Macon Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Whether you were walking in the park on Poplar Street or meeting friends for dinner on 2nd Street in Macon, a pedestrian accident can happen out of nowhere—and it can happen to anyone. Now, you could feel unsure about how to pay your bills or when you’ll return to work. You could hold another party responsible if they caused your accident and injuries.
Let a Macon pedestrian accident lawyer from our team handle your case. At Buckhead Law Saxton Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C., we can determine what damages you can seek and who should pay you. We can steer your case to a conclusion while doing everything necessary to seek financial recovery. Contact us today to learn more and get started.
Our Team Represents Injured Pedestrians in Macon, GA
When you’re facing painful injuries and don’t know what comes next, our team of injury lawyers can help. We bring more than 40 years of experience representing accident victims. In that time, our attorneys have won millions in compensation—and we can work just as hard to pursue the results you need.
We know this is likely one of the most challenging times of your life. Our team wants to ensure that you feel supported through every step of the legal process.
To that end, we offer:
- Free case reviews. You can learn more about your case for free and with no obligation involved.
- No financial risk. You shouldn’t have to pay attorney’s fees before you see results. Our team works based on contingency, and we ask for no upfront payments or fees from our clients. We only request payment at your case’s successful resolution.
- All the information you need. We don’t want you to feel in the dark about your case. We aim to keep you updated throughout each phase of the financial recovery process.
What Our Attorneys Do for Pedestrian Accident Victims in Macon
If you choose to hire our team, we can handle each of your case-related obligations. We can deal with case-related documentation, submit paperwork, and have tough conversations with insurance companies.
Many moving parts go into a successful injury case. Here’s what you can expect our attorneys to accomplish:
When you get in an accident, your hurt may seem clear to you. But to get compensation, we must build a case based on solid evidence. With our experience, we know what forms of evidence can convince parties to settle.
We aim to gather evidence linking the accident to your injuries and suffering. We can draw on sources such as:
- Police reports
- Eyewitness statements
- Surveillance camera footage
- Medical records
- Expert witness testimony
- Statements from your doctor
Determine Who Bears Liability
The person or entity who bears liability is responsible for paying you. While in most cases this is the person who hit you, such as a vehicle driver, another entity could bear liability.
For instance, if the driver worked as an employee for a company, the employer could also owe you compensation. We can investigate your case to determine if we should file a claim with a corporate insurance policy or another entity.
Handle the Financial Recovery Process——Negotiations and Litigation
Once we have all the evidence necessary to establish your case, we can submit your demand to the insurance company. Then, we can negotiate an offer or file a lawsuit against the at-fault party.
We can use proven negotiation techniques to seek the maximum compensation available during this time. We can also represent you before a jury to seek court-awarded damages, if necessary.
What Results Can You Get From a Pedestrian Accident Case in Georgia?
You shouldn’t have to pay out of pocket for the losses stemming from a pedestrian accident. Instead, you can seek compensation from the liable party.
Depending on the facts of your case, you could recover:
You might have gone to the emergency room immediately after the accident. In the E.R., you could have required a host of services, from surgery to stabilization to diagnostic testing. These E.R. bills can add up fast, coming to thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars.
Many victims’ care needs do not end there. You could get compensation for other treatment costs, such as medications, physical therapy, ongoing hospitalizations, follow-up care, and more. If you have future expected medical costs, this can also figure into your potential settlement amount.
You may not have the same capacity to work and earn income when you’re injured.
However, you could get compensation for your missed:
- Gig work
- Opportunities for promotions
We can also seek compensation for reduced earning capacity, if you have ongoing problems with earning at your former pre-accident levels.
You could have other out-of-pocket costs related to your accident. For example, you can make a recovery for the purchase of medical devices, transportation costs to see doctors, and other expenses.
Our lawyers can evaluate the accident’s toll on your life.
We can then explain if you qualify to seek intangible damages, such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Reduced ability to enjoy life
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Scarring and disfigurement
Take These Steps to Protect Your Right to Compensation After an Accident
Dealing with life after an accident can prove daunting. If you don’t know what to do next, consider these measures:
Don’t Ignore Your Injuries
If you have any symptoms of injury, don’t ignore them. Even if you wrote off your injuries as minor, your condition could worsen without treatment. Then, if you require medical care later or face complications, it can prove challenging to prove that your injuries resulted from the accident.
Get medical attention as soon as possible if you have symptoms or complications from your original injuries. This ensures that you protect your health and potential to seek compensation.
Per The National Law Review, some of the most commonly overlooked injuries after accidents include:
- Internal bleeding
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Herniated discs
Follow Doctors’ Orders
Once you get initial medical care, your doctor (or doctors) may recommend that you get more advanced care, specialized treatment, physical therapy, or other forms of treatment.
