Alpharetta Bicycle Accident Lawyers
When a careless or reckless driver hits a bicyclist, the driver often bears legal responsibility for the injuries, losses, and expenses the cyclist faces. If you or a loved one suffered injuries in this type of collision, you could build a case and recover compensation to pay for medical care, lost income, pain and suffering, and more. Working with an Alpharetta bicycle accident lawyer can make this process much easier.
Our team at Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group provides free case reviews. Talk to a knowledgeable team member about your legal options and how we can help you today at no cost. Contact us today to get started.
How Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group Can Help Injured Alpharetta Bicyclists
At Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group, we believe that bicyclists should not have to pay for preventable injuries and other expenses they endure. Instead, the negligent party who caused the collision should bear responsibility. Additionally, we believe victims hurt by drivers in bicycle accidents deserve compensation.
We work with our clients to hold negligent drivers legally responsible for their carelessness behind the wheel. In addition, we protect our clients’ rights, provide support and advocacy, and help victims recover financially. While we handle their legal case, they can focus on their physical and emotional recovery.
Our attorneys have experience getting results for injury victims in the Atlanta area, pursuing fair and just compensation for the damages they endured. Because we work based on contingency, we take on these cases with no upfront fees. We only charge attorney’s fees if we win the case.
What Puts Alpharetta Bicyclists at an Increased Risk of Injuries?
The League of American Bicyclists recently recognized Alpharetta as a Bicycle Friendly Community. However, this does not mean that riding your bike in northern Fulton County will always feel safe, especially with a growing, dense population in Alpharetta.
While Alpharetta bicyclists may enjoy strong infrastructure for sharing the roads, many drivers may not know how to navigate it.
Some ways that motorists may put cyclists in danger include:
- Failing to yield and other unsafe turns
- Unsafe lane changes
- Not leaving adequate space when passing (a minimum of three feet)
- Distracted driving, such as using a phone behind the wheel
- Drunk or drugged driving
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Injuries and Recoverable Damages After Your Alpharetta Bicycle Accident
Depending on the severity of your injuries, you could spend time in an area hospital to assess, stabilize, treat, and recover from your injuries.
The trauma centers closest to Alpharetta include:
- Wellstar North Fulton Hospital in Roswell
- WellStar Atlanta Medical Center
The injuries you can suffer as a bicyclist in a car accident can vary widely. Some people suffer fractures, scrapes, and lacerations, while others face catastrophic injuries that have a lasting effect on the rest of their lives.
Some possible Alpharetta bicycle accident injuries could include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI), concussions, and other head injuries
- Neck, back, and spinal cord injuries, including paralysis
- Lacerations, scrapes, and asphalt burns
- Internal bleeding and bruising
- Joint injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
Each of these injuries requires specific assessment and treatment depending on their severity and the details of the injury. For example, some victims require ambulance transportation, emergency department assessment, and follow-up care. Others need hospitalization, inpatient rehabilitation, and additional support and care for years to come.
Recoverable Damages in Your Case
The recoverable damages in a bicycle accident case depend greatly on your medical needs and other related factors. In general, your damages should cover your accident-related expenses and losses.
Some common recoverable damages in a bicycle accident case include:
- Medical bills and related expenses, including estimated future costs
- Lost income from missed work
- Diminished ability to work caused by your accident injuries
- Property damages, such as the replacement of a bicycle
- Miscellaneous documented expenses
- Pain and suffering damages
- Other non-economic damages
When an accident victim passes away from their injuries, their immediate family could recover damages through a wrongful death action. Our attorneys handle these claims and lawsuits as well. During your free initial case consultation, we can discuss your family’s options based on Georgia law.
Our Alpharetta Bicycle Accident Attorneys Hold At-Fault Drivers Accountable
At Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group, we know how Georgia’s personal injury and traffic accident laws work. We can explain your rights and could help you hold the at-fault motorist legally responsible for your medical bills and other related losses.
Under Georgia law, victims can hold the negligent party responsible for the injuries they suffer in a crash. If you hire our team, we can show that the at-fault driver’s negligent actions are to blame.
We can investigate these collisions and may gather evidence that includes:
- The accident report from law enforcement
- Witness statements
- Physical evidence
- Photos and video
- An accident scene survey
- Accident reconstruction
- Relevant medical records
- Expert testimony when needed
- Documentation of damages
With this evidence, we can often show that the four elements of negligence existed in your case.
- The driver had a duty to follow all applicable traffic laws.
- They failed to do so.
- This failure caused a collision.
- Our client suffered injuries.
With a well-documented accident, we can often negotiate with the driver’s insurance company representatives to reach a fair settlement. When an out-of-court settlement is not possible, we can sue the driver directly in civil court.
