Helping Pedestrians and Bicyclists Hit by Automobiles
Have you or someone you care about been hit by a car while walking or riding a bike? Pedestrians and bicyclists have the right to take action against the negligent or careless driver that caused the collision and to recover compensation for their injuries, losses, medical expenses and pain and suffering.
The Georgia injury attorneys at the Studstill Firm, LLP can help victims of pedestrian accidents and bicycle accidents obtain justice and the compensation they deserve.
To achieve that goal, we work tirelessly, drawing from more than 30 years of experience helping accident victims and families in Middle Georgia and South Georgia.
Contact us to discuss how we can help you recover compensation for your injuries from your pedestrian accident or bicycle accident.
A Unique Area of the Law
Pedestrian and cycling accidents are significantly different than car accidents in terms of how the law applies. Pedestrian and bicycle injuries and fatalities are often caused by the carelessness of the driver. When these accidents happen, particularly if alcohol or drugs are involved, it is crucial to have an experienced lawyer on your side.
Driver negligence that can result in a pedestrian accident includes speeding, failing to stop at a crosswalk and failing to stop before turning on a red light. Drivers may be unaware of pedestrians when they are distracted by talking on cell phones or text messaging.
These accidents, whether they happen in crosswalks, parking lots, sidewalks or elsewhere, tend to result in very serious injuries (including broken bones, spinal cord injuries and paralysis, brain injuries, permanent disabilities and even death). The location of the accident plays a critical role in developing a legal strategy for the case.
In theory, cyclists have the same rights to use the road as motor vehicles. In reality, however, many drivers fail to recognize the rights of bike riders. Our lawyers will fight to protect your right to be on the road and to be compensated for the injuries caused by a negligent or careless driver who failed to recognize your rights.
In addition to accidents involving motor vehicles, we can handle cases that involve defective bike helmets, defective bikes and other unique cycling issues.
Free Consultation and Contingent Fees
At the Studstill Firm, LLP, consultations are free and all of our accident and personal injury cases are handled on a contingent fee – this means there are no attorneys' fees or expenses until there is a recovery.
Contact us and our Georgia personal injury lawyers will respond to your request for a free case evaluation immediately.
Home and hospital visits are available for those who are unable to come to one of our offices (located in Macon, Georgia and Nashville, Georgia).