|Watch this video to learn how a pedestrian accident claim differs from a car accident claim in Augusta. Contact our office for more information.|
How does a pedestrian accident claim differ from a car accident claim?
I had a man who was injured walking in a crosswalk on Washington Road by an automobile. He called me to ask what the difference is between a pedestrian automobile case and an automobile accident case. If you’re reading this, you may have the same question. I’ll give you the same answer I gave him.
Pedestrians have the right of way in crosswalks. Some people believe that automobiles have the right of way and pedestrians should watch out, get out of the way, and stop for automobiles. Georgia rules of the road, however, are different, and they give protection and the right of way to pedestrians. Another way pedestrian cases are different from automobile accident cases is that the pedestrian has no protection from seat belts, airbags, bumpers and the cab of the car. Many times, pedestrians who are run over by a car are much more severely injured than those involved in automobile accidents.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured in a pedestrian accident and have questions about filing a claim in Augusta?
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