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Pedestrian Accidents

When a pedestrian is struck by a motor vehicle, injuries can be severe or even fatal. Pedestrians are extremely vulnerable in an accident due to the fact that they are not protected like the driver of a motor vehicle, and therefore are more likely to suffer injury. There are numerous situations in which an accident between a motor vehicle and a pedestrian can occur, including:

  • Failure of a driver to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks
  • Failure to yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk while turning in an intersection
  • Failure of a driver to look for pedestrians while backing out of a parking space
  • Speeding and reckless driving in residential areas where children are present
  • Driving while distracted by texting, talking on the cell phone, or engaged in other activities such as eating or drinking
  • Driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol

After a pedestrian accident, it is imperative that you get to a safe place and immediately seek medial attention. If you are able, exchange contact and insurance information with the other parties involved.

Liability in Pedestrian Accident Lawsuits

As with any motor vehicle accident, liability will be determined through the laws of negligence. The injured party has the burden of proving negligence on the part of the driver. An experienced attorney can help you shoulder this burden. It will be necessary to obtain police reports, and contact witnesses, and it may be necessary to work with accident reconstrucitonists and other experts to uncover evidence to back up your pedestrian accident claim. Contact an experienced Augusta pedestrian accident attorney who will work to prove the cause of your accident and injuries, as well as protect your rights against insurance companies.

Damages in Pedestrian Accident Claims

If a negligent driver caused your Augusta pedestrian accident, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Lost future earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage

Pedestrian Accident in Augusta

Troy A. Lanier, P.C., offers free initial consultations, and is available for after-hours appointments. Contact us at 800-511-7984 to schedule your consultation with an Augusta Injury Lawyer.

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453 Greene Street
Augusta, GA 30901
Phone: Toll-Free: 800-511-7984 | 706-550-1941
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Augusta, GA 30903

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