Were you hit by a car while walking around the city of Atlanta? You need the assistance of the best pedestrian accident lawyers in Atlanta. Trust the experienced team at Broughton Accident & Injury Lawyers. Call us at (404) 842-7700 to speak with an attorney for free right now.
Every nine minutes, pedestrians are injured in motor vehicle accidents in the United States. In addition, motor vehicle accidents killed 4,092 pedestrians in one year, according to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It is estimated that an average of eleven pedestrians are killed every day by motor vehicle drivers.
Walking near traffic may lead to injury. An accident involving a pedestrian may occur in a parking lot, on a sidewalk, on a shoulder, at a crosswalk, or at another intersection. Nighttime visibility is often a factor in pedestrian accidents. Pedestrians typically do not wear reflective clothing, and motorists who aren't paying attention may hit lawfully walking pedestrians.
Have you been injured in a pedestrian accident? Protect your rights by hiring an Atlanta pedestrian accident lawyer. After a pedestrian accident, you may face many challenges, but getting compensation from the responsible party should not be one of them. Dedicated to protecting the rights of pedestrian accident victims, Broughton Accident & Injury Lawyers are here to help.
The attorneys at Broughton Accident & Injury Lawyers are skilled, knowledgeable, and understand the rights of pedestrians when representing accident victims. Over the past 20 years, our pedestrian accident lawyers in Atlanta have won millions of dollars in compensation for our clients. For a free consultation, call us at (404) 842-7700 today.
It is the driver's responsibility to yield to pedestrians crossing the street legally. Except in limited circumstances, pedestrians have the right of way on roads. Unfortunately, while pedestrians try to cross at crosswalks, intersections, and walk on sidewalks and shoulders, they are still too often struck by distracted, drunk, or negligent drivers.
There are many ways in which a driver can be negligent in pedestrian accidents, including:
A pedestrian accident often involves a driver at fault, but drivers are far less likely to sustain injuries. In most cases, it is the innocent pedestrian who suffers the most severe injuries. As a result of these injuries, they are often cut, scraped, bruised, and even die as a result of concussions, broken bones, and internal bleeding.
We strive to obtain compensation for a wide range of damages on behalf of our clients. It is important to us that our clients remain safe and healthy. As a team, we work closely with them, their doctors, psychologists, long-term care planners, and other professionals to ensure that they receive the best legal representation, support, and medical care.
It is common for negligent motorists to flee the scene of pedestrian accidents, leaving you with tragic injuries. You can contact our Atlanta pedestrian accident attorneys in such cases for help in finding any possible solution to receive the compensation you deserve.
An unexpected pedestrian accident can completely derail your life. You can be walking along your usual path or even walking from your car to a building one moment and facing lifelong challenges the next.
People who are injured in pedestrian accidents usually need medical attention, and many require emergency care. A victim's medical bills pile up after receiving this medical care, including ambulance costs, emergency rooms, hospitals, physical therapists, surgeons, specialists, home health care, and medical equipment.
However, there are usually other losses that pedestrian accident victims suffer besides medical expenses. Compensation may be available for the following losses:
Future Medical Care
The medical treatment for serious injuries can take years after an accident. Have an expert calculate the cost of future treatments so you can include them in your legal claim. As a result, you won't have to incur losses after your personal injury case is settled.
There are many reasons why you may miss work after an injury, such as receiving medical treatment or being unable to perform your job. Unpaid medical leave can lead to weeks of lost income in many cases. Medical bills and other expenses compound these losses.
Lost Future Earnings
You may not be able to return to work if you suffer a pedestrian injury that leaves you permanently disabled or impaired. In the event that you are forced to work at a lower-paying job for the rest of your life, your earnings may suffer.
Pain and Suffering
The pain of a severe injury can be excruciating, and constant pain can quickly wear one down. It can be painful to move or even to participate in activities when you have these injuries. Moreover, many people suffer from depression and other emotional issues as a result of pain and suffering.
People with post-traumatic stress disorder often suffer from the trauma of seeing a car approaching them and hitting them. Medical treatment is not just necessary for pain and limitations caused by injuries, but also for emotional and mental distress.
Permanent injuries change a person's life forever. Almost everything you do in life may become more difficult if you have a disability, from household chores to personal care to recreational activities.
At Broughton Accident & Injury Lawyers, we fight for your right to recover the maximum compensation after a serious pedestrian accident in Atlanta.
It takes an aggressive team of attorneys committed to getting the best results to represent pedestrian accident victims. In order to ensure successful outcomes for our clients, our Atlanta accident & injury attorneys work tirelessly on every case. Contact our Pedestrian Accident Lawyers in Atlanta at (404) 842-7700 for a free consultation.
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