Augusta Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
While walking throughout urban and suburban areas around Augusta, there are many hazards for pedestrians including speeding inattentive drivers, poorly designed roadways and a multitude of other hazards. Pedestrian accidents in Augusta are rarely minor incidents because the human body is simply not designed to withstand the impact of several tons of steel. Many Augusta pedestrian accidents result in catastrophic life-altering injuries like traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage and the loss of limbs. These types of injuries can derail one’s life and cause devastating emotional, financial and physical obstacles. Our experienced Augusta pedestrian accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates have been provided effective legal representation to pedestrian accident victims since our law firm was founded almost thirty years ago.
Pedestrian accidents account for almost sixty thousand people being injured and 4,000 deaths annually. Many times Augusta pedestrian accidents involve seniors and children. Many of these pedestrian accidents would be avoided if drivers exercised reasonable care and governmental entities took appropriate precautions to make Augusta roadways safe. Some of the most common causes of Augusta pedestrian accidents include the following:
- Drivers under the influence of drugs and alcohol
- Accidents caused by fatigued and drowsy drivers
- Reckless driving practices like street racing and unsafe passing
- Failure to comply with traffic signals or exercise caution at intersections
- Speeding drivers unable to stop or avoid pedestrians
- Poor urban planning that fails to provide adequate crosswalks, traffic signals and other safeguards
While the majority of pedestrian accidents are caused by negligent or reckless drivers, Augusta pedestrian accidents may also be caused by poor roadway design or maintenance, defective motor vehicle components and poor vehicle maintenance. Poor public safety planning when designing roads and intersections in Georgia cities like Augusta is a common cause of many pedestrian accidents. When negligence by a public entity is a contributing factor to a pedestrian accident, special procedures and time limits apply to pursue a claim against the governmental entity. The experienced Augusta pedestrian accident lawyers at Montlick and Associates have a proven track record of pursuing pedestrian accident cases against not only careless or inattentive drivers but public entities.
While any pedestrian can be injured in an Augusta pedestrian accident, seniors and children are the most common victims of pedestrian accidents. Approximately 40 percent of those injured in pedestrian accidents nationally are children under the age of 15. Children may lack the experience or mature judgment to avoid errors that put them in the path of unsafe drivers. Numerous studies indicate that children have less ability to estimate time and distance so they are less able to make sound judgments about whether it is safe to cross the street at intersections. The elderly are also more likely to be injured in an Augusta pedestrian accident because physical limitations related to age may mean it takes longer for seniors to cross the street. This common physical limitation that impacts many seniors often is neglected by public entities when designing intersections which do not include center islands and longer traffic signals.
If you suffer the kind of debilitating injuries that result from pedestrian accidents, you may face massive medical expenses and face prolonged periods of disability from employment. Our Augusta pedestrian accident attorneys have worked diligently to build a reputation that lets insurance companies know that we are prepared to seek substantial verdicts in a trial. This often allows us to negotiate a favorable settlement for Augusta pedestrian accident victims on favorable terms. If you or a loved one suffers severe injury in a pedestrian accident or a loved one dies, we may be able to obtain the following forms of compensation:
- Lost income including future lost earnings due to disability
- Hospital and medical bills and other treatment related costs
- Impairment of quality of life and marital relationship
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death damages (expenses related to death such as funeral or burial expenses)
- Punitive damages (egregious cases like those involve impaired drivers)
If you or someone close to you has been involved in an Augusta pedestrian accident, we recognize that you may be feeling enormous stress, confusion and uncertainty about the future. Our dedicated and compassionate Augusta pedestrian accident lawyers are committed to seeking the best possible results on behalf of pedestrian accident victims.
Know your legal rights! If you or someone close to you has been injured by the negligence of a third party in an Augusta pedestrian accident, our experienced Augusta pedestrian accident lawyers at Montlick and Associates are committed to seeking the best possible outcome for our clients. We encourage you to schedule a free consultation because there is absolutely no obligation for us to evaluate your Augusta pedestrian accident claim. No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.