According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, thousands of pedestrians are involved in accidents every year, most of which involve some time of motor vehicle, such as a car, truck, or motorcycle. When a motor vehicle collides with a pedestrian, the pedestrian often suffers severe, sometime life-threatening injuries. Sometimes, injuries can render pedestrian accident victims unable to work or live independently for the rest of their lives. Such devastating injuries can cause significant financial losses for victims, and they deserve to be compensated for their losses by the responsible driver. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer as soon as possible to help receive the settlement you deserve.

 

There are many reasons why pedestrian accidents happen. In many cases, accidents are caused because the driver acted in a negligent manner. Some common acts of driver negligence include:

 

  • Speeding
  • Violating traffic laws
  • Driving under the influence
  • Failing to obey traffic signals
  • Distracted driving
  • Aggressive driving
  • Confusing accelerator and brake pedals
  • Other driver errors
  • Inadequate maintenance of vehicle
  • Fatigued driving

 

In addition to drivers, other parties may be negligent and cause pedestrian accidents as well. For example, if a car manufacturer produced a vehicle with defective parts, and those defective parts cause an accident, the manufacturer may have to reimburse you for your losses. Also, if a city, state, or private owner does not adequately maintain the roads, and a driver hits a pothole or other road defect to cause the accident, the road owner can be held responsible.

Contact a Coweta County personal injury attorney for a free consultation

Determining who was liable and showing negligence in a pedestrian accident can be very complicated. However, your recover depends on such determinations. An experienced pedestrian accident attorney can help you show that another party was responsible for your accident and should compensate you. Do not hesitate to call the Law Offices of Shane Smith at (770) 487-8999 for help today.

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