Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in Peachtree City
Helping Injured Pedestrians Seek Compensation in Fayetteville, Newnan, Tyrone & Fairburn
When a pedestrian is hit by a car, the injuries are often severe. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely to be killed in a traffic accident than the occupants of passenger vehicles. If you or someone you love was hit by a car, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. At Anderson Law, we can help you understand your legal rights and options and fight for the maximum compensation you are owed.
Call our office at (404) 418-9435 or contact us online to request a free, no-obligation consultation with our attorney.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents?
Pedestrian accidents can occur for a variety of reasons. In many cases, these accidents are caused by the negligence of a motorist. When this happens, the injured pedestrian can file a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver and their insurance company. However, pedestrian accidents can also be caused by other factors, such as dangerous road conditions or defective auto parts. In these cases, the injured pedestrian may be able to file a claim against the city or municipality responsible for maintaining the road or the auto part manufacturer.
Some of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Failure to yield
- Fatigued driving
- Reckless driving
- Poor road conditions
- Defective auto parts
How Long Do I Have to File a Pedestrian Accident Lawsuit in Georgia?
If you were hit by a car, you have limited time to take legal action. In Georgia, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years from the accident date. If you fail to file a lawsuit within this time frame, you will likely lose your right to compensation. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. For example, if the at-fault driver left the state, the statute of limitations may be tolled until they return. Additionally, if the injured pedestrian was a minor during the accident, the statute of limitations may be tolled until they turn 18. To ensure that you do not miss any important deadlines, it is important to consult with an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer as soon as possible.
How Can a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Help?
After a pedestrian accident, the at-fault driver’s insurance company may contact you. They may offer you a settlement that seems like a lot of money. However, it is important to remember that the insurance company is not on your side. Their goal is to pay you as little as possible. In many cases, the initial settlement offer is far less than what you are owed. Before you accept any settlement offer or sign any paperwork, it is important to consult with an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer.
A lawyer can help you by:
- Investigating the accident to determine liability
- Collecting evidence to support your claim
- Calculating the full extent of your damages
- Filing all necessary paperwork and handling all communication with the insurance company
- Representing you in all legal proceedings, including settlement negotiations and trial
High-Quality Counsel You Can Trust
At Anderson Law, we have extensive experience handling pedestrian accident cases. We know how to negotiate with insurance companies effectively and, when necessary, take them to court. Our Peachtree City pedestrian accident attorney can help you fight for the maximum compensation you are owed.
Call our office at (404) 418-9435 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with our lawyer.