When a pedestrian accident occurs, the pedestrian has the same right to seek financial compensation as any motorist, and these claims are generally covered by the driver’s auto insurance company. Like other accidents involving motor vehicles, it is important to have an attorney who will conduct a prompt investigation of the accident and your injuries, who has credibility with auto insurance companies, and who will work tirelessly for you. Fortson, Bentley and Griffin’s personal injury attorneys have the experience and knowledge to effectively pursue your claims.
Pedestrians are involved in auto accidents frequently, and, when pedestrian accidents involving motor vehicles occur, pedestrians suffer a disproportionate number of severe injuries and deaths. In 2012, approximately 4,700 pedestrians were killed (14% of all traffic fatalities), and 76,000 pedestrians suffered injuries in traffic accidents in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Pedestrian accidents raise unique issues and may involve pedestrians or joggers who are struck in crosswalks or parking lots, sideswiped by motor vehicles, hit while exiting a bus or car, or otherwise injured or killed by a driver who is at fault. The accidents are often the result of inattentive or distracted drivers who are unaware of a pedestrian’s presence in their vehicle’s path. If you have been struck by an automobile and suffered an injury, you should contact an experienced personal injury attorney to ensure that your legal rights are protected to the fullest extent permitted under the law.
If you have been injured as a pedestrian, please contact one of FB&G’s personal injury attorneys online or by telephone at 706-548-1151 to discuss obtaining a free evaluation of your case.