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 the Law Offices of Shane Smith can review the incident and advise you of your legal rights.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 4,280 pedestrians were killed in 2010 in United States traffic crashes, and another 70,000 pedestrians were injured. This averages to one crash-related pedestrian death every 2 hours, and a pedestrian injury every 8 minutes.
A 43-year-old man in another state was found lying in a ditch following a hit-and-run accident. Local police later found the vehicle that left the scene but had not located the driver.
According to local news sources, the roadway where the pedestrian was struck has a history of speeding drivers. One local resident put up a fence along her property after her dog was struck by a speeding car that did not stop. Another news station measured the speed of numerous vehicles and found that half traveled at or above the posted speed limit.
Georgia law requires that a driver must stop and render aid if someone is hurt in an accident.
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.