With great weather almost all year-round, bicycling is incredibly popular among Georgia residents. Whether it’s for commuting, exercise, or leisure, biking is a common way to get around town.
Unfortunately with biking, incidents of cars striking bicyclists happen too often. In fact, there are about 800 to 900 accidents involving bicycles in Georgia every year! Additionally, nearly 80 percent of these accidents cause some type of injury.
Fortunately, Atlanta bicycle accident lawyers at Kaplan & Lukowski can assist you if you or a loved one have been injured due to negligent drivers. Learn more about Georgia bicycle accident laws and how Kaplan & Lukowski can help.
Atlanta Bicycle Accident Lawyers
When a bicycle accident occurs in Georgia, the individual that was injured can file a negligence lawsuit. For the bicyclist’s suit to be successful, he or she must prove:
- The defendant (usually the driver of the car) owed a duty to the cyclist;
- The driver somehow breached that duty; and
- The cyclist was injured as a result of the driver’s actions.
Drivers have a duty to others that occupy the road – including other drivers, motorcyclists, and bicyclists – & should act in a reasonable manner while operating a vehicle. If a driver was to breach this duty and strike the bicycle rider, the driver should be held liable for any injuries that are the result.
A bicyclist that has been injured due to someone else’s negligence may be entitled to compensation to pay for medical bills, property damage, and/or emotional distress as a result of a personal injury case. It’s important to solicit the help of a professional legal expert that has experience with bicycle accidents in Georgia.
Contact Bicycle Accident Lawyer in Georgia at Kaplan & Lukowski, LLP
If you or a loved one have been injured while riding a bike, contact the bicycle legal experts at Kaplan & Lukowski. Our team is experienced in handling personal injury cases due to the carelessness or intentional acts of another person.
Located conveniently in Atlanta, Georgia, we are proud to serve Canton, Cartersville, Fulton, Douglasville, Decatur, and the surrounding Georgia communities.
Contact us today at 404-845-0012 to see how we can assist with your Georgia bicycle accident case.