Bicycles are an excellent way to get around while being eco-friendly and get much-needed exercise. More people have exchanged their vehicles for bicycles in the last decade due to rising gas prices and health concerns. With more cyclists on the road, inevitably it has resulted in more bicycling accidents. Aside from a helmet, cyclists have little protection against vehicles. Bicycling accidents cause significant and severe injuries, including death. Georgia Trial Attorneys have extensive experience with bicycling accident cases and understand the specific needs injured clients have while recovering from injuries.
According to the CDC, over 900 bicyclists were killed and an estimated 494,000 people were injured in bicycle accidents in 2013 alone. Of those injured, many will suffer with life-long disabilities that will continue to impact their daily lives. One in eight injured bicyclists will suffer a traumatic brain injury, causing severe symptoms that require physical and occupational therapy. These accidents cost our nation billions in productivity losses and ongoing medical costs. The financial strains on a family can be immense. In order to get the compensation needed to recover properly, you need an experienced bicycle accident lawyer on your side.
A common cause of bicycle accidents is dooring. This occurs when a person in a parked car unintentionally opens a vehicle door in the path of an oncoming bicyclist. These unfortunate accidents happen more frequently than most people realize. Georgia has a law that any occupant of a car should not open the door of a vehicle into traffic unless it is reasonably safe to do so. The burden is on the driver to show they used reasonable care when opening a vehicle door. Even though this law is in place serious accidents still occur.
Bicycle Accident Injuries
Injuries suffered as a result of bicycle accidents can be severe and may alter one’s life. You or a loved one may have injuries to the neck or head, have nerve or spinal cord paralysis, broken bones, or even have lost the use of a limb. After a loved one has been injured or killed in a bicycle accident, you may feel isolated, confused, and lost about what to do next. While there is nothing you can do to bring back your loved one, you can make the right choices to move forward. A bicycle accident attorney can help you recover damages including:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income
- Loss of quality of life
- Loss of companionship
- Other compensable damages
Even when you try to obey all traffic laws and bicycling regulations, accidents still occur. Right after the accident, call for emergency assistance and then contact a skilled bicycle accident attorney at Georgia Trial Attorneys.
Contact a Bicycle Accident Attorney
As a Georgia Trial Attorneys client, you can expect to receive dynamic, passionate, and comprehensive representation. Unlike large law-mills, your case will always be treated with individual care and consideration. You are never just a case number to us; you are a client who deserves the utmost respect. Our attorneys are always responsive to your questions and concerns and are willing to work with you to achieve a beneficial result for your family. In the Atlanta area, call Georgia Trial Attorneys at 678-392-1401 for a free consultation today!