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Common Types of Driver Negligence in a Pedestrian Accident


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1/11/2013
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A pedestrian accident attorney in Atlanta can help if you are filing a pedestrian accident compensation claim. You will need adequate proof that establishes the driver was negligent in order to get your settlement rewards. 

Although this type of accident can happen at any time, according to the group Pedestrians Educating Drivers on Safety (PEDS), last year, 28 percent of pedestrian fatalities occurred in November and December. The shorter days during the winter means darkness falls earlier, reducing a driver’s ability to see. 

Common Types of Driver Negligence 

It’s not just reduced visibility that can cause a pedestrian accident. There are other types of careless or reckless actions that can lead to one. An injury law firm in Georgia can help you identify what type of negligent behavior caused your accident. 

The following are some common types of driver negligence that can cause pedestrian accidents: 

  • failure to obey traffic signals or signs;
  • distractions (cell phone, talking with a passenger, etc.);
  • impairment;
  • not using a turn signal;
  • speeding;
  • not stopping at a crosswalk or pedestrian crossing;
  • failing to yield; and
  • driving too fast for weather conditions. 

If you were seriously injured, there are several reasons you will need a pedestrian accident attorney in Atlanta. Don’t delay in seeking legal counsel.  

Seeking Help from an Injury Law Firm in Georgia 

For help in learning about your legal rights, contact the Law Offices of Shane Smith at 1-404-513-5415 for settlement rewards. The best way to know what types of compensation you may be eligible to seek and how to protect your pedestrian accident compensation claim is by speaking with a pedestrian accident attorney in Atlanta.



Category: Pedestrian Accidents

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia

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