The Atlanta metro area offers something of a paradise for bicyclists and pedestrians. But the intermingling of bicycles and larger vehicles, such as trucks, motorcycles, and cars, can create dangerous conditions – even for bicyclists who observe all safety laws and wear proper gear (e.g., reflective clothing at night, certified helmets, etc.). Our Atlanta bicycle accident attorneys are skilled at handling cases involving bike injuries in Atlanta and across the state.
Broughton Accident & Injury Lawyers is an award-winning team of bicycle accident attorneys in Atlanta, GA, helping injured victims recover millions in compensation. Contact us for a consultation. Our attorneys will review your case and let you know what legal action they recommend. Call (404) 842-7700 today.
Our Atlanta bicycle accident attorneys have over two decades of experience representing victims injured in bicycle accidents. We understand that the injuries and necessary care to treat them are extensive and daunting to a family who works hard to make ends meet. We want to help our clients recover a financial settlement that will allow them to heal fully without worrying about mounting medical bills and lost wages.
Bicycle accident statistics are universally dismaying. Study after study shows that younger riders are at much-elevated risk for getting into crashes – and when they do get into accidents, these accidents tend to cause severe injuries. Even bicyclists who operate safely – people who wear helmets, follow proper safety protocol, don't take risks, etc. – can get hurt easier simply because of the size difference between bicycles and other larger vehicles on the road.
Here is a list of some of the most common causes of Atlanta bicycle accidents:
Anyone who has ridden a bike knows they can be highly affected by issues with the road surface on which they are riding. For example, bicyclists can easily be thrown over their handlebars and onto the ground directly ahead when a front wheel becomes stuck.
Some of the more common kinds of dangerous conditions that cause bicycle accidents include the following:
Our team at Broughton Accident & Injury Lawyers has seen firsthand the devastation of a bicycle accident. Even with protective gear and a bicycle helmet, cyclists are no match for the physical size and speed of a passenger vehicle. The danger of a bicycle accident is there each time you or a loved one hits the road. Unfortunately, this means that some bicycle accidents can be fatal.
You may be entitled to a wrongful death claim if you have lost a loved one in a bicycle accident due to a negligent driver's fault. Broughton Accident & Injury Lawyers represents the families of those individuals who have been seriously injured or killed in bicycle accidents. While nothing can replace a family member, receiving a settlement for your loss and suffering can lessen the financial stress caused by the loss.
Survivors of those killed in a bicycle accident who may have the right to file a wrongful death claim against a negligent party include:
The right to file a wrongful death claim is reserved for the children and spouse of the cyclist. If they file a wrongful death claim, it is unlikely that another party would be able to do so as well. If you have a question about the legalities surrounding a wrongful death claim following the loss of a loved one in a bicycle accident, you should contact our law firm for a free consultation.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a bike accident, do not be intimidated by insurance companies that try to trick you into taking a quick, low-ball cash settlement. Your injuries deserve proper care and assessment, and we can help you counter their responses with a professionally prepared case against the negligent driver.
Contact our bicycle accident lawyers in Atlanta today at (404) 842-7700 to discuss your injuries and how we can help you heal completely with the maximum settlement you deserve.
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