Recently Release Pedestrian Accident Injury & Death Statistics Show Georgia is Unsafe
Pedestrians in Lawrenceville and all over Georgia expect to walk across intersections, on sidewalks and on the side of the road (as a last resort) with a reasonable expectation of safety and not experience sever injuries or even die from it. However, because drivers who do not take their privilege of driving seriously and with this cavalier attitude breach their duty of care cause innocent pedestrians many injuries and even kill some.
Recent statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that nearly 4,800 pedestrians were killed in motor vehicle accidents. Children are at the most risk because of their nature to walk out into the street – something that drivers must be aware of and often fail to take into account. Speed limits are also put at higher than recommended next to playgrounds and other areas where children play with toys that inevitably land in the streets. While nearly 7 out of 10 males have been involved in pedestrian accidents, females have statistics of nearly 6 out of 10 being involved in a pedestrian accident.
Factors Contributing to Georgia Pedestrian Accidents
Urban areas contribute to far more pedestrian accidents because there are more cars, more traffic and more people walking to and from the jobs and errands. In fact, nearly 86% of all pedestrian accidents ocurr in urban settings. This is compared to a bit more than 14% in rural or suburban areas.
Pedestrian accident locations are not surprising either. Most accidents occur at non-intersection locations (65%), but the remaining portion does occur at an intersection.
Pedestrian victims are usually younger and more senior. Due to sense not being fully developed or similar not being as sharp due to aging, there is a wide variety of ages that experience pedestrian accidents.
As you can see, pedestrian accidents can happen at anytime, anywhere and to anyone. If you are injured or have a relative that is injured or has been killed in a Georgia pedestrian accident, you need to speak with a Georgia pedestrian accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Shane Smith. You will be able to have your accident’s circumstances evaluated so you will understand what legal rights you have. Dial (770) 487-8999 to schedule complimentary legal consultation with a Lawrenceville pedestrian accident attorney today!