Since 2007, there were at least 1,094 pedestrian fatalities recorded in Georgia, according to the Georgia Traffic Safety Performance Measures of crashes, injuries, and fatalities.
The year 2013 had the highest fatalities, with 176 cases.
Based on data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Georgia ranked 13th in pedestrian accident fatalities in 2012 based on population, with 167 total fatalities.
In the whole of United States, about 4,800 pedestrians died from traffic accidents in 2012, according to the NHTSA.
This number is quite alarming considering that pedestrians have the right of way on sidewalks and crossing streets. But accidents happen without warning.
Pedestrian accidents happen due to possible negligence of the motorist involved in the accident, common of which is when a motorist is turning right and failed to see the pedestrian crossing the street.
Other causes could be poorly marked crosswalks and pedestrian lanes, too far crosswalks and lanes forcing pedestrians to cross in dangerous sections, or dense population.
In cases where a pedestrian suffered injuries while crossing the street using the crosswalk, the motorist is automatically held liable since motorists are required by law to yield to pedestrians. If you are a victim of negligent motorist and you suffered injuries due to the accident, you should seek the help of a lawyer who is an expert in Personal Injury Law.
In Stockbridge, Atty. Allen W. Bodiford is among the best lawyers who can help you seek compensation for the injuries you incurred.
Atty. Bodiford is a top-caliber lawyer who has been practicing law for more than 25 years and is knowledgeable in Personal Injury Law, the law that sets the compensation and other legalities of a person who is injured due to the negligence of another person.
Atty. Bodiford, who owns the Bodiford Law Group, has a team of expert lawyers who can help you get the right compensation while you are still recuperating from your injuries. These lawyers understand how stressful your experience can be. But don’t worry, they are ready to guide you through the process of seeking fair compensation.
At the Bodiford law office, a personal injury attorney is always available to assist you who is well equipped with the knowledge of both injury laws and civil rights.
For a free consultation, visit Atty. Allen Bodiford now.