The streets here in Atlanta are constantly bustling with activity, which is why, unfortunately, pedestrian accidents occur more often than any of us would like to think. If you’ve been injured in one, you must continue reading and contact a knowledgeable Atlanta pedestrian accident lawyer to learn more about how Steven Jones Injury Law can assist you through every step of the claims process ahead.
Should I Hire an Atlanta Pedestrian Accident Lawyer?
After sustaining an injury as a pedestrian, you will most likely require significant compensation to heal, as pedestrian accidents often result in very severe injuries. Our firm is ready to fight, tooth-and-nail, for the maximum compensation on your behalf.
Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in Atlanta
Pedestrian accidents sometimes occur when pedestrians fail to observe the rules and regulations of the road, such as by neglecting to look both ways before crossing, ignoring crosswalk signs, and more. However, in most cases, pedestrian accidents are a direct result of driver negligence. Some of the most common types of driver negligence that we see lead to pedestrian accidents are as follows:
- Ignoring traffic lights and signs
- Driving while under the influence
- Texting while driving (or otherwise driving while distracted)
- Failing to see pedestrians crossing at night
- Driving while drowsy or fatigued
Recovering Compensation After an Accident
After sustaining an injury as a pedestrian, you should do everything in your power to document the incident, as we will have to satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim to receive the financial compensation you deserve and need to heal. As long as we can prove your claim, you should receive compensation for both economic and non-economic damages. Some examples of economic damages include the cost of medical bills, lost wages, and more. Non-economic damages deal with intangible yet very real damages, such as emotional distress, pain and suffering, the loss of enjoyment of life, and more.
Statute of Limitations in Georgia
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Georgia is, generally, two years, which means that in most cases, you will only have two years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the liable party. An Atlanta injury attorney here at Steven Jones Injury Law is ready to begin the claims process on your behalf today. All you have to do is give us a call.
Contact an Atlanta Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
We believe that all those who’ve been wrongfully injured in accidents need top-of-the-line legal assistance when pursuing their rightful compensation. Contact Steven Jones Injury Law to schedule your free initial consultation with our experienced firm today. We are ready to assist you.