Atlanta Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

Pedestrian Injury Claims in Georgia

All motorists owe the utmost care to pedestrians to avoid them and prevent an accident, especially when pedestrians are in a crosswalk, parking lot, or another area that puts cars and people in close proximity.

When a driver lapses their care and hits someone walking by, that driver can be held completely responsible for the resulting damages.

To see if you can file an injury claim against the driver who hit you when you were walking down the streets of Atlanta, come to The Roth Firm, LLC. Our pedestrian accident lawyers can provide you with reputable and knowledgeable legal counsel during this difficult time.

We are ready to help you secure the compensation you require to recover comfortably, even if that means fighting head-to-head with a major auto insurance company.

Do not wait to learn more about the compensation owed to you. Contact us online now.

Seek Compensation for Your Pedestrian Accident

If you or a loved one has been involved in a pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. At The Roth Firm, LLC, our Atlanta pedestrian accident attorneys are dedicated to helping victims seek the justice and financial recovery they deserve.

When you choose us to represent your pedestrian injury claim, you can expect:

  • Compassionate and personalized legal guidance throughout the entire process
  • Thorough investigation of the accident to gather evidence and determine liability
  • Negotiation with insurance companies to ensure you receive a fair settlement
  • Aggressive representation in court, if necessary, to fight for your rights

Our team understands the devastating impact that pedestrian accidents can have on your life. We are committed to holding negligent drivers accountable for their actions and helping you recover the compensation you need to cover medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

Poor Driving Behaviors That Cause Pedestrian Accidents

Drivers like to blame pedestrians for any accidents they are involved in. They say things like “they just walked into the road” or “they weren’t paying attention.” The auto insurance companies representing these drivers are quick to pass the blame to the pedestrian, too. But the truth is usually the opposite.

After an investigation, the causes of many pedestrian accidents are revealed to be some sort of motorist negligence. Our law firm knows how to look for evidence that shows the driver who hit you was negligent, too.

Forms of motorist negligence that cause pedestrian accidents include:

  • Distracted driving: A driver on their cell phone has no idea what is going on around them. Anyone in the area will be at risk of being hit, and pedestrians are at the highest risk of suffering a catastrophic injury.
  • Drunk driving: Alcohol or drug use and driving do not mix. Impaired drivers have worse reaction times, poor distance and speed judgment abilities, and cannot keep their vehicles driving in a straight line for long. All of these issues add up to cause a pedestrian accident far too often.
  • Speeding: Breaking the speed limit is a surefire way to put others in danger. Pedestrians who enter the street when it appears safe to cross can be caught unaware of a speeding vehicle, which will approach them much faster than they realize.
  • Failing to stop at crosswalks: It is crucial for all drivers to come to a complete stop at a red light intersection and look for pedestrians. Many pedestrian accidents are caused by drivers who roll through the crosswalk to make a right turn because they assume no pedestrians are around.

When Pedestrians Don’t Have the Right-of-Way

When you were learning how to drive, you were probably told that “pedestrians always have the right-of-way.” This is not a legal truth, though. It is just something that drivers are told to reinforce the idea that all motorists need to be extremely careful around pedestrians.

The reality is that pedestrians don’t always have the right-of-way. They need to follow the rules of the road like motorists, bicyclists, and other parties. As such, we have to investigate your accident to see if you could be pinned with some liability for it. We can also take steps to ensure that any liability placed on you is minimized as much as possible.

Pedestrians can be liable for an accident if they:

  • Entered a crosswalk against the crosswalk’s instructions.
  • Walked in the street when a sidewalk was immediately available.
  • Stepped into the road without looking for oncoming traffic.
  • Walked along a highway with strict no pedestrian rules.

In Georgia, you must be less than 50% liable for your damages to have a valid claim against another party. Through our investigation, we can seek to drop your liability as much as possible and, at the least, below 50%.

Commonly Asked Questions

What should I do if I'm involved in a pedestrian accident?

If you are involved in a pedestrian accident in Atlanta, GA, there are several important steps you should take. First, seek medical attention for any injuries, even if they seem minor. Next, contact the police to report the accident and obtain an official accident report. It is also important to gather evidence at the scene, such as taking photos of the accident location and any visible injuries. Finally, consult with a pedestrian accident attorney to understand your rights and options for seeking compensation.

How can I prove that the driver was negligent?

Proving driver negligence in a pedestrian accident requires gathering evidence that demonstrates the driver's failure to exercise reasonable care. This can include eyewitness testimonies, surveillance footage, accident reconstruction analysis, and police reports. A pedestrian accident lawyer from The Roth Firm, LLC can help you gather and analyze the necessary evidence to build a strong case against the negligent driver.

What damages can I recover in a pedestrian accident case?

In a pedestrian accident case, you may be able to recover various types of damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and property damage. The specific damages you can recover will depend on the circumstances of your case. Consult an attorney to learn more about the potential damages you may be entitled to.

Is there a time limit for filing a claim in GA?

Yes, there is a time limit, known as the statute of limitations, for filing a pedestrian accident claim in Atlanta, GA. In general, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Georgia is two years from the date of the accident. It is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible to ensure you meet all necessary deadlines.

Can I still recover compensation if I was partially at fault?

Yes, you may still be able to recover compensation even if you were partially at fault for the pedestrian accident. Georgia follows a modified comparative negligence rule, which means that as long as you are less than 50% at fault, you can still recover damages. However, your compensation may be reduced by your percentage of fault.

How much does it cost to hire a pedestrian accident attorney?

Most pedestrian accident attorneys in Atlanta, GA, including those at The Roth Firm, work on a contingency fee basis. This means that we only get paid if we successfully recover compensation for you. The attorney's fee is a percentage of the amount recovered, and it is agreed upon in advance. This arrangement allows individuals who may not have the financial means to afford upfront legal fees to have access to legal representation.

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The Roth Firm, LLC is standing by to help you with your difficult case. Our Atlanta pedestrian accident attorneys are ready to hear all the details of what happened and progress your claim in pursuit of full compensation. Whether you are owed $100,000 or $1,000,000, we are the legal team you can trust to guide and represent you!

Please fill out an online contact form today. We look forward to hearing from you.

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