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.
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:
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.
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 33 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.