Bicycle accidents, and the resulting injuries, are unfortunately a real risk for anyone cycling around the beautiful streets of Atlanta. As cycling becomes more and more popular here – this was the first year for the local Atlanta Cycling Festival – these types of personal injury cases will hopefully become less prevalent, especially as drivers become more aware of the need to share the road. Still, distracted, reckless, and/or drunk drivers will still pose a risk. If you are the victim of a bicycle accident in Atlanta, it is important to secure a top-rate personal injury lawyer.
Bicycle accidents, particularly those involving motor vehicles, can be extremely hazardous to the cyclist. The dangers of riding a bicycle on roads shared by cars are obvious. Bicycles are smaller and less visible than motor vehicles, and therefore may not be noticed by distracted or impaired drivers. They travel more slowly than the flow of traffic, putting them at further risk. And the cyclist is completely exposed, with little protection beyond a helmet. Unfortunately, bicycle accidents are way too common on our roads.
Wrongful deaths from bicycle accidents account for about two percent of all traffic fatalities. Cyclists also made up two percent of all people injured in auto accidents. The severity of the personal injuries sustained by these cyclists varies, but debilitating and permanent injuries are not uncommon. IF you have suffered such a bicycle accident in Atlanta, Kim Injury Law will fight to maximize a settlement on your behalf. You may have the right to compensation for:
- Medical Expenses
- Pain and Suffering
- Loss of Income
- Wrongful Death
These are just a few of the losses that may entitle you to compensation. The only way to know for sure is on the professional legal advice of a trained personal injury attorney. If you have been involved in a bicycle accident, contact us to review your case today.