The Necessary Evidence for Pedestrian Accident Lawsuits
Few people understand the potential risks of walking on U.S. roads. Each year, thousands of pedestrians are injured or killed in collisions with cars, trucks and other motor-vehicles. These accidents are an ongoing concern for law enforcement in Georgia and across the country.
According to the United States Department of Transportation, more than 4,000 pedestrians died in the United States in 2012. In that same period, 76,000 pedestrians were injured in traffic crashes.
Pedestrian accidents often involve debilitating physical harm. Many injuries last for years, requiring expensive medical treatments, rehabilitation and the potential loss of income due to time off work.
Fortunately, Georgia laws protect the victims of negligent drivers. If you were in a pedestrian accident and want to learn your rights, contact Monge & Associates.
Atlanta personal-injury lawyer, Scott Monge, is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, and he has the experience to guide you through the claims process. He can demystify the complexities involved in filing a civil lawsuit, negotiating for a fair settlement and, if necessary, litigating your case in court. Schedule an appointment with Monge & Associates today by calling .
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, pedestrian accidents are a growing epidemic, and filing a civil lawsuit may be a necessary step toward recovering compensation. Read on to learn about the evidence that could strengthen your claim:
Essential Evidence for Pedestrian Accident Lawsuits
As the innocent victim of a pedestrian accident, you may be able to recover compensation from the negligent driver, but there are several facts you will need to prove in order for your claim to be successful. For example, you must show that the defendant had a legal duty toward you under the specific circumstances, and that he or she failed to fulfill it.
After you have demonstrated that the driver had a duty toward you, you must show that the accident caused a specific injury. A lawyer will be able to present this information in a way that represents your interests.
Identifying Pedestrian Accident Defendants
As an accident victim, you may be able to file a lawsuit against parties other than the driver who caused the crash. In addition to the at-fault motorist, you may be able to recover damages from the organization responsible for maintaining the parking lot, sidewalk or road where the accident occurred.
In some cases, drivers argue that pedestrians did not exercise a duty of care. Not only can this compromise the pedestrians’ ability to recover damages, but it may also make them the targets of a claim.
If you are suffering from injuries you sustained in a pedestrian crash, call Monge & Associates. Scott Monge is an Atlanta personal injury attorney with extensive experience representing the rights of accident victims. He can evaluate your situation to determine if you may have a legitimate claim. Call us today at to schedule an appointment — Because You Want to Win.