Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents involving motor vehicles are often caused by negligent motorists.  Motorists who drive under the influence, ignore pedestrian crosswalks,  or speed over the legal limit commonly cause pedestrian accidents.  In these cases, the injured pedestrian should seek legal help immediately to pursue a personal injury claim against the negligent motorist.

Pedestrian Accident Statistics

  • Over 4000 pedestrians were killed in 2009.
  • Nearly 60,000 pedestrians were injured in 2009.
  • 69% of pedestrians killed in 2009 were men.
  • Approximately 50% of pedestrian fatalities occurred on the weekend.
  • Pedestrian injuries have decreased by 14.5 percent since 1998.

Common Injuries Resulting From Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrians are the most vulnerable to accidents caused by motor vehicles.  Pedestrians do not have the car’s steel frame, airbag, or crumple effect to protect them from the crash.  Moreover, pedestrians are not wearing any kind of protective gear, such as helmets.  Therefore, pedestrians are often left in critical condition after an accident.  Listed below are some of the common injuries associated with pedestrian accidents.

  • Broken Bones
  • Fractured Bones
  • Brain Injuries
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Head Trauma
  • Psychological Trauma
  • Paralysis
  • Amputation
  • Death

We Can Help You

If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact our personal injury law today.  Our Georgia accident attorneys will provide a free consultation and case evaluation.  Our lawyers understand the tremendous amount of stress and worry running through your mind due to the pedestrian accident.  Let us guide you through the legal process to ensure that you are compensated for all of your losses.  You are not obligated to pay any attorney fees until we recover the settlement or award you deserve.  Dial 770.837.3297.

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