Georgia Has a Terrible Pedestrian Safety Record
According to the Governor’s Highway Association, Georgia has one of the worst states for pedestrian safety. It had the fifth highest number of pedestrian fatalities in 2019, behind only California, Texas, Florida, and New York. The state consistently ranks in the top 5 annually.
These accidents kill. A pedestrian is completely unprotected when a 4,000-pound vehicle comes barreling through the intersection and slams into them. Even when vehicles are going slower, they can clip a pedestrian and send him sprawling.
Despite our state’s terrible safety record, Georgia has not yet made the kinds of changes necessary to bring these fatality numbers down. It is up to all of us to make pedestrian safety a priority.
Let Our Crosswalk Accident Lawyers in Atlanta Help
No victim is automatically entitled to compensation, no matter how injured. Instead, our lawyers must prove that someone is at fault for a collision. Proving fault requires careful attention to the evidence in any case, such as what a motorist said when exiting a vehicle following a collision and what bystanders witnessed. Your own memories and medical records are also key, so we carefully go over everything that you know about that accident.
When it comes time to negotiate with an insurance company, MG Law does not back down. We don’t easily accept, “No,” but work continually to increase our client’s financial recovery.
For help with your case, please meet with us for a free consultation. MG Law can be reached by calling us or sending an online message.