As a pedestrian, cars on the road must always be cautious about you. Most cars are around 3,000 pounds and travel anywhere between 25-40 miles per hour. Something that heavy going that fast-hitting an unprotected pedestrian can result in death or serious injury.
If a car hit you as a pedestrian, you can recover financial compensation for your damages and injuries. The Mableton pedestrian accident lawyers here at John Foy & Associates can help you get the settlement you deserve. For a free consultation on your pedestrian accident case, call us today at (404) 400-4000.
Why a Lawyer Benefits You
You may think that you can file and negotiate for your case on your own. The truth is that, while you can do this, you shouldn’t because it puts you at a disadvantage. If you don’t have prior legal experience or any legal knowledge, the insurance companies will use that against you.
They will try to pressure and trick you into settling for less than what your damages are worth. In doing so, you will be left to front the rest of your damages out of your own pocket. Many pedestrian accident victims end up in this situation.
A lawyer may seem expensive, but in reality, it’s more expensive to try and fight for your claim without one. Retaining a strong attorney can help strengthen the chances of success for your case and get the best amount of compensation possible instead of trying to do it alone.
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You don’t have to pay us anything unless we win you compensation. The team at John Foy & Associates operates with integrity, honesty, compassion, and dedication. We strive to win every case we take on for our clients.
There are no hidden fees, and we don’t charge anything upfront. The initial consultations and case reviews we provide are always free of charge. There are no risks or obligations when you reach out to us.
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Compensation for Your Damages
Pedestrian accidents can cause a host of damages on your end.
By far, the most expensive damages you will sustain are going to be the medical expenses. Getting hit by a car almost always results in extensive injuries that can most likely leave you with permanent issues. Your medical expenses will more than likely include more than just treatment.
You may have to pay for physical therapy, additional medical equipment, prescriptions, and more. According to the U.S. government’s healthcare website, the average broken leg bone costs a U.S. citizen on average $7,500 to properly treat, and that’s just for a broken leg. Can you imagine how much it would cost to have extensive surgeries and fix the body’s sensitive areas like your face or eyes?
The term non-economic damages is an umbrella term referring to damages that you sustain that don’t traditionally have a fixed monetary value. This means that, depending on the context, severity, and settlement precedence of your accident, the value of these damages can vary:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
- Wrongful death
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Disfigurement or disability
These damages require a formula to calculate accurately. Our pedestrian accident lawyers will make sure that these damages get accounted for and reflected properly in your settlement total.
After you sustain injuries, you will most likely have to take some time off work. If your injuries are extremely severe, you may be unable to return to work altogether. You can include all of your lost wages and earnings in your settlement.
To help prove your lost wages easier, you should try and obtain a written letter from your company or your supervisor confirming all of the hours of work you have missed due to your accident.
Only Two Years to File Your Claim
In Georgia, you only have two years to file your claim starting from the date of your accident. Don’t delude yourself into believing that you have all the time in the world. The faster that you begin to prepare for your claim, the better your chances are at recovering a good settlement.
The goal is to start your claim and file at the best time. It isn’t to file quickly or wait until the last minute. Our lawyers will ensure that your case is solid first before helping you file.
We offer a free case review and can let you know about all of your legal options from there.
For a free legal consultation with a pedestrian accidents lawyer serving Mableton, call 404-400-4000
Get a Head Start on Your Claim Today
Personal injury law can be very confusing. It may seem like you don’t know where to start or how to even begin. Let our lawyers guide you through it all and show you the way.
Get your free consultation today. Schedule an appointment with us by calling (404) 400-4000 or filling out our online contact form.