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Pedestrians hurt every year in accidents in Georgia. Texting a factor?

Pedestrians die every year due to auto accidents in Georgia. Between 2000 and 2006, a total of 1,087 pedestrians lost their lives in an auto accident in Georgia, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation. That's 155 people each year. Sometimes, distracted drivers hit pedestrians. Other times, it's the pedestrians who are distracted. A startling study recently highlighted the link between pedestrian accidents and texting.

Have you been injured in a pedestrian accident in Georgia? Injured by a driver talking on a cell phone in Atlanta? You need a Georgia personal injury lawyer who puts people first. You need the Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays & Associates. Serving clients in Georgia, our experienced Atlanta personal injury attorneys have dedicated their careers to helping people injured in pedestrian accidents. We understand how long and difficult the recovery process can be after a serious pedestrian accident. We know how difficult insurance companies can be sometimes responding to claim requests. Level the playing field. Contact a Georgia personal injury attorney committed to fighting for your rights. Contact the Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays & Associates.

Here's a sobering statistic. If you're texting while crossing the street, you're four times more likely to be hit by a car than someone who's not texting. Specifically, you have a 25 percent chance of being hit by a car while crossing the street if you're texting. If you are not texting, you have a 6 percent chance of being hit by a vehicle, according to scientific study conducted by the Youth Safety Laboratory at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Pedestrian accidents result in serious injuries - and even death - every day across America. More than 59,000 pedestrians are injured each year in accidents on average nationwide, according to the statistics compiled by the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration.

Accidents happen fast. But the consequences can last weeks, months or even years. If you've been injured in a pedestrian accident, fight back. Contact the Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays & Associates. We mean business!