Kalka & Baer, LLC Recovers Settlement for Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle on Highway Shoulder

Our client was in the midst of helping a stalled car on I-285 Southbound when another driver hit the vehicle on the side of the road and pushed her over the guardrail into the adjacent ditch that runs along the highway. She had been standing in between the stalled vehicle and the guard rail at the time of the accident, which is why the impact caused her to be thrown over the rail.

The car that was stopped did not have the appropriate hazard lights on and the driver who hit the car was not following commercial vehicle safety precautions. The truck driver was going too fast at night to be able to see within the range of the truck’s headlights, therefore, they did not have enough time to avoid the hazard. Due to the reckless and negligent actions of both drivers, our client was injured by being thrown over the guardrail.

Injuries Incurred

Her injuries include the laceration of her spleen, broken bones in her right leg, paralysis of her right and dominant lower limb, damage to her back, and impingement syndrome in her right shoulder. Between her extensive medical costs and lost income while spending time recovering, the accident caused serious damage to our client’s overall physical, mental, and financial well-being.

Settlement Obtained for Our Client

Kalka & Baer, LLC was able to prove negligence on the part of the other two drivers and recover a substantial settlement to cover the cost of her pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical bills. This amount is confidential.

Our Atlanta injury lawyers have over 20 years’ combined experience and work hard to pursue the best results possible for our clients. Our lead attorneys, Tony Kalka and Bryan Baer, have both been included in the list of Georgia’s Super Lawyers® year after year and they are Superb rated on Avvo® for their work in the field of personal injury law.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a pedestrian or car accident in Atlanta, call our qualified personal injury attorneys today for a free evaluation of your case.