Among personal injury accidents, auto accidents involving pedestrians are often the worst. Pedestrian accidents are some of the most common types of accidents to result in catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. And because the injuries sustained often require long-term medical care and may even cause a permanent disability, securing professional legal representation is crucial to securing the compensation you need. Here at Kim Injury Law, P.C., our professional personal injury lawyer is ready to defend your rights in your personal injury case.
Pedestrian Car Accidents
A pedestrian that is involved in a car accident is rarely, if ever, at fault. The dangers to pedestrians on the road are numerous. Common causes of pedestrian car accidents include:
- Distracted Drivers
- Reckless Drivers
- Drunk Drivers
Pedestrian accident statistics are astounding. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 78,000 pedestrians are injured in accidents with cars every year. An additional 5,000 pedestrians are killed in automobile-related accidents each year.
In addition to accidents where cars are involved, there are thousands of personal injuries caused each year by non-vehicular pedestrian accidents. Although it might seem like a remote possibility, there are several dangerous conditions that can lead to an accident when you’re out walking:
- Poorly Maintained Property
- Parking Lot Defects
- Uneven Pavement
- Obstructed Walkways
- Road Construction
Atlanta is a beautiful city to tour on foot, but you shouldn’t be the victim of a pedestrian accident due to another’s negligence. If you have been injured as a result of negligence or recklessness on the part of a driver, construction crew, property owner, or municipality, you deserve to be compensated for the injuries you have sustained. For a free review of your pedestrian accident case, contact Kim Injury Law today. The earlier you contact us, the higher chances of success in your case.