If you suffered catastrophic injuries after being struck by a vehicle, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact a reputable pedestrian accident lawyer in Atlanta to learn more.
Accidents involving pedestrians are some of the most devastating types of accidents. The human body is simply no match for the impact of a moving car weighing several thousand pounds. Fortunately, individuals who have been seriously injured in a pedestrian accident may be able to file an Atlanta personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party. At Fischer Redavid PLLC, our team of attorneys are dedicated to helping you get through this difficult time in your life. From investigating your case and gathering evidence, to insurance negotiations and representing your interests at trial, your experienced Atlanta pedestrian accident lawyer will do everything possible to help you regain control of your life.
In most pedestrian accidents, the driver who hit you will be found liable due to some sort of negligent driving. That might include driving while drowsy, distracted, aggressive, or drunk. However, there are other parties who could be to blame. Maybe a part on the car was faulty. Perhaps the car crashed into you after hitting a large pothole, for example. In these cases, the auto parts manufacturer could be liable for malfunctioning car parts, and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) or the Atlanta Office of Transportation could be to blame for unrepaired roads Your lawyer will need to carefully examine the details of your case to determine who is to blame for your injuries.
Atlanta Pedestrians who have been struck by a motor vehicle will need to be aware of Georgia’s modified comparative negligence laws, as sharing fault for the accident could have a significant impact on your case. Now, you might be thinking, “How can I be partially at fault when I was the one hit by a car?” Unfortunately, if you were crossing the street outside of a crosswalk or before you had the right of way, it’s possible that the judge or jury could deem you partly liable for your injuries. However, this does not mean you won’t be awarded for your suffering. Instead, your compensation will be reduced in proportion to your percentage of fault. If you’re found 10 percent at fault, for example, your final compensation amount will be reduced by 10 percent. However, if you are found to be more than 49 percent to blame for your injuries, you will lose the opportunity to be awarded compensation for your injuries from the other involved party, per Atlanta’s modified comparative negligence statute.
You can learn more about how a seasoned Atlanta pedestrian accident lawyer at Fischer Redavid PLLC could help you with your civil lawsuit by scheduling a free claim review to further discuss the individual details of your case. You can give our office a call at 404-287-2856 or fill out the brief contact form below when you’re ready to begin the process.