Bicycle Accidents

Bicycle Accidents

Bicycle accidents are often caused by the cyclist.  For instance, when cyclists ride on the wrong side of the road, make an unsafe turn, or weave dangerously out of the bike lane, cyclists will find themselves on the wrong end of an accident with a motor vehicle.  However, not all bicycle accidents are caused by the rider.  When the accident is not the cyclists fault, it is possible to pursue a claim against the person at fault.  For example, when a motorist makes an unsafe turn or a driver unsafely opens the door of the car and causes a bicycle accident, the cyclist should contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible.

Bicycle Accident Statistics

  • 630 bicyclist died on U.S. roads in 2009.
  • Over 50,000 bicyclists were injured in traffic in 2009.
  • The average age of a rider who died in a bicycle accident is 41.
  • 37% of the deaths resulting from bicycle accidents involved alcohol in 2008.
  • Fatal injuries from bicycle accidents generally occur in urban areas.

Common Injuries Resulting From Bicycle Accidents

Bicycle accidents often cause serious or fatal injuries, especially when a motor vehicle is involved.  No bike helmet can prepare a bicyclist for the surging impact caused by an automobile.  Cyclist are vulnerable to serious injuries because they are left wide open to a violent and scary collision.  Nothing can protect them from the steel of a car moving at high speeds.  Listed below are some of the common injuries suffered by bicycle accident victims.

  • Head Injuries
  • Brain Injuries
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Broken Bones
  • Bone Fractures
  • Lacerations
  • Amputation
  • Paralysis
  • Death

We Can Help You

If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, please contact one of our personal injury lawyers as soon as possible.  Our Georgia accident attorneys will provide a free and confidential case evaluation.  Call us with any questions or concerns and our lawyers will fully address each issue without charging a fee.  Our job is to educate you about the law so that you can make an informed decision about your personal injury claim.  You will not be required to pay any attorney fees until our law firm recovers the settlement or award you deserve.  Call us at 770.837.3207.

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