Walking down the side of the road seems, at first, safer than driving. As a pedestrian, the hazards of large vehicles should not endanger you. Unfortunately, sometimes, you must share the road with those vehicles.
Sometimes, those vehicles fail to share the road with you.
In a pedestrian accident with a vehicle, the pedestrian often comes out with significant, severe injuries, many of which can cause life-changing results.
Did you suffer serious injuries in a pedestrian accident? You need an attorney who will help you seek the compensation you deserve. Contact The Champion Firm today at (404) 596-8044 to schedule your free consultation.
The Champion Firm: Past Case Results Lead to Future Efforts on Your Behalf
You never get a guarantee when you file a claim after an accident, and past results cannot promise a particular outcome. At the same time, however, our past results speak for our experience and knowledge of the law, especially when it comes to serious accidents. Take a look at some of our past cases:
- A seven-figure settlement for a client injured in a bus crash
- $675,000 awarded to a client run over by a golf cart
- $1,000,000—the full limits of the policy—awarded to a client run over by a tractor trailer
Life After a Pedestrian Accident
After a pedestrian accident, you may find yourself left with serious injuries that make it difficult to move forward with your life. You may suffer:
- Spinal cord damage, including limited or even permanent paralysis
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Organ damage
Pedestrian accidents can leave you struggling with lifelong complications that transform your ability to do the things you have always done in the past: your ability to work, participate in leisure activities, and even care for yourself.
What is the First thing you should do after a pedestrian accident?
Seeking Compensation After Your Pedestrian Accident
In a perfect world, the insurance company would immediately provide you with the compensation you deserve for your accident, including:
- Payment for all of your medical bills, from the first trip to the hospital to ongoing hospitalization, physical therapy, and skilled nursing care after your accident
- Compensation for your pain and suffering, including funds that can help you move on with your life after your injuries
- Payment for lost wages when you must miss time at work due to your injuries, your recovery, and hospitalization
- Compensation for lost earning potential as a result of permanent or long-term injuries
Unfortunately, all too often, the insurance company fails to deliver the compensation you both need and deserve. Many insurance companies employ familiar tactics to help reduce their financial burden after your accident. Unfortunately, reducing the company’s financial burden means that you do not receive the compensation you deserve, which could leave you with expensive medical bills. Insurance companies may:
- Offer a low settlement soon after your accident. In the immediate aftermath of a pedestrian accident, you have medical bills to deal with among other expenses. Many insurance adjusters offer a low settlement soon after the accident that may reduce the company’s financial responsibility for your injuries. Working with an attorney as soon as possible after the accident can prevent you from accepting a settlement offer that fails to reflect the full compensation you deserve.
- Seek to prove you lied about your injuries. After an accident, some insurance companies attempt to blame the victims for every ache and pain they face. The adjuster may attempt to prove that you lied about your injuries—that they occurred before or long after your pedestrian accident, that you suffered less severe injuries than you claimed, or that you have already healed and can participate in activities you claim you cannot enjoy. Fortunately, your attorney can help you fight those claims and prove that you did, in fact, suffer serious injuries in the accident—as well as show how those injuries continue to harm your life.
- Attempt to shift liability for the accident. The insurance company may look for evidence that you caused or contributed to your pedestrian accident, rather than accepting liability for the company’s driver. Working with a lawyer, however, can help identify evidence in your favor and assist you in proving that the other driver caused the accident.
The Cost of Hiring an Atlanta Pedestrian Accident Attorney
After a pedestrian accident, cost becomes a significant factor in many of your decisions. You do not want to miss out on any of the benefits of hiring an attorney, but you may worry that you cannot afford one.
At The Champion Firm, we are committed to helping our clients receive higher levels of compensation than they would receive on their own—even after they pay attorney fees. We accept personal injury cases on a contingent fee basis: our fee comes only as a portion of any compensation you receive. Not only that, we start with a free consultation, so we can discuss your claim and get to know the circumstances of your accident before diving into the claims process. That consultation can give you solid advice about how to proceed regardless of your injuries and your needs.