Differences Between Pedestrian Accident Claims and Auto Accident Claims

There are many differences between pedestrian accident claims and auto accident claims in Georgia. Watch this video to learn more.

Question:

How does a pedestrian accident claim differ from an auto accident claim?

Answer:

Differences Between Pedestrian Accident Claims and Auto Accident ClaimsInjury claims involving pedestrians who have been hit by motor vehicles differ from cases that involve a motor vehicle on another motor vehicle. The most significant difference is the amount of injuries that generally occur when a pedestrian is hit by a car, as opposed to injuries sustained when a motor vehicle hits another motor vehicle. Motor vehicles are designed to protect their occupants, whereas a person who is just standing out on the street doesn’t have those same protections and can often be substantially injured.

There are also differences in Georgia law involving pedestrian cases. When a person is driving a motor vehicle, they have an obligation to keep lookout and to yield to pedestrians in a fashion that may be more significant or greater than they do to another vehicle. If you have been hit while a pedestrian, it is very important that you contact an attorney who has experience handling claims involving protections because presenting those claims can often be very different than presenting normal motor vehicle claims. If you have been injured while operating as a pedestrian and need help navigating your claim, please give us a call so we can help you work through the process.


If you or a loved one were struck by a vehicle while walking in Georgia, you may have questions about the differences between pedestrian accident claims and auto accident claims.
Contact experienced Atlanta pedestrian accident attorney Christopher Gunnels at The Gunnels Law Firm today to arrange a free consultation.
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