Newnan Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Walking may be good for your health, but it is not always safe.
If you or your loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, call Kam, Ebersbach & Lewis, P.C. to schedule a free consultation. Our Newnan pedestrian accident attorneys can tell you if you have a case and what damages you may be entitled to claim.
Why Choose Kam, Ebersbach & Lewis, P.C?
Our experienced personal injury attorneys are dedicated advocates for injured pedestrians.
- We have seven out of 10 of the largest auto collision recoveries in Coweta County.
- With more than two decades of experience living and working in the community we serve, we are committed to providing our clients with the exemplary representation they deserve.
- We operate on a contingency-fee basis, which means you don’t pay any legal fees until we recover compensation for you.
Why You Need a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Pedestrians are completely unprotected and vulnerable to serious injuries in a collision with a motor vehicle. Our experienced Newnan personal injury attorneys have the knowledge, skills, and resources to effectively pursue maximum compensation for your losses. We can investigate your accident, collect and preserve evidence, construct a strong case, and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf while you recover from your injuries.
Pedestrian Accident Statistics
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that pedestrians in the U.S. experienced an increase in fatalities in 2016:
- 5,987 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in 2016.
- On average, a pedestrian in the U.S. was killed every 1.5 hours.
- 16 pedestrian fatalities occurred every day in 2016.
- 70,000 pedestrians were injured in traffic crashes in 2015, the most recent year for which injury statistics are available.
- 192 pedestrians were injured every day in 2015.
- 39% of fatally injured pedestrians in 2015 and 2016 had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .01 or higher.
Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
Drivers have a duty to pedestrians to exercise reasonable care under the circumstances, and failure to do so is negligence. Drivers have a special duty of care to children, who are smaller, less visible, and less predictable than adults. Common factors contributing to driver negligence in pedestrian accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Failure to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians in crosswalks
- Failure to obey traffic signs and signals
- Failure to signal when turning
Damages You May Be Able to Claim
Pedestrians hit by a car may suffer serious or catastrophic injuries requiring extensive medical care and time away from work. If you have been injured in such an accident through someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to claim economic and noneconomic compensatory damages, including:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
In certain cases, for example, if the driver who hit you was driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you may also be entitled to seek additional punitive damages. These damages are not compensatory but rather are designed to punish the defendant for wrongdoing and to deter similar actions in the future.
Contact Us Today
At Kam, Ebersbach & Lewis, P.C., our Coweta County personal injury lawyers help you recover the maximum compensation available under the law after a serious pedestrian accident. Contact us online, or call (770) 251-7100 for the dedicated legal assistance you need.