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The statistics are alarming: According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), a pedestrian is injured every seven minutes, and one is killed every two hours in traffic crashes across the U.S. Unfortunately, these numbers have been steadily increasing over the past few years and don’t take into account the thousands of other accidents that occur due to sidewalk hazards or improper property maintenance.
When a simple stroll down the street or a walk to your local store ends in an accident, we understand the outcome can be devastating. In an instant, your life can be turned upside down by a serious injury or wrongful death. Whether your child, an elderly relative, or you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, The Weinstein Firm offers the skilled representation you need.
Unsafe Streets in Georgia
Pedestrian accidents have risen to such a level that both the NHTSA and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) have launched national efforts to promote safety and awareness, and Georgia is a primary area of focus. Unfortunately, pedestrians continue to feel unsafe when traveling our streets by foot. In a recent survey, nearly 40% of respondents expected drivers not to yield them the right-of-way when they are in a crosswalk.
The causes of vehicle-pedestrian accidents are numerous, including:
- Driver inattention or distraction
- Failure to obey traffic signals and / or signs
- Failure to take precautions for bad weather or traffic conditions
- Failure to signal
- Refusing to yield right-of-way at a crosswalk or school bus crossing
Whether you are walking, jogging, hiking, or traveling in a wheelchair, you have a right to expect that drivers will obey the laws of the road. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a driver’s negligent actions, The Weinstein Firm can provide the zealous representation you need to receive maximum compensation for your injuries.