Walking is an enjoyable and healthy way to travel but poses extreme risks when the person encounters traffic. As a pedestrian accident lawyer, I know that many drivers fail to adequately check and ensure that there are no pedestrians crossing in a crosswalk. Pedestrians are at an increased risk of death or injury while traveling due to their vulnerability to drivers who fail to notice them, fail to yield, or fail to stop for a pedestrian in the road or at an intersection. Pedestrians have the right-of-way in most situations, and drivers should always watch for pedestrians to prevent serious injuries.
When you are a victim in a pedestrian collision, whether or not you are in the crosswalk, have a walk sign, and whether or not you are at a red light intersection all play a part in determining who is at fault for the accident. Don’t assume that you don’t have a case because you were a pedestrian hit by a vehicle while walking across the street. Speak with a pedestrian accident lawyer as soon as possible. We have helped numerous pedestrians who have been hit by vehicles - including some who did not believe that they had a case.
Pedestrian accidents are often catastrophic for the victim, who sustains serious injuries and medical bills. If you or a loved one has been injured due to a pedestrian accident, you need to speak with a pedestrian accident lawyer. We may be able to help you seek legal action against the person responsible for the injuries. Our firm has litigated many successful personal injury cases involving pedestrians, establishing R. Michael Coker as Gwinnett's pedestrian accident lawyer.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact us for a free consultation. We take all of our pedestrian accident cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you pay nothing for your attorneys' fees from your pocket. Instead, our fees are just a percentage of the settlement. Only by speaking to a pedestrian accident lawyer can you determine the true value of your case.