In a car vs. pedestrian crash, the pedestrian always loses. On the busy urban and suburban roads across the greater Atlanta area, walkers and joggers try—often unsuccessfully—to share the road with cars and trucks, but speeding and distracted commuters often put pedestrians at risk of injury or death.
The pedestrian injury legal team at Shane Smith Law provides responsive and caring legal services for victims of pedestrian car wrecks, hit-and-run pedestrian crashes, and crosswalk accidents. If you’ve been hurt in a pedestrian accident in Georgia, we can provide the legal advice you need and refer you to medical specialists who can help you with your physical recovery from your injuries.
If You’re the Victim of a Pedestrian Accident in Georgia, You’re Not Alone
The Atlanta area—including Cobb, Fulton, and DeKalb counties—had the highest pedestrian fatality rates in the state in 2016, with 83 pedestrians killed by cars in the three counties combined that year. In such a busy urban area, there are many places where people on foot are at risk of being hit and suffering a serious injury. For instance, you could be:
- Hit in a crosswalk on Virginia Avenue
- Struck by a car in Douglasville
- Run over by a bus in Scottdale
- Knocked down by a speeding truck on Highway 401
While the injuries and circumstances may vary, Atlanta pedestrian injury lawyer Shane Smith can advocate for you regardless of the specifics of the accident and the injuries you sustained.
Addressing the Consequences of Pedestrian Injuries
Even if the situation involves partial fault—you stepped into a crosswalk without looking for cars, or hazardous conditions—the car spun out on ice and hit you on the sidewalk, you may be eligible to receive damages for your injuries. You may have been told that you don't have a case, or that many lawyers won't take pedestrian car wreck cases. These cases aren’t always easy, but Shane Smith will take on the challenge to protect your rights.
He understands that a pedestrian accident in Georgia can have serious consequences, including:
- Brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries leading to paralysis
- Huge medical bills
- Lost wages
- Emotional pain and suffering
We understand that an accident can disrupt your life and leave you feeling vulnerable. As your attorney, Shane Smith will make sure you understand all of your options and give you the power to make the important decisions in your case.
Shane also understands that you have more than just legal concerns following a pedestrian accident and he can help you find the assistance you need beyond the courtroom. If you need to see a medical specialist or require continuing care for your injuries, we can use our contacts in the medical field in Atlanta to get you the care you need, even if you don't have health insurance.
After an Atlanta Pedestrian Injury, Shane Smith Can Help
If you were injured or a loved one was killed in a Metro Atlanta pedestrian accident, we can help you learn more about your rights and what you can do to protect your case. You can start by reading 7 Costly Mistakes When Settling Your Car Accident Case. This book provides valuable tips from experienced Atlanta/Fulton County pedestrian injury lawyers and facts for Georgia injury victims. It’s available free of charge to accident victims and their families.
Next, you should schedule a free consultation with our legal team to discuss your pedestrian accident case. We will listen to your story and explain what we can to do to help you get the compensation you deserve. If we think we can be of assistance—and you are comfortable with the legal team in our Peachtree City office—we will begin fighting for you right away. Please fill out the form on this page or call us at 770-HURT-999 at your earliest convenience.