Close to 5,000 pedestrians are injured each year in the US. That works out to almost 12 every single day. And in the metro Atlanta area, things are even worse for pedestrians. A recent report by the National Complete Streets Coalition ranked the metro Atlanta/Sandy Springs/ Marietta region #8 for fatalities on a nationwide Pedestrian Danger Index.
Each day, innocent pedestrians are injured due to the carelessness of others, especially drivers of cars, trucks, and SUVs. There are many causes of these accidents and some of the most common include:
These are just a few of the causes for pedestrian accidents. If you or someone you know has been severely injured in a pedestrian accident like the ones above, Bruce A. Hagen can help you obtain the compensation you deserve from the negligent party. Bruce and his team work hard for their clients and are dedicated to providing outstanding service as a portion of their goal to be the absolute best personal injury attorneys in all of Georgia.
Giving pedestrians the right of way is not an option; it’s the law. But, whether crossing a busy Buckhead street or a local shopping center parking lot, we are far too often put in harm’s way due to the negligence of car and truck drivers.
Injuries to pedestrians often require significant medical and rehabilitative treatment, and result in months or years of time away from work. Serious injuries include:
Sadly, many of these accidents are preventable. Drivers routinely speed through intersections, fail to obey traffic lights and signs, or talk and text instead of paying attention to the road. As a result, Georgia pedestrians continue to pay the price. At the offices of Atlanta pedestrian accident lawyer Bruce A. Hagen, we think there is something seriously wrong when municipalities have to put up signs to remind drivers to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in the simple act of walking along or crossing a street, contact the personal injury attorneys at Hagen Law. Our firm is committed to getting you the full settlement you are entitled to under Georgia law. A free, no-obligation consultation with one of our attorneys is all you need to find out the compensation you are owed after a pedestrian accident.