’t settle for anything. I appreciate the time and phenomenal help I got for them. Thanks, again.”
- Carmen Hernandez: “I had an absolutely fantastic and smooth experience with this firm handling my case. Ms. Jennifer Santos…was very knowledgeable and she worked hard to get me a great settlement. They are most definitely a great firm to work with and no doubt will definitely be recommending to everyone.”
Learn more about the reasons clients we represented in the past recommend our law firm by watching video reviews on our testimonials page.
What are Some of the Most Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents?
Most accidents on the road can be prevented, but they still happen daily. Some of the most common pedestrian accidents occur because of:
- Not yielding at a crosswalk
- Driving erratically
- Driving while distracted
- Hazards on the road
- Not following traffic laws
- Not checking your surroundings
- Not slowing down at a crosswalk
What are Common Injuries in Pedestrian Accidents?
Pedestrians have no safety gear to protect them in these accidents. Since cars are thousands of pounds, most of the injuries that victims sustain are very serious. Many accidents result in lifelong injuries or even death. Typical pedestrian accident injuries are:
- Broken Bones
- Spinal injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Herniated discs
- Road Rash
How Does Georgia Protect Pedestrians?
Pedestrians have the right of way when walking in a crosswalk. However, you must walk in the crosswalk when the traffic light signals. Jaywalking isn’t a crime in Georgia, but it doesn’t give the pedestrian the right of way. If you are crossing the road without a crosswalk, you must yield to traffic.
Choose a Rome Pedestrian Accident Lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers to Handle Your Case
You have injuries, and you deserve compensation. We will conduct an investigation and fight on your behalf. Contact Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today to get the settlement that you deserve.
Office InformationAddress Bader Scott Injury Lawyers
1825 Turner McCall Boulevard
Rome, GA 30161