With the rolling hills and the area’s overall good weather, Metro Atlanta is a very popular place to get outside and exercise. Whether you are a walker, jogger, or a runner, there is no shortage of opportunity to get outside. In fact, many communities in Metro Atlanta have taken great efforts to encourage foot traffic in their downtown areas. Unfortunately, pedestrians and joggers are fully exposed to the traffic that surrounds them. Without the protection of a vehicle surrounding them, the impact a pedestrian or jogger experiences with a motor vehicle can be catastrophic.
Having worked for 2 of the largest insurance companies in the United States, attorney Robert Tidwell is familiar with the positions often taken by insurance companies in an effort to deflect responsibility away from the driver who struck the pedestrian/jogger. Whether the insurance company claims that the pedestrian/jogger caused the collision by jumping out in front of traffic, wore the “wrong” type of clothing, or that the injury suffered by the pedestrian/jogger was a pre-existing injury brought about by excessive exercise, The Tidwell Firm will not be taken by surprise by any efforts to deflect responsibility. If you or a loved one have been struck by an automobile while walking, jogging, or running, give us a call today and speak with a member of our team about your case. Put the experience of The Tidwell Firm to work for you and allow us to help you recover from your injuries and make you whole again.