Frequently Asked Questions About Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia


November 01, 2015

A number of pedestrian accidents have occurred in the Atlanta area in recent years. Just last year, Smart Growth America ranked Georgia as the fifth most dangerous place for pedestrians in the country. Being involved in a pedestrian accident is a frightening experience and can leave the pedestrian injured, scared, and confused as to what to do next. The following is a look at some frequently asked questions concerning pedestrian accidents. We hope the answers to these questions can assist you in obtaining a full recovery for your damages sustained in your accident.

I have been hit by a motor vehicle. What should I do?

If you have been struck by a motor vehicle, the following is a list of steps you should take to protect yourself and your legal rights.

1. Call 911
2. Obtain the driver's contact and insurance information
3. Write down the names and contact information for any witnesses to the accident
4. Never discuss fault or attempt to negotiate with the driver
5. Seek medical attention immediately—even if you are not sure whether you are hurt, it is wise to have yourself examined
6. Write down what you believe happened in the accident
7. Document your injuries
8. Report the accident to your insurance company
9. Contact a skilled pedestrian accident attorney

Following these steps can help to ensure you protect your potential claim and receive the medical treatment you need.

How soon should I seek the assistance of an attorney?

It is always best to consult with a licensed Georgia pedestrian accident attorney as soon as possible after the crash. Critical evidence could be lost forever if not gathered immediately. Your attorney will set to work right away gathering evidence, obtaining witness statements, documenting your injuries, subpoenaing evidence such as traffic or security videos and much more.

Do I have a viable pedestrian accident case? What is my case worth?

Each pedestrian accident case is unique and the viability of your case, as well as its value, will depend largely upon the circumstances surrounding your individual accident. To succeed in a personal injury action, the pedestrian must prove the driver acted in a negligent manner. Often, if the driver violated any traffic laws, negligence can be proven.

Pedestrians injured in an accident can obtain compensation for their past and future medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and more following an accident caused by another person or party. Your exact recovery will depend upon the extent of your injuries and the impact they have had on your life.

Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law: Put Our Over 30 Years of Experience to Work on Your Case!

If you have been injured in pedestrian accident, contact the Georgia Pedestrian Accident Attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law. Our firm is dedicated to assisting those injured in all manner of traffic accidents across Georgia and in the Southeast and we bring over 30 years of experience to your pedestrian accident case, providing you with the compassionate representation you need to protect your rights.The sooner you act after your injury, the greater your chances of obtaining a full recovery. As such, it is important that you seek the assistance of a licensed lawyer as soon as possible. Call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, 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.

Source:
http://www.gahighwaysafety.org/research/pedestrian-statistics/

http://www.georgiahealthnews.com/2014/12/pedestrian-deaths-rise-officials/

Category: Personal Injury

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Many of our blog articles discuss the law. All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different, and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.