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ROCKMART PEDESTRIAN CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER

Let’s get the obvious on the table:  getting hit by a car or truck can have life-altering ramifications. 

 

More often than not, these collision result in traumatic injuries.  Incidental to these injuries, your life experiences a transformation that you never planned or wanted. 

 

In more serious scenarios, the consequences can be fatal.

 

The first step on your road to recovery is to remove some of the burden of uncertainty.  Our pedestrian lawyer is here to help.  Take advantage of a FREE Consultation.  (678) 580-8936

 

Let us answer some of your questions.  NO Commitments.  NO Retainer.  I promise.  We're glad to help.

 

(Learn more @ Pedestrian Collisions FAQ)

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STEPS AFTER A ROCKMART PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT

There are some simple things you should - and should not - do after a pedestrian accident collision  (Car Accident FAQ):

 

DON’T:

 

  • DON’T admit fault;

  • DON’T leave the scene;

  • DON’T assume you’re not injured;

  • DON’T talk to - or socialize with - the at-fault driver.

DO:

 

  • DO call 911;

  • DO collect identifying information of the driver and any witnesses;

  • DO notify your car insurance, health insurance, primary care physician, and/or employer;

  • DO document your injuries, the scene, and your clothing

POTENTIAL COMPENSATION FOR PEDESTRIAN INJURIES

Injuries from a pedestrian accident can be many.  Although the law cannot restore your health, it attempts to place a value on what you have lost.  (Compensation & Damages FAQ).

 

Compensable injuries, under Georgia laws, can include:

 

 

If you’re the spouse of a pedestrian accident victim, you may be entitled to damages as well.  (Loss of Consortium FAQ).

 

If a loved one’s life has been lost due to a fatal car accident, wrongful death and estate-based damages may be available.  (Wrongful Death Overview FAQ).

 

In rarer scenarios, you also my be eligible for punitive damages, depending on the circumstances.  (Punitive Damages FAQ).

 

These legal terms might not sound like they encompass your injuries, but they do.  This includes:

  • disfigurement,

  • amputations,

  • broken bones,

  • permanent impairment,

  • diminished capacity to labor and to do the things you love, and

  • the mental anguish and humiliation that is implied in all of these sacrifices.

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LAW ENFORCEMENT:

Polk County Sheriff's Department

(770) 749-2900

Polk County Police Department

(770) 748-7331

Rockmart Police Department

(770) 684-6558

Georgia State Patrol - Post 3

(770) 387-4056

TOWING AND WRECKERS:

All-Star Towing

(678) 727-2222

3 Kings Towing

(678) 372-0073

5 STAR Towing

(770) 713-4949

Rockmart Auto and Towing

(678) 757-6029

MEDICAL TREATMENT:

Redmond EMS

(706) 291-0291

 

Polk Medical Center

(770) 748-2500

Floyd Urgent Care - Rockmart

(770) 684-6100

COURTHOUSES:

Polk County Superior Court

(770) 749-2114

 

Polk County Probate Court 

(Traffic Court)

(770) 749-2128

Rockmart Municipal Court

(770) 684-2352

GET YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED HERE

Our pedestrian car accident lawyer is here to answer your questions.  If you were hit by a car, give us a call.  (678) 580-8936

 

  • FREE Consultation

  • NO Commitments

  • NO Expectation

 

And, if you decide to hire us, we work on a contingency fee basis.  That means NO Retainer.  (Attorney Fees & Expenses).  In short, we only get paid when you get paid.  It’s really that simple.

 

If nothing else, bookmark this page in your web browser.  It’s designed to provide you guidance by providing general answers to commonly asked questions. 

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HOW OUR ROCKMART PEDESTRIAN INJURY ATTORNEY CAN HELP

After a pedestrian accident, you are likely dealing with overwhelming amount of new and novel issues, including:

 

  • Physical and mental pain;

  • Mounting medical bills;

  • Frustrating insurance adjusters;

  • Lost time from work;

  • Frustration in the family and/or household;

  • Neglected personal needs;

 

As a starting point, a skilled pedestrian injury attorney can help carry much of these burdens for you. 

