Dependable Legal Advocacy in Glynn, Camden and McIntosh Counties
Pedestrians and bicyclists have a right to the road. Unfortunately, some motorists are not mindful of their surroundings, and their negligent driving can cause serious accidents. A collision with a vehicle of any size may lead to life-altering injuries, and victims deserve to recover compensation to cover all related expenses.
If you or a loved one was injured while walking or riding a bike, our Brunswick bicycle and pedestrian accident lawyer is ready to offer the knowledgeable representation you deserve. At Mayfield Law, LLC, we are committed to holding negligent drivers accountable and obtaining just compensation.
Our founder previously represented some of America’s largest insurance companies, giving our firm unique insights that we use when negotiating for our clients. We know how to effectively fight for you in and out of the courtroom, and our team will do everything we can to secure the best possible outcome.
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Georgia state law offers numerous protections to bicyclists and pedestrians. In many cases, a motorist can be held liable for injuries in a bicycle or pedestrian accident if they were driving negligently.
As a pedestrian in Georgia, you almost always have the “right of way.” This means cars must yield to you in most situations, even if you are jaywalking. Keep in mind you typically have the right to walk on the side of the road if no sidewalks are available. Motorists are obligated to check the road for pedestrians before turning or pulling out of a driveway, so they may be legally responsible for any situation where their vehicle strikes a pedestrian.
Bicyclists in Georgia must follow all applicable traffic rules as if they were driving a motor vehicle. In other words, cyclists must follow the flow of traffic and obey traffic signals, such as stop signs and traffic lights. They are also obligated to signal when turning, just like any other driver. Georgia cyclists only have to use bike lanes if required by their local municipality, but drivers must yield to cyclists when they are using a bicycle line. If a bicyclist is hit by a vehicle despite following all traffic laws, the driver may be liable for damages.
Determining personal injury liability is not always easy. If you have been involved in a collision, our Brunswick bicycle and pedestrian accident attorney can evaluate your case and advise whether you have a strong claim.
Call (912) 455-2045 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation. We provide our legal services in English and Spanish.
In most cases, you will have two years from the date of the accident to pursue a personal injury claim. Unfortunately, many bicycle and pedestrian accidents result in death. Should this happen to a loved one, you will have two years from the date of their passing to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
An insurance adjuster or the defense’s legal team may offer an out-of-court settlement. We are fierce negotiators who will always look out for your best interests. If an agreeable resolution cannot be reached, we are prepared to litigate the claim in court.
A successful bicycle or pedestrian accident lawsuit can compensate you for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost or missed wages
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Punitive damages
Georgia’s modified comparative negligence rules may become relevant if the defense claims you were partially responsible for the accident. Evidence of jaywalking or failing to obey traffic signals may convince a jury to assign you a portion of the blame, which will commensurately reduce what you can recover. You will not be able to recover any damages if the jury finds you at least 50% at fault.
If you are concerned about how you will pay for medical bills, property damage, and missed wages in the aftermath of an accident, get in touch with our team at Mayfield Law, LLC. Our Brunswick bicycle and pedestrian accident lawyer is compassionate to the difficulties you are experiencing and can provide the seasoned guidance you need to recover the maximum available compensation.
Contact us online or call (912) 455-2045 today!
We understand that each client and every case is unique. We work with you to efficiently and effectively develop the proper course of action for your particular case.
At Mayfield Law, you have direct access to your attorney. You will constantly be provided with honesty and transparency into your case, and we will work to ensure that your goals are met.
When you work with our team, you can rest assured that you will not only have an attorney, but also an advocate who will tirelessly work to secure the best possible outcome on your case.
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