Important Information about Georgia Pedestrian AccidentsThe Atlanta car accident lawyers of The Dover Law Firm believe in being honest with our clients. We want you to know what to expect when you file a Georgia car accident case, and we want you to understand your realistic chances of recovery.
Likewise, we want you to understand the significant risks facing you if you are in a Georgia pedestrian accident.
Georgia Pedestrian Accident Statistics
The Georgia Department of Transportation has compiled statistics about Georgia pedestrian accidents* from 2000 – 2006. Whether you are driving or walking in Georgia, it is important to know that:
- 17,663 Georgia pedestrian crashes were reported from 2000 – 2006.
- 14,532 pedestrians were reported injured in those crashes.
- 1,087 pedestrians died in those crashes.
- 3,177 of the injured pedestrians were children.
- On average, three pedestrians were killed and 40 pedestrians were injured every week during 2000 -2006.
- A pedestrian is 32 times more likely to die in a crash than a motorist.
What These Statistics Mean to You
Statistics help us understand the magnitude of a problem, but it is not until tragedy has struck our family that we truly understand how horrific a Georgia pedestrian crash can be for the victim and the victim’s loved ones.
Georgia law attempts to protect pedestrians by requiring that divers exercise due care with regard to pedestrians no matter where on the road the pedestrian is located. However, the law cannot stop all Georgia pedestrian accidents from occurring.
If you have been hurt, or if you’ve lost a loved one in a Georgia pedestrian accident, we encourage you to call an Alpharetta and Atlanta car accident attorney at The Dover Law Firm for more information about your rights. We can be reached at 770.518.1133 or via our online contact form to discuss your individual case.
*Source: Georgia Department of Transportation: Crash Analysis, Statistics, and Information January 2008