What is a Pedestrian Accident?
A pedestrian accident is any accident in which a vehicle, whether a car, truck, or motorcycle, strikes a person who is: not in a vehicle, on foot, walking on a road or sidewalk, or standing by the side of a road.
What is a Pedestrian Accident Claim?
When someone is in a pedestrian accident due to the negligence of another person, and they are injured, the pedestrian can sue the negligent person for damages. A pedestrian accident claim falls under the legal field of personal injury law, practiced by Meeks Impact Law.
How Long Does it Take To Settle a Pedestrian Accident Claim?
A pedestrian accident lawyer will explain that there are several variables that impact how long it takes to settle a pedestrian accident claim. They include the complexity of the case, your physical state, whether a settlement can be obtained, or if the case needs to go to trial.
What Causes a Pedestrian Accident?
Pedestrian accidents can be caused by distracted drivers that don’t see the pedestrian on the crosswalk, an alcohol-impaired driver that drives onto the sidewalk, or a speeding driver that hits the pedestrian already crossing the road.
When Do Most Pedestrian Accidents Happen?
According to reports, most pedestrian accidents take place between 6:00 pm and 5:59 am. The majority of daytime accidents happen on weekdays, often from 12:00 pm to 5:59 pm. Winter is the season in which most pedestrian accidents occur.
Who is at Fault in a Pedestrian Accident?
The pedestrian, or the driver of the vehicle can be at fault in a pedestrian accident. Pedestrians generally have the right of way, but are required by law to show certain behaviors, such as not running into the path of a vehicle. If the pedestrian is found to be entirely at fault, the driver can sue them. If the driver is at fault, they are liable for costs related to the damage and injuries the pedestrian incurred.
Is Starting a Pedestrian Accident Compensation Claim Expensive?
In Georgia, personal injury lawyers are paid on a contingency fee basis. You don’t pay anything upfront, and the lawyer only gets paid a fee when there is a monetary recovery.
What Evidence is Needed to Ensure my Pedestrian Accident Claim is Successful?
The evidence required for a successful pedestrian accident claim includes, the contact information of the driver who struck you, the number of the police report where your accident was recorded, and the details of any witnesses to the collision. If you’re involved in a pedestrian related accident, take pictures or videos of the damage to the vehicle that hit you and the accident scene, if possible.
Meeks Impact Law is a dedicated, client-focused, family-based law firm in Cumming, Georgia. With us, you are never on your own. You have a committed advocate inside and outside the courtroom with extensive experience in personal injury law. Have you or a loved one been in a pedestrian accident? Do you need an experienced pedestrian accident attorney in Georgia? Contact Meeks Impact Law today.