Atlanta Pedestrian Accident Attorney
With high speed limits, inadequate pedestrian infrastructure, and impatient drivers operating multiple tons of steel while looking down at their phone every 20 seconds, it is no wonder that pedestrians are being run down all throughout Atlanta. If you are a pedestrian victim of road violence, you deserve to be heavily compensated. The distracted, impatient, or drunk driver that hit you is liable for your damages, but you will only be compensated fairly if you work with a competent attorney who will aggressively advocate for your best interests. Atlanta pedestrian accident attorney Christine Forsythe at The Forsythe Law Firm, LLC will be with you every step of the way, ensuring that the negligent driver is found to be at-fault and responsible for paying your medical bills, pain and suffering, and much more.
Most Common Types of Pedestrian Collisions
Pedestrians are most likely to be struck by drivers at intersections, in crosswalks, on the sidewalk, and in parking lots, while most pedestrian fatalities are most likely to occur along the side of the road. Common causes of pedestrian injuries and fatalities include drivers:
- Running stop lights and stop signs
- Failing to yield right of way while pulling in or out of parking lots or side streets
- Swerving into the shoulder of the road or the sidewalk
- Backing up without looking
- Making left or right turns (and failing to yield right of way) to pedestrians crossing the street
Atlanta Pedestrian Fatalities and Serious Injuries are Rising by the Year
While motor vehicles have become safer for those inside of them, they have become ever more dangerous for pedestrians—particularly children. Over the last few decades, motor vehicles have become heavier and taller, with the front-end of many SUVs and pickup trucks reaching over five feet. This not only makes it difficult to see pedestrians, but ensures that their injuries will be catastrophic should they be struck by the vehicle. When the dangerous builds of most modern vehicles are compounded with ever-increasing speed limits, aggressive driving, and rampant cell phone use, pedestrian fatalities have seen shocking rises in recent years. Over the last decade, pedestrian fatalities have increased by over 50 percent.
Call an Atlanta Pedestrian Accident Attorney Today for Assistance in Filing a Claim or Lawsuit
The fact is that virtually all pedestrian collisions can be avoided, provided that drivers pay attention, drive the speed limit, and ease their tempers. Unfortunately, this is somehow just too much to ask of impatient, entitled drivers these days. If you were injured as a pedestrian, you have the right to file a personal injury claim against the at-fault party, demanding fair compensation for your damages. These damages include medical expense compensation, pain and suffering, lost wages and lost earning future earnings due to temporary or permanent disability, loss of joy of life, property damage, permanent scarring and disfigurement, and emotional distress. Atlanta pedestrian accident attorney Christine Forsythe at The Forsythe Law Firm, LLC can help you obtain what is rightfully yours. As an in-house attorney for some of the largest insurance companies for over a decade, she knows the other side’s playbook, and can help you beat the odds. Call 404.476.2717 today to schedule a free consultation.