Atlanta Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Pursuing Justice for Injured Pedestrians in Atlanta
When you are navigating public roads and walkways on foot, you do not have the same level of safety as those inside motor vehicles. This increases the danger and severity should a collision with an automobile occur. If you are struck by a car, you must take immediate action to preserve your rights. When you get in touch with Cunningham Bounds after a pedestrian accident, we can promptly send out our team of private investigators who will analyze the scene, collect evidence, and determine liability in your case.
Time is of the utmost importance when it comes to pedestrian accidents. With our fast response times, our experienced Atlanta pedestrian accident lawyers will work to help you obtain justice and financial compensation for your suffering as quickly as possible. We understand how traumatic these incidents can be and we strive to work diligently and efficiently on your behalf so that you can focus on recovery while we work to hold responsible parties accountable.
How “Right of Way” Affects Pedestrian Accidents in Atlanta
In Georgia, pedestrians do not always have the right of way. Pedestrians do have the right of way, meaning vehicles must yield to them, when they are legally using marked crosswalks. Motor vehicles must also always yield to blind pedestrians with a guide dog or white walking stick, no matter the circumstances.
Pedestrians must yield to motor vehicles when there is not a marked crosswalk or unmarked intersection. Pedestrians may not enter a road if doing so would not give an approaching vehicle adequate time to stop. And, just like drivers, pedestrians must follow all traffic rules, which means they must observe traffic lights that instruct them when to and when not to cross a crosswalk.
When a pedestrian’s jaywalking, intoxication, or failure to yield the right of way contributes to an accident, it can be more challenging for the injured pedestrian to prove fault and obtain compensation for their injuries. However, insurance companies will sometimes attempt to claim that pedestrians who were following all of the rules were somehow responsible for a collision. Even if jaywalking was involved, the driver’s negligence is often the primary cause of these crashes. Our Atlanta pedestrian accident attorneys can evaluate what happened and ascertain liability in your case.
Injured by Negligent Driving? You May Be Entitled to Compensation.
All drivers of motor vehicles owe a legal duty to everyone else on the road, including pedestrians. They violate this legal duty and become liable for the harm they cause when they behave negligently. As a general rule, an act of negligent driving is something another driver would do or not do in the same or similar circumstances.
Examples of negligent driving include:
- Failing to stop at stop signs or red lights
- Failing to signal before turning or changing lanes
- Distracted driving (including texting while driving)
- Excessive speeding
- Reckless or aggressive driving
- Driving while intoxicated or fatigued
- Failing to yield when pedestrians have the right of way
If you were struck by a vehicle due to any of the above examples of negligent driving, you may be able to file a personal injury claim and seek compensation for damages. You have limited time to act: In Georgia, you generally only have two years from the date of the pedestrian accident to start the legal process.
Assessing Your Injuries and Filing a Claim after a Pedestrian Accident in Atlanta
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