Attorney Andrew W. Jones Reaches Settlement for Victims in Pedestrian-Auto Crash in Huntsville, AL

Andrew W. Jones, a Marietta personal injury lawyer at The Law Offices of Andrew W. Jones, helped two injured pedestrians with their injury claims after they were hit by a vehicle. The lawyer was able to help the women reach an acceptable settlement.
By: The Law Offices of Andrew W. Jones
MARIETTA, Ga. - Sept. 6, 2013 - PRLog -- Two female college students suffered from physical injuries and emotional trauma after they were hit by a vehicle while they were walking on a crosswalk last year. The pedestrian-automobile accident occurred in Huntsville, Alabama. Fortunately, Marietta Personal Injury Attorney Andrew W. Jones was able to help these women secure settlements that each of them was satisfied with. The Law Offices of Andrew W. Jones devotes great portion of its practice to handling auto accident cases, which include cases stemming from accidents between automobiles and pedestrians.

The incident occurred in January 2012 when the two victims—a 19-year-old and a 20-year-old—were walking on a crosswalk on Holmes Avenue. As they were crossing, a vehicle traveling west on Homes Avenue failed to yield the right of way to the pedestrians and struck them, violently knocking them to the ground. The 19-year-old victim immediately complained of sharp pain to her knee and lower leg, where she had a contusion. The 20-year-old woman also complained of sharp knee pain, where she had an abrasion and a limited range of motion and mobility. The women, who attend the same college, had to be transported by ambulance to Huntsville Hospital.

Throughout her treatment, the 19-year-old victim had to undergo multiple x-rays, an MRI, CT scans and physical therapy (which resulted in minimal improvement). She had to wear a knee brace with a lock and hinges, and she experienced memory loss. This victim also suffered emotionally from the accident, and it became extremely difficult for her to balance her schedule as a full-time student with doctor visits and therapy visits. Furthermore, having to get around on campus with crutches was yet another challenge she had to deal with.

As for the 20-year-old victim, she started to experience hip pain a few days after the crash (in addition to her existing knee pain) and had to return to the emergency room to get it checked out. Her treatment involved getting x-rays, MRIs, physical therapy and arthroscopic knee surgery. This victim—who had to get around campus on crutches for more than five months—also suffered emotional distress and challenges balancing her schedule, just like the other college student who was hit in the accident. The stress of this balancing act negatively affected the 20-year-old’s grades, which led to her worrying about losing her scholarship funds. She ended up having to seek counseling at her school.

Attorney Jones represented both of these injured pedestrians, helping them with their claims for compensation against the driver who caused their accident. The driver ended up being found at fault for failing to yield the right of way to pedestrians in a crosswalk. With the lawyer’s assistance, the accident victims were able to reach an acceptable settlement.

The Law Offices of Andrew W. Jones provides aggressive defense for victims who are injured on the roadways, whether they are pedestrians, bicyclists, drivers or passengers. The firm handles car accidents, truck accidents, bicycle accidents, motorcycle accidents and other types of traffic accidents. The firm’s legal team also handles other types of personal injury matters, such as those involving commercial accidents, drowning accidents, injuries caused by defective products, incidents of nursing home abuse and much more. Attorney Jones has been selected for inclusion in the Georgia Super Lawyers® list, and he has a 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating. Learn more about the law firm and its attorneys at
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