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 attorney at Shane Smith Law can review the incident and advise you of your legal rights.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a woman was struck by an automobile's rear-view mirror on the passenger's side. Witnesses said it was difficult to see the pedestrian in the morning sunrise as she was wearing dark clothing. The woman was not crossing in a crosswalk when she was struck. She was not cited in the accident, though the driver was cited for not carrying current proof of insurance. A police report indicated that the accident was the pedestrian's fault.
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 Shane Smith Law for a free legal consultation.