Other Vehicle Accidents
At Katz Wright Fleming & Dodson LLC, we have represented many clients who have been injured by a whole host of vehicles. Obviously, most of the volume of personal injury cases that we pursue involve injuries caused by automobiles. This is simply because there are many more cars on the road than any other type of vehicle. However, the accidents that involved vehicles other than cars are, in many case, the most catastrophic types of accidents. We have also represented clients who have been seriously injured or killed in the following ways: while on a bicycle, while driving an electric scooter such as those you see on the street from Lime and Bird, passengers on motorcycles and scooters, passengers in cars, while crossing the street and being hit by a car while in the crosswalk, on ATV’s, in boating accidents, on elevators, on escalators, being hit by bicycles while walking or jogging, gold cart injuries, being hit and dragged by a MARTA bus, being injured while a passenger on a public bus, being hit by emergency vehicles such as police cars, ambulances and the like, being hit by a wrong-way driver, being injured while a passenger on an airplane, or being injured by a DUI driver.
In Georgia, there are a number of dangerous road conditions that can cause serious harm. For instance, most of the roadway on Dekalb Avenue heading from Atlanta to Decatur is unsafe because of the way the lanes are shared and re-directed in an ill-advised attempt to handle more traffic than the roads are able to handle safely. This results in confusion, many accidents and an inordinate amount of serious injuries and deaths involving many different types of vehicles. Another dangerous road condition that has contributed to many serious accidents and deaths is the signage and roadways along I-75 as it travels south into Atlanta and merges with I-85. This causes a great deal of confusion, hasty lane changes, and has resulted in a number of highly publicized wrecks and tragic deaths involving many different types of vehicles on the roadway. While these are two specific examples of dangerous roadway conditions, they are by no means the only ones. There are many static hazards as well as conditions that arise quickly on the roadways in Atlanta such as poorly designed roads and shoulders that do not clear water properly, poorly maintained streets and sidewalks, debris in the roadway that is not cleared in a timely manner, potholes, missing manhole covers and water meter covers, missing signs, traffic lights that are out and not repaired, defective traffic signal devices that give green lights in both directions, missing stop signs, roadways in which overgrown shrubs obscure the drivers’ view and many more instances which create a dangerous condition.
We have earned our reputation for excellence by helping clients who have suffered serious injuries in many types of vehicle accidents
As Atlanta car accident attorneys, we work hard to get you all that you are entitled to under Georgia law, not just want the insurance company wants to pay. Many times, the injuries and damages sustained when injured by vehicles other than cars are much more serious than car accidents. This is due to the physics involved and the vulnerability that people are subjected to when they travel in vehicles other than automobiles. Almost all of our lawyers have started their law careers defending insurance companies in car accident, medical malpractice and other matters. These are the same entities that we now litigate against. Since changing sides, we have exclusively focused on helping individuals and families who have been seriously injured by the wrongful acts of others. In a lot of cases, the difference in value is determined by the skill, experience and amount of work that the lawyer who is handling the case devotes to the matter. This really does make a difference and should be a major factor in your decision of which lawyer to hire to represent you in your case. This is especially true with accidents stemming from the misuse or malfunctioning of non-automobile vehicles such as golf carts, electric scooters, motorcycles, bicycles, ATV’s, mini-bikes, go carts, off-road vehicles, dirt bikes, mopeds, gas scooters, skateboards, Segway personal transport vehicles, and any other accident that occurs when the victim is struck but does not have the physical benefit of being surrounded by a car and secured by a seat belt or airbag. These situations often result in horrific injuries and involve a complex set of facts that often affect the amount (and types) of insurance available to pay for the victims damages.Contact an Experienced Attorney who Handles Accidents Involving Many Different Types of Vehicles (800) 613-1923
Accidents involving vehicles other than automobiles are especially complex and can be challenging to pursue due to the additional insurance issues and liability issues that are a big part of these cases. If you have been involved in this type of accident, you know how quickly these accidents can occur and how vulnerable you are to serious injury when you are not in an automobile. Because of this, you should retain an experienced attorney in this area as soon as possible to protect all of your legal rights. There are many areas that must be addressed in these types of cases including mounting medical bills, treating with the appropriate doctors, investigating the facts of the accident, securing evidence, and interviewing eye witnesses who may be able to bolster your case in the event that there is a discrepancy as to how the accident happened and who was at fault (as there often is).
If you or a family member has been seriously injured in an accident involving a vehicle other than a traditional car accident, and you have a question, or would like to discuss specific aspects of your case with us, please call Robert J. Fleming at (404) 525-5150 or contact us online for a free, no-obligation consultation. We are here to provide you immediate help.