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Driver Negligence can Cause Serious Pedestrian Injuries

Each year, thousands of pedestrian accidents are injured across Georgia. When pedestrians are hit by cars, trucks, or other motor vehicles, the injuries they can sustain may be catastrophic. Pedestrians are particularly vulnerable to injury, as they lack any of the protections offered by a vehicle body. Fortunately, if pedestrians are able to establish that their accident was caused by negligence, they may be able to recover for their losses by bringing a personal injury claim against the party responsible for their injuries. The attorneys of the Law offices of Shane Smith understand how important it is for pedestrians to recover after an accident, and use every tool at their disposal to bring the cases we handle to a favorable outcome.

 

Examples of driver negligence

There are many potential ways that a motor vehicle operator could negligently cause a pedestrian accident. Among the most common include:

 

  • Failure to yield

  • Speeding

  • Distracted driving

  • Failure to stop for pedestrians in a crosswalk

  • Fatigued driving

  • Failure to signal a turn

  • Impaired driving


When pedestrians are injured in motor vehicle accidents, it is extremely important that they seek medical attention as soon as possible. In some cases, the injuries that a pedestrian sustains in a motor vehicle accident may not become symptomatic for some time after the initial injury occurred. In these cases, the existence of an official diagnosis connecting the injury to the accident can be extremely helpful in establishing legal liability.

Contact a Brooks personal injury attorney for a free consultation

People who have been injured in pedestrian accidents caused by negligent drivers may be entitled to significant compensation. Victims could potentially receive compensation for losses such as medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and loss of quality of life, among others. Our lawyers have a track record of success helping personal injury victims recover, and provide personalized representation in each case we take. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call our office today at (770) 487-8999.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia