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According to Georgia’s traffic laws, bicycles are considered vehicles, and cyclists are referred to as drivers. In general, bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities on the road as motor vehicles drivers. You can follow the rules of the road and operate your bicycle with caution, but unfortunately, bicycle accidents happen because automobile drivers do not always respect cyclists’ rights to share the road.
In Georgia, the majority of bicycle accident injuries and fatalities occur in and around the Atlanta area. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a bicycle accident, an Atlanta personal injury attorney at Dan Chapman & Associates, LLC, can help. Contact our office for a no-obligation and free case evaluation.
Bicycle Accident Practice
- Your legal success is our highest priority. Our attorneys will thoroughly evaluate your total accident-related losses and pursue maximum compensation for your injuries and damages.
- We understand that bicycle accident recovery can be challenging for you and your family. Our compassionate attorneys will provide you with personalized legal representation. We will be there to answer your questions and keep you updated throughout the legal process.
- Our experienced bicycle accident attorneys know how to investigate claims and discover critical evidence that supports your personal injury case. We hire experts, such as accident reconstruction professionals, to help prove fault and liability when necessary.
Bicycle Accidents And Insurance Companies
Bicycle accident injuries are often severe and catastrophic, which is why defendants and insurance companies usually try to reduce their liability by blaming the bicyclist for the accident. Our Atlanta bike accident attorneys deal with insurance companies in almost every personal injury case, and we are familiar with this common defense tactic. They might blame the bicyclist for the accident, but that doesn’t mean that they have the evidence they need to prove those allegations.
Georgia Comparative Negligence Laws
Everyone makes mistakes, including bicyclists. If you were partially at fault for your accident, you might still be entitled to compensation under Georgia’s comparative negligence laws. Georgia is what’s known as a modified comparative negligence state. If you were not more than 49% at fault for the accident, you might be entitled to recover compensation from other responsible parties.
When personal injury claimants are partially responsible for their injuries, their compensation is reduced by their portion of fault. For example, if it is determined that you were 20% at fault for the accident and the defendant was 80% at fault, the defendant will compensate you for 80% of your injuries and damages.
How We Can Help
Our practice is dedicated to helping injury victims and their families. We will begin your legal representation by thoroughly investigating your accident and preserving evidence that supports your claim. We will pursue full and fair compensation in settlement negotiations, and if we cannot reach an agreement, we will be prepared to take your claim to trial.
Trust the Bicycle Accident Attorneys at Dan Chapman & Associates, LLC
Contact a bicycle accident attorney at Dan Chapman & Associates, LLC for a confidential consultation and case evaluation. Our attorneys provide legal services on a contingency fee basis, which means that you will never pay out-of-pocket for attorneys’ fees. We do not get paid until we have won your case through a settlement agreement or trial. Call us today at (678) 504-8564.