In late 2019, a pedestrian was injured on Gray Highway in Macon, GA after being struck by a vehicle. The pedestrian, however, was intoxicated and walked in front of a vehicle – a Toyota Sienna, which struck him. Because of these circumstances, the police did not cite the driver. Even so, that might not be the end of the story.
The driver, although not cited, may still bear some civil responsibility. Dozier Law Firm, a team of auto accident experts in the Georgia area, explains a possible scenario:
“Be on the lookout for an offer from the insurance company to release them of all claims arising from the accident. It is very common for the insurance company of the at-fault party to offer the injured party a nominal amount to release them of all claims without any consideration to the extent of the injured party’s injuries. If you accept this initial offer you will be prevented from hiring an attorney to represent you for your claims.”
This type of offer is important to be aware of because you never know what the future will bring. If you’re later charged for injuries that arose from this event, you will not be allowed to hire an attorney to represent you. That could be catastrophic.
The experts at Dozier Law Firm are well-versed in helping people affected by devastating accidents recover from losses suffered in motor-vehicle accidents. If you or someone you love has been injured in a car crash in Macon or another part of the state of Georgia, call your local team of attorneys to learn more today.
For more information on how Dozier Law Firm can help you recover from car and truck accidents near Macon, pedestrian accidents, slips and falls, wrongful deaths, dog bites, and more, call one of our locations in Macon (478-742-8441), Savannah (912-239-4395), Albany-Tifton (229-299-9590), or Atlanta (404-800-0308). You can also visit us online at https://dozierlaw.com/.