North Georgia Pedestrian Accidents Lawyers
The most recent data from the NHTSA (National Highway Transportation Safety Act) states that, on average, a pedestrian dies in a traffic crash every 113 minutes, and is injured in one every 8 minutes.
Think you have a case?
Pedestrians who get hit by a vehicle often suffer from several debilitating conditions, including spinal injuries, brain injuries, broken bones, paralysis, internal bleeding, permanent disability, and even death. Most pedestrian accidents occur because of a pedestrian ignoring traffic controls, jaywalking, or unexpectedly darting out into the road, or because of a driver failing to yield the right of way to a pedestrian, making an illegal turn, running a red light or stop sign, speeding, driving under the influence, or disobeying traffic laws.
What do I need to know?
1 - Your medical condition: Seek appropriate medical attention immediately. Many injuries and their symptoms do not show up right away, so you must be thoroughly examined.
2 - Your evidence: Always call the police and gather information, as there could be important evidence at the scene that needs to be preserved. Examples include photos of damage and injury, videos of witnesses providing statements, photos of skid marks indicating a vehicle’s speeding, and photos of the positioning of the vehicle. It’s also important to note any useful information including where the accident took place, who you were with, what the weather was like, descriptions of the road and traffic conditions, the full names, addresses, and phone numbers of passengers, witnesses, and drivers, insurance information from the drivers involved, and any other details you can remember. Do not give recorded statements to the other party’s insurance company or investigator without having your law firm involved.
3 - Your position: Answer all appropriate questions pertaining to your loss. Did you have to take off work a few weeks to recover? Are you now permanently disabled? Did you have to change jobs? Have you endured prolonged physical pain? Did you lose a loved one? The answers to these questions will help in building your case. Even if you are unsure if the accident was your fault, it is important not to admit guilt until an attorney investigates your case.
How can you help me?
If you were struck or hit by a vehicle as a pedestrian, it’s in your best interest to contact an experienced North Georgia personal injury lawyer at Leibel Law as soon as possible. We have a great deal of knowledge, skill, and experience in this area of law and can provide you with the resources and superior representation necessary to file a successful claim.
What should I do now?
If you or someone you love has been injured after being hit by a motor vehicle, let us help you file an accident claim. Call for your free consultation today!