The last set of comprehensive statistics about Georgia pedestrian accidents to be released by the Georgia Department of Transportation was in 2008.  The data covered the years 2000 – 2006 and found that, on average, three people were killed every week and 40 more were injured in Georgia pedestrian crashes.*

Our Atlanta pedestrian accident lawyers are concerned that those numbers may increase when the next set of statistics is released.

Why We Are Worried

Our biggest cause of concern is the increase in the amount of multitasking done by drivers today.  While cell phones were common ten years ago, smart phones were not.  People were simply not texting and driving, checking their email while driving, or surfing the web and driving like they are now.

These distractions can prove particularly dangerous, even for pedestrians in crosswalks or parking lots.

If You’ve Been Hurt in a Georgia Pedestrian Accident

If you’ve been physically hurt, or if you are mourning the loss of a loved one, as a result of an Atlanta pedestrian accident or a pedestrian crash anywhere in the state of Georgia, we encourage you to contact an Alpharetta and Atlanta car accident attorney at our law firm for more information about your potential rights to recovery.  We can be reached at 770.518.1133 or via our online contact form.

*Source: Georgia Department of Transportation: Crash Analysis, Statistics, and Information January 2008
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