Bicycle Accidents

In 2012, 19 people died in bike crashes in the state of Georgia. Bicycle accidents are very dangerous for riders and could cause permanent injuries or injuries that result in death.

If you or a loved one was injured or killed in a bicycle collision, an Atlanta bike accident lawyer can help you. The Law Offices of Brian C. McCarthy represents bicyclists or surviving family members in cases where a driver is to blame for causing a collision. Give us a call to learn how we can assist you in recovering compensation from a driver responsible for an accident. In addition to your free case evaluation, you can also get answers to questions you may have including:

  • Who is responsible for my bicycle accident?
  • What should I do if I am injured in a bicycle collision?
  • How can an Atlanta bicycle accident lawyer help with my case?

Who is Responsible for My Bicycle Accident?

Every driver on the road has a legal duty to both obey driver safety laws and to exercise reasonable caution while operating his vehicle. If a driver fails to do these things, that driver can be held legally responsible for any bicycle accidents that happen because of the failure.

You can pursue a claim for compensation from a driver who was negligent provided you can prove that the driver failed to live up to basic safety obligations and that this failure was the direct cause of harm. An experienced bicycle accident lawyer can help you to obtain evidence including:

  • Police reports from after the collision
  • Phone records to show the driver was texting and driving
  • Toxicology reports if the driver was impaired
  • Witness statements
  • Testimony from accident reconstruction experts

This and other evidence can all be used to prove that the driver of the vehicle involved in the collision is legally responsible for the accident and resulting damages.

What Should I do if I am Injured in a Bicycle Collision?

If you are injured in a bicycle collision, get immediate medical help for your injuries. You will need to be able to document the extent of the losses and damages you have suffered to be compensated in full for bicycle accident losses.

In addition to seeing a doctor, you should also speak with an experienced legal professional. An attorney can help you to negotiate a settlement with the insurance company of the driver who caused the bicycle collision or can build evidence and present your case in front of a jury so you will have the maximum chance of being fully compensated for the bicycle wreck.

Drivers often cause accidents because they engage in high-risk behavior like passing a bicyclist when it is not safe to do so, or driving while distracted and not paying attention to riders. These motorists should not get away with hurting you while you are left with high medical bills, ongoing pain and a potential reduction in earning potential resulting from your injuries.

How can an Atlanta Bicycle Accident Lawyer Help With My Case?

After a bike accident, an Atlanta bicycle accident attorney will assist you in deciding who is to blame; obtaining evidence; failing a lawsuit; negotiating with an insurer and otherwise doing everything possible to obtain full and fair compensation.

Because a bicycle provides little protection from the force and impact of a collision, injuries in bike crashes are often really serious. Be sure you have a lawyer you can trust to handle your claim with the care and attention it deserves. Call the Law Office of Brian C. McCarthy today to speak with a member of our legal team and learn how we can help you.