If your loved one died in a pedestrian accident as a result of another party’s negligence, the Atlanta wrongful death attorneys at The Krause Law Firm can help you. As experienced Atlanta attorneys, we understand the complexities of handling a wrongful death case. We provide high quality legal representation in pedestrian accident wrongful death lawsuits. We can inform you of your rights and help you decide the best way to proceed.
Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
It is a very painful experience when a loved one dies. It may feel even worse knowing that your loved one’s death could have been prevented if not for the misconduct of another person. Even though driving laws and regulations stress the importance of motorists being cautious while traveling near pedestrians, many pedestrians are still killed in accidents every year. Common causes of pedestrian accidents are:
- Hit and run
- Pedestrians hit in parking lots and parking garages
- Motorists don’t yield to pedestrians crossing the street
- Pedestrians hit at crosswalks and intersections
- Motorist is intoxicated or on drugs
- Motorist is distracted or inattentive
Pedestrian Accident Wrongful Death Lawsuits
Wrongful death lawsuits are separate from criminal cases. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, law enforcement may choose to press criminal charges against the driver. Wrongful death lawsuits are handled in civil court. We seek financial damages for our clients. If the driver had auto insurance, an attempt to receive compensation is made by filing a claim with the driver’s insurance company. If a satisfactory settlement cannot be reached, there is the option of pursuing litigation.
Compensation in Wrongful Death Cases
When a relative dies, the family is not only dealing with the loss on an emotional level but the death can also cause quite a financial strain on the family. As a result, we work aggressively to recover compensation for the family to make their lives easier on a financial level. Some of the damages we include in a wrongful death case are:
- Medical costs
- Funeral expenses
- Burial expenses
- Current and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
Call an Atlanta Pedestrian Accident Wrongful Death Attorney
Contact us at 404.835.8080 to schedule a free initial consultation if you want to discuss your legal options. Our law office is conveniently located in the city of Atlanta. Our Atlanta wrongful death attorneys are available to meet with you and discuss your case. We provide personal attention to all of our clients and use our combined 50 years of experience to help you successfully reach a resolution.