North Georgia Bicycle Accident Lawyers
Bike riding is fun, whether for sport, recreation, or transportation. However, this enjoyable activity can turn grim when a bicyclist gets struck by a vehicle.
Think you have a case?
Most bicycle accident claims are filed against a negligent driver. Acts of driver negligence that frequently result in an accident include failing to share the road with or yield to a bicyclist, making an illegal turn, running a red light, running a stop sign, driving under the influence, falling asleep at the wheel, texting while driving, reckless driving, speeding, and racing. We have also filed bicycle accident lawsuits against the city or county for failing to repair or close off dangerous road and sidewalk conditions that have led to an accident.
What do I need to know?
1 - Your medical condition: Seek appropriate medical attention immediately. Many injuries and their symptoms do not show up right away, so you must be thoroughly examined.
2 - Your evidence: Always call the police and gather information, as there could be important evidence at the scene that needs to be preserved. Examples include photos of damage and debris, videos of witnesses providing statements, photos of skid marks indicating speeding, and photos of the positioning of the vehicle. It’s also important to write down any useful information including how fast you were going, where the accident took place, who you were with, the weather conditions, descriptions of the road and traffic conditions, the full names, addresses and phone numbers of passengers, witnesses, and drivers, insurance information from other drivers involved, and any other details you can remember. Do not give recorded statements to the other party’s insurance company or investigator without having your law firm involved.
3 - Your position: Answer all appropriate questions pertaining to your loss. Did you have to take off work a few weeks to recover? Are you now permanently disabled? Did you have to change jobs? Have you endured prolonged physical pain? Did you lose a loved one? The answers to these questions will help in building your case. Even if you are unsure if the accident was your fault, it is important not to admit guilt until an attorney investigates your case.
How can you help me?
If you or someone you love was injured or killed in a bicycle accident, we can help you take legal action. An experienced North Georgia bicycle accident attorney at our firm will fight hard on your behalf to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for your medical bills, ongoing medical treatment, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
What do I do now?
Let us fight for you. Call today for your free consultation!