Atlanta joggers, walkers, and bicyclists should use extreme caution while crossing the intersection of LaVista Road, Lindbergh Drive and Chesire Bridge Road. While the City of Atlanta is aware of the safety defects at this intersection, they have not been remedied. In addition to heavy traffic, the following road defects warrant extra precautions: (1) there is no cross walk on the eastern side of the intersection; and (2) one of the cross walk buttons is missing, while others do not work properly. This forces lawful pedestrians into the street and lead to a potentially dangerous situation.
As Atlanta Injury lawyers, we see many Atlanta pedestrian accidents happen as a direct result of unsafe road conditions that result from the City of Atlanta or the State of Georgia’s lack of attention to noted road defects. All Atlanta residents should use extreme caution as these types of busy intersections.
Legal claims against government agencies are difficult because the set of laws involved are biased to protect the governmental entity. This complex set of laws works to the disadvantage of the person injured by the wrongful acts of government employees, negligent operation of a government vehicle, or by a dangerous condition of public property. The law of governmental immunity (also known as sovereign immunity) in Georgia and other states has claims procedures that must be followed exactly and immunities that the government will attempt to use to eliminate a person’s claim and have it rejected from court, even when the facts show wrongful acts by the government or government employees, or dangerous public property. The Federal Tort Claims Act provides the same type of protection to the Federal government for personal injury and wrongful death claims against the Federal Government. Under both sets of laws, an injured person must send a written notice to the governmental entity putting the entity on notice of the injury and potential claim. The deadline to do this varies, depending on the type of governmental entity that you are suing. Because of this requirement, the complexity of the notice requirements, and the varying deadlines, it is essential that you hire an experienced attorney who can navigate these legal requirements on your behalf, properly preserve you claims against the city, county, state, or Federal Government and pursue your case in the courts.
Attorney Robert J. Fleming has been handling wrongful death cases, automobile accident cases, personal injury cases, dental malpractice and medical malpractice lawsuits for individuals and families who have been harmed, injured or died as a result of the carelessness or negligence of another for more than 20 years in and around Atlanta, Georgia and its surrounding areas, including Alpharetta, Austell, Avondale Estates, Chamblee, College Park, Conyers, Duluth, Decatur, Doraville, Hapeville, Johns Creek, Jonesboro, Lawrenceville, Norcross, Peachtree City, Riverdale, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Stone Mountain, and Smyrna. If you have been seriously injured and suspect that your injury was caused by a governmental entity such as the City of Atlanta or one of the Atlanta-area metro counties and would like quality legal representation, contact Robert J. Fleming directly on (404) 525-5150 or contact us online.