 

Not only that, but our skilled pedestrian lawyer can also help investigate the collision, identify all potential contributing causes to your injuries, and help you get your life and health back.  (Car Accident Investigation FAQ)

 

For instance, pedestrians hit by a car or truck are more susceptible to be involved in a hit & run.  (Hit & Run Collisions FAQ).  This doesn’t mean you’re out of hope.  You may have uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage that you pay premiums to cover for disasters just like this.  (Uninsured/Underinsured FAQ)

COMMON CHARACTERISTICS OF PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS

An experienced lawyer for pedestrians hit by a car or truck is familiar with the common characteristics involved in these type of accidents. 

 

For instance, the pedestrian victims most at-risk include the elderly, disabled, indigent, and children. 

 

Beyond that, some of the common characteristics may seem obvious.  These include: these collision occur more often at night, more often in urban areas, and more likely involve SUV’s or high horsepower vehicles.

 

But, the less obvious characteristics set an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer apart.  These include:

 

  • Common Causes of Driver Negligence.  Drunk and impaired driving is an obvious reason for pedestrian accidents.  But, only diligent investigation will reveal other likely causes.  For instance, does the driver suffer from a vision impairment (i.e. cataracts)?  Do they take a prescription medication that impair their senses? Does their cell phone records indicate a distraction (i.e. texting, talking, or engaging an app)? 

 

  • Government as a Contributor:  Local governments often contribute to pedestrian accidents – usually, not by what they do but by what they chose not to do.  This includes skimping on safe roadway designs, failing to trim foliage for clear lines of sight, allowing poorly lit roadways, or failing to provide a sidewalk and/or shoulder in high-traffic areas.

 

  • Relation of Shoulders, Sidewalks, and Crosswalks.  There are nuanced rules for pedestrians and drivers that could indicate fault.  For instance, a driver must always yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.  When no sidewalk is available, a pedestrian is allowed to use a shoulder, but is allowed to walk on the left side of the road. 

Knowing the statutes and the nuanced interpretations of these statutes is important.  These statutes may include:

  • O.C.G.A. § 40-6-91 (Pedestrians’ Right of Way in Crosswalks)

  • O.C.G.A. § 40-6-92 (Crossing Roadway Other Than at Crosswalks)

  • O.C.G.A. § 40-6-93 (Due Care of Drivers)

  • O.C.G.A. § 40-6-94 (Blind Pedestrians);

  • O.C.G.A. § 40-6-95 (Drunk/Impaired Pedestrians)

  • O.C.G.A. § 40-6-96 (Pedestrians on Highways)

  • O.C.G.A. § 40-6-22 (Pedestrian-Control Signals)

  • O.C.G.A. § 40-6-23 (Flashing Red and Yellow Signals)

  • O.C.G.A. § 40-6-144 (Driver Emerging from Alley, Building, Private Road, or Driveway)

  • O.C.G.A. § 40-6-203 (Prohibited Stopping, Standing, and/or Parking)

  • O.C.G.A. § 40-6-205 (Obstructing Intersections)

  • O.C.G.A. § 04-6-208 (Prohibitions in Parking Lots)

TIPS FROM OUR ROCKMART PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT ATTORNEY

Some obvious (but commonly ignored) tips to follow to avoid being hit by a car or truck include:

 

  • When unsure, yield to traffic (pedestrians are often obligated to yield to traffic);

  • Don't cross intersections diagonally;

  • Avoid walking along a roadway while drunk or impaired;

  • Follow the crosswalk signals (if it says "DON'T WALK," then don't walk);

  • Don't stop or stand idly in the roadway, crosswalk, or intersection;

  • Avoid dark clothing, especially at night;

  • Avoid distraction (such as headphones and/or texting/talking while walking);

  • Stick to sidewalks and shoulders;

  • Only cross the street at cross-walks.

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