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Georgia Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

If you have suffered injuries in a pedestrian accident in Georgia, you are likely experiencing significant pain and suffering as you recover. You may also be dealing with the economic impact of mounting medical bills, property damage, and lost wages. Farah & Farah can help you recover after a pedestrian injury, so contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation with one of our Georgia pedestrian accident lawyers.

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When you file a claim as an injured pedestrian with the at-fault party’s insurance company, your compensation is at the mercy of its adjusters. With Farah & Farah on your side, you don’t need to face them alone. We understand the seriousness of your situation and are ready to advocate for the results you need to rebuild your life post-injury.  

Our Georgia pedestrian accident lawyers have the knowledge and experience to help you manage your pedestrian accident claim. We’ll seek the damages you’re entitled to so you can focus on resting and getting healthy again. 

Call us today at (877) 245-6707 for a free, no-risk consultation. We want to get to know you, learn about your medical process, and listen to how the accident affected you so we can provide you with the relief you need.

How Our Georgia Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Can Help You

When you choose Farah & Farah, our personal injury lawyers in Georgia will manage every aspect of your case. While you rest and recover, we will take care of the following and more for you:

Navigating a pedestrian accident case is complex, and getting the compensation you deserve is easier said than done. While many challenges may stand in your way, the right team can remove those roadblocks for you. Don’t fight this battle alone. The Georgia pedestrian accident attorneys at Farah & Farah have battled and won against many insurance companies. Let us put this experience to work in your favor.

What to Expect When You Hire Farah & Farah

Facing any type of legal matter can be a difficult and stressful experience, but the right attorney can make a tremendous difference in your case’s outcome and help you recover. The skilled attorneys at Farah & Farah provide comprehensive legal representation in any pedestrian accident lawsuit. Here’s what you can expect when you turn to our Georgia pedestrian accident law firm: 

As your case moves through each step of the legal process, you’ll benefit from our extensive experience representing injured people like you. We have protected people like you and your family since 1979, recovering over $2 billion in verdicts and settlements for our clients. You can expect us to put the same level of commitment that allowed us to achieve these results into your case.

How Much Does a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Cost in Georgia?

You’re dealing with enough after your pedestrian accident. You shouldn’t have to worry about legal fees on top of it all. 

At Farah & Farah, our Georgia pedestrian accident lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. We invest our own resources in your case, so you have no upfront cost or risk. Our attorneys don’t collect legal fees unless we successfully win your case. Our fees are a modest portion of the compensation we recover for you. 

It’s simple: We don’t get paid unless you get paid. 

What Damages Can You Recover After a Pedestrian Accident?

You have a right to seek compensation if another person’s negligence caused your injuries. This compensation, also known as damages, is largely intended to cover your losses from the accident. There are two main categories of damages in pedestrian accident cases: economic and non-economic. 

Economic Damages

Economic damages are the financial losses you suffered, now and in the future, due to the accident. Their value is relatively simple to calculate. Common examples of economic damages include:

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages are not financial in nature, but we can use various formulas to assign a dollar value to them. These damages compensate you for the intangible effects of the accident on your life. Here are some examples of non-economic damages in Georgia pedestrian accident cases:

The exact value of your damages will depend on numerous factors, including the severity of your injuries. Additionally, your compensation may be higher if the at-fault driver’s behavior was malicious or willful. These additional damages are called punitive damages. Georgia courts rarely award them, but our Georgia pedestrian accident attorneys can help you determine if they might be available in your case.

Common Injuries in Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrians involved in accidents with a vehicle usually suffer injuries to their head, chest, abdomen, and extremities. The severity of injuries will vary based on the driver’s speed, type of vehicle, and even the pedestrian’s health. Some examples of Georgia pedestrian accident injuries include:

Who Is at Fault in Pedestrian Accidents in Georgia?

In most cases, you can only recover compensation for your losses if you show someone else was negligent, meaning they didn’t exercise reasonable care, resulting in your injuries.  

