Experienced Representation for Pedestrian Accident Victims in Georgia
At Bourne Law Firm, our Georgia pedestrian accident lawyers are dedicated to helping victims of pedestrian accidents recover the compensation they deserve for their injuries and losses. We understand the devastating consequences that a pedestrian accident can have on an individual and their family, and our team is committed to providing compassionate and aggressive representation in these cases.
Comprehensive Legal Support for Injured Pedestrians
Our experienced legal team will work tirelessly to build a strong case on your behalf, gathering evidence, and negotiating with insurance companies to ensure you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries. We understand the unique challenges and complexities of pedestrian accident cases and have a proven track record of success in helping our clients recover the financial support they need to move forward.
Types of Pedestrian Accidents We Handle
Our Georgia pedestrian accident lawyers have experience in handling a wide range of pedestrian accident cases, including those involving:
- Driver negligence, such as speeding, distracted driving, or failure to yield
- Drunk or drugged driving
- Hit-and-run accidents
- Uninsured or underinsured motorists
- Poorly designed or maintained roadways and crosswalks
- Defective traffic signals or signage
Determining Fault and Insurance Company Tactics
Establishing fault in pedestrian accidents is crucial for obtaining the compensation you deserve. At Bourne Law Firm, our experienced team will thoroughly investigate your case and gather evidence to prove the other party's negligence.
Determining fault typically involves examining various factors, such as the driver's actions, the pedestrian's actions, road conditions, traffic signals, and any other relevant circumstances surrounding the accident. In many cases, multiple parties may share responsibility for the accident, which can affect the amount of compensation you receive.
Insurance companies often employ tactics to deny liability or minimize the compensation they have to pay. They may argue that the pedestrian was at fault, partially or entirely, for the accident by jaywalking, failing to use a crosswalk, or not paying attention. These tactics can be particularly challenging for injured pedestrians who are already dealing with the physical, emotional, and financial consequences of the accident.
At Bourne Law Firm, we are well aware of the strategies employed by insurance companies and will tirelessly work to counter their arguments and protect your interests. Our team will gather crucial evidence, such as witness statements, surveillance footage, police reports, and expert testimony, to build a strong case that establishes the other party's negligence and secures the compensation you deserve.
Pursuing Compensation for Your Injuries
As a pedestrian accident victim in Georgia, you may be entitled to compensation for a variety of damages, including:
- Medical expenses, both current and future
- Lost wages and diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Disability or disfigurement
Our skilled attorneys will meticulously evaluate your case and work diligently to pursue the full extent of compensation available to you under Georgia law.
Insurance Options for Injured Pedestrians
As an injured pedestrian, you may be entitled to compensation from various insurance sources, including liability, Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (UM), and umbrella policies. Our team at Bourne Law Firm will thoroughly investigate all available insurance coverage to maximize your recovery.
- Liability Insurance: This coverage is held by the at-fault driver and provides compensation for your injuries and damages caused by their negligence. It typically covers medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering, up to the policy limits.
- Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (UM) Insurance: If the at-fault driver does not have insurance or has insufficient coverage to compensate you fully for your damages, you may be able to seek compensation from your own UM policy, if you have one. UM insurance can cover the difference between your damages and the at-fault driver's liability coverage.
- Umbrella Policy: An umbrella policy provides additional liability coverage beyond the limits of an at-fault driver's standard auto insurance policy. If the at-fault driver has an umbrella policy, it may be a potential source of compensation for your injuries and damages if their standard liability coverage is inadequate.
Affidavit for Policy Limits Pursuant to § 33-3-28
To ensure you receive the full extent of compensation available, our firm will send an affidavit for policy limits to the at-fault driver's insurance company pursuant to Georgia Code § 33-3-28. This legal document requires the insurance company to disclose the policy limits of the at-fault driver's liability coverage, as well as any additional coverage, such as an umbrella policy.
By obtaining this information, we can better understand the available insurance coverage and develop a strategy to maximize your recovery. We are committed to leaving no stone unturned when it comes to securing the compensation you deserve.
Trial Attorneys Dedicated to Holding Drivers Accountable
At Bourne Law Firm, we are not just personal injury attorneys – we are experienced trial attorneys who are committed to holding drivers responsible when they injure pedestrians. Our reputation as skilled litigators sends a powerful message to insurance companies and opposing counsel that we are prepared to fight for our clients' rights in court if necessary.
While many pedestrian accident cases can be resolved through negotiations and settlements, sometimes taking a case to trial is the only way to achieve the compensation our clients deserve. Our trial attorneys are well-versed in the complexities of pedestrian accident cases and are prepared to present compelling arguments and evidence before a judge or jury.
When you choose us to represent you, you can rest assured that you have a dedicated and tenacious team of trial attorneys on your side. We will aggressively pursue justice on your behalf and hold negligent drivers accountable for the harm they have caused.