Pedestrians and car accidents are a serious problem in the United States. Pedestrian car accidents happen with the most frequency in urban areas where pedestrian activity and traffic are greater when compared to rural or suburban areas of the country.
Over 65% of car accidents involving pedestrians occur at non-intersections. This is especially true for those under 9 years of age because of the propensity of this age group to run out into the street without looking. Pedestrians 65 years of age or older are more likely to be injured or killed at intersections. Older pedestrians have some diminished visual and physical abilities that make crossing a street a challenging proposition at times.
Fatal pedestrian accidents occur typically between 5:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. when darkness and alcohol use become factors. Speeding is another major factor in pedestrian accidents.
Speeding has devastating consequences when a pedestrian is involved. A pedestrian who is hit at a high rate of speed has an 85% chance of being killed. Drivers are also less likely to see a pedestrian and even less likely to avoid hitting one when traveling at a high speed.
If you live in Atlanta, Georgia or the surrounding area and you or someone you love was injured or killed in a pedestrian car accident, please contact the Atlanta office of Robbins & Associates, P.C. today to schedule a confidential consultation with an experienced pedestrian car accident attorney at no cost to you to protect your legal rights.