Pedestrians and bicyclists have their own rights on the road. When drivers fail to respect these rights and injury results, they may be liable for compensation to injured pedestrians and bicyclists.
Whether you ride for pleasure, for exercise or simply to get from place to place in Athens or Atlanta, you know all too well the challenges bicyclists face on the road. Many motorists — sometimes it seems like most motorists — simply have no idea how to deal with bicyclists on public roadways.
When a car strikes a pedestrian, there is usually a very good chance that negligence played a role. Drivers in Athens and Atlanta always have a duty to be on the lookout for pedestrians in and around the road. Even at relatively low speeds, pedestrian accidents can cause serious injuries and can be traumatic.