On average, a pedestrian is killed in a traffic crash every 111 minutes. That indicates that over 4000 pedestrians are killed each year in the United States. Traffic safety is an inter-play between drivers and pedestrians, acting responsibly and obeying traffic rules. Sadly, it is human nature to act against rules at times, which can lead to devastating outcomes.
If you, or a loved one, have been involved in a pedestrian accident, contact us. We can be reached 24 hours a day by calling (706) 685-6765.
Accidents between pedestrians and cars happen for different reasons in various situations. Consider the following circumstances:
Pedestrians are always subject to traffic-control signals and have to obey traffic lights at any time. When traffic-control signals are not in place or not functioning, a driver has to yield the right of way once a pedestrian has entered the crosswalk. At a point, however, where a pedestrian tunnel or overpass has been provided, pedestrians shall yield the right of way to all vehicles.
Pedestrians also exercise the right of way on sidewalks extending across alleyways, building entrances or driveways. However, once pedestrians leave the “right of way” zones and try to cross at unmarked points of the road, even if tunnels or overhead pedestrian crossing is provided, vehicles have the right of way. At the same time, it is prohibited to cross intersections diagonally unless authorized traffic-control devices indicate otherwise.
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In case you or a loved one has been injured as a pedestrian and you feel that injuries were suffered due to another road user’s negligence, it is important to consult legal help. Call our office at (706) 685-6765 or complete the form on this page for a free evaluation of your case.
The Columbus pedestrian accident attorneys in our firm have a well-earned reputation for providing aggressive and high-quality legal services, and we know Georgia pedestrian injury laws. If you are a victim of a pedestrian accident, please complete the form on this webpage or call our office at (706) 685-6765 for a free case evaluation.