Bicycle Accidents Are Often Caused By Drivers or Unsafe Roads
Over the past decade, more and more people are riding bicycles to work and for fun. Our area has become one of the top 50 cycling cities in the country. In fact, many states across the nation are encouraging the use of bicycles and pedestrian travel to reduce traffic congestion. Bicycles share the road with motor vehicles, using the same streets as cars, trucks and other larger vehicles. Often unsafe roads, construction or motor vehicles can cause bicycle accidents and the resulting injuries can be devastating. When a motor vehicle and a bicycle collide, bicyclists are more vulnerable than either motorists or passengers. Scholle Law represents victims of bicycle accidents and their families. We have recovered cumulatively millions of dollars for our many clients over the past two decades. Our founder, Decatur bicycle accident attorney, Charles Scholle, established our firm to dedicate our law practice to recover the compensation clients deserve after a serious bicycle injury.
There are many types of bicycle accidents. Whether due to a car door opening as the cyclist rides by, or a vehicle moving into the bicycle lane when it is reserved for cyclists and the vehicle is not making a turn, the rider can be hit hard and hurt badly. Vehicles are required to leave a safe distance between themselves and bicyclists. But what if they don't? And what if the road itself is unsafe, making it more likely that the cyclist will be injured or worse.
As top personal injury lawyers and Decatur bicycle accident attorneys with highly specialized practice in injury law, we work with other experts experienced in the causes of bicycle injury such as: design defects, accident reconstruction and road conditions.
A bicycle accident can result in many very serious types of injuries, including the following:
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Spine Injuries
- Catastrophic Personal Injury
- Paraplegia Injury
- Quadriplegia Injury
Bicycle Accident Statistics
Although bicycle crashes make up a small percentage of traffic related accidents, they amount to a far greater percentage of overall fatalities and they are rising in number. The average number of deaths in our state from bicycle accidents over the past decade is relatively small. But our state ranks eighth nationwide in bicycle fatalities, which is disturbing since our Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) has one of the lowest rates of bicycle use in a major city. In addition, over a recent two-year period there were 1806 bicycle crashes in Georgia’s 13 largest counties.
Get Legal Help After a Bicycle Accident
Serious bicycle accidents are most often caused by someone other than the bicycle rider – and for that reason it is important to get legal advice while the evidence available, witnesses can be located and road conditions can be documented.
As Decatur bicycle accident lawyers, Charles Scholle and the Scholle Law team can give you the peace of mind you need after a bicycle accident. You may have been hit by a car or truck. You may have been struck by a injured because a driver did not see you at an intersection, but you are not at fault for this failure, they are. You may have been harmed when a driver failed to leave the required distance so that you could ride safely in a bike lane or on the road. Do not struggle on your own when you have experts right here to help take care of your recovery and get you back to your life and work.
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