Drivers who strike pedestrians are usually the negligent parties in pedestrian accident cases. Under Georgia law, pedestrians have various rights, including the right of way in crosswalks. Under some circumstances, a pedestrian may even have the right of way outside a crosswalk. The law also requires drivers to pay attention at all times, and they may be negligent if they fail to do so and hit a pedestrian who doesn’t have the right of way.  

Many pedestrian accident cases involve partial fault from both parties. Fortunately, Georgia takes a modified comparative negligence approach to personal injury cases. Under the law, accident victims may recover damages if they’re less than 50 percent at fault. Their compensation is reduced proportionally to their degree of fault.  

You may, for example, be considered partially at fault for the accident if you were crossing the street when you didn’t have the right of way. However, walking on the road doesn’t automatically give drivers an excuse to collide with you.  

If the driver could have reasonably avoided the accident and didn’t because they were speeding, distracted, or driving drunk, they’ll likely be assigned a greater portion of fault.  

Hit-and-run pedestrian accidents in Georgia typically involve more driver fault because by fleeing, the drivers failed to take actions that could have reduced the severity of the injuries.

Insurance Coverage for Pedestrian Accidents

Most pedestrian accident claims are filed with the at-fault driver’s auto insurance company. While insurance is a major source of financial relief for injured pedestrians, the driver’s insurance limits may prevent you from recovering the full value of your losses.  

If your losses exceed the driver’s insurance limits, you may still have options for recovering fair compensation, but you’ll need an attorney’s experience. For example, we could consider suing the individual driver and seek recovery from them personally if they have enough assets to cover your losses. We could also consider filing a claim under your personal uninsured or underinsured motorist insurance, which often covers injured pedestrians. 

Coverage limits aren’t the only potential problem with insurance. You could still have trouble recovering full compensation even if your damages are within the insurance limits. Insurance companies are in business to earn profits, and paying you what you deserve cuts into those profits. These companies use a variety of tactics to minimize your compensation. No matter how generous their settlement offers may seem, they’re probably hoping you’ll accept a lowball offer out of desperation.  

You have a right to turn down these offers and consult a Georgia pedestrian accident attorney instead. We will advocate for the compensation you deserve. However, you must act quickly, as there is a strict deadline to take legal action. Georgia’s statute of limitations for most personal injury cases is two years from the accident date. Thus, speaking to an attorney as soon as possible is best.

Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

Although most pedestrian accidents still happen on the road, some occur on sidewalks, driveways, and alleyways. Accidents can occur wherever vehicles have access and are dangerous to any pedestrian involved. The most common causes of pedestrian accidents include: 

Another contributing factor to pedestrian accidents in Georgia is pedestrian impairment. In 2021, nearly a third of pedestrians 16 or older killed in motor vehicle collisions nationwide had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 or higher. Lighting conditions can also play a role in these accidents, with 77 percent of pedestrian accidents in 2021 occurring after dark. 

Differences Between Pedestrian vs. Car Accidents

Due to the speed, force, and weight of the vehicles involved, pedestrians usually pay the price in auto accidents. Pedestrians lack the protection that car passengers have in a motor vehicle accident which makes them highly vulnerable to severe injuries or death when hit by a vehicle.  

Statistics from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety reveal that pedestrians accounted for 17 percent of traffic fatalities in the state in 2019 despite comprising less than one percent of people involved in motor vehicle collisions. 

The location of these accidents also differs. Pedestrian accidents are more likely to occur at intersections, crosswalks, parking lots, and other areas where pedestrians and vehicles interact. Car accidents are not as limited in location, meaning they may occur at higher speeds than pedestrian accidents. However, it doesn’t take much speed to cause serious harm to a pedestrian, and fatalities can and do occur at very low speeds.  

Contact Us Now to Get Started With Your Pedestrian Accident Case

A pedestrian accident claim can involve substantial damages, and your injuries may leave you temporarily or permanently disabled and unable to work or enjoy your usual activities. Let Farah & Farah handle your legal issues so you can recover with peace of mind. 

Contact our firm online or call (877) 245-6707 today to schedule a free consultation with one of our Georgia pedestrian accident lawyers and learn more about your legal options for recovery. We have offices throughout Georgia, including Atlanta, Savannah, Macon, Albany, Brunswick, Valdosta, and Waycross.

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