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Georgia Pedestrian Accidents and Jaywalking

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According to United States Department of Transportation data an average of over 60,000 pedestrians are injured in accidents with vehicles in the United States each year. The Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) published a study that showed most pedestrian injuries occur at night.

If you are injured a Clayton County pedestrian accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Shane Smith can review the incident and advise you of your legal rights.

Georgia does not recognize jaywalking as a traffic law. In some cases it is entirely legal to cross a street in an area that is not marked as a crosswalk. However, jaywalking becomes a hazard when a pedestrian does not yield the right-of-way to oncoming traffic while crossing in an unmarked area.

Pedestrians may not cross between intersections if each has a traffic signal. But pedestrians may cross between intersections even if there is not a marked crosswalk if one intersection does not have a traffic signal, including a stop sign.

Pedestrians who cross somewhere other than a marked crosswalk are obligated to yield the right-of-way to oncoming traffic. Failure to do so can render a pedestrian negligent and liable for his injuries.

Victims should seek the assistance of a Clayton County pedestrian accident attorney to protect their rights by securing police reports, eyewitness testimony and physical evidence and to deal with insurance representatives. Victims should call the Law Offices of Shane Smith for a free legal consultation.


Category: Pedestrian Accidents

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia

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