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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 840 bicyclists killed in traffic crashes in the United States in 2016. As you might expect, when a crash occurs between motor vehicle and a bike, it’s the cyclist who is most likely to be injured. If you or a family member has been hurt in a bicycle accident in Georgia, you need the help of a committed bicycle accident lawyer.
Whether you are planning to settle with the at-fault party’s insurance carrier or to venture into a lawsuit, the help of a bicycle accident attorney is indispensable. The commitment of a bike accident attorney could spell the difference between a failed case and a successful outcome for anyone seeking full compensation after an accident in the state of Georgia.
Injuries Commonly Suffered in Bicycle Accidents
Bike accidents can leave passengers, pedestrians, or other drivers with a host of injuries. Bicycle riders are especially susceptible to harm because of the lack of safety gear most riders wear. Bicycle accidents commonly cause some of the following injuries requiring immediate medical treatment:
Cuts and bruises
Brain and spine injuries
Whiplash and other neck injuries
Lower back injuries
In a majority of bicyclist deaths, the most serious injuries are to the head, highlighting the importance of wearing a bicycle helmet. Helmet use has been estimated to reduce the odds of head injury by 50 percent, and the odds of head, face or neck injury by 33 percent.
Twenty-one states and the District of Columbia have helmet use laws applying to young bicyclists. None of these laws apply to all riders. Local ordinances in a few states require some or all bicyclists to wear helmets.
Hire an Experienced Bicycle Accident Attorneys
Melman Law Group has experienced attorneys dedicated to using our legal services to fight for victims of pedestrian accidents. We provide high-quality legal representation to every one of our clients. Every client is treated with personal attention and compassion. We help our clients receive proper compensation for their unfortunate circumstance. After all, insurance companies tend to seek to minimize compensation. What can seem like a fair settlement might fail to cover long-term medical costs, lost wages from missed work due to the accident, or delayed injuries or damages that weren’t accounted for in the original settlement amount. We’re experts at navigating the often confusing and uncertain legal and insurance process.
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