Who Is At Fault in Pedestrian Accidents?

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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