Contact The Champion Firm for Atlanta Bicycle Accident Injuries

by | Jan 24, 2020 | Legal Services

As per the most recent ascertainable statistics from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, 857 bicyclists were killed in traffic accidents in the United States in 2018. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the most serious bicycle accident injuries are head and brain trauma suffered in crashes with automobiles.

Some Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents with Motorists

A bicycle accident attorney in Atlanta from The Champion Firm has successfully handled bicycle accident cases involving severe injuries after bicyclists are hit by motorists. Here are some common causes of bicycle accidents when motorists are involved:

  • Distracted driving while using a mobile device.
  • The right cross when a vehicle pulls out from the bicyclist’s right and either hits or obstructs the bicyclist who can’t stop.
  • The right hook when a driver turns right at an intersection and cuts off a bicyclist.
  • The left cross when a driver makes a left turn in front of an oncoming bicyclist.
  • Getting doored when a motorist or passenger opens a vehicle door in front of a bicyclist who can’t stop in time.
  • Disobeying traffic signals or stop signs.

The insurer of the motorist who caused your bicycle accident isn’t going to have any sympathy for you. They’re simply prejudiced against bicyclists, and they’ll make every effort to try and devalue or deny your personal injury claim. Don’t give an opposing insurer any type of a statement about how your accident happened. Georgia law doesn’t require you to do that. Instead, contact a bicycle accident attorney in Atlanta at The Champion Firm.

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