According to the United States Department of Transportation data an average of over 60,000 pedestrians are injured in the United States each year. The Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) published a study that indicated the actual number of pedestrian injuries is likely much higher as reported data only includes injuries sustained in accidents with vehicles or bicycles.
A Clayton County pedestrian accident attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith can review the incident and advise a victim of his legal rights.
Most Georgia schools use a student arrival and departure system to ensure the children's safety. Many schools also have areas for buses to pick up and drop off students. This area is usually separated from the parents' drop-off and pick-up students so the students are not caught in the car lines' traffic.
Georgia has seen an increase in pedestrian accidents in and around schools in recent years, especially in school parking lots. This may be attributed to the increase in students' distractions from handheld devices and ear buds that limit sounds. Students often do not walk in crosswalks and they may be texting or using cell phones. This could make them partially responsible for their accidents and injuries or damages.
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.