Was my Pedestrian Accident caused by Negligence?
The vast majority of people are pedestrians at one point or another on a daily basis. Even if the extent of your walk is from the street to your front door, you are a pedestrian for that short time you are on foot. Pedestrians are particularly vulnerable to serious bodily injury, as they are fully exposed to the hazards around them and do not have the protections of a vehicle body or safety devices such as airbags. The injuries that people can sustain in pedestrian accidents have the potential to result in significant losses, including medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and loss of quality of life, among others. Fortunately, Georgia tort law provides pedestrians an opportunity to recover for losses caused by the negligence of others through a personal injury lawsuit. Discussing your case with an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer is the first step in making sure you get the compensation you deserve.
Pedestrian Accidents can Occur in a Variety of Ways
There are innumerable ways that a pedestrian accident can occur. The key issue in determining whether you can sue for any injuries you sustain in a pedestrian accident is whether the accident was caused by negligence. In the context of a personal injury lawsuit, “negligence” has a very specific meaning and an attorney will be able to review the circumstances of you accident and determine whether any evidence of negligence exists. Some of the more common ways that pedestrian accidents occur and give rise to legal claims include:
- Speeding motorists
- Distracted driving
- Inadequate lighting on walkways
- Cracked pavement
- Unmarked open trenches or holes
- Careless bicyclists
- Poorly maintained stairs
Of course, there are many other ways that a pedestrian accident could be caused by someone else’s negligence. A personal injury lawyer will be able to analyze the facts of your accident and determine whether you have a legal claim that you can assert.
Contact an Atlanta pedestrian accident lawyer today to schedule a free consultation
Pedestrians injured in accidents may be entitled to receive significant financial compensation for their economic and noneconomic losses. The attorneys of Boling Rice, LLC are dedicated to helping injured people recover for their injuries. To schedule a free consultation, call our office today at (770) 744-0890. If you would prefer to reach us via email, please fill out and submit our online contact form available here.
Boling Rice LLC Atlanta
750 Hammond Dr #300
Atlanta, Georgia 30328
Phone: (770) 744-0890