Helping The Injured After A Pedestrian Accident
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 64,000 pedestrians were injured and 4,881 killed in auto accidents during 2005. Tragically, children are more likely to be involved in pedestrian accidents; the NHTSA reports that children age 15 or younger account for approximately 28 percent of pedestrian accident victims.
Motor vehicle operators are required to exercise reasonable care when sharing the roadway with pedestrians. Too often though, pedestrians suffer catastrophic personal injury, even wrongful death, as a result of driver negligence. At the Atlanta, Georgia law office of Mitchell & Shapiro, pedestrian accident lawyer Richard C. Mitchell can help victims statewide obtain fair compensation for medical expenses and other hardships that result from their injuries.
If reckless or negligent driving behaviors – such as driving under the influence or failure to adhere to traffic laws – caused you or a family member to be injured, you may be entitled to compensation. To discuss your claim with an experienced Atlanta, Georgia pedestrian accident lawyer, contact the personal injury attorneys at Mitchell & Shapiro today.
Every year thousands of pedestrians are killed or seriously injured on our nation’s roadways. Common pedestrian accident injuries include: traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, broken bones, and wrongful death.
Commonly, drivers fail to notice a pedestrian in the road because they are distracted by a cell phone, CD player, or other some other diversion. Accidents caused by negligent drivers account for the majority of catastrophic injuries and death. Other causes of pedestrian accidents include:
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Failure to come to a stop at a traffic sign or light
- Failure to stop prior to turning right on a red light at an intersection
- Failure to stop at a crosswalk
- Failure to adhere to the speed limit in residential areas
- Failure to exercise reasonable caution to avoid accidents
Too often, pedestrian accident victims do not receive the compensation to which they are entitled. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a pedestrian accident, contact an experienced Atlanta, Georgia pedestrian accident lawyer. You should not have to bear the cost of an accident that was not your fault.
Contact Our Atlanta, Georgia Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
It is standard practice for insurance companies to initially offer pedestrian accident victims a small settlement. At Mitchell & Shapiro, we know how to deal with insurance companies. We are devoted to the representation of individuals and families who suffer personal injury or wrongful death as the result of another party’s negligent, reckless, or careless conduct. If necessary, we will conduct a thorough auto accident investigation. By conducting a thorough, unbiased analysis, we can evaluate your claim, strengthen your case, and determine who is at fault for the accident.
We boast an impressive track record of verdicts and settlements and are ready to put our knowledge and experience to work for you. Contact the firm of Mitchell & Shapiro today. Our Atlanta, Georgia pedestrian accident lawyers can review your case and explain your legal options.