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Bicycling Injuries

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Riding a bicycle has become an increasingly popular method of commuting, as well as a great recreational activity.  With a rise in ridership, more adults and children are getting hurt or being killed in bike crashes.  The number of distracted drivers on today’s roads are reaching historical highs.  Thus, the increase in serious bike injuries is not surprising.

If you or someone you know was hurt or killed in a bicycle accident, Glass & Robson can help you.  As with car accidents and pedestrian accidents, a bike injury may give rise to a legal claim compensation for all of your damages from the striking vehicle.

Often times these bicycle accidents do not involve other drivers but were caused by the negligence of road contractors, construction companies, and even public utility companies. Injuries that occur as a result of these types of accidents can be severe and life altering. Some of the most common types of injuries are nerve damage, broken or dislocated bones, and injuries to the neck, back, brain, or spinal cord. Sometimes these injuries are so severe as to cause the cyclist to lose his or her life.

Over the course of our careers, we have developed extensive experience in representing individuals who have been injured or killed while cycling.  As with other types of motor vehicle collisions, the amount of available insurance will depend on how much the at-fault driver carries in addition to any underinsured motorist coverage you may have on your own policy. We have not seen any cases where an injured party’s own underinsured motorist coverage did not cover a cycling injury. As you likely know, underinsured motorist coverage only comes in to play when the at-fault party’s insurance limits have been exhausted.

Our attorneys have decades of collective experience and we founded our firm in 2013 to provide personalized and compassionate legal representation to injured victims. Give us a call at 404-751-4702 or  contact us to find out more about how our Atlanta bike accident lawyers can put our legal knowledge to work on your accident claim.

When Can a Victim Get Compensation After a Bike Accident?

Georgia’s negligence laws govern whether an injured cyclist has a viable cause of action against another.  Usually, an injured party has a claim against a negligent driver who caused the collision. We will work to prove the crash happened because the driver broke rules of the road or was unreasonably careless, resulting in the collision that injured you.

Cyclists who are injured because of faulty equipment also may have a viable claim for injury against the product manufacturer, such as the manufacturer of a defective bike helmet or a car whose brakes fail.  The crash victim in these cases could be entitled to compensation under product liability laws holding manufacturers automatically responsible for defects that cause harm.  We regularly handle these cases.

If a crash is fatal, the victim’s family can pursue compensation for a bike crash on behalf of the victim. Surviving family members can make wrongful death claims against those who the bike crash victim would have been able to sue if the crash had not been fatal.

What Compensation is Available for Bike Accident Injuries in Georgia?

Determining appropriate compensation is essential in case an insurer offers a settlement to bike accident victims. It is also important to understand what kinds of damages a victim should be entitled to so the victim can prove the full extent of loss and maximize financial recovery.

Glass & Robson helps victims to determine and prove their economic and non-financial losses.  You should be entitled to compensation not just for past losses, but also for future medical treatment and pain and suffering.  For example, you should be compensated not just for medical treatment received up to the date your claim resolves, but also for any treatment you will need over the course of your life because of the bike accident.  This is part of our role as your advocate and we are very good at it.

Compensation for both economic and non-financial loss should be available, so victims should be compensated for past and future medical care; wage losses; pain and suffering; emotional distress; and lost companionship and funeral expenditures in case of fatal bike accidents.  Glass & Robson assists you in getting the compensation you deserve so you can try to move on with your life.

How Can an Atlanta Bike Accident Lawyer Help You?

Glass & Robson’s lawyers will help you to pursue a case against those who hurt you so you can be fully and fairly compensated for the damage you’ve suffered.  Please give us a call at 404-751-4702 or fill out the form on our website to send a direct message to our office.

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