Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Serving All of Georgia
Helping You Recover After a Pedestrian Accident
Pedestrian accidents are a serious problem in Georgia and throughout the United States. Those who survive a pedestrian accident are often left with severe injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and more. Moreover, accident victims and their families may find themselves devastated by an unexpected and preventable pedestrian accident.
Pedestrian Accidents Are On the Rise in Georgia
A report recently released by the Governors Highway Safety Association reveals* that pedestrian accident fatalities have surged in the past year. Deaths are up by more than 21 percent, with a number of notable accidents occurring within the Atlanta area. A similar increase has been noted nationally in recent years. This rise in pedestrian deaths comes at a time when overall traffic fatalities are on the decline. This indicates an alarming trend, one that many safety officials are working to decipher.
The following factors have been identified as potentially playing a role in the increased rate of pedestrian fatalities:
- Distracted driving: Distracted driving is now believed to be one of the top causes of pedestrian accidents. Drivers who are texting, emailing, eating, programming their GPS, talking with passengers, or engaging in other distracting behaviors may swerve into pedestrians on the sidewalk or fail to stop for those in the crosswalk. Distracted driving has risen in recent years, and the rate of pedestrian fatalities may well be tied to this increase.
- More people walking: Many cities have reported an increase in the sheer number of pedestrians in recent years. Whether this is due to the economy, increasing health consciousness, more pedestrian walkways, or other external factors, more pedestrians on busy roadways can lead to fatal pedestrian accidents.
- Distracted walking: Many pedestrians today are just as absorbed with their cell phones as drivers. Walkers who are texting, listening to music, talking on the phone and the like may not hear an approaching vehicle and can be hit.
These are just a few causes of pedestrian accidents. Many more serious accidents are caused by driver negligence, which can include speeding, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, failure to yield, and similar negligent behaviors.
The Aftermath of a Pedestrian Accident in Georgia
Pedestrian accidents may leave accident victims with costly medical care, lost income, permanent disability, psychological harm, and other very real losses. Our attorneys at Montlick & Associates understand how severe the consequences of such accidents can be and fight hard on behalf of our clients to obtain badly needed compensation for them and their families, including compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, Pain and Suffering, punitive damages if the defendant’s conduct rose to the level of gross negligence, and more. If you or a family member has been injured in a pedestrian accident caused by negligence, contact our pedestrian accident attorneys at Montlick & Associates to learn about your legal rights and options. Our attorneys will examine the facts and circumstances of what happened and advise you on the appropriate steps to protect your legal rights. Do not delay in seeking legal assistance, as you have a limited amount of time to pursue a claim.
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, contact the Georgia Pedestrian Accident Attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law. For over 35 years, our firm has assisted pedestrian and related traffic accident victims 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.