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Alpharetta Pedestrian Accident & Injury Lawyer

When a pedestrian and a motorized vehicle collide, there is always one clear winner: the vehicle. People on foot are no match against cars, trucks, motorcycles, or buses – even when the vehicle is traveling at very slow speeds. What might have been a minor accident for two vehicles can result in catastrophic injuries or even death when a pedestrian is involved.

At Van Sant Law, we understand how a pedestrian accident can turn your life upside down, whether you have been injured or whether a loved one has been seriously injured or killed. It is important to learn how the accident occurred and who was at fault if you are to collect the compensation that you deserve. We are here to help you answer these questions and get the support that you need.

Protecting the Rights of Georgia’s Injured Pedestrians

Before founding his own law firm, David Van Sant spent years defending many of the nation’s largest employers and insurers against personal injury cases of all types. This experience now allows our firm to give clients a level playing field; we have the familiarity, knowledge, and skill to help you get the compensation you deserve. Whether your insurance company is completely denying your claim, underpaying your claim, or delaying your claim, we are here to assist you and partner with you.

When It Comes to Pedestrian Accidents, Minor Injuries Are Rare

Fender-benders may sometimes only result in a sore neck or a seatbelt bruise. But when it comes to pedestrian accidents, there are no seatbelts and there are no fenders; there is only metal against skin. For this reason, pedestrian accidents have much higher fatality rates than motor vehicle accidents alone.

Specifically, pedestrian accidents often result in these serious injuries:
  • Broken bones
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Crush injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Back, neck, and spine injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Death

Bills for hospitalization and further medical treatments can pile up quickly, especially since many people lose wages while recovering. If your accident was not your fault, these bills are not your responsibility! Speak with an experienced Atlanta pedestrian attorney to find out who should be paying your accident-related expenses.

How Georgia Pedestrian Accidents Happen

Many pedestrian victims never contact an attorney because they worry that they were at fault for their accident – even though they have never looked into the matter, or even though they have a suspicion that something wasn’t right. In reality, drivers are the cause of a significant number of these tragic collisions.

Here are just some of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents in which the pedestrian is not at fault:

  • The driver did not obey traffic laws (including right-of-way laws, traffic lights, or crosswalks).
  • The driver did not yield to a pedestrian.
  • The driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • The driver was fatigued or asleep at the wheel.
  • The driver was distracted.
  • The driver simply “didn’t see” the pedestrian.
  • The road or intersection was poorly designed or poorly signed.
  • The city or state did not properly care for the roadway.
Stop Wondering If You Deserve Compensation for Your Pedestrian Accident

Recovering from a pedestrian accident – or caring for an injury victim – is extremely stressful and time-consuming. Many people think that they simply don’t have the time or energy to seek legal help, while others just want to put the accident behind them. We want you to know that if you give us a call, we can take this burden off your back and make sure that your case sees justice. If you don’t have a case, we will tell you honestly. If we think you do, we will  work tirelessly at your side to get you what you need and deserve.

Have You Been Injured in a Georgia Accident?

If you’ve been injured in an accident you should speak with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our office directly at 855-GA-INJURY or 404-991-5950 to schedule your free consultation.

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From the first time I called them to the current status of my case, has been by my side through it all. I would like to thank everyone in Van Sant Law for answering any questions that I have in a timely manner. I can personally say, Everyone in deserves recognition for being honest, hard working, ethical, logical, dedicated people. The only reason I rated them 5 stars is because it would not let me go higher! Hilary
I was in a car accident with a tractor trailer two years ago and David Van Sant came highly recommended for someone I could talk to about the situation. Best decision I've ever made! He fought for me in ways that was truly amazing. David and his crew worked so hard to come to a great conclusion on my case. Thank you David, Michael and everyone in the office. Mary
Attorney David M. VanSant is one of the best injury trial attorneys here in the Atlanta area. They are precise and unique in their approach. When I had my car accident, my whole world was turned upside down, but with Attorney VanSant and his team of professionals dedication and quality of service, my life is back on track. Let the VanSant team handle your case! You're in good hands. Crystal