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Bicycle Accident Lawyer in Georgia
In Georgia, automobile drivers are required by law to share the road with bicyclists. However, motorists often act carelessly or recklessly, resulting in numerous bicyclist injuries and fatalities each year. If you were injured or your loved one was killed after being hit by a car, our Georgian bicycle accident attorneys can help. We take the time to listen to your story, uncover the facts, and work tirelessly to hold negligent motorists accountable.
How Negligence Leads to Bicycle Accidents
Both bicyclists and motorists have a responsibility to follow the rules of the road and exhibit a reasonable level of care when riding or driving. However, many drivers fail to pay attention or yield to bicyclists. There are countless ways in which negligence can lead to a bicycle accident.
Some common causes of bicycle accidents that can be attributed to negligence include:
- Distracted driving, including cell phone use, eating, etc.
- Failure to yield to bicyclists when turning or changing lanes
- Speeding and/or reckless driving
- Illegally driving in a designated bicyclist lane
- Opening a car door into the path of an oncoming cyclist
- Driving too close to a bicyclist
- Pulling into driveways, parking lots, or crosswalks
As previously mentioned, these are just some examples of how driver negligence can lead to bicycle accidents. Regardless of the cause, when such accidents occur, it is the bicyclist who tends to sustain a disproportionate level of injury. This is because, even with the proper safety gear such as helmets and elbow/kneepads, bicyclists are relatively unprotected and are usually traveling at lower speeds than an oncoming car. In many cases, bicycle accidents can result in severe, life-altering injuries or even death.
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If you were injured or your loved one was killed in a bicycle accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you shouldn’t have to suffer the consequences on your own. At the Law Office of Johnny Phillips, our Georgian bicycle accident attorneys understand that every situation is unique. We can take a look at all the circumstances surrounding your accident and determine whether a negligent motorist or even a defective bicycle part played a role in the accident. We can help you understand your legal options and devise a plan of action that’s tailored to your goals. With every case we take on, we fight for the full, fair compensation our clients are owed for their injuries, pain, and suffering.
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