Reputable Alpharetta Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Protecting the rights of Georgia pedestrians
Almost everyone is a pedestrian at some point, whether you are walking down the sidewalk or simply walking to your parked car. With the prevalence of motor vehicles in this day and age, pedestrians and motorists, truck drivers, and motorcyclists must coexist. However, walking in close proximity to busy streets may be dangerous, and unfortunately motor vehicles collide with pedestrians on a regular basis. In 2011 alone, approximately 69,000 pedestrians suffered injury in accidents, while an additional 4,432 pedestrians died from their injuries.
Pedestrian accidents can cause particularly severe injuries. Cars usually weigh 3500-4000 pounds, while trucks may weigh as much as 80,000 pounds when fully loaded. When they are walking, people usually have zero protection from these large, heavy vehicles that may be traveling with great force. Therefore, pedestrians commonly suffer serious spinal injuries, traumatic brain injury, damage to internal organs, shattered bones, crushed ribs, and more. Additionally, when a vehicle hits a pedestrian, the person often has multiple points of impact on the vehicle, typically causing damage to several parts of the body. If you have suffered injury in a pedestrian accident and you were not at fault, you may be entitled to full compensation from the responsible driver, and you should contact a pedestrian accident driver at Boling Rice, LLC as soon as possible to discuss a possible claim.
Negligence in pedestrian accidents
Many times, pedestrian accidents occur because the driver of the car involved acted in a negligent manner. There are many ways in which drivers may act negligently to cause a pedestrian accident. Some of these include:
• Failing to obey traffic laws
• Failing to obey traffic signals
• Not honoring pedestrian right-of-way rules
• Engaging in distracted driving by texting, talking, or otherwise not paying attention
• Engaging in aggressive driving behaviors, such as speeding, tailgating, or frequent lane changes
• Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
• Failing to practice proper vehicle maintenance
If a driver participates in any of the above behaviors and causes you injury, that driver should be held liable for his actions.
Because of the severity of pedestrian accident injuries, victims often face extensive recovery time and mountains of medical bills. Victims may require emergency medical care, surgical procedures, medications, visits to doctors and specialists, physical therapy and rehabilitation, home health care assistance, and more. Pedestrian accident victims deserve to be reimbursed for all of their financial losses, pain, and suffering from the negligent driver who caused the accident.
Contact a Pedestrian Accident Attorney in Alpharetta today for assistance
If you have suffered injuries in a pedestrian accident, the experienced attorneys at Boling Rice, LLC understand that you should be focused on restoring your health. However, it is also important for you to pursue the proper compensation from the responsible party so you can recover financially, as well. Our dedicated lawyers work on your behalf to get you the full settlement for all of your losses. Call our office today at (770) 355-0780 to set up a free initial case evaluation.