Car accidents involving pedestrians happen almost every day in Atlanta. These accidents often cause severe injuries to the pedestrian involved, and they can result in serious financial and emotional struggles for the pedestrian’s family. When a pedestrian suffers injuries caused by the negligence of a driver, it is important to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. This immediate contact will help you to protect your rights and get the financial compensation you deserve.
If you were the victim in a pedestrian accident involving a negligent driver, the Atlanta law firm Andersen, Tate & Carr can help. Also, contact us if you are suffering financially and emotionally due to the loss of a loved one in a pedestrian accident. We have over 30 years of experience protecting the rights of pedestrians and bicyclists throughout the state of Georgia. Our knowledgeable team will conduct a thorough investigation, ensuring all evidence is presented properly in your claim.
Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in Atlanta
Often, negligent drivers are the cause pedestrian accidents. The negligence that leads to these accidents often occurs because a driver is distracted. Some of these distractions include using your phone while you drive, having distracting passengers in your car, and trying to eat or drink while you drive.
However, the driver is not always at fault. The following list shows some of the most common mistakes pedestrians can make that will put themselves at risk of being involved in a car accident.
- Crossing the street while intoxicated
- Crossing at an unmarked location, jaywalking
- Not looking both ways before you cross the street
- Heading into the street without being seen by oncoming traffic
- Wearing dark clothes at night without any reflectors
- Not following traffic signals or other warning signs
Pedestrians should do their best to be responsible for their own safety when they are crossing the street. If you avoid these dangerous practices, you will be much more safe.
What Should I Do After a Pedestrian Accident?
Unfortunately, even when you are trying to be safe as a pedestrian, accidents still happen. If you are involved in a pedestrian accident, you should contact the police as soon as possible to file a report. If it is possible, you should make a note of the names, addresses and contact information of anyone who witnessed the incident. Taking photographs of the accident scene will further support any case that you may need to bring against the driver. This case could be put into process to recover damages due to your injuries, financial burdens or medical costs.
Contact Our Experienced Atlanta Personal Injury Attorneys Today
At Andersen, Tate & Carr, we use our knowledge and experience to work hard for our clients. We demand fair and just compensation for all injuries and losses resulting from the negligence of the at-fault driver in pedestrian accident cases.
We will fight to obtain compensation for the following costs attributed to pedestrian accidents:
- past and future medical bills
- lost wages
- future loss of earning capacity
- past and future amounts for pain
- mental suffering
- the loss of enjoyment of life
If you or someone in your family has been involved in a pedestrian accident in the Atlanta area caused by a negligent driver, call Andersen, Tate & Carr today at (770)-822-0900 for a free, no-obligation consultation to learn how we can help you.
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