Walking, jogging and exercising in your local community are great ways to get fit and enjoy the beautiful outdoor weather that Atlanta affords its residents nearly year around. With so many people enjoying their quality of life on foot, pedestrian accident cases are unfortunately still a large part of the community’s tragedies. For over a decade, the Marks Law Group, LLC, has represented individuals and their families who have been injured. We continue to fight for the rights of our clients to share the road with drivers who are negligent in their operating duties, causing harm to those who are simply enjoying a stroll through the city.
The Commonality of Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian accident cases are far too common in the United States, accounting for over 70,000 injuries each year, and 4,280 deaths. These injuries range from broken bones and concussions to brain injury and spine injury, leaving our clients in need of long term medical care which can only be provided through financial recovery.
In 2010 alone, pedestrian accident deaths accounted for 13% of all traffic fatalities by motor vehicle crashes, leaving families devastated as a result. In the state of Georgia alone, the same year, 1,244 traffic fatalities occurred which includes 168 pedestrians. This extraordinarily high number leaves our community at risk at all times, impeding their ability to enjoy a walk, jog or run to their favorite location.
What’s more is that the sheer force of a vehicle’s impact when colliding with a pedestrian can be life-altering. Any injury is considered severe in the eyes of our attorneys until a medical examination proves otherwise. Internal bleeding, head injuries and future medical issues cannot be identified immediately, which is why we encourage anyone who is in an accident to contact our attorneys right away to receive the guidance they deserve to recover fully from their accident. Medical bills, lost wages and future care can be costly, while the emotional impact could linger for years to come. The negligent party who was responsible for your injuries is also responsible for the financial fallout, and we can help you pursue them and their insurance company for damages right away.
Common Causes of Pedestrian Accident Cases
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, pedestrian accident cases share common causes throughout the country forcing an education program to be unveiled in major cities, including Atlanta, to help curb the frequency of these devastating occurrences.
The most common causes of pedestrian accident cases include:
- Drivers Making Turns without Checking Their Surroundings
- Drivers Failing to Yield at Pedestrian Crosswalks
- Drivers Running Stop Signs or Lights
- Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol
- Texting and Other Digital Distractions (GPS, Radios, etc.)
Our pedestrian accident lawyers can help you recover from your injuries as the result of wrongful actions or negligence of drivers. We consider ourselves advocates for the injured, and work tirelessly to pursue the responsible party for full financial recovery as it corresponds to your individual case. No two sets of circumstances are the same after a pedestrian accident, and our lawyers will assess your needs from each standpoint, including medical, emotional, financial, and rehabilitation angles, so you receive the proper compensation as the result of your pedestrian accident.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, it is important that you retain representation that is experienced, confident and aggressive in pursuing negligent drivers and confronting their insurance companies for financial recovery. Contact our accomplished Atlanta pedestrian accident attorneys today at 404-939-1485 to discuss your case for free.