Savannah Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
When you walk along the streets of Savannah, you may follow all safety precautions by using crosswalks and sidewalks, wearing highly visible clothing, and walking against the flow of traffic whenever possible. Unfortunately, drivers aren’t always on the lookout for pedestrians, and their inattentiveness can lead to serious accidents.
If you or a loved one was struck by a car, you may have suffered debilitating injuries. Unlike drivers, their passengers, motorcyclists, and even bicyclists, pedestrians have little to no protection in the event of accidents. That puts victims at extreme risk when they’re involved in collisions with cars, trucks, and SUVs.
At Owens & Mulherin Injury Lawyers, our Savannah pedestrian accident attorneys want to help you focus on getting better. We have nearly two decades of experience fighting for the rights of injured victims in the city and throughout Georgia, and we’ll work hard to answer your questions every step of the way. Just dial 1-800-396-5368 or fill out a free online form to speak with us today.
Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
Drivers have a responsibility to respect the space and rights of everyone who shares roads and sidewalks, including pedestrians. When motorists engage in the following behaviors, the risk of an accident increases significantly:
- Driving while distracted
Distracted driving is an epidemic in Georgia and throughout the country. When drivers aren’t paying attention to the road or what’s going on in front of them, they’re more likely to cause accidents—including pedestrian accidents. Our legal team will investigate your pedestrian accident to determine if the person who hit you was texting, talking on the phone, or sending emails before the accident occurred.
- Running red lights and stop signs
If your accident occurred in a crosswalk or at an intersection, there’s a good chance that the driver who hit you failed to stop at a stop sign or red light. Pedestrians have the right of way at intersections with stop signs, including four-way stops, as well as traffic light-equipped intersections during crossing signals. Unfortunately, drivers sometimes ignore traffic laws at intersections, leading to serious accidents.
- Driving while intoxicated or drowsy
When drivers are intoxicated or sleepy, you may be at risk even when you’re walking on the sidewalk with plenty of distance between you and the road. Drivers who aren’t mentally or physically capable of driving safely due to being impaired or fatigued are more likely to drift into the path of pedestrians. When we take on your claim, we’ll work to determine if the driver who hit you was under the influence or exhausted at the time of the accident.
Whether you were hit by a vehicle on a sidewalk, crosswalk, shoulder, parking lot, driveway, or work site, we want to protect your rights. Let us put our two decades of experience and success to work for you and your family.
Helping You Get Compensation for Your Injuries
Your pedestrian accident may have caused you to suffer serious complications that make it difficult or impossible for you to go back to work or live a normal life. Some of the expenses victims like you often face after pedestrian accidents include:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Physical therapy
- Prescription medication
The Savannah pedestrian accident attorneys at Owens & Mulherin know that you may be struggling if you cannot work due to your injuries. Our legal team believes that innocent victims should never have to pay for injuries that were caused by someone else’s negligence, and we’re ready to investigate your claim.
Get in touch with our intake professionals by dialing 1-800-396-5368 or filling out and submitting an online form. Your consultation is free, and you don’t owe us anything unless we get money for you. That’s our No Fee Guarantee®.