Many drivers don’t look out for pedestrians, or they just don’t know what to do when they encounter a pedestrian on a Norcross street. Because of this, many pedestrians are injured due to careless, negligent drivers. For this reason, drivers need to know Georgia law in order to save a life or a pedestrian from very serious injuries, including:
- Collarbone fracture
- Pelvic fracture
- Herniated disc
- Hip, knee, and leg injuries
- Shoulder, elbow and arm injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Spinal cord injury
- Traumatic brain injury
According to the Georgia Code, drivers must “stop and remain stopped to allow a pedestrian to cross the roadway within a crosswalk,” not just yield to them. When a driver fails to do this or disregards a pedestrian altogether, serious pedestrian accidents in Norcross can occur.
If you have been hurt because of another person’s behaviors or actions on the road, you are entitled to be compensated for your damages and losses. This can include being financially compensated for the following:
- Medical and hospital bills
- Ongoing medical care
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Lost wages
Whether you have a minor injury or a severe, debilitating injury following a pedestrian accident in Georgia, you will need the help of a personal injury lawyer who can protect your interests and guide you through the legal process. By seeking an experienced accident attorney’s help, you can ensure that your legal rights will be protected and your lawyer will fight hard to recover the costs associated with your medical expenses, lost income, and other costs. If the tragic accident resulted in a fatal injury of someone you love, you may also want to speak with an attorney to help you and your family pursue a wrongful death case and seek justice for your loss.
The Law Offices of Shane Smith has successfully represented clients who have suffered injuries and losses in pedestrian accidents throughout Georgia. Our law firm will investigate an accident thoroughly and prepare every case as if it is going to trial. Attorney Shane Smith understands that you will need as much compensation as possible and will not be interested solely in settling your claim as quickly as possible. It is the goal of the Law Offices of Shane Smith to seek full compensation, even if that means taking the case to trial.
Call a caring and experienced Norcross pedestrian accident attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith today at 770-HURT-999 for a complimentary, confidential consultation. Also, personal injury lawyer Shane Smith has written several books that can be downloaded from this website that can help you understand the insurance claim process and your rights. To receive a free copy of any of our books, please fill out a form on this website or call our offices today.