Lawrenceville Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Experienced Pedestrian Accident Attorneys Serving Lawrenceville, Georgia
No one ever expects a pedestrian accident, but they happen.
While walking around historic downtown Lawrenceville, strolling down Pike and Crogan, anything from a painful crash to a devastating premises liability accident could occur. And in recent times, Gwinnett County pedestrians have to watch out for a new threat: E-scooters.
In 2021 alone, there were several Lawrenceville pedestrian accidents, each resulting in extensive trauma or even death.
When pedestrians are involved in a car accident, they don’t have the same levels of protection as motorists. This means pedestrians often sustain painful, dangerous, and even permanent injuries. These may include traumatic brain injuries, amputations, broken limbs, and extensive lacerations.
If you or a loved one is a victim of a Lawrenceville pedestrian accident, it is imperative that you get the fair compensation you require to heal fully after this event.
At Scholle Law, it’s our mission to ensure you get the resources you deserve. Call or contact us online, and our experienced Lawrenceville pedestrian accident lawyers can help you with a free, no-obligation consultation.
Georgia’s Pedestrian Accident Laws
Several Georgia laws outline how drivers and pedestrians should interact on Lawrenceville roads. These include:
• § 40-6-90: Pedestrians must obey all traffic regulations, including area signs and signals
• § 40-6-91: Pedestrians must not suddenly step into the road without giving the driver time to yield
• § 40-6-93: Motorists must exercise caution to avoid collisions with pedestrians, including sounding a horn
• § 40-6-95: Pedestrians must not walk on road shoulders while under the influence
• § 40-6-96: Pedestrians must not walk where there are no sidewalks unless the sidewalk is dangerous or there are no vehicles on the road
Additionally, under Georgia law, motorists must yield the right of way to pedestrians in crosswalks and pedestrians accompanied by guide dogs.
This is a lot to keep track of. Unfortunately, no matter what happened, your opposition will scrutinize the evidence to see if you did not adhere to your legal responsibilities.
Your Lawrenceville pedestrian accident lawyer will be familiar with these laws. They’ll work tirelessly to ensure that the right person is held responsible.
Proving Negligence in a Lawrenceville Pedestrian Accident
Your legal team will go the extra mile to accurately determine negligence in your case. To do so, your lawyers will need to:
• Show that the other party owed you a duty of care
• Show that the other party breached that duty of care
• Show that your damages are related to the accident
For example, determining negligence may involve showing that the pedestrian had the right of way, that the motorist was driving under the influence, and that the pedestrian sustained a directly-related concussion that requires compensation and care.
To prove negligence, your Lawrenceville pedestrian accident lawyers will investigate the scene of the accident. They will also examine all of the paperwork related to your case. These documents or pieces of evidence may include:
• Police accident reports
• Photo and video footage of the accident
• Eyewitness statements
• Medical records
• Records of vehicle
These documents will also help your team determine the damages you can collect after your Lawrenceville pedestrian accident.
These economic and non-economic damages may include your medical bills, any loss of income, and even compensation for your pain and suffering.
Consult with a Lawrenceville Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Today
At Scholle Law, our #1 priority will be working through your case as efficiently and effectively as possible. Once we learn the details of your case, our team will begin working on getting you your benefits promptly. We’ll start by examining the scene of the accident and speaking with all involved parties to determine what happened — and who is responsible for the accident.
• Provide detailed, compelling rationale backing up our determination of fault
• Determine your economic and non-economic losses
• Determine what your damages are because of those losses
• File all of the necessary paperwork so you can receive your benefits
• Negotiate with all parties involved (including the responsible party and all insurance companies)
• Represent you in court, if necessary
Ready to start working towards fair compensation? Our team is ready to assist. Give us a call at 866-592-1296 or contact us online. Either way, our Lawrenceville pedestrian accident lawyer will shortly connect with you during a free, no-obligation consultation to move your case forward.