Pedestrian Safety Tips for Georgians


February 03, 2018

Georgia Personal Injury Attorney Talks About Pedestrian Safety 

A man was tragically killed when he was stuck by a car while walking in downtown Decatur early Friday. The police stated that the accident was a hit and run accident. The hit and run victim was transported by ambulance to the local emergency room where he succumbed to his injuries. The accident scene investigators stated the accident is being investigated by the Georgia State Patrol and Decatur Police. Both departments have determined the accident was a hit and run. 

Many places along Georgia roads see both pedestrian and vehicle traffic. Unfortunately, this creates a risk that vehicles will collide with pedestrians. In Georgia and elsewhere in America, pedestrian accidents are increasing in number. One reason for the increase in pedestrian accidents is that today’s drivers are more distracted than ever. Other frequently implicated causes of pedestrian accidents include driver fatigue, speed, and alcohol and drug use.

In addition to frequent causes of pedestrian accidents, there are scenarios in which pedestrian accidents occur repeatedly. For example, a pedestrian who is crossing a street in a crosswalk gets struck by a driver who does not notice them as they navigate a turn. Another pedestrian accident scenario that has occurred multiple times involves the pedestrian who gets hit by a driver entering a roadway from a driveway when the driver fails to see them. A third situation in which pedestrian accidents often happen involves a pedestrian who is crossing near an intersection that is controlled by a stop sign or a red light. Pedestrians can get hit in that situation by a driver who does not stop for the stop sign or red light. These are just three examples of the ways that pedestrian accidents happen, but the sad reality is that pedestrian accidents can happen at any time where people are walking near where cars are driving.

When a pedestrian gets struck by a vehicle, they are likely to get seriously hurt or killed. When there is a pedestrian accident, the driver of the vehicle is often at fault. Sometimes, an at-fault driver was even breaking one or more laws at the time of the collision. In that situation, the driver might face criminal charges in addition to civil liability for any injuries or deaths that happened as the result of the accident. Pedestrians are occasionally found to be at fault if they played a significant role in causing the accident. The issue of fault is critical because it plays a major role in determining who can recover financially after the crash.

Help for Georgia Pedestrian Accident Victims and Their Families

If you or someone you love was involved in a pedestrian accident, call a Georgia Personal Injury Attorney right away. A Georgia pedestrian accident attorney can help you pursue a claim for damages in connection with the crash. When your personal injury or wrongful death pedestrian accident claim is in the hands of a knowledgeable and experienced attorney, you can concentrate on healing your injuries or grieving your loss while your attorney pursues the best possible result. To find out more about how a Georgia Personal Injury Attorney could help you, call the Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys at Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law to learn about your legal rights as well as what steps can be taken to protect those rights.

Put Our Law Firm's Over 33 Years Of Legal Experience To Work For Your Case!

If you or a loved one has been injured in any type of accident caused by someone else's negligence, contact Montlick & Associates today for your free consultation with an attorney from our experienced pedestrian accident law firm in Georgia. Montlick & Associates has been representing those who suffer serious injuries throughout all of Georgia and in the Southeast for over thirty-three years, 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.

Source: https://patch.com/georgia/decatur/decatur-pedestrian-killed-hit-run

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