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.
A woman recently struck and seriously injured two University of Georgia students who were in a crosswalk. The driver, who was later charged with DUI, was a former UGA student. Though the accident occurred in the evening, the vehicle was driving without headlights. According to witnesses, the driver did not slow as it passed through the intersection. Both pedestrians were hospitalized; one reportedly had serious head 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.