Pedestrian and Bicycle Accident Injury Lawyer
Vehicles can pose the largest threat to those walking or riding a bike. Unsafe or distracted drivers can cause serious injuries or death to those on foot or sharing the road on a bicycle. If you are injured by a negligent motorist when walking or bicycling, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries. If you need a pedestrian and bicycle accident injury lawyer, Keith D. Leshine Attorney at Law, LLC is your source for legal assistance in Duluth, GA.
Pedestrians and bicyclists are at the mercy of motorists when they need to use the same roadways, parking lots and other driving areas. There are specific laws in place to protect these vulnerable people from injury by those driving cars, trucks and motorcycles. When a driver is distracted, drunk, speeding or not paying attention and hits a pedestrian or bicyclist, they can be liable for any injuries that occur.
Were You Hit While Biking or Walking?
In Georgia, if a driving accident causes damage or injuries, more than one person can be considered at fault. This is true in pedestrian and bicycle accidents as well as motor vehicle accidents. If a pedestrian “jaywalks” and is hit by a car, they may be partially or completely at fault in the accident. However, if the driver was texting, speeding or otherwise negligent, they can still be held accountable if they are at least 50% responsible for the accident.
If you were hit by a vehicle when walking or biking and sustained serious injuries, there is a good chance you can seek compensation. In most cases, the driver is at least partially responsible, if not completely liable, for injuries caused to bicyclists and pedestrians during accidents.
The injuries sustained in bicycle and pedestrian vehicle accidents can be serious and life-threatening. If you have been negligently hit by a vehicle while walking or bicycling in Georgia, contact us at Keith D. Leshine Attorney at Law, LLC. We offer free consultations to discuss your claim. If we handle your case, we will work tirelessly to obtain compensation for your injuries and expenses.