Bicycle Accident Attorney in Atlanta
Millions Recovered for Atlanta Injury Victims
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,
more than 600 people are killed in bicycle accidents every year in the
Unites States, and more than 60,000 are seriously injured. If you or someone you love were the victim of a bicycle accident, do
not wait to speak with an experienced Atlanta personal injury lawyer from
our office for help.
free consultations to all potential clients.
Common Causes of Bike Accidents
Some of the common causes of bike accidents in Georgia are:
- A driver failing to look both ways before pulling out of a parking lot,
side street, or driveway
- A driver failing to look before opening their car door when they are parked
on a street
- A driver failing to yield to a cyclist in a crosswalk
- A driver attempting to make a right turn while a cyclist is sharing the lane
- A driver rear-ending a cyclist
If you have been involved in a bicycle accident, you may be entitled to
compensation. The first step is to seek experienced legal representation.
Our legal team can advise you of your rights in the event of an unwarranted
injury and can investigate the validity of your case.
Our firm was able to secure an $80,000.00 settlement for an injured mountain
biker whose repair shop used incorrect parts, which caused a malfunction
while riding. View more
case results to see how we fight for our clients.
Georgia's "Share the Road" Campaign for Bicycle Safety
The Georgia Department of Transportation participates in a campaign called
"Share the Road" which promotes bicycle safety. When motorists
and bicyclists share the road, serious accidents can be avoided. The "Share
the Road" campaign aims to spread awareness of bicycle traffic laws
and inform both bicyclists and motorists of the rules of the road.
Henningsen Injury Attorneys, P.C. is a proud supporter of the "Share the Road" campaign.
Georgia Bicycle Safety Laws
Cyclists have all the same rights and privileges as motorists in the state
of Georgia. There are also some additional traffic laws that both motorists
and cyclists must abide by. Some include:
- § 40-6-397 forbids motorists from harassing cyclists
- The 3-feet rule asks motorists to allow at least three feet between their
vehicle and the bicycle when passing
- In many areas, it is illegal for cyclists to ride on sidewalks. See Atlanta's
Sidewalk Ordinance (Sec. 150-210) for more information
- § 40-6-294(a) requires cyclists to ride as far to the right of the
roadway as possible except when turning left or avoiding hazards in the road
- Bicyclists should steer clear of parked cars to avoid "dooring" accidents
Protecting the Rights of Accident Victims in Atlanta
If your life has been altered in a serious bicycle accident, and if your
accident could have been avoided had the driver exercised reasonable care
for your safety, you could have grounds for a
personal injury case. Our Atlanta law firm is focused exclusively on personal injury cases,
including those involving bike accidents.
(404) 800-6356 to discuss your case with a member of our legal team. Free consult.