It's important that everyone on the roads work hard to safely share the thoroughfares. This means taking special steps to ensure that bicyclists and pedestrians can legally utilize roadways alongside motor vehicles.
At Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, PC, our personal injury lawyers have helped bicyclists and pedestrians and cyclists struck by cars. Auto accidents are damaging and dangerous, but collisions with pedestrians present unique dangers.
We are capable of helping you as you recover from the injuries you've suffered in these collisions.
If you live in the Atlanta, Georgia area and you need a personal injury attorney experienced with collisions between motor vehicles and pedestrians, please call Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, PC today at 404-760-7400 for a free consultation.
The Importance of Vigilance
Like traditional auto accidents, collisions with bicyclists and pedestrians can have many different specific causes. However, most of these causes are essentially examples of negligence related to a lack of vigilance.
Those in motor vehicles have significant responsibilities when it comes to sharing the road with bicycles and pedestrians. This isn't to say that pedestrians and bicyclists have carte blanche to behave as they like, but it is a basic truth that cars pose more of a threat to pedestrians than the other way around.
And too often, those operating motor vehicles fail to exercise basic vigilance. They don't notice pedestrians or bicyclists. They rush through red lights and strike pedestrians in cross walks. They make sudden right turns at red lights without looking for pedestrians or bicyclists in the intersection.
Our personal injury attorneys understand that pedestrians and bicyclists lack even minimal protection in these collisions. You can do everything right, follow every law, and still find yourself struck by a negligent driver.
Because of this lack of protection, pedestrians and bicyclists who are struck by cars usually find themselves facing significant medical expenses. Fortunately, our personal injury lawyers can help Atlanta-area residents in these situations.
We will help you find the best possible medical care for your injuries. And we will not rest in our pursuit of justice and compensation.
Our firm has a track record of litigation success and excellent client care. As the victim of a collision with a motor vehicle, you will receive the individualized attention and support you deserve.
If you've been struck by a car in the Atlanta, Georgia area and you're facing pain, suffering and huge medical expenses, our personal injury attorneys want to hear your story. Please contact Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, PC today for a free consultation.