Pedestrian vs Motor Vehicle Accidents

Have you or a loved one been injured as a pedestrian while walking or crossing the street, freeway or highway on foot? Personal Injury Attorney Colin Moriarty in Athens, GA can help you get the compensation you deserve.

If you have been hit while walking or crossing the road by a motorcycle, bus, or a drunk or reckless driver, or if you’ve been injured while walking due to poor street, sidewalk or bridge maintenance, and if you have lost the ability to work or carry out daily tasks, or even the desire to leave your home as a result of an accident or collision that was not your fault, you may be due compensation from city government or the at fault driver and his or her insurance company. It’s important to act quickly if you have been injured as a pedestrian while walking either by a collision with a motor vehicle, motorcycle, truck or bus, or because of poor street, sidewalk or parking lot maintenance.

According to FindLaw: “The National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) reports that each year nearly 5,000 pedestrians die in motor vehicle related accidents, and approximately 80,000 pedestrians suffer injuries annually, when hit by a car or truck. These accidents can occur when pedestrians attempt to cross highways, or even in crosswalks where the pedestrian has the right of way. In addition to pedestrian-vehicle incidents, thousands of non-vehicular pedestrian accidents also occur annually. Poor maintenance, sidewalk or parking lot defects, and construction or other debris on walkways can also cause these accidents.”

As your attorney, I will work with the police to compile all of the facts and to determine fault. I will help you gather the necessary information regarding your medical treatment, billing and insurance, and to determine the extent of how your injuries will affect your ability to work, care for your family, or do other daily activities in the future.

If you or a loved one has been injured as a pedestrian in collision with a driver’s motor vehicle, motorcycle, bus or truck, or as a result of walking on a city street, and whether you live in Athens, GA, or in other areas throughout Georgia and the Southeast, Colin Moriarty of Moriarty Law, PC is here to help.

Even if you are unsure about whether to sue a driver or city government for compensation for a pedestrian accident which has caused you injury, what you need to know is that by going after texting, drunk or reckless drivers who hit you and your motorcycle with their automobile or truck, you are sending a strong message to other drivers and insurance companies that drivers need to be more aware of pedestrians and to allow safe street crossing according to the law. If you have been injured as a result of poor sidewalk, crosswalk, or city street or bridge maintenance, your taxpayer dollars need to be better allocated to allow for safe walking for all pedestrians in your city or town.


Time is of the essence with all pedestrian and motor vehicle collision cases. If you or a loved one has been injured, do not wait to seek legal counsel. Colin Moriarty has experience on both sides of the law, and he works to ensure that personal injury victims of collisions get the maximum compensation they deserve.

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