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Pedestrian and Bicycle Accident Injuries Lawyer

A large percentage of people fatally and seriously injured in traffic accidents are not inside vehicles. Bicyclists and pedestrians are vulnerable to injury accidents caused by drivers on the roads. The Governor’s Highway Safety Association estimates that 5,977 pedestrians and bicyclists were fatally injured in traffic accidents in 2017, which is 16% of all traffic deaths. Those injured by drivers on the road need to know their rights to seek compensation for their injuries.

When you are injured in a traffic accident, the at-fault driver is usually liable for damages. In multiple-vehicle crashes, both drivers can be at fault and share liability. In most accidents involving a pedestrian or cyclist and a vehicle, the driver of the vehicle is at-fault. While pedestrians and bicyclists are expected to follow the rules and laws, it is more likely that a driver was distracted or did not see the person, causing the collision.

Injuries to pedestrians and bicyclists can be severe. Head injuries are common. Bicyclists may wear a helmet, but pedestrians are unlikely to have any head protection. Broken bones, back injuries, spinal cord injuries and fatalities are all possibilities when a car or truck hits an unprotected bicyclist or pedestrian.

Filing a Personal Injury Claim for Auto Accidents

When a driver causes a pedestrian or bicyclist injury accident, a claim can be made against the driver’s insurance. It is always a good idea to hire a personal injury attorney to handle negotiations for injuries or wrongful death claims. If negligence was involved on the part of the driver, they may be liable for medical bills, lost wages, lost future income and pain and suffering.

There are unfortunate cases of injuries to bicyclists and pedestrians in hit and run accidents. If the driver is not located, injury claims may be made through the victim’s own auto insurance if they have uninsured motorist coverage.

If you have been injured in a pedestrian or bicycle accident caused by a driver, contact Dwayne L. Brown in Montgomery to discuss filing an injury claim.

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    Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer

    3390 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 1100
    Atlanta, GA 30326
    (404) 738-6000

    Montgomery Personal Injury Lawyer

    2740 Zelda Road, Suite 500
    Montgomery, AL 36106

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