Until recently, the total number of auto accident fatalities in the United States had been trending downwards. While this has started to turn around over the past few years and more people are dying in all different types of car accidents, there has been one particular type of collision that has increased dramatically: pedestrian accident crashes that result in the death of the pedestrian.
There are many possible reasons why there may be more pedestrians dying in motor vehicle collisions. However, NBC reported recently on a troubling report from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety that suggests one big trend is playing an outsized role in causing more pedestrians to be killed in car accidents: the rise in SUVs.
If you or someone you love is killed in a pedestrian collision, an Atlanta car accident lawyer can help you to determine if you have a legal right to hold the driver of the car that caused the crash accountable for damages. You should contact an Atlanta pedestrian accident attorney for help as soon as possible so you can begin putting together a claim and fighting for the compensation that you deserve. Continue Reading