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There was no school crossing guard where there usually is one, and my son was hit by a car walking home from school. Is the school responsible?

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The city or the school could be held responsible for employing a crossing guard at the intersection in which your child was hit. However, if the city cut the funds to employ crossing guards and it was up to the school to provide one, then the school district may be liable for failing to post a crossing guard on the day of your son’s accident. If the crossing guard was late or took a break to use the bathroom, then the crossing guard may shoulder some of the blame for the Georgia pedestrian accident.

However, the liability may ultimately come down to the driver. Drivers of motor vehicles are supposed to watch out for pedestrians crossing the street, especially children near schools. If the driver ran a red light, was texting and driving, participating in other forms of distracted driving, speeding, driving aggressively, or driving intoxicated, then the driver who hit your son may be the one responsible for your son’s injuries, medical bills, pain and suffering, and more.

Unfortunately, drivers often do not pay attention to the road like they are supposed to and they need to be held accountable for their negligence. At the Law Offices of Shane Smith, a skilled Norcross pedestrian injury lawyer can investigate your case to help you determine who should be held liable for your son’s injuries. We have successfully represented injured pedestrians in Georgia and can help you assign liability in your case. Call us at (770) 487-8999 for a free, no obligation consultation today.

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia