Pedestrians that are injured by reckless drivers are very vulnerable to serious injuries simply because they don’t have any physical protection against motor vehicles. Roadways were built to be shared, and the right-of-way of pedestrians to be respected. However, there are a number of common causes for these automobile-pedestrian collisions including:
- Drunk Driving
- Driving While Texting, or other distractions
- Running the red and hitting a pedestrian in the crosswalk
- Fast right turns through crosswalks
As a pedestrian, you may recover damages for your injuries, but these cases are not always clear cut. The injured person’s attorney must prove that the other party’s negligence caused or contributed to the accident. Furthermore, when a pedestrian is injured, there may be more than one person responsible.
We are definitely seeing an increase in pedestrian injury cases due to negligent mobile phone usage by drivers. They are just too distracted by their smartphones and headphones to hear or see the traffic and pedestrians around them.
Due to the one-sided nature of these accidents, pedestrians suffer severe injuries such as :
- Broken bones
- Paralyzed due to spinal cord injuries
- Brain injuries
- Limb amputations
If you or someone you know has been injured as a pedestrian, Don’t Walk any further without the Georgia Personal Injury Attorney Douglas Chanco by your side. He will make sure you get the maximum compensation you deserve for your injuries, medical expenses and lost employment time. We have successfully fought insurance companies and won six figure compensation for our injured clients. Call Attorney Chanco at (404) 842-0909.