Why are bicycle accidents so dangerous?
If a motor vehicle collides with a bicyclist, the injuries are likely to be severe and often result in death. Unlike those on a bicycle who have minimal protection, passengers of a motor vehicle have seat belts, airbags and steel cages surrounding them. The results are usually catastrophic or fatal. Injuries may include anything from scrapes and cuts to more extensive damage such as brain trauma.
A few example of Bicycle Accidents injuries:
- Internal organ damage
- Neck and back injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Spinal cord injury
- Cuts, bruises, sprains ,…
The cyclist is one of the most overlooked and underrepresented groups in society. These injuries—particularly the more severe ones—can keep the bicyclist from returning to their place of work, as a result, they cannot generate an income and pay normal monthly expenses. The medical bills may grow at alarming rates and the injured cyclist may feel overwhelmed with uncertainty about what to do next.
When you’ve been in a bicycle accident, having a qualified Atlanta attorney like from ATLINJ can make all the difference. We handle all the legal aspects of your settlement and ensure that you get the compensation you deserve while your injuries heal.
What causes Bike Accidents?
- Driving over a cyclist
- Turning without using turn signals
- Failing to yield the right of way
- The inability to see bicyclists approaching an intersection
- Texting while driving
- Failure to leave sufficient space
- Reckless driving
What Can you collect damages for?
- Medical costs
- Pain, both physical and emotional.
- Lost Wages