Injured while Walking on the Road? Here’s Why You Need an Atlanta Pedestrian Accident Attorney

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While walking down a city street or crossing a busy intersection in Atlanta, the last thing you want to do is become an accident statistic. Unfortunately, pedestrians make easy targets for drivers who are distracted and tend to ignore the road rules. As a result, you can be seriously injured in a pedestrian accident and suffer significant damages and losses.

The last thing you want to worry about after an accident is how you will pay for medical bills and time off work. At the CEO Lawyer Personal Injury Law Firm, our injury and accident attorneys will work hard to get you the compensation you need to get back on your feet. Our dedicated personal injury attorneys are focused on serving our clients with integrity and compassion.

At the CEO Lawyer Personal Injury Law Firm, our seasoned and proven personal injury attorneys understand that being involved in a pedestrian accident is painful and stressful. We’re here to help you through each stage of the process and make sure your rights are protected. Call us today for a free consultation at (833) 254-2923 or fill out our online form on our website to schedule an appointment at our office in Atlanta, GA.

Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in Atlanta

Pedestrian accidents are not dissimilar to other car accidents in terms of what causes them. In fact, many times, the driver of a vehicle is at fault for causing a pedestrian accident. That said, pedestrian accidents can occur due to factors ranging from poorly marked crosswalk locations and reckless drivers making illegal left turns and more. Below are some of the common causes:

  •     Failure to Yield Right of Way
  •     Excessive speed
  •     Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  •     Road rage or aggressive driving
  •     Inattentive driving due to talking on the phone, texting, eating, or other distractions
  •     Driver fatigue
  •     Failure to obey traffic signals
  •     Faulty vehicle maintenance or design
  •     Reckless driving
  •     Poor road conditions (road construction, lack of pedestrian crosswalks)
  •     Entering a roadway unexpectedly or illegally
  •     Pedestrians walking into traffic when they are not in a crosswalk or designated safe area

Pedestrians have no protection when they are hit by a vehicle, leaving them at risk of serious injury or fatal injuries. It can be significantly more challenging to determine who was at fault due to the altered state of affairs during the incident with pedestrian accidents, leaving many cases subject to a judge’s discretion and opinion. Having a reliable pedestrian accident attorney by your side to present all the elements that may affect fault and allocate liability appropriately can increase the odds that a claim will be successful.

Here’s how we can help:

Investigate the Scene of the Accident

An attorney will investigate the accident scene and speak with witnesses to determine what happened. They will also examine police reports to determine if any citations have been issued or if anyone has been charged with a crime relating to the accident.

Collect Witness Statements

Some accidents happen when no one else is around. However, most accidents occur in public and in front of witnesses who may have seen what happened. A lawyer will know which witnesses to contact and what questions to ask. They will make sure that these statements are recorded correctly and put into writing so they cannot be disputed later on down the line.

Establish Liability

Atlanta is a comparative negligence state which means that your percentage of responsibility in the accident can be factored in when determining how much compensation you will receive. To build a solid case demonstrating liability for pedestrian accidents, our experienced injury attorneys will investigate the circumstances of the accident, examine medical evidence, and collect testimony from witnesses to prove that the opposite party is responsible.

Determine Damages

When you get into an accident in a car or truck, traffic laws typically blame the driver of the vehicle. However, this does not mean that those injured in a pedestrian accident can simply accept whatever the insurance company offers them in a settlement for the damages they incurred during the accident.

A reliable personal injury attorney can make all the difference in the compensation you receive. Often insurance companies will underpay victims, further driving down their mental and physical health. An attorney will calculate the fair value of your damages and fight to ensure that you are compensated properly.

Deal with Insurance Companies

Insurance companies often pressure victims to settle for a low figure before they have calculated all of the damages incurred due to their injuries or before the victim has had time to tell their side of the story. Although insurance companies rarely come out and admit this, it’s common knowledge in the legal community that they prefer to be stingy with settlements.

Working with an attorney allows you to have an expert handle the situation while ensuring that your rights are protected. They will look out for what is in your best interests throughout the process, including the types of questions to ask and which ones to ignore, and build a strong case on your behalf.

Let us represent you and take the stress off of you. We will handle all communications with the insurance company and make sure the insurance company does its job and processes your claim in a quick, professional manner.

Talk to Competent Pedestrian Injury Attorneys at the CEO Lawyer

Injuries sustained in pedestrian accidents can be extensive, affecting your body’s full spectrum of functioning. If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident, you may be feeling frustrated, upset, and stressed about your injury and overall recovery. As such, you may be eager to find out what action you can take to see abnormal functioning corrected as soon as possible.

At the CEO Lawyer Personal Injury Law Firm, our pedestrian accident lawyers have an exceptional record of success in compensation recovery and advocacy in pedestrian accidents. Our team’s superior knowledge is why we’ve achieved an expansive track record of successfully handling even the most challenging pedestrian accident claims through a unique combination of skill, experience, and determination.

We have a proven track record of holding big insurance companies accountable for whatever losses our clients have incurred due to someone else’s negligence. Call us at (833) 254-2923 to request your complimentary consultation or contact us online.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Help Negotiating with Insurance Carriers

To quickly resolve matters following an accident, insurance companies will offer you less than you deserve in compensation for your injuries. Many victims feel pressured to accept these offers as the bills begin to pile up, but that is rarely a good idea. The insurance company is looking to protect its bottom line; and will offer injured victims less than they deserve. An experienced personal injury attorney understands how to negotiate with the insurance company and can look out for your best interests by getting you the compensation you deserve after an injury. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, it is important to avoid negotiating or providing recorded statements to the insurance company without first seeking help from a qualified personal injury attorney.

Do You Have a Personal Injury Case?

The best way to determine if you have a personal injury case is to speak with a knowledgeable attorney. Our legal professionals have the expertise to evaluate your case and determine a strong legal strategy so that you can obtain the greatest amount of compensation possible under the law. We will enlist investigators, assistants, and other specialists to collect accident reports, speak with witnesses to your accident, and put together a plan. While you focus on your physical recovery, we will remain committed to fighting for the compensation that you deserve.

Georgia's Personal Injury & Accident Firm

Accident victims have a limited time to file a personal injury lawsuit. This time period is referred to as the statute of limitations, and in Atlanta, it lasts only two years. This means that if you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, you have only two years to pursue a personal injury suit. If you wait too long to reach out to an experienced attorney, you might be forever barred from seeking the compensation you deserve.

What to Expect From Your Initial Consultation With a Personal Injury Attorney?

During your initial consultation with CEO Lawyer team, we will go over the important details of your personal injury accident, which include the nature and extent of your injuries, how your injuries have impacted your ability to earn a paycheck, the cost of your medical treatment, and whether further medical treatment will be required. We will answer any questions you might have, as well, in regards to our experience, our track record of success, and what to expect from the legal process. Many personal injury victims wonder if they will be able to afford the legal fees required to pursue a lawsuit. CEO Lawyer injury and accident attorneys will not ask for any type of upfront fee unless we are successful in obtaining compensation for you. That means that if you have been harmed in a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall accident, defective product accident, or any other type of personal injury accident, you can absolutely afford to contact our law office today for assistance. In fact, you cannot afford to wait. Reach out today. We understand that some accident victims might have already obtained the assistance of an attorney but may be dissatisfied with the services provided. We are standing by and prepared to help you change legal representation, regardless of where you are in the process.

Speak to an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney Today

If you or a loved one has been injured in any type of personal injury accident, you should not hesitate to speak with the experienced attorneys at CEO Lawyer personal injury law firm. Call, email, or fill out our online contact form today so that we can begin helping you pursue the compensation you deserve.