Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Serving North Georgia
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 4,600 pedestrians throughout the United States were killed in a traffic accident in 2007, and 70,000 pedestrians were injured. The most recent data from the NHTSA also states that, on average, a pedestrian is killed in a traffic crash every 113 minutes and injured in a crash every 8 minutes.
If you were struck or hit by a vehicle as a pedestrian, it’s in your best interest to contact an experienced North Georgia personal injury lawyer at Leibel Law as soon as possible. We have a great deal of knowledge, skill, and experience in this area of personal injury law, and can provide you with the resources and superior representation necessary to file a successful claim.
Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
When a pedestrian is struck or hit by a moving vehicle, there is good chance he or she will sustain some type of serious injury. The human body is no match for a vehicle weighing several hundred tons and moving at excessive speeds. Pedestrians who are hit by a vehicle often suffer from number of debilitating conditions, including spinal injuries, brain injuries, broken bones, paralysis, internal bleeding, permanent disability, and sometimes even death.
All pedestrians need to exercise due caution by remaining aware of their surroundings and following all safety laws. Motor vehicle drivers also have a duty to yield to pedestrians and comply with all traffic laws. When a pedestrian, driver, or both the pedestrian and the driver fail to follow safety laws, there is a much greater chance of an accident occurring. The majority of pedestrian accidents occur as a result of:
- A pedestrian ignoring traffic controls (especially the “walk” and “don’t walk” signs)
- A pedestrian jaywalking (walking or crossing the street where there isn’t a crosswalk)
- A pedestrian unexpectedly darting out into the road
- A driver failing to yield the right of way to a pedestrian
- A driver making an illegal turn
- A driver running a red light
- A driver running a stop sign
- A driver speeding
- A driver driving under the influence
- A driver disobeying traffic laws
Contact a North Georgia Pedestrian Accident Attorney
If you or someone you love has been injured after being hit by a motor vehicle, let a North Georgia pedestrian accident lawyer at Leibel Law help you file an accident claim. To set up a free consultation to discuss your case, contact Leibel Law today at (706) 867-7575. We can review your case and help you determine the appropriate course of legal action.