Protecting the Rights of Pedestrians in Georgia
Everyone knows — or should know — that drivers of motor vehicles must yield to pedestrians in crosswalks. However, this doesn’t stop careless drivers from attempting to shift blame to pedestrians in crosswalk accidents. If often takes an experienced attorney to hold the driver and his or her insurance company accountable.
At the law firm of Garland, Samuel & Loeb in Atlanta, our lawyers are committed to obtaining justice for pedestrians who are injured in crosswalk accidents. We also represent family members in cases of fatal pedestrian accidents. Call 404-975-0459 for a free initial consultation and case evaluation.
What Is a Crosswalk in Georgia?
Crosswalks are designated areas for pedestrians to safely cross a street. Often, they are marked by horizontal yellow lines, but at some intersections, they are not marked. You usually find crosswalks at intersections, but they may also be located in other areas. Crosswalks are common in parking lots and near areas such as schools, parks and churches. Our lawyers will review where your accident occurred and determine if you were in a crosswalk at the time. You may be entitled to compensation even if you were struck outside of the crosswalk if the driver had an opportunity to avoid hitting you.
Drivers have defenses in crosswalk accidents. For example, the driver could claim that you left the curb suddenly, giving him or her no opportunity to stop. If there was a traffic control light, the driver may say you crossed against it. For reasons like these, it’s important to seek prompt legal representation.
Call Us Today if You’ve Been Injured in a Pedestrian Accident
We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your pedestrian accident and advise you of your legal options. Call 404-975-0459 or toll free at 877-650-0825, or contact us via email to schedule a consultation.