Representing Accident & Injury Victims

Handling Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and
Criminal Defense Cases

ATTORNEY MATTHEW C. HINES

Representing Accident & Injury Victims

Handling Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Criminal Defense Cases

ATTORNEY MATTHEW C. HINES

Alpharetta, GA Pedestrian Accident Lawyers 

There is always a risk that you may be injured as a pedestrian. If you are struck by a vehicle and suffer a serious injury, it may be possible for you to file a pedestrian accident claim. For some, their life is changed forever after being involved in this type of accident.

Pedestrian accidents often result in extensive medical bills, lost time from work, and lost wages. You may also be left unable to enjoy life like you once did.

If you find yourself in this situation, our Alpharetta pedestrian accident lawyers are here to help you get the best outcome from your personal injury claim. Learn more about our legal services and why contacting our office after this type of accident is a smart move.

Understanding Pedestrian Accident Compensation in Georgia

Georgia uses comparative negligence rules for personal injury cases, including pedestrian accidents. With this, you can receive compensation even in situations where you were deemed partly at fault for the accident that occurred.

During settlement negotiations with the insurance companies, the amount of responsibility you have for the accident will likely be a source of debate. For example, a pedestrian may be considered partly at fault for an accident if they were trying to cross the road at a location other than a crosswalk. The same applies to situations where vehicles had a green light or if the pedestrian acted negligent, careless, or reckless.

Your compensation, in this case, will be reduced by the amount you are considered at fault. For example, if you are determined to be 20% at fault for an accident and your award for damages is $100,000, you can collect $80,000 of that award. With the help of our legal team, we will protect your right to full and fair compensation after a pedestrian accident.

Recovering the Full Compensation You Deserve

Our pedestrian accident attorneys Alpharetta want to ensure our clients receive a full and fair settlement from the at-fault party’s insurance companies. To do this, though, there are a few things to understand.

Seek Medical Attention Immediately

You must seek medical attention immediately. When you are hit by a car in Alpharetta, severe injuries are possible. You must go to a doctor to be evaluated and create a treatment plan. Doing so will help you start down the road to recovery. You must also do this because your injuries could get worse if you don’t.

If you fail to seek medical attention right after a pedestrian accident, the insurance company may also attempt to deny or reduce your claim. This is something our legal team will try to help you avoid.

Your health is important, and seeking medical care protects your health, as well as your ability to recover the full amount of compensation you deserve.

Evidence Collection

Collecting as much evidence as possible from the accident scene is important. If you must be taken from the scene by ambulance, you can contact someone to help you gather evidence. You can call a family member or friend or contact our law office.

There’s a lot of evidence to collect if there is a pedestrian accident. It may disappear forever if it is not collected right after the accident. You or the person you call for assistance need to take photos and videos of the scene. You should also collect contact information from witnesses so that they can give their testimony down the road. Getting contact information and insurance information from the driver who hit you is also necessary.

By calling an attorney, you can feel confident that all necessary evidence will be collected. Our legal team will also ensure that we gather and protect other types of evidence from the scene. For example, we will look for nearby security cameras that may have captured the incident.

Avoid Incriminating Yourself

Something to remember at any accident scene is that you should take steps to avoid incriminating yourself. There’s a possibility that the police who come to the accident or the driver who hit you will want to discuss what happened. Never admit fault in any way or say you are sorry. Even if you believe you may be at least partly to blame, you should not say this.

There is no way to know if you are at fault for the accident while still at the scene. Also, to help protect your rights to receive the full compensation you deserve, never apologize for the accident. Instead, contact our law firm and allow our legal team to conduct a full investigation of the accident. We will work to protect evidence and determine who was at fault for the incident.

Let Our Legal Team Help with Your Pedestrian Accident Claim

Being struck by a vehicle as a pedestrian can have serious consequences. You may experience severe injuries and other issues. Due to the severity of these accidents, you must immediately contact an experienced pedestrian accident attorney from the Law Offices of Matthew C. Hines.

Our team will begin investigating the incident right away and work to gather evidence to show why you deserve to receive compensation. We will seek compensation for your medical costs, lost wages due to time away from work, pain and suffering, and more.

Each pedestrian accident case is unique, and we will take a custom approach to each case we represent. This helps to ensure that your case not only gets the deserved attention but that you have the best chance of recovering the full compensation you are entitled to.

You can schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your claim and meet with our attorneys. You can count on us to take your case seriously and provide you with the professional and reputable legal representation you need and deserve.