Last year was one of the most dangerous in history for pedestrians. This was especially true in Georgia, which was one of just five states where more than 100 pedestrians died over the course of the year. The Governors’ Highway Safety Association reported that the increase in pedestrian accident deaths from 2015 to 2016 was the largest year-to-year increase since record-keeping began, so obviously this was very bad news for walkers.
Many pedestrian accidents occur because drivers engage in irresponsible behavior that puts walkers at risk. If a pedestrian accident occurs and a walker gets hurt, an Atlanta pedestrian accident lawyer at Sammons & Carpenter, P.C. can provide assistance to victims and their families in pursuing a claim for compensation.