Atlanta Crosswalk Injury Lawyers
Injured in a Crosswalk? Contact Grant Law Office - Get Results You Deserve
Having a skilled Atlanta car wreck lawyer by your side can make all the difference in your claim case. If you or someone you love has suffered considerable losses in a crosswalk accident, please contact the Grant Law Office for immediate assistance. You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost work time and wages, pain and suffering and more. Let us help you negotiate a fair settlement or, if necessary, fight aggressively for you in trial.
Personal injury attorney Wayne Grant and his associates are renowned professionals in their respective fields. Together, they provide legal services of the highest caliber in Atlanta and the surrounding area. If you are looking for results, not just empty promises, call us today at (404) 995-3955. We can answer any questions you may have in a free, informative consultation.
Crosswalk Law in Georgia
According to O.C.G.A. 40-6-91: the "driver of a vehicle shall stop and remain stopped to allow a pedestrian to cross the roadway within a crosswalk" when the pedestrian is approaching or is upon the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling. And pedestrians have the responsibility to exercise common sense when traversing crosswalks; they should not "leave a curb or other place of safety" and get in the path of a vehicle so suddenly it is nearly impossible for the driver to avoid them.
Bicyclists, on the other hand, should not be riding down crosswalks at all. Children are allowed to ride on sidewalks; however, even they have to dismount before traversing a crosswalk with their bicycles. Not only does bicycling down crosswalks put pedestrians at risk, but it also puts the bicyclist at risk since turning vehicles may not see the bicyclist coming.
Driver's Duty of Care at Crosswalks
When approaching a crosswalk, motorists have the duty of care to follow the rules of the road and look out for any pedestrians, joggers and bicyclists before crossing. Failing to do so may constitute an act of negligence. Forms of driver negligence that commonly cause crosswalk accidents include:
- Distracted or inattentive driving
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
- Disobeying traffic signs or signals
- Failing to adjust to adverse weather conditions
When children are present, a driver's duty of care is enhanced. Motorists who negligently cause accidents at common play areas, such as parks and schools, may be subjected to stiffer fines and other civil penalties.
Successful Crosswalk Injury Attorneys in Georgia
At the Grant Law Office, we have garnered a stellar reputation for success over decades of practice in personal injury law, yet we refuse to rest on our laurels. Each and every day, we devote ourselves to improving our skills and keeping up with the latest developments in the legal world. And we do this in order to get people, like you, the justice they deserve. For more information about our law firm, contact our Atlanta pedestrian injury attorneys today.