Pedestrian Accidents Attorneys in Albany, Georgia
Protecting Injured Pedestrians in Albany and Across Georgia
Walking can be a great way to get around, offering fantastic exercise, the ability to enjoy the outdoors, and freedom from parking. Walking is also environmentally friendly and carbon-emissions-free. Despite all of the benefits of walking, pedestrians are at risk of serious accidents. In fact, pedestrians are the least protected of all road users, lacking the padding and safety features of motor vehicles. Any crash between a car and a pedestrian has the potential for serious consequences, including serious injuries or death.
At Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, our Albany pedestrian accident attorneys understand the considerable losses pedestrian accident victims can face. Serious pedestrian accidents may result in considerable medical expenses, the inability to return to work, and Pain and Suffering. Our firm provides compassionate and knowledgeable representation for injured pedestrian accident victims, striving to see that our clients obtain the compensation they deserve.
Pedestrian Accidents Are On the Rise
The Governors Highway Safety Association projects at least a ten percent spike in pedestrian fatalities in 2015. In just the first six months of 2015, over 2,300 pedestrians were tragically killed in accidents nationwide. Factors contributing to this jump in pedestrian deaths could include, among other factors:
- More cars on the road: As the economy has improved in recent years and more Americans can now afford vehicles, the number of cars on the road have increased. More cars on the road mean a higher likelihood of pedestrian-related accidents.
- More pedestrians: Our country as a whole has become more health and environmentally conscious, which for many means more walking. With more pedestrians traveling along roadways and crossing streets, the potential for fatal pedestrian accidents increases.
- Smartphones: In the past few years, smartphones have taken our society by storm, with few Americans willing to leave home without one. Unfortunately, however, many people continue to use their phones while driving, despite a great deal of public awareness surrounding the dangers of doing so. Driver distraction is a common cause of pedestrian and other accidents, but pedestrians place themselves at risk as well when they are distracted by smartphone use.
Fault in a Pedestrian Accident
When a driver hits a pedestrian, the biggest question is often who is at fault for the crash. Fault is generally determined by the laws of negligence, set out in O.C.G.A. 51-11-7, which requires that a plaintiff prove the defendant was more than 50 percent at fault for the accident. In the event of a pedestrian accident, fault will be thoroughly investigated based on the actions and behavior of the driver of the car as well as the pedestrian. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, you should contact an attorney at Montlick & Associates as soon as possible. Our attorneys can examine the facts and circumstances of what occurred as well as advise you on the necessary steps to protect your legal rights.
Put Our Law Firm's Over 35 Years of Legal Experience to Work For Your Case!
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, the Albany Pedestrian Accident Attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, are here to help. For over 35 years, our firm has assisted accident victims across Georgia, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state.
No matter where you are located, our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.