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Talk to an Atlanta Injury Attorney About Your Right to Compensation.
Were you struck by a car while walking down the street? You may be facing expensive medical bills and financial problems while you are unable to work. Challenges lie ahead, but an Atlanta pedestrian accident attorney can help you recover financial compensation to begin to put the pieces of your life back together.
Pedestrian & Cyclist Injuries in Traffic Accidents:
Pedestrians and bicyclists are often referred to as “non-occupants” in traffic accident statistic reports. This term sounds impersonal, but it is accurate. Children and adults who are walking down the street or are riding bicycles, skateboards, or scooters are completely exposed to injury if they are struck by motor vehicles. While the occupants of a car or truck may walk away from an accident relatively unscathed, non-occupants like pedestrians and cyclists may sustain catastrophic or fatal injuries.
The following injuries may be sustained by a bicyclist or pedestrian in a traffic accident:
- Broken bones
- Internal bleeding
- Organ damage
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Severe contusions and abrasions
- Traumatic amputation
Is it Illegal to Walk on the Interstate in Georgia?
In Georgia, it is illegal to walk on or along interstates. Pedestrians have tried to cross interstates before and it has lead to their deaths, so it is unwise to try crossing an interstate.
An Atlanta Pedestrian & Bicycle Accident Lawyer Can Help You Rebuild
At the Law Office of Noah J. Moore, we focus on getting you the settlement or award you deserve so you can focus on healing. Instead of trying to deal with an unfeeling insurance adjuster or accepting a settlement that does not actually cover all of your losses, work with a legal professional who will fight for a fair outcome on your behalf.
After a pedestrian incident, it is important to call the police and file a report. You should also visit hospital or receive medical treatment as soon possible because injuries often lead into large bills that can’t be paid without assistance from third parties such as insurance companies if you’re not covered on your own plan. Contact us today to determine whether or not you may be eligible for compensation.