Pedestrian And Bicycle Injuries
While most pedestrians and bicyclists get around without a problem, occasionally, disaster strikes. As pedestrians and cyclists have little protection against a vehicle’s impact, these accidents are particularly dangerous and often result in serious injuries. In 2017, 5,977 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the United States. Additionally, an estimated 137,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency rooms for nonfatal crash-related injuries in 2017. Bicycle accidents and pedestrian accidents are dangerous.
Dozier Law Firm, LLC, in Macon, Atlanta, and Savannah, Georgia, represents clients injured in pedestrian and bicycle accidents as a result of negligence on the part of another party. Our personal injury trial lawyers have decades of experience investigating and building the strongest case possible for settlement negotiations and court if trial becomes necessary.
Trusted support for those injured in pedestrian or bike crashes throughout Georgia
Where pedestrians and cars coincide, there is a bigger risk of pedestrians being injured or killed by drivers. The experienced pedestrian and bicycle accident lawyers at Dozier Law Firm, LLC are committed to fighting for the rights of those injured because of another driver’s negligence, and those who have lost loved ones in a pedestrian or bicycle accident. Schedule a free consultation to review your case with our team and know that you will never pay attorney fees until we have recovered compensation for you.
What are some of the common causes of bicycle accidents?
Bicyclists who ride in high traffic areas are constantly on the lookout for other vehicles to make sure that they can make it to their destination in one piece. Drivers of motor vehicles are frequently not watching out for bicyclists with an equal degree of awareness, which can lead to tragedy. The following are a few examples of common factors that cause bicycle accidents and collisions:
- Distracted Driving
- Driver Fatigue
- Failure to Yield Right of Way
- Unsafe Lane Changes
- Road Debris
- Defective road conditions
- Running a Red Light or Stop Sign
- Intoxicated Drivers
- Drivers Who Follow Cyclists too Closely
Causes of pedestrian traffic accidents
The following are a few examples of common factors that cause pedestrian accidents:
- Bicyclists on the Sidewalk
- Opening Car Doors
- Skateboarders on the Sidewalk
- Intoxicated Drivers
- Large Truck or Bus Drivers
- Failing to Stop or Yield
- Speeding and Aggressive Driving
- Back-up Accidents
- Left-hand Turns
- Weather Conditions
Examples of pedestrian and bicycle accident injuries
When it comes to traffic accidents, pedestrians are at a clear disadvantage because they are not protected by a vehicle when they get hit. A motor vehicle versus pedestrian crash is sometimes called a “knockdown,” because the person is physically knocked down when hit by a moving vehicle.
In a crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian or a bicyclist, serious injuries can occur such as:
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Back and Neck Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Broken Bones
- Limb Loss or Amputation
- Cuts and Lacerations
- Internal Injuries
Some pedestrian accidents are serious and require medical attention, and you will not be able to work while the injury heals. Our attorneys work diligently to represent your injury claim and obtain the largest possible settlement with the insurance company, or in a civil trial, if necessary.
What damages are available for a pedestrian accident or bicycle accident claim?
Once we have successfully proven the liability of the party who caused your injury, you may be able to recover compensation depending on the facts of your case, including:
- Medical expenses related to the injury
- Lost wages from time spent recuperating from your injuries
- Disability for permanent injuries
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of consortium
- Other losses
How can an experienced pedestrian and bicycle accident lawyer help me?
At Dozier Law, our proven accident lawyers understand the challenges you face when you are pursuing compensation for injuries sustained after being hit by a car. Pedestrian or bicycle accidents can be complicated, but you can be confident that our attorneys are ready to represent you and fight for your right to fair compensation, regardless of the level of complexity of the case. Our injury attorneys conduct an in-depth investigation of the incident, gather evidence, interview witnesses, and review police reports and photographs taken at the scene. We prepare a strong case to hold negligent parties and their insurers liable for your injuries and losses.
In cases where the defendant tries to shift blame for the accident on to you, we are attentive about presenting the truth about what happened so that you can recover the maximum compensation possible. If you have been injured in a pedestrian or bicycle accident and you have questions about your legal options, schedule a free consultation so that we can answer your questions and advise you on next steps.
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If you suffered an injury in a pedestrian or bicycle accident in Georgia and aren’t sure whether you have a personal injury claim against a negligent party, don’t assume anything. Call an attorney at Dozier Law Firm, LLC, in Macon or Savannah, to discuss our case. We offer a free case evaluation and will explain your best legal options for pursuing full and fair compensation.