Our client was crossing the street in the designated pedestrian crosswalk
at Jesse Hill Jr. Drive and Coca-Cola Place when she was struck by a MARTA
bus who was turning left. The MARTA bus driver had failed to yield the
right of way to our client and due to her negligence, our client was left
with serious injuries.
At the scene of the
pedestrian accident, our client was briefly unconscious and then transported to the hospital
where x-rays revealed numerous fractures in the region of her neck and
pelvic area. She had to remain at the hospital for five days while they
performed other tests, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and other
imaging. After this time, she was sent home with a handicap status and
narcotic pain medications. In the months that followed, she had to undergo
painful physical therapy and home healthcare, even having difficulty dressing
herself during a period of her recovery.
Financial Costs Due to Our Client’s Injuries
The total cost of her medical expenses is growing and she will continue
to need ongoing treatments, prescription medications, equipment. Additionally,
there are bills she has yet to formally receive. She also lost 12.5 weeks
of work due to her injuries which resulted in a substantial amount of
Proving the Bus Driver’s Negligence
When reviewing this case for fault, our Atlanta injury attorneys investigated
all aspects of the claim in detail. They looked at multiple witness accounts
taken at the scene of the accident by the police officer who was called
to the scene.
Additionally, in reviewing the MARTA bus surveillance footage from the
actual bus in the accident, it was very clear that the MARTA bus driver
failed to check her surroundings and turned without yielding to our client
in the crosswalk zone. The accident was deemed “preventable”
and it was proven by the team at
Kalka & Baer, LLC that the driver was fully at fault for our client’s injuries.
Obtaining a Successful Settlement for Our Client
After pursuing mediation against MARTA on behalf of our client, we recovered
a $199,000 settlement to cover her medical expenses, pain and suffering,
and lost wages. This will allow her to focus on making a full recovery
with the peace of mind she deserves.
If you or a loved one has been in a pedestrian accident or injured due
to another’s negligence,
contact our Atlanta injury lawyers today. Free consultation offered – no fees required unless we win.