Accidents between cars and pedestrians frequently result in serious injuries for the pedestrian. Whether the collision takes place in a parking lot, on a road, or on a sidewalk, a car striking a pedestrian can have serious and potentially deadly consequences. Unfortunately, pedestrian collisions are an all too common occurrence. Georgia alone has an average of around 150 pedestrian fatalities each year, and many more are injured. In a recent 2014 study, Georgia was ranked as the 5th most dangerous state in the country for pedestrians. The Atlanta area in particular is dangerous for pedestrians as the city is consistently ranked as one of the worst for pedestrian accidents.
Time is of the Essence
Anytime a pedestrian is injured or killed by a motorist, it is important that an experienced personal injury attorney be consulted as soon as possible. Because of the serious injuries that can result from a pedestrian collision, all potential sources of insurance must be quickly identified so that the proper insurance companies can be notified. For example, many people do not know that their own car insurance policy may provide benefits to them even if they are not in the car at the time they are hit. However, an insurance company that does not receive timely notice of an accident may later deny coverage, so it is important to have an experienced personal injury attorney on your side who can investigate every source of insurance for you. It is also important that all potential claims be identified, that witnesses be located and interviewed, and that the necessary evidence be gathered to prove your case. Read more about insurance and pedestrian accidents here.
Atlanta personal injury attorney Darl Champion has successfully represented many clients who have been involved in pedestrian collisions. We have been able to successfully investigate and prove our clients’ claims and locate all potential sources of insurance that can be used to pay for their damages. If you or a family member were involved in a pedestrian accident, call The Champion Firm, P.C., at 404-596-8044 for a free no obligation consultation.