The risk of personal injury increases if you are a pedestrian who is involved in a collision. Therefore, it’s important to protect your injury claim in order to recover damages.
Immediately following a pedestrian accident, you should move out of the roadway, unless there is a potential spinal trauma. In this case, you need to wait for emergency personnel to arrive, so there isn’t further injury.
Even if you don't feel seriously injured, you should request medical help. Paramedics can give you an evaluation to determine if you should go to the emergency room.
While you should exchange contact information with the driver, you should avoid saying anything. You don’t want to say anything that may be turned against you later. You shouldn’t even say something as simple as, “I’m sorry.”
Learn more about a pedestrian accident and the laws associated with it.
Contact an Atlanta Pedestrian Accident Attorney
After your accident, it is important to contact an Atlanta pedestrian accident attorney to begin the personal injury claims process. At Shane Smith Law, we are dedicated to protecting the interests of pedestrians who suffer injury by careless or drunk drivers. Click here for our guide, I Was Hit By a Drunk Driver: What Do I Do Next?, or call our law office today at 770-487-8999 for help with your claim.