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Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian Accident Attorneys Serving Fulton, DeKalb, Clayton, Gwinnett, Cobb, Rockdale, and other counties throughout Georgia

If you have been struck by a car while crossing the street and catastrophically injured, we can help ensure you obtain the maximum amount of compensation that you are entitled to. In Georgia, motorists have an obligation to exercise caution and be mindful of pedestrians when driving in an area where there may be bystanders. Unfortunately, many motorists do not pay attention to pedestrians and lack any concern for or appreciation for a pedestrian’s right of way. Unfortunately, this dangerous disregard for the safety of others means that hundreds of pedestrians are injured every year in Georgia.

At the Tyrone Law Firm our pedestrian accident attorneys are dedicated to defending the rights of pedestrians who have been unnecessarily injured as a result of another’s carelessness or negligence. With over a decade of representing catastrophically injured people and families who have lost a loved one through another’s negligence, our attorneys in Fulton, DeKalb, Clayton, Gwinnett, Cobb, Rockdale, and other counties throughout Georgia have the knowledge and experience necessary to pursue your case as strenuously as possible. Contact the Tyrone Law Firm today to schedule your free consultation. Our pedestrian accident attorneys have fought for significant settlements and verdicts for the people we represent.

More About Pedestrian Accident Claims

In an accident involving a motorized vehicle and a pedestrian, the unprotected pedestrian will be likely to suffer a catastrophic injury – including a spinal cord injury or a traumatic brain injury , or could be killed. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2009, 4,092 pedestrians were killed and an estimated 59,000 were injured in traffic crashes in the United States. Pedestrian accidents accounted for 12% of all traffic fatalities, and over 90% of the fatalities occurred in single vehicle crashes. Three-fourths of the fatalities occurred in urban settings at non-intersection areas.

Potential Defendants in a Pedestrian Injury or Death Case:

There can be many causes for a Pedestrian injury or death. Depending on the causes, potential Defendants include:

  • Motorists
  • Employers of motorists where the motorist injures or kills a pedestrian while in the course and scope of their employment (while the motorist is “on the job”).
  • City, County or Municipal Government for negligent design or placement of crosswalks.
  • City, County or Municipal Government for negligent maintenance of pedestrian cross signals.

Catastrophic Injury and Death in Pedestrian Cases:

If, tragically, someone you love has been killed in a pedestrian accident, our team will help recover compensation for the full value of life of your loved one including their future earnings, funeral costs, the loss of their enjoyment of their life and the emotional trauma associated with the untimely death of a family member. We have a proven track record of recovering for pedestrians in Georgia. Let us go to work for you.

If the defendant is found to be responsible for your injuries, it may be possible to obtain compensation for medical costs, rehabilitation costs, loss of wages, diminished earning capacity, pain and suffering and future medical needs. If a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury we will involve a Life Care Planner to document every anticipated medical need for your future. Put plainly, we will work tirelessly to see that you obtain compensation sufficient to cover a lifetime of medical costs.

Filing a personal injury lawsuit is a complicated process that requires an exhaustive understanding of the legal system and the determination by both the client and the attorney. At the Tyrone Law Firm in Atlanta, Georgia our pedestrian accident lawyers serving Fulton, DeKalb, Clayton, Gwinnett, Cobb, Rockdale, and other counties throughout Georgia can help if you or someone you love has been struck by a moving vehicle. You have legal rights, including the right to compensation for your injuries, if you or a loved one has been injured in an accident. Contact our pedestrian accident attorneys today to set up your free consultation.

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