Then, if you want to seek compensation for your case, the insurance company will review your medical history—and they can say that you made your injuries worse if you didn’t seek recommended care.
Watch What You Post on Social Media
Many people gravitate to social media to connect with friends and family after major events. Still, resist the temptation to talk about your accident and the injury. Anything you post could end up in the insurance company’s evidence file for why you don’t deserve fair compensation.
Just posting a photo of you sitting outside in a local park could show you’re well enough to enjoy a normal day. This can hurt your case, as the insurer could argue that you don’t have serious injuries.
Contact a Law Firm
Our attorneys have seen it all. We understand the challenges injury victims face as they seek financial recovery. However, we know that insurance companies protect their bottom lines, and they can make it difficult to get what you deserve.
Let us review your case for free. Then, our team can tell you more about your options and next steps.
Frequently Asked Questions in Georgia Pedestrian Accident Cases
Accident victims need solid answers to make the recovery they need. We can help. Review our answers to common questions from injury victims, or contact our team for more specific guidance based on your case’s facts.
What if You Lost a Loved One to a Pedestrian Accident?
Families who lost loved ones to pedestrian accidents can seek compensation for their losses.
Immediate family members, such as spouses and children, could get damages reflecting the many losses resulting from the wrongful death, including:
- Loss of care and companionship
- Lost income
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Medical costs necessary before a loved one’s passing
Many factors go into determining a family’s compensation after losing a loved one. Our compassionate attorneys can walk you through the entire legal process, protect your family’s rights, and go after the justice and recovery you deserve.
What Deadlines Could Affect a Personal Injury Case?
You should know that state law in Georgia limits the time you have to file a lawsuit. Also known as the statute of limitations, Georgia law generally gives two years to file a civil lawsuit. This two-year deadline applies to injury victims and families filing wrongful death cases.
If you contact our team, we can work to ensure that you meet this deadline. If you miss it, you could lose the right to seek damages, even if you have a strong case otherwise.
How Often Do Pedestrian Accidents Happen in Georgia?
According to the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, the state saw 279 pedestrian fatalities in 2020. However, Macon has an especially concerning track record when it comes to pedestrian accidents.
Georgia Public Broadcasting notes that Macon ranks highly among the most deadly cities in the state for pedestrian fatalities. In 2021, 21 pedestrians lost their lives in accidents. Many of these accidents happen on higher-speed highways, like Georgia State Route 247, Eisenhower Parkway, Gray Highway, and Pio Nono.
How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Lawyer?
Hiring an attorney doesn’t have to strain you financially. Our pedestrian accident lawyers offer contingency-fee based representation for injured victims. This means that you don’t have to pay any money upfront to begin your case. Instead, we finance the initial expenses and only get paid at the end of your case—if we get compensation for you.
So, it costs nothing out of your savings to hire a lawyer. We receive payment as a percentage-based portion of your settlement or award. We can discuss what this means during your free case review.
How Much Could I Get in a Settlement or Award?
Your settlement or award depends on the unique facts of your pedestrian accident case.
Our attorneys generally see that these awards or settlements vary based on certain factors, such as:
- The seriousness of your injuries
- How seriously the injury affected your work, your hobbies, and your life
- How much your medical care cost
So, if you had major injuries that will cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical costs over time, you could seek higher compensation than someone who suffered minor injuries.
Victims often ask us this question about how much their cases could be worth. However, we must review your medical records, details about the liable party, and other case evidence to tell you more. We can then give you a goal settlement or award amount that we intend to seek.
How Long Does It Take to Recover Damages?
We understand that you want financial recovery as soon as possible. We share the same goal.
However, your case’s progression depends on many aspects of your situation, including:
- Whether you’ve reached maximum medical improvement (MMI)
- The cost of your damages
- Issues regarding fault and liability
- The availability of certain evidence
- The other party’s cooperation
- Your role in the collision
We want to do everything possible to seek what you need. If we sense that the other party intends to delay your case, we can combat them with one of our many legal strategies.
Contact Our Team for Free to Learn How a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Can Help
Why us? You don’t have to wonder about what comes next for your case or how to seek the financial recovery you need. Our team can tell you everything you need to know about how pedestrian accident cases work, the damages you could seek, and more. At Buckhead Law Saxton Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C., our attorneys stand ready to fight for you.
Buckhead Law Saxton Injury & Accident Lawyers, P.C. – Macon Office
461 3rd St ste 6,
Macon, GA 31201
Get Aggressive Legal Help Today!
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident in Atlanta, you need to take action now. To schedule your free case evaluation, please contact an experienced Atlanta personal injury lawyer at Buckhead Law Saxton Injury & Accident Lawyers, P.C. today by calling 404-890-5631.