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Bicycle Accident Attorney Cumming & Dahlonega

Skillful Representation for Injured People in North Georgia

Much like in motorcycle accidents, bicyclists are susceptible to serious injuries and bodily harm when involved in an accident, especially if that accident involves a much larger, heavier vehicle. If other motorists do not exercise proper caution, they can inflict life-changing bodily injuries on bicyclists, including (but not limited to):

  • Traumatic brain damage, including concussions
  • Soft tissue injuries such as hyperextension of the neck and spinal erectors
  • Major burns and skin damage
  • Serious damage to vital internal organs
  • Amputation
  • Mutilation or disfigurement

Because bicycles offer virtually no defense against other vehicles, cyclists are highly likely to sustain bodily injuries when a collision occurs, especially if the collision involves a car, truck, or motorcycle.

Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents

Motorists are required by law to share the road with bicycles. However, other drivers are often careless and do not exercise appropriate caution when driving near bicyclists. This irresponsible driving can take many forms, including:

  • Distracted driving involving texting, talking, adjusting the radio, etc.
  • Failing to check before merging into another lane
  • Failing to maintain proper distance between vehicles
  • Speeding excessively
  • Opening doors into lanes of oncoming traffic, striking the cyclist

However, people on bicycles are not harmed exclusively by other motorists, though this is common. Cyclists can also be harmed due to environmental factors and the errors of other people, such as in cases of ill-maintained roadways or dogs and other pets running out into the street.

Regardless of who is responsible for your accident, the Richman Law Firm is here to help. Bicyclists are often blamed for accidents, but our experienced legal team will make sure you aren’t left to foot the bill for someone else’s negligence.

Damages Associated with Bicycle Collisions

Being injured as a result of a crash or collision can take a heavy personal, physical, and financial toll on cyclists. Bodily injuries can result in expensive hospital stays, costly medical exams and treatments, time spent in therapy and rehabilitation, medications and surgeries, and more. In addition to hefty medical costs, injured persons may also be forced out of work for a time, creating additional financial losses in the form of lost wages, lost inheritance for descendants, and lost retirement savings.

If you are out of work for a significant amount of time or become permanently disabled as a result of your accident, your total accident-related expenses will continue to skyrocket.

In some cases, brain and spine injuries take some time to fully manifest themselves and interfere with your life. However, despite the fact that they do not immediately appear serious, they can become just as painful, disruptive, and expensive as other injuries. Regardless of the state of your bodily injuries in the immediate aftermath of your accident, it is crucial that you keep track of your medical expenses and obtain as much official documentation of your injuries and costs as possible. It is also imperative that you reach out to an experienced bicycle accident attorney right away.

Schedule Your Complimentary Consultation with North Georgia Bicycle Accident Lawyer AJ Richman by Calling (678) 829-2826 Today

Our North Georgia bicycle accident lawyer, AJ Richman, has handled thousands of personal injury cases and knows how to get you the fair outcome you deserve. Our firm is committed to providing you with aggressive legal representation and doing everything in our power to make sure the person responsible for your injuries provides you with the compensation you deserve.

Schedule your complimentary consultation at the Richman Law Firm today or call (678) 829-2826 to speak to a member of our team immediately. 

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