INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS
If you are hit by a vehicle, you shouldn’t have to bear the burden of paying accident-related medical expenses. The driver’s insurance policy should cover you. If the other driver does not have insurance, or does not have enough insurance, you may be able to recover from your own auto insurance if you have uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage (“UM coverage”). Keep in mind that if you do have UM coverage, you should make your insurance carrier aware of the accident as soon as possible. Be careful not to give a recorded statement; simply notify your insurance of the accident and set up a claim.
If you were injured in a pedestrian accident, we can’t take your pain away. What we can do is build a plan and determine the best way to recover for your losses. Our attorneys can help you get a fair settlement from an insurance company or prepare a strong case to present to a jury. In Georgia, you usually have a maximum of two years to file a personal injury case. If you miss the deadline, you don’t get another chance to file. That’s why it is important that once you consult with a lawyer quickly.