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Jeannette A., Client

I was referred to Amber by my daughter-in-law. I was involved in two rear end collisions in a three month period. She did an excellent job keeping me informed and explained everything to me, in a manner that I could understand. She followed through with me until I had my settlements.

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I have had attorneys in the past that does not compare to Attorney Amber Gilormo. She handle all of my concerns and answered all of my questions in a timely manner, I never had to guess what was happening with my case I was always informed and kept to to date.

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Atlanta Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Fighting for Injured Cyclists

Bicycles can be a great source of recreation, but also a valid mode of transportation.

With the cost of driving always increasing and Americans looking to live healthier lifestyles, more and more people are taking to the road on bicycles. Unfortunately, this has led to an increase in bicycle accidents, which can result in very serious injuries. An Atlanta bicycle accident lawyer can be indispensable if you’ve been injured in a crash. With offices in Atlanta, Alpharetta, and Cumming we can make sure you get the help you need.  

Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents in Atlanta, Alpharetta and Cumming

If you have been seriously injured in a bicycle accident, you need to know the cause of the accident in order to pursue a claim for damages. You also need proof of the cause to convince the at-fault party’s insurance company to settle (or to win your case in court if necessary). When you hire an Atlanta, Alpharetta or Cumming bicycle accident lawyer at Gilormo Injury Law, they will work quickly to investigate the cause of your accident and collect the evidence needed to prove your legal rights.

Several of the most common causes of bicycle accidents will entitle injured riders (and grieving families) to financial compensation. This includes common causes such as:

  • Backing Into Cyclists – Despite the popularity of cycling in Georgia, many drivers still don’t think to look for bicycle riders before backing up. As a result, many accidents happen when drivers back into cyclists who don’t have time to get out of the way.
  • RearEnding Cyclists – Whether at stoplights or on the open road, accidents involving drivers who rear-end cyclists are also very common. These accidents can be extremely dangerous for cyclists, and in many cases, they result in life-altering or life-threatening injuries.
  • Opening Car Doors in Cyclists’ Paths – Just as many people don’t think to look for cyclists while driving, many also don’t think to look for cyclists when opening their car doors. If you crashed into a car door that someone opened in front of you, there is a good chance that you are entitled to financial compensation.
  • Unsafe Driver Turns – Drivers often turn in front of bicycle riders, assuming they will get through the intersection before the cyclist arrives or that the cyclist will slow down. But, as many cyclists know all too well, it isn’t always possible to stop in time to avoid a reckless driver.
  • Distracted and Inattentive Driving – Distracted and inattentive driving are among the leading causes of all types of bicycle accidents. When drivers aren’t paying attention, they are far more likely to hit cyclists in front of them, in bike lanes and on the shoulder.
  • Speeding, Driving Under the Influence and Other Common Driving Mistakes – Speeding, driving drunk and other common driving mistakes are also to blame for many bicycling accidents. There is no excuse for these mistakes, and drivers who make them deserve to be held accountable.
  • RoadRelated Issues – In addition to driver-related factors, road-related factors are also to blame for many bicycle accidents. If your accident involved a pothole, low shoulder, visual obstruction or any other road-related issue, you should speak with an experienced bicycle accident attorney in Atlanta, Alpharetta or Cumming about your legal rights.

Building Your Case with an Atlanta Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Many cyclists think the fact that they were hit by a car is sufficient to pursue a claim. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Here’s how an experienced Atlanta bicycle accident lawyer can help you build your case: 

  • They can compile all of your medical records and expenses and ensure that they clearly document the cause and nature of your injuries.
  • They can get statements from any witnesses.
  • They can obtain copies of the police reports.
  • They can handle all correspondence with the insurance companies.
  • They can document the scene of the accident, analyze the facts, and recreate what happened

Who Can Be Held Liable for a Bicycle Accident Under Georgia Law?

As we discussed above, while driver negligence is the most common factor in serious and fatal bicycle accidents, negligent drivers aren’t the only ones who can be held liable. Depending on the circumstances involved in your (or your loved one’s) accident, our bicycle accident lawyer may be able to pursue claims against:

  • The driver’s auto insurance company
  • The driver’s employer (if he or she was working at the time of the accident)
  • Another cyclist who put you in harm’s way
  • Your bike’s or helmet’s manufacturer
  • A government agency or road construction contractor
  • Any other party that is legally responsible for the accident 

Violating Georgia Law Helps Establish Fault 

Many motorists think that bicycles do not belong on the road. Fortunately, this is not the case – Georgia law establishes several important rights for cyclists and pedestrians

  • Motorists must provide you with at least three feet of space when passing
  • Motorists must yield to you if you are riding in a designated bike lane
  • You are allowed to ride in the middle of a travel lane if it is unsafe to ride on the shoulder, the lane is too narrow to share with another vehicle, you are traveling at the same speed as traffic, or you are passing a stopped vehicle that is proceeding in the same direction as you

These rights are important in determining whether you have a claim. Motorists are obligated to know the rules of the road. Failure to abide by these laws pertaining to cyclists may be evidence of negligence. If you were injured in an accident because a vehicle passed too closely, for example, an Atlanta bicycle accident lawyer may be able to use this fact to help you pursue a personal injury claim for compensation. 

What to Avoid if You’ve Been Injured in a Bicycle Accident

If you are entitled to financial compensation for your bicycle accident, you will need to be careful to protect your legal rights. With this in mind, here are some things not to do after being injured in a crash:

Do Not Refuse Medical Care or Delay Treatment

Refusing necessary medical care could prevent you from collecting the financial compensation you deserve. The same goes for delaying essential treatment. After being injured in a bicycle accident, you should see a doctor as soon as possible.

Do Not Accept (or Make) Any Apologies

If you are facing medical bills, lost earnings, and chronic pain and suffering, an apology isn’t enough. Likewise, you should not apologize to the driver, the insurance adjuster or anyone else. You are the victim, and you deserve to collect just compensation.

Do Not Ignore Your Situation

Ignoring your situation can make collecting the compensation you deserve more challenging. Therefore, in addition to seeking treatment for your injuries, you should schedule a free consultation with an Atlanta, Alpharetta or Cumming bicycle accident attorney as soon as possible.

What to Do if You’ve Been Injured in a Bicycle Accident

If you are conscious at the scene, probably the most important thing for you to do is to remain calm. Your emotions may be running high, you may be in a lot of pain, and you may be tempted to lash out at the driver who hit you. Despite all of these things, you need to do your best to remain focused so that you can make a note of the time and weather conditions, your surroundings, and get the name and contact information for the driver and any witnesses. 

You should also contact the police, even if you aren’t sure if you’re injured or the other driver is accepting responsibility. The police will secure the site of the accident to keep you safe. More importantly, they will generate an accident report that can contain critical details for your case if you need to pursue a claim. 

The next thing you should do is to get a thorough medical exam even if you declined treatment at the scene. It’s quite common for many injuries to manifest themselves in the days after your accident. Be sure to follow your doctor’s instructions and be careful to keep copies of all bills, notes, and other documents surrounding your injuries. An Atlanta bicycle accident lawyer can help you assemble the documentation you need so that you can focus on your recovery.  

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Contact an Atlanta Bicycle Accident Lawyer Today

At Gilormo Injury Law, we know how to get injured cyclists the compensation they deserve. We serve clients in all of Greater Atlanta, including, Alpharetta, and Cumming.  If you’ve been injured in a bicycle accident and need someone on your side.

Contact us at 770-343-7101 to schedule a free consultation today.

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