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From trails to parks, Gwinnett County offers many opportunities for bicyclists to enjoy the great outdoors. But if your trip crosses paths with a negligent driver, you could be seriously hurt—and the driver might insist they did nothing wrong.
Securing compensation from the insurance company could be challenging when fault is disputed, and you may also struggle with medical bills or lost income.
Bicyclists are at a disadvantage in accidents for multiple reasons.
First, they are much more likely to suffer severe injuries in a collision than a person riding in a car. Bicycles don’t have seatbelts or airbags to keep the rider safe, and many people are ejected from their bikes when struck by a vehicle.
Because bike riders are prone to severe injuries, it’s often hard for them to give a statement to police about the crash. They might be unconscious or simply a little dazed.
Even with the help of bike helmets, head injuries are common and frequently cause symptoms like headaches, confusion, and memory loss. It may be challenging to think clearly or remember what happened while trying to give the officer a coherent statement.
At the same time, the bicyclist sometimes doesn’t see the car that hits them until just before the collision. They might not know all the facts about the accident or have more than a brief recollection of the events.
All of these factors mean that bicyclists are disadvantaged in seeking compensation after an accident. However, a bicycle accident attorney can help you fight back by:
Yes. In most cases, bicycles are subject to the same traffic laws as other vehicles, but there are also some regulations specific to bike riders, including:
There are also additional laws for motorists, including Georgia’s 3 Feet Law, which requires drivers to allow three feet of space between their vehicle and a bicycle when passing the bike. It has been recently updated to add that drivers should approach the bike cautiously and move into a lane farther away from the bike if they can do so safely.
If changing lanes isn’t feasible, the driver should slow down to at least 10 miles an hour below the speed limit or 25 MPH, whichever is greater.
In many of these situations, your bicycle accident lawyer can still help you seek compensation in one of several ways:
In order to accurately evaluate your claim, we’ll talk to you about the following categories of damages:
Data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) shows that Gwinnett County is one of the top five counties in the state for bicycle accidents. In 2019, Gwinnett County had 47 bike crashes involving 48 cyclists, with three of these accidents resulting in serious injury or fatality for the biker.
Overall state data indicates that 78 percent of non-motorist fatalities occurred outside of intersections, and about 86 percent happened in the dark rather than in daylight hours.
Please contact the CEO Lawyer Personal Injury Law Firm for a free consultation about your case. Our experienced legal team will review the details of your accident, answer your questions, and lay out your options for pursuing a settlement.
The CEO Lawyer Personal Injury Law Firm was founded by attorney Ali Awad, who quickly transformed it into one of the fastest-growing law firms in the country. Through his dedication to helping injured people get the compensation they need, he has recovered millions of dollars in damages for his clients.
When he’s not negotiating with insurance companies or fighting for clients in court, he gives no-nonsense legal advice to more than a million followers on social media. Give the CEO Lawyer a call at 833-254-2923.
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