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 Shane Smith Law can review the incident and advise you of your legal rights. Victims of pedestrian accidents should call if an accident involved:
- Negligent driving
- Distracted driving
- Drunk/drugged driving
- Pedestrians struck while in a crosswalk or at an intersection, including those who were walking or riding their bicycle
- Pedestrians struck while on a sidewalk
- Pedestrians struck while in a parking lot
- Motorists performing car repairs (including changing a tire), especially if the accident occurred out of a traffic lane.
Children struck while in the road or on a sidewalk while biking, skateboarding or playinContacting Shane Smith Law promptly after a pedestrian accident increases your chances of effective prosecution or settlement. Our offices can investigate, collect evidence and have accident reconstruction experts illustrate the incident at trial.
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 Shane Smith Law for a free legal consultation.