If you have been injured in an accident while riding your bicycle that was caused due to the negligence of another, you may have grounds to pursue damages against the negligent parties. These cases can become very complicated, and it is important that you seek the advice of a reliable Atlanta bicycle accident attorney as soon as possible.
The personal injury lawyers at the law firm of Hilley & Frieder, P.C., offer clients more than 38 years of experience fighting for the rights of injury victims. From our offices in Atlanta, Georgia, we provide skillful, compassionate and results-oriented representation, working diligently to obtain the compensation you need to recover from your injuries and move on with your life.
If you have suffered an injury in a bicycle accident that you did not cause, contact one of our lawyers to discuss your rights and your legal options.
The Right Lawyers After a Serious Bike Wreck
In Atlanta and in communities throughout the area, bicycle riders have certain rights on the road. Drivers who share the road with them are required to be familiar with those rights and to treat bicycle riders accordingly. When drivers fail to recognize the rights of bicycle riders and accidents happen, the resulting injuries can be extremely severe and sometimes fatal.
Our considerable background in these cases serves as a significant benefit to our clients. Our knowledge of the injuries common in these types of accidents along with our understanding of how they are treated allow us to seek the right financial compensation and medical care appropriate to your unique situation.
Causes of Bike Accidents in Georgia
There are many negligent behaviors that drivers participate in that can lead to bicycle accidents, including:
- Opening doors into bicycle lanes
- Turning left in front of a bicyclist
- Switching lanes without checking for bicycles
- Texting and driving
- Drunk driving and more
You Have the Same Rights as Cars Do
Many times after a bicycle accident, the drivers of the vehicle will claim that the bicyclist caused the accident or the bicyclist shouldn’t have been on the road in the first place. Not only are these accusations usually false, but you have the same rights on the road as drivers of cars and trucks do.
Do not let an insurance company talk you out of your right to compensation. It is not wise to accept a lowball offer from insurance. They are out to protect their bottom line, not your needs. Speak with an attorney regarding your options before signing or agreeing to anything.
To learn more about your options regarding your bicycle injuries, contact our lawyers at Hilley & Frieder, P.C. We will give you straightforward advice regarding your situation and answer any question you may have. Call us at 404-233-6200 to schedule your free initial consult today.
Mia Frieder was the contributing attorney to this content.