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      Scott is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and is listed in the top 1% of trial attorneys in the nation by the Litigator Awards. He is also a member of Super Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association—Champion Level and sits on the Communications Committee of GTLA, and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

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      J. J. Timmons graduated from Mercer Law School in 2000. He spent many years thereafter doing insurance defense work in general liability and workers’ compensation for several insurance companies and a major automobile manufacturer. He eventually realized that he was working on the wrong side and has been representing plaintiffs and injured workers for the last seven years. Timmons joined Scott Pryor Law in 2015 and specializes in personal injury and worker’s compensation cases.

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Pedestrians are particularly vulnerable to serious injuries in the event of a collision, including broken bones and spinal cord injuries. Even if a pedestrian obeys all traffic laws, they might not be able to avoid an injury caused by a careless driver.

In addition to obtaining medical care, seeking the advice of a personal injury attorney may be an important step to take following a pedestrian accident. While you focus on your health, a seasoned attorney could work toward a resolution in your case. Contact a Gwinnett County pedestrian accident lawyer if you have been injured in a pedestrian accident due to another person’s negligence.

Determining Who is Liable

Negligence is often the basis for holding a careless or reckless driver liable for damages after a pedestrian accident. Under the Official Code of Georgia Annotated § 40-6-93, drivers have a responsibility to exercise special care to avoid a collision with a pedestrian on the roadway. If they fail to operate their vehicles safely, they may be considered negligent.

Many pedestrian accidents occur when drivers allow their minds to drift away from the task of driving, drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or drive despite significant fatigue. When someone’s failure to exercise reasonable care leads directly to a pedestrian’s injuries, the driver may be liable for damages. In some cases, however, other parties may also be liable. A pedestrian accident attorney in Peachtree Corners could evaluate the facts of a particular case in order to identify all responsible parties and hold them accountable.

Comparative Fault

In some cases, the at-fault party may claim that the injured pedestrian contributed to their own injuries. For example, if a driver collided with a pedestrian while the pedestrian was crossing the street and texting on their phone, the other party may raise the argument that the pedestrian was partially at fault for the accident.
In Georgia, a pedestrian who is partially at fault may still be able to recover damages, subject to a reduction in proportion to their share of fault. If the victim is more than 50 percent responsible for the accident, however, they may be completely barred from recovering damages.

Recoverable Damages in a Pedestrian Injury Case

A pedestrian who sustains an injury due to another person’s negligence could seek to recover monetary damages through settlement or trial. Damages in a pedestrian accident case could include compensation for medical costs, lost wages, and non-economic damages. like mental anguish.

Medical bills are a common example of economic damages. These expenses can be significant, particularly in cases involving severe or debilitating injuries. An injured pedestrian may require future medical treatment for months or years to come, in addition to the immediate treatment and recovery after the collision.

An individual who sustained an injury in a pedestrian accident may also be able to seek compensation for loss of income. Whether an individual missed hours of work for recovery or can no longer perform the duties of their job at all due to injury, they may be eligible for financial compensation.

Contact a Gwinnett County Pedestrian Accident Attorney

Injuries from a pedestrian accident can significantly impact the way you live your life, and negligent drivers should be held accountable for their actions. Fortunately, you may be entitled to compensation if a negligent person or company caused your injuries. Contact a Gwinett County pedestrian accident lawyer today to schedule a consultation.

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