Our Attorneys Can Navigate the Alpharetta Bicycle Crash Claims Process
Our car accident attorneys from Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group know how to navigate the insurance claims process and seek fair compensation for our clients. When we handle your accident claim, we take the necessary steps to build the case, determine your possible settlement value, and pursue an agreement using proven negotiation techniques.
You can count on our team to:
- Answer your questions
- Manage all communication with the insurance companies
- Gather documentation of your damages and estimate a settlement range
- Demand just compensation from the insurance company
- Negotiate for a fair settlement
- Explain each offer to you and help you decide when to accept
- Work to recover the compensation you need to cover your damages
- Aggressively pursue a positive outcome for you in your case
- Represent you in negotiations and at trial if necessary
Our attorneys can often reach a fair settlement for our clients outside of court. Even when we file a lawsuit, we rarely take cases to trial. We do not back down from any liable party, though. We can go to trial and take on any defendant when the circumstances require it. Our clients are our top priority.
We may need to file a lawsuit in a bicycle accident case when:
- The insurer denies the claim or the driver’s liability.
- The insurer will not agree to a fair settlement.
- The deadline to file suit approaches.
- Other circumstances require legal action.
If any of these situations arise in your case, we can discuss filing a lawsuit with you and explain what you can expect. We could file a lawsuit and still settle the case without going to trial. However, a lawsuit sometimes proves necessary to getting fair financial compensation after a crash.
Filing a Fulton County Bicycle Collision Lawsuit
When our attorneys file a personal injury lawsuit in a Fulton County civil court, we take care of all the details. We prepare the paperwork, file it with the court, and handle any additional motions. We may continue settlement negotiations with the at-fault driver and their insurer throughout this process.
Under Georgia law, we have up to two years to sue for injury or wrongful death in most cases. The law provides for some exceptions, however, and you could have a different deadline.
Still, we encourage all bicycle accident victims to get started on their cases promptly. We need to go to work on collision cases as soon as possible once the victims’ injuries stabilize or a family faces a loss. This ensures we do not miss any key deadlines and that our clients maintain the right to pursue a case against the at-fault driver.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Alpharetta Bicycle Accidents
Below you can find general answers to some of the most common questions we hear during accident case reviews. For information specific to your case, reach out to our team today.
Should I Talk to the Liable Party or Their Insurer? They Want a Statement.
We advise our clients to never give the at-fault driver’s insurer a recorded statement. They often request statements or other information following a collision. However, this cannot help your case. The insurer has access to all the information in the accident report and other resources relevant to the case. However, if you make a comment, they may end up using your words to harm your case for compensation.
When we represent a client, we handle all conversations with the at-fault party, their insurance companies, legal representation, and others involved. This helps us protect the client’s rights to a fair and just financial recovery.
Should I Accept a Settlement Offer After a Fulton County Bicycle Accident?
Let our firm review any offer you receive before signing any paperwork or cashing the check. Once you sign a settlement agreement, you will release your right to sue or take other legal action in the case. This could mean settling for far less than you need and deserve based on the facts of your case.
Insurance companies may offer you a settlement early on after a crash while your injuries heal. They count on you not knowing the full extent of your expenses and losses at that point—and settling for what looks like a big number on the check. Our team can ensure it is a fair settlement before you sign.
Do I Need an Attorney to Handle My Claim or Lawsuit?
Having a bicycle accident attorney from our firm on your side can make it easier to manage the claims process and recover fair compensation. This can prove especially true while you continue to undergo treatment, therapy, and rehabilitation for serious injuries. Your lawyer knows how to navigate this process, including gathering evidence, valuing the claim, and negotiating a fair settlement.
What if My Loved One Suffered Catastrophic Injuries?
If your loved one suffered catastrophic injuries in an Alpharetta bicycle versus car accident and cannot act on their own, we encourage you to reach out to us on their behalf. We can answer your questions and help you determine who has the legal right to file a claim or sue on their behalf.
Your family may face significant expenses and losses during this difficult time. In addition, you may need money for home renovations because of their injuries, long-term care, or in-home nursing care. We understand and can help.
What if My Family Member Passed Away in an Alpharetta Bicycle Accident?
Georgia law allows families to receive compensation after the death of their loved one in a traffic collision. A wrongful death action could allow a family to recover compensation that includes lost income, medical bills, funeral and burial costs, intangible damages, and more. Our attorneys handle wrongful death lawsuits in Fulton County.
We can explain this process, who can file these claims, and how our team could help during a free case evaluation. We know you face tough obstacles right now and believe that your family’s financial future should not be one of them. Let us assess your case today for free.
Discuss Your Alpharetta Bicycle Accident Injuries With Our Team
At Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group, we provide free consultations for victims of crashes in Fulton County. This includes bicycle accident victims and their families. We can help you learn more about your rights and legal options during your initial case assessment. We can also answer your questions about our services and your case. We are a contingency-fee law firm, so you don’t need to pay any legal fees upfront.
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