Pedestrian & Hit-by-Car Accident Injury Lawyers for Savannah
After a Pedestrian Accident, the Right Legal Representation Means Everything.
Pedestrian accidents often come with costly, catastrophic, and sometimes deadly injuries.
The severe injuries that are typical when a pedestrian is hit by a car can mean extreme financial challenges. Many victims in Savannah pedestrian accidents must endure treatment for a significant amount of time, during which they are unable to work. It is also not uncommon for injured pedestrians to experience some kind of permanent disability.
While we know that we cannot erase the physical pain you may endure, we can help you obtain the financial means necessary for your recovery. We provide caring and effective legal help to those who suffer all forms of pedestrian accident injuries.
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- Your life has been permanently altered by a careless driver
- Your loved one was killed after they were struck by a motor vehicle
- Your medical bills are overwhelming you
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Savannah Pedestrian Crash Injury Lawyers
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Savannah’s cobblestoned historic district, Spanish moss-draped squares, and riverwalk make it one of the most pedestrian-friendly cities in the US. Most residents and tourists walk through the sunny Savannah streets daily without issues. However, the risk of being struck by a vehicle while strolling through Savannah is always present with distracted, drunk, or reckless drivers on the roads.
When a Savannah pedestrian is hit by a motorist driving unsafely, the consequences can be devastating. Because pedestrians have no outside protection from injury, the life-altering damage of being hit by a car can cause significant breaks or wounds, permanent injury, disfigurement, disability, and even the need for long-term supportive care. Often those devastating injuries result in devastating financial consequences.
You shouldn’t have to pay for the harm a reckless driver caused in your life. When Montlick takes on pedestrian accident cases, we fight passionately on behalf of our clients.
Pedestrian Accident Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyers for Savannah
What You Need to Know About Savannah Pedestrian Accidents
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Legal Time Deadlines
People who are injured in pedestrian accidents are encouraged to seek prompt legal advice because the statute of limitations imposes strict deadlines for initiating legal action. Generally, when a legal proceeding is not initiated within the time prescribed by the statute of limitations, the right to file a lawsuit seeking damages will be permanently forfeited. Delays in filing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit arising out of a Savannah pedestrian accident also can result in evidence disappearing or witnesses becoming unavailable. Additionally, most insurance policies have timely notification deadlines that must be acted upon quickly. While we always recommend speaking to a Savannah personal injury lawyer if you or a family member has been injured in a pedestrian crash, we have provided some key information that pedestrians hit by motor vehicles need to know about their legal rights and remedies.
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What is my Savannah pedestrian accident case worth?
The value of a claim and the precise types of damages will depend on a broad range of factors, but damages that are frequently available include:
- Lost income during periods of disability
- Costs associated with hospitalization and medical bills
- Physical pain and mental anguish
- Loss of companionship of a spouse or guidance of a parent
- Death-related damages
- Punitive damages (cases of reckless or outrageous conduct)
What is “negligence” in a hit-by-car accident?
All drivers have a duty to exercise ordinary care to avoid running over or striking pedestrians with a motor vehicle. This duty includes engaging in prudent driving practices and observing traffic safety laws. When drivers fail to exercise caution in areas where pedestrians are present, such as residential neighborhoods and school zones, the consequences can be devastating injuries for pedestrians. Motorists must comply with traffic safety laws and yield to pedestrians.
While careless driving practices, lack of attention and violations of traffic laws can constitute negligence, insurance companies often attempt to shift blame for a pedestrian collision to the injury victim. Careful analysis of law enforcement reports, the accident scene and witness statements by our Savannah pedestrian accident attorneys often allow us to refute insurance company claims that a pedestrian was negligent. Even if a pedestrian is partially responsible for causing his or her own injuries, the pedestrian might still be entitled to financial recovery.
How insurance companies try to get out of paying you
There are many defenses that insurance companies often use in defending their insured against liability claims arising out of pedestrian accidents. Some of the most common types of defenses include comparative negligence, darting pedestrian, the “last clear chance” doctrine and sudden emergency.
Insurance companies also may try to obtain damaging admissions, recorded statements or past medical records to diminish the value of a pedestrian accident claim. These types of strategies and defenses are highly fact-intensive, so you should seek a consultation with an experienced pedestrian accident attorney who is equipped to counter these arguments.
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Causes of pedestrian accidents
Although there are many factors that can contribute to a pedestrian accidents, some of the most common involve the following:
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI/DWI)
- Executing an illegal turn
- Failing to yield to pedestrians
- Violating the speed limit or driving at an unsafe speed given weather and traffic conditions
- Running a red light
- Disregarding a stop sign
- Distracted driving (e.g. text messaging or talking on a cell phone)
Dangerous Savannah intersections you should know
WTOC states that vehicles hit an average of 11 pedestrians per day in Savannah, and most of these collisions occur in the historic district. These intersections are particularly dangerous:
- Abercorn and White Bluff
- Abercorn and Rio Road
- King George and Abercorn
- Interstate 16 and Chatham Parkway
- DeRenne Avenue and Truman Parkway
- Martin Luther King and 37th Street