According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2009, 72 percent of pedestrian fatalities occurred in an urban setting versus a rural setting. This means that these accidents are more likely to happen within the city rather than further from the city. Believe it or not, most accidents of this type occurred during normal weather as opposed to difficult weather conditions like rain, snow or fog. Additionally, children less than five years old comprised 22% of pedestrians killed in traffic.
As an Atlanta | Savanah accident lawyer, I have seen how common these accidents can be. If you or a loved one is involved in this type of accident, you may feel pressure from insurance companies of the responsible party to hurry and reach a settlement. However, this is not always in your best interest because many injuries and their associated treatment costs do not show up until months and sometimes years later. Insurance companies are very aware of this and often pressure the injured party to agree on a settlement so that they do not find themselves responsible for future medical costs.
Additionally, insurance companies will do their best to try to get you to settle for the lowest amount possible whenever you finally do settle. They also know that after an accident injured persons are inundated with expenses of all types – particularly medical bills, lost wages, and vehicle expenses and they are strapped for cash during this time.
While you may want to be finished with the entire ordeal, patience is a necessity. This is one of the reasons it is so important to seek representation from accident attorney Ty Wilson. He knows how insurance companies operate and can ensure that you are not railroaded into agreeing to something before you should.
To make sure you are not being taken advantage of, contact Atlanta accident attorney Ty Wilson today. He will speak to the insurance companies and other entities on your behalf. With years of experience in personal injury, you cannot go wrong by letting him represent your interests.
Ty is dedicated to educating those who have been injured and their families. As a result, he has written some books and reports that provide a wealth of information. Call 1-866-937-5454 to obtain yours FREE.