The number of pedestrians injured or killed across Georgia are climbing at a disturbing rate according to official state data.
Statistics from the Georgia Department of Transportation indicate 260 pedestrians killed on state roads in 2017 — injuries including those treated in emergency rooms topped 120,000 according to the CDC in 2015.
A June 2018 article published by the Atlanta Journal-Constitutionreports on the rise of fatal pedestrian-vehicle crashes. Deadly accidents happen more in city and suburban areas according to the article.
TIPS FOR THE ROAD
Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety share several tips on pedestrian safety including making eye contact with a driver at stops — ensuring they can see you before crossing.
Pedestrian injuries can range from minor cuts and bruises to broken bones and head trauma. Consult medical experts right away, then consult the attorneys at Ashenden and Associates, P.C. to help with your case.