Pedestrian Accidents

Augusta Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

What to Do After Being Hit by a Car in Augusta

When a pedestrian is hit by a car, the injuries are typically severe and often fatal. In addition to the physical and emotional trauma, victims and their families must also deal with the financial burden of medical bills and lost wages. When a pedestrian accident is caused by someone else’s negligence or recklessness, victims have the right to file a personal injury claim and seek compensation for their damages.

At Jamie Casino Injury Attorneys, we understand the immense suffering pedestrians face after being hit by a car. Our Augusta pedestrian accident lawyers are dedicated to helping injured individuals and their families navigate the legal process and recover the compensation they are owed. With nearly two decades of experience, we have a long track record of success and know what it takes to win even the most complex cases.

Were you or a loved one hit by a car? Call us at (706) 719-7177 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with our team.

Pedestrian Laws in Georgia

In Georgia, pedestrians generally have the right of way in crosswalks and at intersections, regardless of traffic signals. However, pedestrians should still exercise caution and not unexpectedly dart into traffic.

Pedestrians are required to use crosswalks when crossing the road at intersections where there are traffic control signals. When crossing at an intersection without traffic signals or a marked crosswalk, pedestrians should yield to vehicles.

Pedestrians must obey traffic signals, including "Walk/Don't Walk" signals at intersections. Pedestrians should only cross when the signal indicates it's safe to do so.

Pedestrians should use sidewalks whenever they are available. If there are no sidewalks, pedestrians should walk facing traffic on the left side of the road, allowing them to see oncoming vehicles.

Jaywalking, or crossing the street illegally outside of designated crosswalks or intersections, is illegal in Georgia. Pedestrians may be cited for jaywalking if caught by law enforcement.

Lastly, both pedestrians and drivers share the responsibility of ensuring safety on the road. Drivers should always be vigilant for pedestrians and yield the right of way when required.

What to Do After a Pedestrian Accident in Augusta

Pedestrian accidents are often catastrophic, and it is not uncommon for victims to be seriously injured or even killed. If you are able to, it is important to take the following steps after a pedestrian accident:

  • Move to safety: Get yourself out of the roadway and to a safe location, if possible.
  • Call 911: Report the accident to the police and request an ambulance if you are injured.
  • Seek medical attention: Even if you do not think you are injured, you should still see a doctor as soon as possible. Some injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries and whiplash, may not be apparent for hours or days after the accident.
  • Exchange information: Get the driver’s name, contact information, and insurance information. You should also get the names and contact information of any witnesses.
  • Document the scene: Take pictures of the accident scene, your injuries, and any property damage. You should also write down your recollection of the events while it is still fresh in your mind.
  • Do not admit fault: Avoid apologizing to the driver or saying anything that could be construed as an admission of fault.
  • Call your insurance company: Report the accident to your insurance company as soon as possible. However, do not give a recorded statement without first consulting with an attorney.
  • Get legal representation: Contact an experienced pedestrian accident attorney in Augusta to discuss your case and learn about your legal rights and options.

Who is Liable for a Pedestrian Accident in Georgia?

One of the most important factors in a pedestrian accident case is determining liability. In some cases, the driver’s negligence is the sole cause of the accident. In other cases, both the driver and pedestrian may be partially at fault. In Georgia, you can still recover compensation even if you were partially at fault for the accident. However, your damages will be reduced by your percentage of fault.

Some of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents in Augusta include:

  • Speeding
  • Failure to yield the right of way
  • Failure to stop at a red light or stop sign
  • Distracted driving
  • Drunk or drugged driving
  • Aggressive driving
  • Poor road/traffic conditions
  • Defective auto parts

Who can be held liable for a pedestrian accident in Augusta? Potentially, several parties, including:

  • The driver
  • The driver’s employer
  • The auto manufacturer
  • The city or municipality

Get the Compensation You Deserve

At Jamie Casino Injury Attorneys, we know that no amount of money can undo the trauma of a pedestrian accident. However, a fair settlement can help you get the medical care you need and provide you with a sense of justice. Our Augusta pedestrian accident attorneys can help you seek compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. We have a proven track record of success and have recovered millions of dollars for our clients.

Call us at (706) 719-7177 to speak to a member of our team. We offer free consultations and do not collect any fees unless/until we win your case.

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