Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Helping Macon
Dedicated, Experienced, and Ready to Fight For You
The best time to seek help after a pedestrian injury is now.
Hit-by-car (pedestrian) accidents often come with catastrophic, expensive, and sometimes fatal injuries. Insurance companies often fight aggressively against pedestrian accident claims. Because of the high financial and human costs that come with pedestrian accidents, insurance companies often argue that the accident was the injured pedestrian’s fault.
If you were struck by a motor vehicle while walking outside of a crosswalk, for example, it is likely that the insurance company will try to minimize your settlement as to pay you as little as possible, or even nothing at all. Our experienced lawyers know how to combat these kinds of arguments. We work hard to prove your case and get you the financial compensation you deserve. No pedestrian case is too challenging for our talented team of lawyers.
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Our Macon personal injury lawyers draw on our experience successfully representing individuals struck by cars since 1984. We understand the ways careless and distracted drivers threaten the safety of pedestrians, and we hold negligent drivers accountable for the harm they cause. Let us get you the money you deserve and justice for your injury.
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Every case we take on, we take personally. Our promise to our clients is to pursue the full value of your claim, so you can return to your life with justice for your injury.
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Our goal is to put the most money possible in your pocket, where it belongs. With billions of dollars won for our clients, our attorneys know what it takes to win. Find out what we can do for you.
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- Protect you from powerful insurance companies
- Give your case our personal attention
- Be there for you when you need us most
- Always treat you with dignity and respect
Macon Pedestrian Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyers
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Battling Big Insurance After Injury
Insurance companies have one priority: themselves. Although a personal injury or wrongful death claim can provide necessary compensation for pedestrians who suffer injuries and their families, insurance companies utilize various strategies to derail such claims for financial recovery. The companies routinely blame victims for causing their own injuries, frequently arguing that a pedestrian darted into traffic without warning or using a crosswalk, so the at-fault driver couldn’t avoid the collision.
Our Macon pedestrian accident lawyers anticipate these tactics and know how to effectively fight these defenses on behalf of our clients.
Avoid a Costly Mistake
Trying to take on the insurance companies (even your own) without an experienced personal injury attorney could cost you significant money in the long run. Make sure you’re getting the most money in your pocket. Call Montlick.
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Duty of Care
The duty of care imposed on drivers of motor vehicles is generally higher than on the pedestrian because the failure to drive safely poses a more significant risk of injury to other people.
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What if I was jaywalking when I was hit?
Even if you were walking outside of a crosswalk, you could still receive financial compensation after an injury.
In personal injury cases, Georgia uses a rule called “comparative negligence.” This means that even if a judge or jury decides you were partially at fault for your injuries you could still get financial compensation, it will just be reduced by the percentage that was deemed your fault. For example, if you are entitled to $100,000 but it was determined you were 30% at fault for the accident, your final compensation would be $70,000. However, under Georgia’s negligence laws, a pedestrian injury victim will be barred from any recovery if the judge or jury finds the pedestrian 50% or more at-fault.
As with any other legal matter, there are many exceptions, and that is why it is so important to discuss your specific case and unique circumstances first with a Montlick personal injury attorney.
How We Help
Montlick attorneys work for you. We will handle all aspects of your claim and ensure that your legal rights are protected at every turn while maximizing the money in your pocket.
We Know How to Get Pedestrian Accident Victims Paid
In the legal world, “damages” refers to the remedy that a plaintiff (injured party) seeks from the defendant (at-fault party). Typically in personal injury cases, this is in the form of a sum of money. Although the specific damages recoverable will depend on the circumstances of the accident, money can be awarded for several types of damages, including the costs of medical treatment, lost income (past, present and future), emotional anguish and pain and suffering, wrongful death damages (burial and funeral expenses), punitive damages, and more.
What are punitive damages?
Punitive damages are meant to go above and beyond to punish the defendant for their wrongful conduct and deter others from engaging in similar behavior in the future. Under Georgia law, punitive damages are only awarded in cases where the defendant’s conduct was particularly egregious, reckless, or intentional. To be awarded punitive damages, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant acted with malice, fraud, wantonness, oppression, or willful misconduct. Examples of behavior that may warrant punitive damages include: Intentionally causing harm to the plaintiff, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, engaging in fraud or misrepresentation, engaging in reckless conduct that puts others at risk of harm or acting with a conscious disregard for the safety of others.
Causes of Macon Pedestrian Accidents
Montlick Can Help
We believe in justice, and that means ensuring you get the compensation you deserve after a pedestrian accident. Contact us today to find out your legal options.
Known for its rich Southern charm, Macon is filled with historical wonders. From the Ocmulgee National Monument to the Tubman Museum, Macon is a cultural hub of Georgia. Walking along the streets inspires wonder and reconnects you to the American past. Unfortunately, distracted drivers are still active on the same streets, and one fatal mistake of theirs can lead to a devastating future for you.
While any driver that is not paying attention, obeying the rules of the road or driving in a prudent manner might strike a pedestrian, some of the most common types of driving conduct that lead to pedestrian accidents include:
- Fatigued and drowsy driving
- Failing to yield
- Multi-tasking (i.e. distracted driving)
- Entering a crosswalk without stopping at a stop sign or traffic light
- Driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol
- Failing to drive at a safe speed