Pedestrian Accident Attorney in Savannah
Assisting Clients throughout Coastal Georgia
If a car strikes you while you are crossing a street, your injuries are likely to be catastrophic. Typical pedestrian accident injuries include broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and even amputations. Not only are the medical expenses astounding, but the emotional and physical pain and suffering can be great.
Pedestrian car accidents happen for a variety of reasons:
- Driving under the influence
- Running red lights or stop signs
- Right turns without looking for pedestrians crossing the street
- Distracted driving
- Not driving carefully when obstructions block the view
Because these accidents are so devastating, it is vital to have an experienced Savannah pedestrian accident attorney in your corner. At Brooks Law Office, we know how to interview witnesses, review police reports, and create a clear picture of what happened during the accident. When we present a strong case to an insurance company or jury, you have a much better chance of receiving the full financial award you are due.
The insurance companies have skilled attorneys on their side, why shouldn’t you? For a free in-person consultation, contact Brooks Law Office at (912) 348-5188 today.
Drivers Must Yield to Pedestrians
According to Georgia law, drivers must stop when a pedestrian is in a marked or unmarked crosswalk. This means it is illegal to drive around, squeeze by, or cut off someone crossing a street. Even if there seems to be room, this dangerous behavior could lead to injury.
In addition, when a car has stopped for a pedestrian, a car coming up behind it cannot pass the stopped vehicle. Swerving around those who are lawfully waiting to allow someone to cross a street is reckless and can cause a serious accident.
When drivers do not follow these rules, significant pedestrian injuries can occur. Contact our Savannah car accident lawyer to help make your case. For an appointment, call (912) 348-5188.