What To Do If You Are Injured While Riding A Bicycle Or Walking

Pedestrians and bicyclists are everywhere in Atlanta. That means drivers need to always be on the lookout for them because they are especially vulnerable to serious or fatal injuries.

The Law Offices of T. Andrew Miller, LLC, in Atlanta assists bicycle and pedestrian accident victims by seeking compensation for injuries, medical bills and lost wages. We will work with you and your loved ones, guiding you through the legal process and striving to get you the compensation you deserve.

What Are Your Rights?

Motorists and cyclists must obey local traffic laws while on the road. If you're hurt by a driver while riding your bike, you can file a personal injury claim for compensation. The motorist's insurance company, however, may dispute the claim or assert that negligence on your part helped cause the accident. We are used to hearing arguments that try to blame the cyclist or pedestrian for "running out in front" of the car.

In such cases, our lawyer can help. As a former company defense attorney, he has knowledge of what sorts of defenses the negligent party may raise and can create a strategy to get you the most compensation possible.

What If You Are Hit By Car In A Parking Lot?

Consider the type of parking structure and conditions at the time of your accident. If you were in a parking garage or lot that was not well-lit or well-maintained, the owner of the facility may be more at fault than the driver who hit you. However, both the owner and the driver may share in that responsibility.

The law requires motorists to exercise reasonable care with regard to pedestrian and vehicle traffic, even when driving at low speeds in a parking lot. Lawyer T. Andrew Miller can determine if there is more than one negligent party.

Get The Legal Advice You Need Today

A personal injury lawyer can assist with sorting out the details of your bike or pedestrian accident claim. If you, your child or another family member has been injured while biking or walking in Georgia, contact us online with your questions or call 678-894-7868 today for a consultation. We will provide you with the answers you need as soon as you need them.