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I was seriously injured in a Georgia pedestrian accident. What if I was partially at fault for the accident because I was walking outside of the crosswalk?


Atlanta drivers must watch out for pedestrians.  ‌Anyone injured in an Atlanta pedestrian accident may sue for compensation for their injuries. A pedestrian is partially at fault can still bring a claim against the driver of the vehicle that struck him as long as the driver was also partially at fault. Any damages the pedestrian is awarded will be reduced by the percentage of his fault. For example, if a jury determines that the accident victim is entitled to a $100,000 damage award, but also determine that he was 50% at fault, his compensation would be reduced by 50% and he would receive $50,000.
So, even if you are partially at fault for your pedestrian accident, you can file a Georgia personal injury claim.  To discuss your personal situation, contact the Law Offices of Shane Smith at 770-HURT-999 to schedule a free consultation with Atlanta accident attorney Shane Smith.

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia