Cyclists And Pedestrians Face Real Risks On Our Roads
For bike riders and pedestrians, our roads can be a very dangerous place. Motorists often fail to notice them and when they do, it is usually too late to prevent an accident. Drivers have a responsibility to share the road with bike riders and pedestrians. The unfortunate reality is that even with that duty to share the road bike riders and pedestrians are still at risk of serious injury.
The fact that bike riders and pedestrians lack almost any protection from impacts with motor vehicles means that the injuries they suffer when an accident occurs can be incredibly damaging. A car can weigh over 4,000 pounds. Travelling at even moderate speeds a motor vehicle can cause life-changing and fatal injuries such as:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries (paraplegia, quadriplegia, partial paralysis)
- Broken bones
- Internal injuries
Distracted Drivers And Cyclists, And Pedestrians
When people talk, text or otherwise use their cellphone while driving, they create real hazards for others on the road, including bicycle riders and pedestrians. Distracted driving is a leading cause of motor vehicle accidents. We know how to build cases that hold distracted drivers responsible for the injuries they cause.
We Will Take A Stand For You
At Morris & Dean, our firm is here to help those who have been injured by motor vehicles when they were cycling or walking on our streets. These types of accidents produce incredibly serious injuries and you deserve to be fully compensated for all you have been through. Lawyer Jeffrey J. Dean has an AV Preeminent* rating from Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review rating system, the highest available rating as well as an 9.3 “Excellent” rating from Avvo. He has earned these recognitions through decades of hard work and delivering the results his clients need.
Do not face the aftermath of a bicycle or pedestrian accident without representation you can trust. Turn to Morris & Dean. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 706-847-4086 or contact us online.
We only collect attorney’s fees for personal injury cases if we secure compensation for you.
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