Other Common Injuries Sustained by Cyclists
Bicycle injury cases involve a number of varied injuries ranging from cuts and scrapes on the minor end to brain trauma, coma or wrongful death on the severe end. Impact of a vehicle with bicyclists and/or their bikes can also cause the cyclists to sustain fractured bones, loss of teeth, and amputation.
Drivers involved in accidents with cyclists who were not in obedience with the rules of the road at the time of the accident must ordinarily pay damages including medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering (physical and mental). Statistics provided by the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) show that no less than five thousand deaths caused by car versus pedestrian/bicycle accidents have been reported since the year 2004.
Additionally, injuries to pedestrians and bicyclists as a result of car accidents number more than 78,000 per year. It is clear that vulnerability to injury, and even death, is increased for bicyclists, who lack the built-in safety features, such as airbags and seatbelts that provide protection to riders in vehicles.
It is imperative for Georgia bicyclists who have been injured in a car accident to retain a qualified bicycle accident attorney. Navigating the metro Atlanta area, with crowded suburbs such as Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett, can prove to be hazardous to cyclists. Our attorneys possess profound knowledge of bicycle accident law to help you receive the compensation to which you are entitled.