Georgia Lawyer Protects Pedestrian Rights on Atlanta’s Dangerous Roadways
In 2014, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution conducted a 2-day report that reviewed problems and efforts to improve pedestrian safety in Georgia’s most populated city. The report was a reaction to the sky-rocketing Atlanta pedestrian death tolls. The Georgia Department of Transportation released statistics showing pedestrians killed by motor vehicles resulted in 124 fatalities in 2011. By August of 2012, the numbers were 1 and a 1/2 times what they were in August of the previous year. The death tolls for pedestrians in the Atlanta area are too high. Although Atlanta is a car-centric city, people have the right to walk down their local avenues and streets, abiding by general rules of the road, without concerns for their safety. However, Atlanta’s roads are often crowded with a lot of inattentive drivers. If you are injured because of a pedestrian-car accident, call the law office of Douglas A. Wilde, LLC. We protect innocent pedestrians’ rights and fight to get injured victims the compensation they require in the event of an accident.
Atlanta’s Top Reasons for Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrians should be able to expect some protections to ensure safety while walking near or across a street. Drivers are assumed to be knowledgeable, prudent, and attentive—afterall, one needs to pass the exams before obtaining a license to drive. Of course pedestrians must accept some responsibility for their own actions as well, but in most cases they are way less of a danger to anyone than the operator of a motor vehicle.
More often than not, drivers are responsible for pedestrian-car accidents. The sad part is that most of them are completely and easily preventable. The most common reasons for pedestrian-car accidents include:
- Inattentive driving and distractions
- Disregarding traffic signs and lights
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, call our Atlanta law office today. We will listen to your story and methodically review the circumstance surrounding your accident. Don’t put the decision off any longer—call us today.
How Can Douglas A. Wilde Help Me?
It is our goal to get you compensation for you losses. Associates at Douglas A Wilde, LLC will quickly assess your case and are determined to get you the compensation you deserve. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury or a wrongful death due a pedestrian accident, call our office immediately at (678) 456-5261 for a free consultation.