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Atlanta Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

When the Unthinkable Happens, We’re Here to Fight for You

Walking should be one of life’s simplest pleasures, but in Atlanta, pedestrian accidents are a harsh reality. In a long-term study conducted by Smart Growth America, Atlanta comes in as the 27th most dangerous city out of 101 metro areas across the country. Here there were 752 pedestrian deaths between 2016 and 2020, a significant increase over the previous five years. In the same study, Georgia as a whole ranks as the ninth most dangerous state in the nation for pedestrians. And the situation is only getting worse. More recent data shows pedestrian accidents rising at alarming rates in Atlanta and statewide.

If you or a loved one has been struck by a vehicle, The Schermerhorn Firm is here to fight relentlessly for your rights. Contact our office today for immediate help from a passionate and dedicated Atlanta pedestrian accident lawyer.

Why Choose The Schermerhorn Firm After a Pedestrian Accident in Atlanta?

At The Schermerhorn Firm, we understand the devastating impact a pedestrian accident can have on your life. That’s why we bring an aggressive, no-holds-barred approach to every case. Our dedicated team is committed to securing the compensation you deserve, including for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in Atlanta

Pedestrian accidents can occur for various reasons, but common causes include:

  • Distracted Driving: Drivers focused on their phones instead of the road pose a significant risk to pedestrians.
  • Speeding: Excessive speed reduces a driver’s reaction time making an impact more likely, and it increases the likelihood of severe injuries in a collision.
  • Failure to Yield: Drivers who ignore crosswalks and traffic signals endanger pedestrian lives.
  • Impaired Driving: Alcohol or drug-impaired drivers lack the necessary judgment and coordination to navigate safely around pedestrians.

How We Fight for You

At The Schermerhorn Firm, our aggressive approach means we leave no stone unturned in pursuing justice for you. We start by investigating the accident thoroughly, meticulously gathering evidence, including surveillance footage, witness statements, and accident reports, to build a strong case. We work with medical professionals, accident reconstructionists, and financial analysts as necessary to assess the full extent of your injuries and losses. When the time is right to settle your case, we negotiate fearlessly on your behalf. We’re not afraid to go toe-to-toe with insurance companies, ensuring they understand the seriousness of your injuries and the need for fair compensation. If a fair settlement can’t be reached, we’ll be prepared to fight for your rights in court and advocate passionately on your behalf.

Understanding Georgia’s Pedestrian Laws

In Georgia, pedestrians have rights, and drivers have responsibilities. Pedestrians typically have the right of way in crosswalks, and drivers are expected to exercise due care to avoid hitting pedestrians. This includes stopping for pedestrians who are in a crosswalk or about to enter from the curb and staying stopped until the pedestrian has passed to the other side of the roadway. Pedestrians also have a duty to follow traffic signals and use sidewalks when available, and not dart out into traffic or enter the street when it’s unsafe because of an approaching vehicle. Pedestrians should also yield the right of way outside of crosswalks or intersections. Our legal team will help you navigate these laws to strengthen your case and minimize any groundless claims of contributory negligence on your part.

Contact The Schermerhorn Firm for the Support You Need After a Pedestrian Accident in Atlanta

If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident in Atlanta, don’t wait to seek aggressive legal representation designed to get results. Contact The Schermerhorn Firm today for a free consultation at 404-596-4462. We’re ready to fight tooth and nail to ensure you receive the justice and compensation you deserve.

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