Cumming Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
At The Matthews Law Firm, LLC, we represent clients in Forsyth County and others in Northern Georgia who have been unfortunately involved in pedestrian accidents. Our attorney, Anthony Matthews, is a renowned personal injury lawyer who has helped numerous people secure the compensation they deserve after sustaining injuries while walking in cities, throughout their neighborhoods, and in other locations. Find out how he and our office’s supporting staff can serve you by reaching out today. We would gladly set up a free consultation to discuss your case, the compensation available, and the next steps for working with our firm.
For a pedestrian accident attorney in Cumming, call (470) 570-2531 or contact us online.
What Is a Pedestrian Accident?
As the name implies, pedestrian accidents involve pedestrians and motor vehicles or other types of transportation. The results of these collisions are often severe. A car or truck striking someone crossing the road or walking on the sidewalk can lead to injuries that range from cuts, bruises, and broken bones to head trauma and spinal cord damage. Some accidents can even result in death.
Common Pedestrian Accident Causes
How do pedestrian accidents happen? Negligence causes many. When drivers, bicyclists, and others fail to exercise care and caution, their actions can seriously affect innocent people.
Some of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents include:
- Distracted driving: When drivers are not paying attention to the road, they are more likely to hit pedestrians. This includes drivers texting, talking on the phone, eating, grooming, and engaging in other distracting behaviors while behind the wheel.
- Drunk driving: Alcohol and drugs impair a driver’s ability to safely operate a vehicle, which can cause them to collide with and injure pedestrians.
- Speeding: When drivers exceed the speed limit, they have less time to react to pedestrians and other hazards on the road. This can result in serious accidents and catastrophic injuries.
- Failure to yield: Drivers must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians at crosswalks and intersections. When drivers fail to do so, they can be held liable for the harm they cause.
- Failure to stop at red lights or stop signs: A driver who runs a red light or stop sign can easily injure a pedestrian.
- Poor road conditions: Inadequate road maintenance or bad design can lead to pedestrian accidents. In these cases, the government entity responsible for the road may be liable.
The Damages You Can Recover
The damages you can recover by making a personal injury claim or filing a lawsuit will be specific to the circumstances of your case. They may include medical expenses for treatments, surgeries, therapies, and medication. They may also include lost wages, property damage, and the pain and suffering you experienced. To get a clear idea of the damages you could seek, consult our accident attorney.
Georgia’s Statute of Limitations for Pedestrian Accident Cases
As with other personal injury cases, the statute of limitations for pedestrian accidents is two years. Failing to file within that period could leave you unable to seek compensation for your injuries.
Consult our Pedestrian Accident Attorney in Cumming
Set up a consultation to tell your story to our experienced attorney. We have a small caseload, which enables us to provide unparalleled personalized services. As we see it, you deserve nothing less.
Start with The Matthews Law Firm, LLC by calling (470) 570-2531 or messaging us online.
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