When a pedestrian is struck by a moving vehicle, the results are often catastrophic. The injuries a pedestrian may sustain in such a collision, provided that the pedestrian survives, include internal organ damage, multiple broken bones, neck and back injuries, and head trauma – even from a “minor” collision. If a driver is intoxicated, texting, speeding, or otherwise driving negligently when he or she injures a pedestrian, that driver can be held accountable for his or her carelessness when the victim takes legal action and files a personal injury claim.
The safety tips for pedestrians are not complicated: Stay alert. Don’t walk and talk or text; instead, stop and move away from the street to talk or text. Do not jaywalk. Look both ways before crossing. Use sidewalks where possible. After dark, wear bright colors. If you are struck and injured by a motorist in spite of your precautions, obtain medical attention immediately, and then discuss your legal rights and options at once with an experienced Atlanta pedestrian accident attorney at Spaulding Injury Law.
HOW CAN A PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT ATTORNEY AT SPAULDING INJURY LAW HELP?
The attorneys at Spaulding Injury Law hold negligent drivers accountable for their actions. If you or someone you love has been injured in a pedestrian accident, we may be able to help you take legal action against the driver who caused the accident and injuries. An experienced Atlanta pedestrian accident attorney at Spaulding Injury Law can review the details of your claim, provide the candid legal advice you’ll need, and if necessary, fight on your behalf for the compensation that a pedestrian accident victim needs and for the justice that pedestrian accident victims deserve.
Everyone is a pedestrian sometime. Pedestrians generally have no protection whatsoever in an accident situation. As a result, the injuries that pedestrians sustain in these accidents can be catastrophic – traumatic brain injuries, serious internal organ damage, severe neck and spinal cord injuries, and injuries requiring amputation are the common consequences of pedestrian accidents. If you are injured by a negligent driver while you are a pedestrian, seek medical attention at once, and do not speak with any insurance company representative before consulting an Atlanta pedestrian accident attorney at Spaulding Injury Law.
WHAT IS OUR TOP PRIORITY IN PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT CASES?
Drivers can help by not talking on the phone or texting while they drive; by not drinking before driving; and by keeping their vehicles maintained and complying with all traffic laws and regulations. The priority at Spaulding Injury Law in a pedestrian accident case is recovering the maximum financial compensation on our client’s behalf. When a personal injury claim prevails, compensation is paid to cover medical expenses, future rehabilitation and therapy if needed, lost wages and lost earning capacity, and all related losses and expenses. A pedestrian accident victim may also in some cases be compensated for pain, suffering, and emotional trauma.
By investigating your case thoroughly and basing your injury claim on the facts, an Atlanta pedestrian accident attorney can often help the injured victim of a negligent driver recover damages. You can speak with an Atlanta pedestrian accident attorney at Spaulding Injury Law by calling us at 770-744-0890. You may also reach us by filling out the contact form here on our website. We are ready and prepared to fight on behalf of the pedestrian victims of negligent drivers.