Atlanta Pedestrian Accident Attorney

Pedestrian accidents, unfortunately, are all too common on our roadways. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported in 2013 that 4,735 pedestrians were killed in accidents involving motor vehicles, and a staggering 76,000 suffered injuries as a result of being struck by a vehicle. Pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely to be killed in an accident than occupants of passenger vehicles. Nearly half of all accidents are caused by alcohol-intoxicated drivers, and most occur at non-intersection areas, in urban areas, and at night.

Proving Driver Negligence

Drivers are obligated to exercise caution on the road to for their own safety and the safety of others. When they fail to perform their duty of care, they can be held liable for any damage, injury, or death they cause for not obeying the rules of the road.

Negligent driver behavior can include:

A pedestrian must make sure that they are exercising reasonable care as well. It is crucial for pedestrians to use designated crosswalks and sidewalks, carry a flashlight or wear reflective clothing at night, and avoid darting into traffic.

For a free consultation, contact Schneider Hammers today at (770) 884-4626. We offer services in English and Spanish for your convenience.

Other Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents can also occur in poorly maintained areas or construction areas if a property owner fails to take the proper precautions. Broken sidewalks or parking lots, or areas covered with debris, may cause someone walking there to trip and injure themselves. Pedestrians involved in these types of accidents may be able to collect compensation under premises liability law.

How a Lawyer at Schneider Hammers Can Help

If you have been involved in an accident as a pedestrian, it is wise to contact an Atlanta personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. An experienced attorney from Schneider Hammers can review the unique circumstances surrounding your accident and help determine whether you have a case that could get you compensation. We have helped thousands of satisfied clients get the compensation they deserve with over 40 years of experience. Our attorneys are available to accept cases throughout Georgia.

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