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Fighting For Bicycle Accident Victims in Peachtree City and Surrounding Areas

When a bicycle collides with a car, the cyclist is almost always the one who suffers the most severe injuries. The majority of bicycle accidents result in the cyclist being taken to the hospital with serious injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

At Anderson Law, we understand the unique challenges that injured cyclists face. Our Peachtree City bicycle accident lawyers are here to help you navigate the legal process and fight for the maximum compensation you are owed. We have a proven track record of success and are prepared to put our extensive experience to work for you.

Call (404) 418-9435 or contact us online today to schedule a free consultation with our bicycle accident lawyers in Peachtree City. 

Identifying the Causes of Bicycle Accidents 

The negligence of drivers causes most bicycle accidents. Drivers who fail to exercise reasonable care behind the wheel can cause serious accidents and injuries. If you were injured in a bicycle accident, our attorney can help you determine who was at fault and how to proceed with your case.

Some of the most common causes of bicycle accidents include:

  • Driver Negligence: Drivers who are distracted, speeding, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or otherwise driving negligently can cause serious bicycle accidents.
  • Dooring Accidents: Dooring accidents occur when a driver or passenger opens their door into the path of an oncoming cyclist. These accidents are common in urban areas.
  • Left-Turn Accidents: Left-turn accidents occur when a driver makes a left turn in front of an oncoming cyclist. These accidents are often caused by a driver’s failure to yield the right of way.
  • Right-Turn Accidents: Right-turn accidents occur when a driver makes a right turn and collides with a cyclist who is traveling straight in the same direction. These accidents are often caused by a driver’s failure to check their blind spot.
  • Unsafe Road Conditions: Potholes, uneven pavement, and other unsafe road conditions can cause a cyclist to lose control and crash.
  • Defective Bicycle Parts: In some cases, a bicycle accident is caused by a defective part, such as a faulty brake or a defective helmet.

Common Injuries in Bicycle Accidents

Common injuries sustained in bicycle accidents include:

  • Head Injuries: Even with helmets, cyclists can suffer concussions, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), and other severe head trauma. These injuries may result in cognitive impairments, memory loss, and long-term disabilities.
  • Fractures and Broken Bones: The effect of a collision can cause fractures in various parts of the body, including the arms, legs, ribs, and collarbones. These injuries often demand surgery and extended rehabilitation periods.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: Harm to the spinal cord can result in partial or complete paralysis, significantly altering the victim’s quality of life and necessitating lifelong medical care and assistance.
  • Internal Injuries: Blunt force trauma from a bicycle accident can lead to internal bleeding and damage to internal organs, which may require immediate and intensive medical intervention.
  • Cuts, Bruises, and Road Rash: While these may seem minor compared to other injuries, severe cuts and abrasions can lead to infections and require extensive medical treatment.
  • Psychological Trauma: Beyond physical injuries, victims of bicycle accidents often experience psychological effects such as PTSD, anxiety, and depression, which can impact their daily lives and relationships.

What Damages Could Be Recovered in a Bicycle Accident Claim?

A successful bicycle accident claim can help alleviate these burdens by covering various types of damages:

  • Medical Expenses: This includes all past, present, and future medical costs related to the accident. Compensation can cover hospital stays, surgeries, medications, physical therapy, and any required medical equipment or modifications to the home.
  • Lost Wages and Loss of Earning Capacity: If injuries prevent the victim from working, temporarily or permanently, they could be entitled to compensation for lost wages and, in long-term disability cases, loss of future earning potential.
  • Pain and Suffering: Compensation for pain and suffering addresses the physical pain and emotional distress experienced by the victim as a result of the accident. This is often one of the most significant components of a personal injury claim.
  • Property Damage: Victims can pursue compensation for damage to their bicycle and any other personal property that was damaged in the accident.
  • Rehabilitation and Therapy Costs: Long-term rehabilitation and psychological therapy can be essential for recovery. Compensation can cover these ongoing costs, ensuring the victim receives the necessary care to regain as much of their pre-accident life as possible.
  • Punitive Damages: In cases where the at-fault party’s behavior was especially reckless or malicious, the court may grant punitive damages to punish the wrongdoer and discourage similar conduct in the future.

What to Do After a Bicycle Accident

  • Call 911: If you were involved in a bicycle accident, you should call 911 and report the accident to the police. The police will create an accident report, which can be important evidence in your case.
  • Document the Scene: If you are able to do so, you should take pictures of the accident scene, your injuries, and any damage to your bicycle. You should also write down the names and contact information of any witnesses to the accident.
  • Do Not Give a Statement to the Insurance Company: After a bicycle accident, you can expect to receive a call from the insurance company. The insurance adjuster may ask you to provide a recorded statement. You should not agree to do so. The insurance company is looking for any reason to deny your claim or reduce its value. You should let your attorney handle all communication with the insurance company.
  • Seek Medical Attention: Even if you do not think you were seriously injured, you should still seek medical attention after a bicycle accident. Some injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries and internal organ damage, may not be immediately apparent. A doctor can evaluate your condition and create a record of your injuries.
  • Call a Bicycle Accident Lawyer: Bicycle accident cases can be complex, and having an experienced attorney is important. A lawyer can help you understand your rights and options and fight for the full, fair compensation you are owed.
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If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, our attorneys are here to help. We have offices in Peachtree City and Fayetteville and proudly serve clients throughout the surrounding areas, including Newnan, Tyrone, and Senoia. 

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