If a negligent driver hit you while you were walking around Atlanta, you can hold the driver liable for your injuries and losses. The process for recovering damages is not easy, though, and the biggest obstacle standing in your way is likely the insurance company. Work with a pedestrian accident lawyer in Atlanta who knows how to fight and win claims against insurers who do not want to pay you.
Before opening my Atlanta law firm, I worked for an insurance company as an adjuster. I know how insurance companies try to minimize injury claims to avoid paying you. I would be happy to serve as your pedestrian accident lawyer in Atlanta and help you fight back against the insurance company. I look forward to sitting down with you and discussing your case. Call now for a free consultation: 404-842-7838.
Protect Your Rights. Do Not Speak to The Insurance Company Before Us.
Suddenly, you are dealing with severe injuries and potentially looking at hospital stays, surgery, endless doctor appointments, physical therapy, rehabilitation, time away from work, and more.
If the driver's insurance company contacts you during this time and offers a settlement, it can be tempting to take it. After all, doctor and hospital bills are never cheap, and if you are unable to work and thus not getting paid, it does not stop your other bills from piling up. The insurance company wants you to take the first lowball settlement offer.
If you take that settlement or speak to the insurance company before speaking to us, you risk leaving thousands of dollars on the table. When insurance companies speak to you after a pedestrian accident, their goal is to get statements from you that they can use against you to deny your claim or reduce its value. Do not speak with an insurance adjuster until you first talk to us.
The adjuster might twist your words to say your injuries as less severe than they actually are. Or, when discussing the accident itself, they could trick you into making a statement that pins fault on you (e.g., you were walking while intoxicated or outside of a crosswalk). This could be something as simple as saying, “I’m okay,” or “I’m sorry.” Adjusters can even use what you post on social media against you.
It is not worth the risk. Speak to us first. Let us handle all correspondence with the insurance company. We will maintain the upper hand and ensure nothing puts the value of your settlement at risk.
We Help You Win a Settlement for Your Pedestrian Accident That Includes All Compensation You Deserve
Any settlement offered by the insurance company is likely to leave out many forms of compensation to which you are entitled. For instance, a first settlement offer likely only covers the medical bills to date. It will completely ignore your future medical bills. And it is rare that an insurance company voluntarily offers a settlement that includes compensation for pain and suffering — but you are absolutely entitled to receive such damages.
At S. Burke Law, we fight the insurance company for a settlement that includes all forms of compensation, such as:
- Current and future medical bills (if necessary, for the rest of your life)
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity (if you needed to work less hours, take a lesser-paying job, or retire completely)
- Medical devices (e.g., crutches, wheelchairs)
- Pain and suffering
- Disability accommodations in your home (e.g., wheelchair ramps)
- Punitive damages (if the responsible driver was not merely negligent but acting recklessly or maliciously)
If your loved one died in a pedestrian accident, we can help you recover compensation for:
- Lost earning capacity
- Lost support and services (e.g., childcare)
- Loss of consortium, guidance, society, etc.
Do not risk leaving any of these damages on the table by accepting the insurance company's first offer. Talk to us first.
Call S. Burke Law for Pedestrian Accident Representation in Atlanta
Call S. Burke Law today for a free consultation. We will go over the details of your accident, let you know what damages you may recover, and begin creating a plan to take on the insurance company and recover compensation.
Ready to get started? Call today for an appointment: 404-842-7838.