Recent 2010 statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration paint a bleak picture for pedestrians in Georgia and elsewhere in the nation. Compared to 2009, there was a 4% increase in the number of pedestrian fatalities for 2010, totaling 4,280. As many as 70,000 pedestrians suffered severe injuries of which 14,000 were 14 years of age or younger.
Based on Georgia law, if you are crossing the road in a crosswalk and a motor vehicle operator fails to stop before the crosswalk and hits you, causing a pedestrian accident, you might have a case. If you have been hit but don’t know where to turn, speaking with a Coweta County accident attorney will help you determine the motor vehicle operator’s liability and what damages you may be entitled to.
Where Do I Start If I Have Been Hit by a Negligent Driver?
After you have received appropriate emergency medical care, the first thing to do is to contact the Law Offices of Shane Smith in order to preserve your legal rights. Since virtually all personal injury claims must be filed within 2 years of the Coweta County pedestrian injury, it is essential to see what damages you are entitled to under the law.
Based on how severe your Turin pedestrian accident injuries are is, you may have to go through extensive medical evaluations, suffer from severe depression and/or may not be able to return to work. Since scheduling doctor’s appointments and recovering medical records is a lengthy and sometimes arduous process, it is better to have your potential claim investigated. This way the more likely you will be able to recover and get a better settlement.
Determining your damages takes time and all of your damages will be thoroughly investigated and documented with an accident attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith. By calling (888) 927-6955 as soon as possible after your accident, you will be able to have your circumstances evaluated immediately and your long-term projected damages determine within the statute of limitations. This will give you enough time to make sure that you will receive the maximum recovery you are legally entitled to and deserve to make your life whole again!