Compensation For Serious Pedestrian And Bicycle Accidents
With growing awareness of the carbon footprint of commuting and the cost of gas, not to mention the beautiful scenery where we live, more and more people are cycling. These same people are at the mercy of Mississippi and Louisiana drivers when they take to the road.
Pedestrians And Cyclists Have The Right Of Way
When pedestrians and cyclists are struck by a motor vehicle, the outcome can be catastrophic. Drivers are increasingly distracted. The USDOT reports that in 2016:
- Pedestrian deaths increased by 9.0 percent
- Bicyclist deaths increased by 1.3 percent
If you or someone close to you was hit by a motorist in or near Gulfport, it is important to know your rights — in almost every instance, a pedestrian has the right of way. As such, it is very likely that you are entitled to compensation. The laws related to cyclists are more complex.
A Skilled Attorney Is Critical
As a personal injury attorney for over 20 years, I have worked to help injury victims recover what they have needed and deserved following their accident. I encourage you to reach out and schedule a no-risk consultation so that you can understand to what you may be entitled if you have been seriously injured in a pedestrian or cyclist accident.
Get Skilled Legal Help Today
If you or a loved one was hit and hurt while biking, walking, running or while otherwise vulnerable, call and schedule a free initial consultation. No matter what your injury I can assess the situation and tell you what you can expect and how I can help. You are never obligated to anything but will know where you stand. Call my Biloxi office: B. Geoffrey Harrison PA at 228-207-2075 or email me.