If there is any type of accident that tends to result in even more serious injuries than a bicycle accident, it is a pedestrian accident. The same congested traffic conditions that cause hundreds of bicycle accidents each year in the Atlanta area also cause hundreds of pedestrian accidents. Often, unprotected pedestrian are struck by high horsepower SUVs and trucks, resulting in incredibly severe injuries and sometimes death.
Pedestrian accidents are commonly caused by automobile drivers who are driving while drowsy or under the influence, distracted drivers, failure to follow posted speed limits, failure to follow a stop or yield sign, or failure to come to a complete stop at a crosswalk or an intersection. Unfortunately, many of the fatalities caused by pedestrian accidents are made up of the elderly and children. If you or a family member have been the victim of a pedestrian accident, call Gwinnett County pedestrian accident attorney, Bob Giannini at Giannini Law Firm for a free case evaluation today.
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We’ve all done it. You’re waiting at a crosswalk, a car-clogged intersection, the crosswalk light flashes that ‘walk’ light, or the happy pedestrian icon, that tells you it’s clear to cross, and you step boldly into the street. You expect time to stand still; this is your moment. All traffic waits for you, for you—are the pedestrian with the right of way! None shall pass. Rarely do we check for traffic; we assume that all motorists are abiding by the laws, bringing their automobiles to a full stop and preparing to sit patiently while we cross. In a perfect world, this would be true 100% of the time, but it’s not a perfect world.
If you’ve suffered injuries due to a pedestrian accident in Gwinnett County, Georgia, you’ll need a pedestrian accidents attorney who has the experience and savvy to protect your rights in every scenario, no matter who you’re up against.
When pedestrians are struck by vehicles, it’s often due to distracted driving. We live in a gadget/technology/WIFI/social media/texting world, and even though it’s a terrible idea to do anything else while you drive a motor vehicle other than drive it, many people multitask and the results can be deadly. A texting driver is a dangerous driver. A driver checking their social media is a dangerous driver. Distracted driving can injure, change lives irrevocably, and it can kill.
According to data compiled by the Governors Highway Safety Association in their annual report, they projected that 6,227 pedestrians were killed on United States roads in 2018, a staggeringly high number—the highest we’ve seen in almost three decades of data collection. When cars collide with pedestrians there is never any question which party has the bigger risk.
An experienced pedestrian accidents attorney in the Gwinnett County/Lawrenceville, GA area will guide you through the complex, intimidating process of dealing with insurance adjusters (who’ll do their best to marginalize you and your injuries) and dealing with a jury trial if it comes to that. But make no mistake, you do not want to go it alone. When your body makes contact with a 3,000-pound vehicle you can almost guarantee that you’ll suffer great injury, and sometimes those injuries can be life-altering. Like sports injuries, bicycle accident injuries can create nagging pain that never seems to go away fully. Therefore, when you get your settlement, even though you may be ‘in the clear’ and out of the hospital, you could be facing a lifetime of pain. While it may be manageable pain in some cases, nonetheless it is pain that you now have to live with that was brought upon you due to the negligence of another party, and therefore they must pay.
Your pain and suffering must be compensated, and that’s why we exist. For nearly two decades the Giannini Law Office, PC. has been helping people get the compensation they deserve for pain and suffering, injuries, bills, and long-term care. And if you are a family member who has lost a loved one due to a bicycle accident, we’ll protect you as well in a wrongful death suit against the negligent party. We’re here for you and we won’t stop until we reach a favorable outcome for your case. When you need the best pedestrian accidents attorney in Gwinnett County, Georgia, call Robert Giannini of the Giannini Law Office, PC.
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