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Pedestrian Accidents in Atlanta: Always Serious. Often Fatal. Usually the Driver’s Fault.

Atlanta Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

The urban and suburban areas of Atlanta  pose hazards for walkers and joggers trying to share the road with speeding cars and trucks. Busy and distracted commuters ignore crosswalks and put pedestrians at risk of injury or death.

The pedestrian injury lawyer team at the Law Offices of Shane Smith provides responsive and caring legal services for victims of pedestrian car wrecks, hit-and-run pedestrian incidents, and crosswalk accidents. If you’ve been hurt in a pedestrian accident in Georgia, we can help.

If You’re the Victim of a Pedestrian Accident in Georgia, You’re Not Alone

The Atlanta area—including Cobb, Fulton and DeKalb counties—had the highest pedestrian fatality rates in the state in 2006, as 16 people died from pedestrian-vehicle collisions in each county that year. In car wrecks involving pedestrians, the pedestrian is obviously more vulnerable than the driver, and in fact, many pedestrians involved in these accidents suffer severe injuries while the driver remains unhurt.

For instance, maybe you were:

  • Hit in a crosswalk on Virginia Avenue;
  • Struck by a car in Douglasville and suffered a broken leg;
  • Run over by a bus in Scottdale; or
  • Knocked down by a speeding truck on Highway 401 and suffered a head injury.

While the injuries and circumstances may vary, Atlanta pedestrian injury lawyer Shane Smith can advocate for you regardless of the specifics of your injury.

Addressing the Consequences of Pedestrian Injuries

Even if the situation involves partial fault or hazardous conditions, you may be eligible to receive damages for your injuries. You may have been told that you don't have a case, or that many lawyers won't take pedestrian car wreck cases. Some attorneys won't take these cases, but Shane Smith will.

He understands that a pedestrian accident in Georgia can have serious consequences, including:

  • Brain injuries;
  • Broken bones;
  • Spinal cord injuries leading to paraplegia or quadriplegia;
  • Huge medical bills; and
  • Death.

 The  lawyers at the Law Offices of Shane Smith understand that an accident can disrupt your life and leave you feeling vulnerable. As your attorney, Shane Smith will educate and advise you about your options, and give you the power to make the choices in your case.

Shane also understands that the role of a pedestrian injury lawyer is limited, and he can help you find the assistance you need beyond the courtroom. If you need to see a specialist or require continuing care for your injuries, we can use our contacts in the healthcare industry to get you the care you need, even if you don't have medical insurance.

After an Atlanta Pedestrian Injury, Shane Smith Can Help

If you were injured in a Metro Atlanta pedestrian accident or if your loved one has been run over, hurt, or killed in a pedestrian-vehicle collision or crosswalk accident, we can help you learn more about your rights and what you can do to protect your case.

You can start by reading 10 Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Georgia Wreck Case. This book provides valuable tips from experienced Atlanta/Fulton County pedestrian injury lawyers and facts for Georgia injury victims. The book is available free of charge to accident victims and their families.

To get your copy of this book at our expense or to schedule a free consultation about your Georgia pedestrian accident case, please contact us at 770-HURT-999 at your earliest convenience.