Were you or a loved one injured in a pedestrian accident? A McDonough pedestrian accident lawyer with Kaine Law can help you seek compensation for your medical bills and other damages. Our attorneys will investigate your accident, calculate your damages, and help you pursue a personal injury or wrongful death case.
Pedestrian Accidents Cause Severe and Fatal Injuries
When a motor vehicle strikes a human being, it can cause serious and deadly harm. In fact, according to 2019 data from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, pedestrian and bicycle accidents represent less than 0.5 percent of all traffic accidents in Georgia yet account for nearly 20 percent of all fatal vehicle collisions. Furthermore, 60 percent of pedestrian accidents happen in the Atlanta region, including McDonough.
If you or a loved one were hurt in a pedestrian accident, our attorneys can hold the negligent driver financially responsible. We can assist with cases involving severe and fatal injuries, including:
- Chest and abdominal injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Broken bones
- Loss of limb or body part
- Head, neck, and back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Sprains, strains, and lacerations
- Organ damage and internal bleeding
For a free legal consultation with a pedestrian accident lawyer serving McDonough, call 404-214-2001
What Is the Value of Your Pedestrian Accident Case?
How much compensation you can secure for your pedestrian accident depends on factors unique to you and your case, including the severity of your injuries, how your injuries affect your quality of life, and how long your injuries prevent you from working. In general, you can seek awards for economic and noneconomic losses.
We Can Seek Compensation for Past and Future Medical Treatment
We can seek awards for your current medical expenses and necessary future treatment related to your accident, including:
- Emergency services
- Doctor visits
- Hospital stays
- Physical therapy
- Cognitive rehabilitation
- Long-term nursing care
- Medical procedures
Do not accept a settlement for your medical bills until you understand the full scope of your injuries and treatment. We can enlist healthcare professionals, economists, and other experts to assist with estimating a fair sum for your expected future medical care. If you have not already done so, seek treatment for your injuries immediately and follow your doctor’s advice.
We Can Pursue Your Lost Income
We can recoup your back pay and lost benefits, bonuses, tips, and earnings. In addition, if your injuries prevent you from returning to your job or working in any capacity, we can seek compensation for the loss of your earning potential.
We Can Fight for Awards for Your Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering awards compensate victims for how their accident and injuries diminish their quality of life. You may qualify for pain and suffering awards for:
- Stress, depression, and anxiety
- Chronic pain
- Emotional and mental anguish
- Permanent and disabling injuries
- Loss of enjoyment of life
We Can Identify and Recover Miscellaneous Expenses
You may have other expenses resulting from your accident, such as personal property damages, household services, or even the cost of medically-necessary home modifications. We will review your bills, receipts, and records to pinpoint and pursue every dollar owed to you.
We Can Seek Justice for the Wrongful Death of a Loved One
If your loved one died from an injury suffered during a pedestrian accident, we can assist with a wrongful death case. According to O.C.G.A. § 51-4-2, if you are the deceased’s spouse, child, or parent (in that order), you can pursue compensation on their behalf.
If the deceased has no eligible surviving family members, their personal representative (executor) can recover awards on behalf of the estate. These awards pass to the deceased’s next of kin.
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Does Automobile Insurance Cover Pedestrian Accidents?
Yes, automobile liability insurance usually covers accidents involving pedestrians. According to the Georgia Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner, drivers must have a minimum of $25,000 in bodily injury liability protection per injured person or $50,000 per accident.
Our lawyers can help you file an insurance claim and negotiate a settlement. However, keep in mind that if the liable driver does not have additional coverage, these insurance minimums may not pay for your damages. It may be more advantageous to seek compensation via a lawsuit.
While there is no time limit for resolving a case through insurance, you have a limited amount of time to pursue damages in court. According to O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33, you have two years to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. Your clock starts at the time of your injury or your loved one’s passing.
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We will back your insurance claims or lawsuit with evidence proving negligence. To win your case, we must establish:
- The responsible party owed you a duty of care
- The duty of care was breached
- The breach of duty caused your accident and injuries
- Your accident and injuries resulted in losses
We will build your case by collecting and reviewing relevant documents, photographs, videos, witness statements, and information from the scene of your accident. We may also call on one of our expert contacts who can testify on your behalf. Many pedestrian accident cases involve a liable driver, but depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may have a case against:
- A commercial vehicle driver or their employer
- A bicyclist or another pedestrian
- A vehicle or vehicle parts manufacturer
- A government or private roadway owner
No matter who is at fault, we will work tirelessly to prove your case and achieve fair compensation.
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Call Kaine Law for Help With Your McDonough Pedestrian Accident
Your attention should be on your health and healing – not legal issues. Let our team handle your claim or lawsuit so that you can focus on your recovery. We have served injury victims in Georgia for decades and achieved millions of dollars in case results for clients like you.
We take cases on contingency and can even help with upfront costs like filing fees and courtroom fees. To learn more about working with our McDonough pedestrian accident lawyers, call Kaine Law today at (404) 214-2001 for a free consultation.