Pedestrian Accidents Can Be Tragic
When crossing a street as a pedestrian, you have rights. In most instances, Georgia's crosswalks are the part of the intersection that connects the sidewalks on either side of the street, whether the crosswalk is painted or not. The law requires drivers to stop and remain stopped for pedestrians in marked and unmarked crosswalks and in many other situations. It is also permissible for pedestrians to walk across a street even between intersections. Just as is the case with bicycles, pedestrians are much more vulnerable to serious and catastrophic injury or death when hit by a motor vehicle.
Scholle Law represents victims of pedestrian accidents and their families. Charles Scholle is dedicated to recovering the compensation clients deserve after a serious injury. As a top personal injury lawyer with nearly two decades of specialized practice in the area of personal injury law, he provides his clients with the support they need to get through the litigation process and recover all the compensation to which they are entitled. A pedestrian accident can be fatal or can result in many very serious types of injuries, including:
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Spine Injuries
- Catastrophic Personal Injury
- Paraplegia Injury
- Quadriplegia Injury
Pedestrian Injuries and Deaths in Georgia
The number of pedestrian accidents in Georgia makes up a small percentage of all traffic accidents, but these have a higher percentage of deaths proportionately than other traffic accidents. And although pedestrian accidents have decreased within Atlanta in recent years, they are increasing in the suburban areas. In fact, they have increased over 30% in Gwinnett and Clayton Counties and are up 10% in Dekalb County. This might be because is easier to walk in Atlanta than it used to be, but the suburban areas have increased traffic and congestion. The following ten counties having the greatest number of pedestrian accidents in order: Fulton, Dekalb, Cobb, Chatham, Gwinnett, Clayton, Richmond, Bibb, and Muscogee.
Expert Legal Support for Pedestrian Accident Victims
A Georgia car or truck driver that is distracted or going too fast can cause a serious pedestrian accident. Serious injuries are likely to result. It is important to get legal advice while the evidence is available, witnesses can be located and road conditions can be documented.
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If you have suffered an injury as a pedestrian due to someone else's carelessness, please contact our law office. We will review your matter in detail and provide an evaluation free of charge and with no obligation.
Atlanta pedestrian injury lawyer, Charles Scholle offers free initial consultations and case evaluations for prospective clients. We provide our clients with personal attention during the litigation process and help victims and their families recover from the financial and medical challenges that a major accident can cause.
To schedule your free consultation, please send the firm a message online or call toll-free at 1-866-972-5287 or in Atlanta at 770-717-5100.
We are located throughout the Atlanta area with a main office in Gwinnett County. We serve clients from offices in Buckhead and the Perimeter, as well as surrounding counties and throughout Georgia, including Decatur, Gillsville, Fulton County and Jackson County just to name a few.