Getting injured in every accident is scary, no matter what. However, due to their nature, pedestrian accidents can be even more frightening. If someone is injured as a pedestrian, unlike someone in a car accident, they likely have no immediate protection. While this can be scary and traumatizing, here are some steps you can take after you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident.
The first thing you should always do is alert the police and see a doctor. Even when there aren’t any obvious injuries, it’s best to get examined to help with any case you want to pursue.
Second, you should start collecting evidence of the accident. Evidence may include the driver’s name and insurance details, witness contact information and photos of the vehicle, and any obstacles that may have caused the accident.
After all, an important step in pedestrian accidents is prevention. The best accident is not an accident. By using zebra crossings, waiting for the appropriate traffic light to cross the street, and notifying your city council of any hazards, you can completely avoid accidents. It is best to assume that the drivers are not paying attention. Even if it does, you will still make your day safer and more alert.
If you have suffered damage, you can check with the other party’s insurance company. They can try to understand your side of the story and offer to deal with you. It is important that you speak with an experienced personal injury attorney to help you decide on a settlement.
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, please do not hesitate to contact us at Greathouse Trial Law to arrange a free case evaluation. We are committed to serving the people of Atlanta and giving voice to the voiceless.