Broken bones, whiplash, and spinal cord trauma are just some of the injuries you could suffer following a pedestrian accident. These losses may warrant compensation.
During a free, no-obligation consultation, you can speak with a team member and explore the possibility of working with us.
Our Team Can Help You Pursue Compensation for Your Losses
Our Georgia law firm is here to help you seek compensation for your accident-related losses. We will take the time to assess your situation and explain the types of losses for which you may seek compensation.
Some compensable losses in your Smyrna pedestrian accident include:
Pain and Suffering
You may be able to recover non-economic losses in addition to your financial costs. Pain and suffering can be included. You can pursue compensation for the physical and psychological impact of your injuries.
Things like hospitalization, medications, and surgical costs can be included in your claim. You may have other compensatory options depending on the details of your health insurance coverage.
Being injured in a pedestrian accident is a serious matter. Consequently, you may be unable to continue working your normal schedule. Your Smyrna pedestrian accident lawyer can determine how much time you have missed from work and pursue your lost income accordingly.
Reduced Future Earning Capacity
Your injuries may have placed limitations on your ability to keep working at your current job. For instance, if your job is physically demanding, your injuries may restrict what you can accomplish. Your lawyer can pursue any harm to your earning power.
Your injuries may have left you with a lifelong condition, such as paralysis. If so, you could include the challenge of dealing with serious impairment in your claim.
A representative from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can explain whether you can seek any other types of compensation.
Wrongful Death Damages
If your family lost one of its members in a pedestrian accident, you have our deepest condolences. You also have our commitment to helping your family recover wrongful death damages. These can include:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of your loved one’s income
- Loss of their domestic input
You can also recover damages for your loss of consortium, guidance, and support. We will compile evidence that proves your right to compensation, identify which family member can file a wrongful death action, and ensure your case is filed within the allotted time.
For a free legal consultation with a pedestrian accidents lawyer serving Smyrna, call (404) 888-8888
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Services Our Law Firm Provides
You may be tempted to handle your legal matters on your own. Yet, if you are unsure of the legal process, this could jeopardize your claim. Allow Bader Scott Injury Lawyers to take care of your matters for you.
You do not need to learn personal injury law to seek compensation for your losses. Our team can handle all of the obligations that go into building a successful pedestrian accident case.
We can help you by:
Working on a Contingency-Fee-Basis
Thinking about the cost of legal representation can be a stressor in and of itself. With our legal team on your side, this does not need to be a concern. We work on a contingency-fee-basis.
You do not need to worry about up-front fees or hourly payments. Our attorney’s fees come out of the settlement we recover on your behalf. We only charge you for our help if we win your case.
The evidence collection process is one of the most important aspects of your claim. You will need to provide the liable insurance company with various pieces of information to seek compensation.
We can request a copy of the police report, speak with medical professionals, and obtain traffic camera footage to learn about your case. We will use our findings to determine what course of action could help you.
Determining the At-Fault and Liable Party
The at-fault party in your case will be the entity who caused the accident. The liable party will be the one that should pay for your losses. The evidence we find while investigating your case will give us an idea of who should pay for your losses.
The at-fault party in your case may be a negligent motorist or even a government department. The liable party may be their insurer.
Negotiating a Settlement
If all goes well, we will be able to settle your claim out of court. To do this, we will first send the liable insurer a demand letter, which will outline the cause of your accident and the cost of your losses. If they agree to your terms, then your case could be resolved. If not, then we may need to take your case to court.
Litigating Your Case, if Necessary
If we need to file a lawsuit to get you the money you need, that is no problem. Our team can file your lawsuit in court and continue the fight for your rights. We can handle everything from the discovery process to the actual trial itself.
At Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, we customize our legal services to meet your case’s obligations. We look forward to speaking with you and understanding your goals. You can get started by calling our team today.
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The Four Legal Components of Negligence
To seek compensation in your pedestrian accident case, you have to prove the at-fault driver was negligent in causing the collision. That means proving the following components of negligence:
- Duty of care—the driver’s responsibility to share the roadway safely
- Breach of duty—the driver’s failure to drive in a reasonable and safe manner
- Causation—the driver’s actions led to your injuries or a loved one’s fatal injuries
- Damages—the monetary damages you incur as a direct result of the driver’s negligence
Our law firm will prove these elements for you and explain how the weight of the evidence we compile affects your personal injury case.
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Georgia Has a Statute of Limitations
You may already know about the state’s statute of limitations. Per O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33, you generally have two years to file a lawsuit. In the aftermath of your pedestrian accident, this may seem like a fair amount of time.
Between doctors’ appointments and other obligations, you may forget about this deadline altogether. Yet, if you fail to file your lawsuit before the two years expires, you could lose the right to seek compensation.
Your lawyer can determine whether any exceptions in your case extend the state’s statute of limitations. If not, then they can advise you on the feasibility of filing a lawsuit.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents Have a Separate Statute of Limitations
If our law firm is representing you in the aftermath of a fatal pedestrian accident, we will explain the applicable statute of limitations. According to O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33, you generally have up to two years to comply with the wrongful death statute of limitations.
The statutory clock will start running on the date of your loved one’s demise, even if that date differs from the date of the accident. Our law firm will obtain a copy of your loved one’s accident report, medical records, and death certificate. These documents will help establish the relevant date and ensure the filing deadline is not misunderstood or misinterpreted.
The Statute of Limitations Can Change Under Certain Circumstances
As important as complying with the statute of limitations is to your case, it is also complicated. The statute of limitations can fluctuate according to many factors, including:
- The age of the injured victim at the time of the accident
- Certain actions that are or were taken by the at-fault driver
- The involvement of a government agency in your case
Our legal team will explain how any of the factors of your case will affect the statute of limitations. We will also make sure your case is filed on time and avoid the costly risks of non-compliance.
Hear From Previous Bader Scott Injury Lawyers Clients
You don’t have to take our word for it. Previous clients have described their experiences working with our firm:
“The Bader Scott Law Firm was amazing on my case…Grant Tall, my atty, handled everything for me. He was straight forward and realistic as to the outcome of my case and was able to obtain a great settlement for me. Thank you.” — Stephanie
Personal injury clients leave testimonials like these so you can get an idea of what it’s like working with our firm.
Secure Compensation with Our Law Firm
Pursuing compensation does not need to be a stressful, time-consuming process. A Smyrna pedestrian accident lawyer is here to help you pursue your legal goals. We are here to help you.
When you get in touch with a representative from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, you can discuss your case with us at no cost.