Help For Atlanta and Athens Residents Injured in Bicycle or Pedestrian Accidents
In recent years, there’s been an increase in the number of pedestrian and bicycle accidents than ever before. In large part, this is due to the increase in Georgia residents walking and riding their bicycles to work, the grocery store and for relaxation and exercise. Many cite their reasons for opting for less traditional means of transportation as a way to ‘go green’, save money and get more exercise. These are all excellent reasons and walking and bicycling shouldn’t be given up in fear of an accident.
The best thing people can do is to remain alert while on the road and to educate close friends and family of the rules of the road as they pertain to cyclists and pedestrians. They have rights just as drivers do, but many drivers have long forgotten the rules from drivers education and they’ve changed over the years. Bicyclist and pedestrians should wear reflective clothes at night and keep identification with them at all times.
Have You Been In A Bicycle or Pedestrian Accident?
If you or a loved one do sustain a pedestrian injury or bicycle injury the first thing to do is to get medical attention to ensure that serious injuries are taken care of and that minor ones are noted. Some injuries are not evident at once and may take weeks or months to appear.
Attorneys That Fight For Your Rights
While it’s true that some pedestrian accidents are the fault of the pedestrian or bicyclist, particularly when small kids run out in traffic, more often than not it’s the fault of a negligent motorist. Too many drivers speed as a way of life, are distracted thanks to their cell phones and don’t always follow traffic signs. The attorneys at Howell & Johnson, LLC strive to get their clients the best possible settlement for the injuries sustained. They understand that money doesn’t take away the pain and suffering, but it does help the client to remain financially secure through this difficult time in their life.
Work with The Attorneys at Howell & Johnson, LLC
If you or a loved one have been injured by an automobile while on the road as a bicyclist or pedestrian, you need to seek legal counsel as soon as you’ve been to a doctor for appropriate medical care. You can schedule an appointment by contacting Attorney Evan Howell or Attorney Michael Johnson today.