Walking is an excellent way to get exercise and enjoy the warm weather. Pedestrians make up a vast portion of whom we normally see while out in the city and country. They are, however, at a great risk for injuries from motor vehicles. Pedestrians are completely unprotected and have few ways to minimize their risk of injury when facing a car or truck. When a serious injury occurs to a pedestrian due to the negligence of a motor vehicle driver, the pedestrian may be able to receive compensation for his or her medical bills and other expenses. The best way to get the recovery you deserve is to file a Georgia personal injury claim. The experienced personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Shane Smith can sit down with you during a free consultation and help get your deserved compensation.

What are Some Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents?

Pedestrians are at risk for serious injury when involved in an accident with a motor vehicle much more than someone in another vehicle. Children are also especially at risk, as they are smaller and may not be as aware of the dangers that motor vehicles pose. Some common causes of pedestrian accidents are:

  • Unlawful speeding by drivers
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Drivers ignoring crosswalks, school zones, or other pedestrian signs or markings
  • Distracted drivers
  • Aggressive drivers
  • Drivers unlawfully passing stopped school buses


These are just some of the ways that pedestrian accidents can happen. Due to their helplessness, laws typically favor pedestrians when they are hit by motor vehicles. An experienced personal injury attorney from the Law Offices of Shane Smith can help you determine if you or your family is entitled to recover damages for an injury sustained as a pedestrian.

Contact a Peachtree City personal injury attorney for a free consultation

If you or your loved one was harmed in a pedestrian accident with a motor vehicle, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. To schedule a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys, please call our office today at (770) 487-8999.

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