According to the
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were approximately 70,000 pedestrian injuries throughout the United
States. Sadly, another 4,280 pedestrians were killed due to various motor
vehicle accidents. A pedestrian is considered to be any individual who
is on foot, sitting, walking, jogging, hiking, lying down, or running
and is involved in a
collision with a motor vehicle. Pedestrian accidents make up 13% of all traffic related fatalities, due
largely in part to the fact that pedestrians have nothing protecting them
in an accident.
The big question going through the minds of both the driver and the pedestrian
involved in an injury-related accident is, "who is at fault?"
While many may immediately assume the driver is to blame, it can go both
ways. If a pedestrian was crossing a street at an illegal point, then
they may be at fault. At the same time, if the driver was speeding, driving
under the influence, tired or disobeying traffic laws, they would be the
one in the wrong. It can become quite complicated, especially without
knowledgeable lawyers to intervene.
Having a competent Atlanta pedestrian accident attorney who can thoroughly
investigate a case like this can be invaluable. Not only will they be
able to pull together the kind of evidence that can help protect the rights
of the victims, they can find witnesses that may be able to provide more
clarity on the actual situation.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a
pedestrian accident, do not delay in retaining the personal injury lawyer you deserve. Having
been included in the list of
Georgia's Super Lawyers® Rising StarsSM,
Attorney Bryan Baer from 2010-2013 and
Attorney Anthony Kalka in 2006, 2009-2013, they have been set apart in the top 2.5% of the lawyers
in the state. With numerous other accolades and 10.0 Superb Avvo ratings
for both Atlanta injury attorneys, their past clients and peers consider
them to be reliable, professional, and exemplary at their practice. Contact
Kalka & Baer, LLC today to learn more about how we can handle your
pedestrian accident case or any other type of personal injury matter.
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