Within the State of Georgia statistics, pedestrian accidents represent almost 15% of total fatalities. If we compare it with collisions between vehicles, the number is, of course, lower. What makes the consequences of an accident in which people are involved much more serious is, of course, the high risk of injury or even death due to its consequences. That is why it is important to know the details of this type of accident and what can be done, both legally and medically, in case someone is a victim of one.
The incidents regarding this type of accidents where pedestrians are involved have different characteristics that must be taken into account when compiling serious statistics. Nearly 5,000 pedestrians died in 2015 as a result of an accident with a car. 26% of these accidents that involved pedestrians occurred with few natural light conditions, that is, after 6 p.m., which can be attributed to poor visibility. About 70% of the victims of this type of accident are male. In almost half of these accidents, alcohol was directly related, with 50% of affected individuals being under the influence of this substance. In a 20%, the drivers who hit a pedestrian fled.
Accidents of this type occur much more in urban areas than in rural areas. Given that there is currently greater population growth in urban areas, due to causes such as the migration of citizens from other countries, demographic growth and other factors such as industrialization and proliferation of businesses, these indices have an increasing trend. A figure that can be revealing has to do with the age of those who are involved in accidents of this type, since it is young people between 15 and 25 years old, who are directly related, being affected by collisions with cars, thus resulting in injuries.
There are many variables when it comes to a pedestrian accident case. Taking into account that each State has laws that vary, the lawyer's task becomes more or less complex. In urban centers with the greatest population confluence, such as the city of Atlanta in the State of Georgia, the accident rate compared to other less densely populated places is exponentially higher.