Calhoun Pedestrian Accident Attorney Seeks Justice for Clients
Firm handles cases stemming from pedestrian accidents in Georgia
You could be crossing a street or even standing on a sidewalk when a careless driver hits you and changes your life forever. If you’re the victim of a pedestrian accident, the physical pain, financial burden and emotional anguish can be overwhelming. At Groover Law Firm, LLC in Calhoun, I am an accomplished litigator who represents North Georgia accident victims and their families. In settlement negotiations and trials, I fight to get the payment my clients need to address the harm resulting from being hit by a car or truck.
Common causes of pedestrian accidents in Calhoun, Georgia
There are numerous factors that contribute to motor vehicle crashes that harm people in streets or on sidewalks. Frequently, one or more of these elements result in a serious pedestrian accident:
- Cell phones and other distractions
- Failure to obey laws protecting pedestrians in crosswalks
- Drowsy driving
- Alcohol or drug impairment
- Poor visibility
- Backing up without taking proper precautions
- Failure to brake for a red light or stop sign
- Aggressive driving
You can reduce your chances of getting hurt in one of these incidents by paying attention, following traffic signals, using crosswalks and taking care not to jaywalk. However, you should remember that even if you are partly to blame for your pedestrian injury, you can still recover damages from the driver as young as your share of the fault is less than 50 percent.
Litigator pursues payment for all types of injuries when walkers are hit
A pedestrian is fully exposed, so when a car strikes them, particularly at high speed, the injuries that result could be devastating. My firm assists victims suffering from all types of medical conditions resulting from collisions, such as:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI), including concussions
- Neck and back injuries
- Paralysis and other types of spinal cord damage
- Bone fractures
- Soft tissue injuries
- Organ damage and other internal injuries
- Lacerations, bruises and blood loss
Tragically, some pedestrian accidents are fatal. When this occurs, I advocate on behalf of surviving loved ones and estate representatives who are looking to hold liable parties accountable in wrongful death litigation.
What should you do after a pedestrian accident?
Even if you haven’t suffered catastrophic harm, getting hit by a motor vehicle can be a terrifying experience. If you’re able, you should immediately contact the police and request medical help for anyone who needs urgent attention. In addition to impact injuries, the shock of seeing a crash involving a pedestrian could trigger a heart problem that necessitates CPR. Once you’re sure that everyone at the scene is stable, you might want to take photographs and collect contact information from the parties and witnesses. This can make it easier to build a strong legal case.
Contact a skillful North Georgia personal injury attorney for a free consultation
Groover Law Firm, LLC in Calhoun advocates on behalf of Georgians who have been injured by a car or truck that hit them while they were walking. Please call or contact me online to schedule a free initial consultation regarding your legal options.