In many parts of Georgia, individuals walk as their preferred method of travel. In urban areas, it is quite common as buses and trains are sometimes not convenient due to the number of stops and traffic conditions. While there are many benefits of traveling by foot, a number of pedestrians are injured each day while attempting to arrive at their intended destination. Unfortunately, there are many causes of pedestrian-related incidents, a lot of which involve other individuals who have failed to take proper safety precautions. If you or your loved one has been injured while walking, the dedicated Marietta pedestrian accident attorneys at The Persons Firm can help you obtain relief. Contact us today for a risk-free initial consultation.Motor Vehicle Accidents Involving Pedestrians
Motor vehicle collisions involving pedestrians seriously injure or fatally kill thousands of individuals each year. Whether an accident is caused by intentional conduct, the failure to comply with laws requiring drivers to yield to pedestrians, or the failure to share the road with pedestrians walking on rural Georgia roadways, many of these accidents could have been avoided. When drivers act negligently, and cause injuries to pedestrians as a result, the physical and emotional toll on those victims and their families can be devastating. Victims of pedestrian accidents are often drained due to the adverse effects on their health and finances. When a motor vehicle strikes you or your loved one, a full investigation is necessary. One of our experienced Marietta pedestrian accident attorneys at The Persons Firm can help determine the exact cause of your accident to help you obtain the most compensation for the injuries you suffered.Slip, Trip, and Falls
Slip and fall accidents are another common type of pedestrian accidents that impact thousands of unsuspecting victims each year. It is important to understand that these types of accidents can happen anywhere. Regardless of whether you are at a mall, a movie theater, a supermarket, or an amusement park, business owners have a responsibility to keep visitors to their property safe. Property owners are required to maintain their premises in such a way that ensures that those lawfully present are protected from dangerous conditions that they knew, or should have known about. The failure to do so could mean that you or your loved one has the option to file a premises liability lawsuit against those who failed to act in accordance with the law. Contacting a seasoned pedestrian accident attorney in Marietta is vital to ensure the proper parties are held accountable after your fall.Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries
Unlike victims of other motor vehicle accidents, or those injured riding a bicycle, individuals on foot often not have the protections provided by either a vehicle or safety helmets. As such, pedestrian accidents can result in some of the most significant, life-altering injuries. Traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries, and broken bones are all common for victims injured while walking. Elderly individuals and children are also more susceptible to severe injuries due to a fall, and long-term rehabilitative treatment might be necessary.
Those responsible for your injuries should be held legally, and financially, liable for the harm they cause. Compensation in these situations might include past and future medical expenses, any loss of wages, as well as lost earning capacity where victims are unable to do their jobs as they once had. In cases where a victim has died as a result of their injuries, families may be awarded burial or funeral costs, the costs of any associated outstanding medical bills, as well as compensation for loss of support.Experienced Pedestrian Accident Litigators in Marietta
The Persons Firm is a personal injury law firm located in Marietta, Georgia. We are experienced personal injury attorneys who take pride in all of our cases. We keep our clients informed every step of the way. This helps you prepare to make decisions that meet your needs, rebuild your life, and put you in control once again. If you or your loved one have been hurt in a pedestrian accident but are unsure of whether you have a claim, contact us today. When you meet with The Persons Firm for an initial consultation, you will have a clear understanding of your rights to relief, which will allow you to make an informed decision on how to proceed.