Cumming, Georgia Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
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Though certain people prefer different forms of transportation—cars, motorcycles, bicycles, bus—every person is a pedestrian. Whether you are walking from your car to your office or taking your dog for a stroll, you are likely walking in the presence of motor vehicles at some point every day. However, being a pedestrian can put you at risk for injury in accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that an estimated 69,000 pedestrians suffered injury in 2011, and another 4,432 died as a result of pedestrian accidents.
Pedestrians tend to suffer especially serious injuries when they are hit by a car. Cars are usually traveling with force and weigh on average 3500-4000 pounds. Additionally, large trucks may weigh up to 80,000 pounds. If one of these large vehicles collides with a pedestrian, the pedestrian may suffer permanently disabling injuries, including traumatic brain injury, spinal injury and paralysis, internal organ damage, crushed limbs or bones, and more. Often, pedestrian will hit a vehicle at the bumper, then possibly bounce up onto the hood or the roof of the car, and even roll over the entire car. These multi-impact collisions can cause serious injuries to many parts of the body, making it difficult or impossible to return to work. Furthermore, the medical bills for multiple severe injuries can quickly pile up. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident and a driver was at fault, you should always contact a pedestrian accident attorney at Boling Rice, LLC to help you hold that driver liable for your injuries and losses.
Negligent acts cause pedestrian accidents
Pedestrian accidents are often caused because of negligent actions on the part of a driver. Some of the most common acts of negligence that contribute to accidents include:
• Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
• Distracted driving—texting, talking, eating, grooming, etc.
• Aggressive driving—tailgating, unnecessary or frequent lane changes, improper passing
• Violating traffic laws—speeding, ignoring right-of-way rules, failing to signal, and more
• Ignoring traffic signals—running red lights, stop signs, turn signals, etc.
• Failing to properly maintain your vehicle so that your brakes fail or tire blows out
Drivers who act negligently and cause accidents should be held responsible for their actions by compensating you for all of your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. If you have suffered injury in a pedestrian accident, you likely went through emergency treatment, hospital stays, surgeries, countless appointments and prescriptions, therapy and rehabilitation, and more. You deserve to receive a fair settlement to cover all of your losses.
Contact a Pedestrian Accident Attorney in Cumming today for assistance
If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident, you are likely struggling to recover from your injuries and get your health and life back. However, you should not delay in contacting a Cumming pedestrian
accident attorney at Boling Rice, LLC for assistance in securing the compensation you deserve from the liable party. Do not hesitate to call us today at (770) 887-3162 to schedule a free consultation.