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Montlick & Associates: Pedestrians, Cyclists at High Risk for Accident


July 17, 2012 - ATLANTA, GA

It is commonly known and accepted that motor vehicles can pose safety risks. Even as auto manufacturers continue to design cars that are increasingly safe and resilient, the risks that arise from careless drivers or highway obstructions are never fully negated. What is often forgotten is the fact that these risks are not just present for the drivers and passengers of cars and trucks, but also for cyclists and pedestrians. A new report serves as a reminder that traffic accidents pose major risks even for those who are not in a vehicle. This report has won the attention of Georgia-based Personal Injury law firm Montlick & Associates.

The report comes from St. Petersburg, Florida, an area that is known as one of the most hazardous areas for pedestrians and cyclists. The report notes an instance where one driver swerved, in an effort to avoid hitting another car -- ultimately hitting and killing a cyclist on the nearby sidewalk. Though the cyclist was killed instantly, the drivers of the two cars received only minor injuries.

Montlick & Associates is a Georgia-based personal injury firm with a long history of representing the victims of accidents just like this one. For as long as the firm has existed, it has always represented individuals, never insurance companies or big corporations. Montlick & Associates founder David R. Montlick made the following press statement in response to this news report.

"When an inattentive or careless driver hits our client while he or she is riding a bicycle, we know the driver is protected by a three thousand-pound plus steel enclosure, while our client typically has virtually no protection," observed Montlick. "If you suffer serious injuries in a bicycle accident because a careless, inattentive or indifferent driver hits you, you have a right to legal compensation for your injuries."

The Montlick & Associates press statement continues by offering practical advice to those who have been victimized by highway accidents. "It is important that you seek prompt legal advice, because insurance companies routinely try to settle accident claims for less when the injured party is a cyclist, because they allege that cyclists contributed in some way to their own injuries," cautions Montlick. "Recent studies show that settlements for injuries suffered in motor vehicles are up to 30 percent to 40 percent higher than for the same type of injuries suffered by cyclists. Our knowledgeable and experienced bicycle accident attorneys in Georgia are aware of this tendency. Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, will fight hard to get you the compensation that you deserve."

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Montlick & Associates provides a free consultation with an attorney, and pursues all types of cases involving personal injuries, including: car accidents, auto accidents, truck accidents, drunk driving accidents, pedestrian accidents, motorcycle accidents, SUV accidents, bus accidents, workers compensation, job injuries, brain and head injuries, falls, premises liability, nursing home abuse, social security disability, products liability, medical malpractice and animal bites.

At Montlick & Associates we provide a free consultation with an attorney, and you can call us 24/7 at 1-800-LAW-NEED or use our Free 24/7 Online Chat at www.montlick.com.

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