Bicycle & Pedestrian Accidents
What should you do if you're injured in a bicycle accident in Atlanta?
Atlanta has seen a major boom in bicycle activity over the past few years. People are using bicycles to commute to work, to ride along the Beltline, and to pedal out to Stone Mountain on the Path.
Metro Atlanta is popular among recreational and professional cyclists alike. Look around on any warm, sunny day, and you may seelarge group rides consisting of 40 or more cyclists. At the same time, you'll see parents and their children just enjoying a leisurely tour in the neighborhood. Many streets in Atlanta don’t have bike lanes, and cyclists share the roads with cars, commercial trucks, and other vehicles. Typical bike and cycling injury accidents involve careless drivers who are not attentive to cyclists.Bicycle Accidents on the Rise in Atlanta, GA
Bicycle accidents in Atlanta can be devastating, with injuries including broken bones, concussions, and more. That's why, if you or someone you love has been hit by a car while riding a bicycle, you should contact a bicycle accident attorney immediately. In Georgia, bicycles are classified as vehicles, and must obey the same rules of the road as motor vehicles. This means that bicyclists also enjoy the same rights and right of way as motor vehicles.
For a deeper understanding of bicycle injury accident law and the types of injuries that a bicyclist might sustain in an accident in Atlanta, read through the following links or call us today for a complimentary consultation at 404-622-5337.
- Bicycle Accidents, General Overview
- Types of Bicycle Cases and Resulting Injuries
- Other Common Injuries Sustained by Cyclists
If you have been injured because of another person’s actions or behavior, regardless of whether through negligence or intention, the law says you are entitled to be compensated. No matter the circumstances surrounding the incident or whether you honestly feel you may have contributed to what happened, when you have been injured in a bicycle or pedestrian accident, you have rights.
At McAleer Law, we are here to see to it that your legal rights are protected every step of the way through a bicycle or pedestrian accident liability claim. Whether you have suffered a traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, or other injury, we are here to help you recover the costs associated with your medical recovery and make you whole again. If the circumstances resulted in a fatal accident and you have lost a loved one, we can also help prove liability and pursue a wrongful death case.
We have successfully represented clients whose cases were rejected by other attorneys who considered them “too difficult” or “too small” to take on.
In fact, we recently won a significant six-figure jury verdict for a man struck by a car while he was walking on the shoulder of a roadway with an adjacent sidewalk. Although he had been drinking enough to be considered intoxicated, and had chosen to walk in on the roadway instead of on the sidewalk, we successfully argued against the defendant’s claims and established our client’s right to be on the shoulder as a pedestrian. This example shows that even a hit-and-run accident can lead to maximum compensation opportunities.
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It is not enough to go to court as prepared as your opponent. Insurance companies and defendants’ attorneys are focused on limiting your compensation and just settling your claim as soon as possible, even before you know the extent of your injury. We are focused on investigating the cause of your accident, hiring outside experts when necessary, and meticulously building a strong case on your behalf. Our goal is to see you receive the care and compensation that you need to begin to lay the groundwork for your recovery and future. We can also help you if you are having problems with your own insurer and they are unreasonably denying or delaying payment of your claims.