When crossing a street as a pedestrian, you have rights. In most instances, Georgia’s crosswalks are the part of the intersection that connects the sidewalks on either side of the street, whether the crosswalk is painted or not. The law requires drivers to stop and remain stopped for pedestrians in marked and unmarked crosswalks and in many other situations. It is also permissible for pedestrians to walk across a street even between intersections. Just as is the case with bicycles, pedestrians are much more vulnerable to serious and catastrophic injury or death when hit by a motor vehicle.
Scholle Law represents victims of pedestrian accidents and their families. As a Gillsville, Georgia pedestrian accident attorney, Charles Scholle and his team of lawyers and paralegals are dedicated to recovering the compensation clients deserve after a serious injury. As a top personal injury lawyer with over two decades of specialized practice in personal injury law, he has brought together a team that provides our clients with the support they need to get through the litigation process and recover all the compensation to which they are entitled. A pedestrian accident can be fatal or can result in many very serious types of injuries, including:
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Spine Injuries
- Catastrophic Personal Injury
- Paraplegia Injury
- Quadriplegia Injury
The number of pedestrian accidents in Georgia makes up a small percentage of all traffic accidents, but these have a higher percentage of deaths proportionately than other traffic accidents. And although pedestrian accidents have decreased within Atlanta in recent years, they are increasing in the suburban areas. In fact, they have increased over 30% in Gwinnett and Clayton Counties and are up 10% in Dekalb County. This might be because is easier to walk in Atlanta than it used to be, but the suburban areas have increased traffic and congestion. The following ten counties having the greatest number of pedestrian accidents in order: Fulton, Dekalb, Cobb, Chatham, Gwinnett, Clayton, Richmond, Bibb, and Muscogee. As Gwinnett County injury lawyers we know that these statistics are more than just numbers.Expert Legal Support for Pedestrian Accident Victims
A Georgia car or truck driver that is distracted or going too fast can cause a serious pedestrian accident. Serious injuries are likely to result. It is important to get legal advice while the evidence is available, witnesses can be located and road conditions can be documented.
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO REACH OUT TO SCHOLLE LAW FOR A FREE PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT EVALUATION toll-free 866-972-5287 or in Atlanta 770-717-5100.
If you have suffered an injury as a pedestrian due to someone else’s carelessness, please contact our law office. We will review your matter in detail and provide an evaluation free of charge and with no obligation. Gillsville, Georgia pedestrian accident lawyer, Charles Scholle and the Scholle Law team will assess your case at no charge to you. When you become a client of our law firm, you will receive individual attention and will be informed of developments in your case along the way. We do not believe in taking cases and leaving our clients to wonder what is happening in their matter. We know you are concerned and anxious and we do all we can to reassure you that we are working diligently on your case and contact you when we need to let you know about important developments. You can always feel free to check in with us as well.