Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents happen quite often in the U.S. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2019, there were about 76,000 pedestrian injuries and over 6,200 pedestrian fatalities in the U.S. Many injured victims were left with debilitating injuries, while many families of deceased victims were left with despair.
If you or a loved one suffered a pedestrian accident, you can recover compensation to help you with your recovery, whether it’s your physical recovery, your financial recovery, or your family’s recovery. A Buford pedestrian accident lawyer from Kaine Law will help you recover your due damages.
What Damages Can I Recover in a Buford Pedestrian Accident Case?
You deserve to be compensated for your injuries and the other issues you’ve had since your accident. Such issues may be financial ones or even issues related to your mental health.
In a personal injury claim or lawsuit, you could claim the following damages and possibly others:
- Any mental anguish you’ve been experiencing since the accident
- Your pain and suffering
- Medical bills and physical therapy bills you’ve incurred and will incur in the future
- The costs of any assistive care or assistive devices you may need
- Lost wages and any loss of future earning capacity
Wrongful Death Damages
You may have lost a family member in a fatal pedestrian accident. If so, we are very sorry for your loss. No one should have to go through what you and your family are experiencing right now. We would like to help you hold the responsible party accountable and recover wrongful death damages for yourself and your family and on behalf of your loved one.
In a wrongful death claim or suit, we can demand the following damages and others:
- Loss of companionship and consortium
- Loss of family support and financial support
- Your mental anguish
- Your loved one’s medical bills before death
- Funeral costs
For a free legal consultation with a pedestrian accident lawyer serving Buford, call 404-214-2001
Should I File a Claim or a Lawsuit for My Pedestrian Accident?
If you suffered any damages because of someone else’s carelessness, you may be able to file a claim or a lawsuit. Typically, lawsuits are for especially serious situations, like ones involving a deceased person, and claims are for less serious situations, like ones involving injuries.
You can speak with our Buford pedestrian accident lawyer about whether to file a claim or a lawsuit.
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What Are the Main Causes of Pedestrian Accidents?
There are many common causes of pedestrian accidents in Gwinnett and Hall Counties. Many of these causes, like drunk driving, involve negligence while many others, like weather conditions, don’t. However, in most of the causes of pedestrian accidents, negligence is involved. These causes include:
- Unfamiliarity with pedestrian traffic rules
- Reckless driving
- Driver distraction
- Intoxicated driving
Sometimes, however, it isn’t the driver who was negligent. For instance, city workers may have been negligent by leaving a road cluttered with debris or by failing to put up construction signs. In such a case, the city government may be liable for a pedestrian accident or share liability with a driver.
It can be difficult or even impossible for a victim alone to determine who was responsible for their incident, especially if multiple parties were involved. On top of that, proving a party’s liability and holding them accountable can be difficult.
With the help of an attorney from our firm, it may be much easier to determine who was responsible for your incident, then prove their liability, and then hold them accountable.
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How Your Lawyer Will Help You
In addition to helping you hold the responsible party (or parties) in your case accountable and recover compensation from them, your lawyer will:
- Investigate all the details of your case
- Find evidence of the other party’s negligence, such as the accident police report, traffic camera footage, bystander cell phone footage, and more
- Corroborate this evidence with witness and expert statements, such as a statement from a medical professional that treated your injuries
- Communicate with the other party’s insurer on your behalf
- Negotiate a favorable settlement for you or litigate your case and fight for a jury verdict
You’ll be able to hand your entire case over to your lawyer and leave it in their hands while you focus on your recovery and your family.
Meeting Any Deadlines for Your Case
Another service your lawyer will provide is helping you meet the deadline for filing a lawsuit. Even if you’re not considering a suit, your lawyer may still want to prepare your case before the deadline to keep the option open. A lawsuit may become your best option in the future.
In Georgia, the deadline for filing a personal injury lawsuit is two years after an incident, per O.C.G.A § 9-3-33. By hiring your lawyer soon, you’ll help them prepare your case in time for this deadline.
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Our Lawyers’ Success
For decades now, our firm has been helping victims of serious accidents, like pedestrian accidents. These victims and their families are deserving of recompense, and they need to recover, so we help them with their legal and financial situations.
Our lawyers have won millions of dollars for many of our clients, so we’ve had a lot of success over the years. This success has been recognized by Avvo, a well-respected organization that reviews law firms and refers clients to them, and who awarded us a 10.0 (Superb) rating.
We’ve also received multiple awards from Expertise.com, which reviews service professionals throughout the U.S.
Begin Building Your Case With One of Our Dedicated Lawyers
We’re confident we can help you or your loved one in your pedestrian accident case. One of our personal injury attorneys will help you recover your due damages so you and your family can recover from your incident and move forward once again.
During a free case review with one of our team members, we’ll go over your legal options with you and tell you more about what we’ll do for you if you become our next client. If you choose to hire one of our attorneys, your attorney will do everything in their power to ensure your case will be another one of our success stories. Contact Kaine Law today for your free case review.