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Georgia Bicycle Accident Lawyers

Bicyclists can face serious injuries after a motor vehicle accident. Our Georgia bicycle accident lawyers can help you file a claim to recover damages for your injuries and losses after an accident. Call us today at (877) 245-6707 for answers to your questions and information on how we can help you and your family get the financial relief you deserve at no upfront cost to you.

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When you’ve been in a bicycle accident, you may find yourself going against deep-pocketed insurance companies when you try to collect damages. At Farah & Farah, our bicycle accident attorneys in Georgia are well-versed in the tactics insurance companies use to save money and won’t let them get away with it. 

We’ll be by your side every step of the way, keeping you informed about your case and helping you determine the best path forward to get the compensation you need after a bike accident.

How Can a Bicycle Accident Attorney Help Your Case?

Bicycle accident cases may seem straightforward, but showing another party was negligent and responsible for your losses can be complex. Working with an experienced Georgia personal injury attorney lets you focus on your recovery and know you have a skilled advocate handling your case.  

Here are some of the things you can expect us to help with when you work with a bicycle accident lawyer from our team:

Insurance companies try to keep their costs low. You need an accomplished lawyer who understands how they will try to downplay your bicycle accident injuries, blame you for the accident, or even argue that your loved one was responsible if you are claiming wrongful death.  

Our Georgia bicycle accident attorneys have first-hand experience with these strategies and will fight hard on your behalf to get the compensation you deserve.

Why Choose Farah & Farah? 

Farah & Farah has been helping clients recover damages in personal injury cases since 1979. We understand that bicycle accidents can lead to painful injuries, long recovery times, missed work, and mounting financial issues. When you partner with us, you get a dedicated team of attorneys who put their extensive experience to use in every aspect of your case. 

Our case results demonstrate our knowledge of the law and commitment to justice. We have collected over $2 billion in settlements and verdicts for our clients, including many recoveries over $1 million. We are proud of client testimonials that praise our communication skills, hard work, and ability to get results. 

Our award-winning Farah & Farah attorneys come from various personal and legal backgrounds, but all share the goal of treating every client with compassion, dignity, and respect. We work as a team, always putting the needs of our clients over personal advancement or competition.

Filing a Claim Right After a Bicycle Accident

Hiring a lawyer quickly after your bicycle accident can help you preserve critical evidence and interview witnesses while the crash is fresh in their minds. You need this type of strong evidence to prove your case when taking on the driver’s insurance company. 

Generally, you must establish the following four elements of negligence to receive compensation: 

  • The at-fault party owed you a duty of care. For instance, motorists must drive responsibly and follow traffic laws.   
  • The at-fault party breached that duty. 
  • That breach caused your accident. 
  • You sustained damages because of the accident. 

The comparative negligence law in Georgia says you are not entitled to recover compensation if you are 50 percent or more responsible for the accident. However, you can collect compensation if you are less than 50 percent responsible. Additionally, your compensation will be reduced in proportion to your share of the fault. For example, if you were 30 percent responsible for your accident and had $100,000 in damages, you can collect 70 percent or $70,000. 

At Farah & Farah, we have more than 40 years of experience defending victims of Georgia bicycle accidents from exaggerated claims of shared negligence designed to reduce or even eliminate compensation. 

What Damages Can Be Recovered for a Bicycle Accident?

You may be entitled to significant economic and non-economic damages when you’ve been in a bicycle accident due to someone else’s negligence. Economic damages cover the financial costs of your injuries, including past and future medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and lost future income. 

Non-economic damages include intangible effects on your life, such as pain and suffering, disfigurement, and loss of consortium. Because non-economic damages are harder to quantify, it’s crucial to make persuasive arguments detailing your losses to support your request for compensation. 

You might also collect punitive damages for a bicycle accident. Georgia courts may award punitive damages to punish egregious behavior and deter future misconduct. They are only recoverable when the defendant acted with willful misconduct, malice, fraud, or a conscious disregard for the consequences of their actions. 

Our Georgia bicycle accident lawyers can help you understand more about the types of damages you may be entitled to and how we can help you fight to get the full compensation you deserve.

Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents in Georgia 

There are several causes of bicycle accidents in Georgia, and sometimes more than one cause is at play. Some common causes include the following: 

  • Aggressive driving 
  • Distracted driving 
  • Not adjusting to the weather while driving 
  • Impaired driving 
  • Inadequate road maintenance or safe bike passages 
  • Driving while drowsy 

According to the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, 89 urban and rural counties in Georgia reported at least one bicycle crash in 2019, with the highest numbers of reported crashes occurring in Fulton, Chatham, DeKalb, Cobb, and Gwinnett. That year, a total of 793 bicycle crashes were recorded across the 89 counties, resulting in 88 suspected serious injuries or fatalities. 

Unfortunately, the statistics show that bicycle accidents are far too common. If you’ve been injured in a bicycle accident, contact Farah & Farah today to see how we can help.

Hit-and-Run Bicycle Accidents  

Hit-and-runs accounted for 10 percent of Georgia bicyclist deaths in accidents with motor vehicles in 2019, as indicated by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. Motorists are more likely to leave the scene of a crash with a cyclist than with another car. At-fault drivers may feel they can make a safe getaway, leave because of fear of the consequences, or fail to realize they struck a bicycle.  

Hit-and-runs add to your burden when you get in a bicycle accident because you have to wait for the driver to be identified before you can try to collect compensation from their insurance company. Farah & Farah works with skilled Georgia investigators who can help track down witnesses and video surveillance that may help identify the driver.

What Should You Do After a Bike Accident in Georgia?

Bicycle accidents are a shocking and traumatizing experience. Because the physical and emotional stress is high, it’s often challenging to follow a plan of action. Here are seven crucial steps to take to help protect yourself and your legal rights if you encounter a bicycle accident in Georgia: 

  1. Report the accident to the police 
  2. Preserve any damaged property
  3. Inform your insurance company of the incident
  4. Take pictures of the scene, damaged property, and injuries
  5. Have a bike shop manager assess and document damage to your bicycle
  6. Refrain from talking about the accident on social media 
  7. Avoid signing any documents provided by opposing insurance companies

Who Is Responsible for a Bicycle Accident?

Determining liability is one of the biggest obstacles in a bicycle accident case. Parties generally responsible for bicycle accidents include the following:  

  • Drivers: Drivers have a duty of care toward others on the road, including bicyclists. Inattentiveness, unsafe turns, and failure to yield the right-of-way are common breaches of that duty that cause bicycle accidents. Police reports and investigations will help determine how and why the driver was at fault. 
  • Driver’s employer: An employer may be liable if an at-fault driver was on duty during the crash or a poorly maintained company vehicle caused the accident.  
  • Bicycle or car parts manufacturers: When a defective car or bicycle part malfunctions and causes an accident, you may have a claim against the part’s manufacturer. Poor design, faulty bicycle components, or improper manufacturing techniques are defects that might contribute to accidents. 
  • Government entities: Some bicycle accidents result from negligent care of the roads or bike paths, and an investigation may indicate a local or state government agency bears liability for your bicycle accident. 

Farah & Farah has the experience and knowledge to thoroughly investigate your accident, identify the liable parties, and gather the evidence you need to hold them accountable. An at-fault party or their insurer may attempt to blame you for the accident or otherwise deny your claim. Our skilled bicycle accident lawyers in Georgia know the tactics defendants and insurers use to dodge liability and will implement tried and true strategies to pursue the compensation you deserve from all those responsible.  

Does Auto Insurance Cover Bicycle Accidents in Georgia? 

Under Georgia law, drivers must carry liability insurance to cover other people’s medical and property damages from accidents in which the driver was at fault. However, not every driver follows the law. In some cases, you must turn to your coverage for help. 

The uninsured or underinsured motorist insurance coverage under your automobile insurance policy may apply because another vehicle was involved in your bicycle accident. This type of insurance protection is of particular help if the driver leaves the scene of your accident and the police can’t locate them.  If you’re unsure if you have this coverage, a Farah & Farah attorney can analyze your case and clarify any questions you may have regarding your insurance coverage.

Contact Farah & Farah To Start Working Toward Recovery

If you’ve been in a bicycle crash with a motor vehicle, you deserve an experienced bicycle injury attorney in Georgia who knows that caring, understanding, and working hard is what wins. The positive case results our skilled Farah & Farah attorneys have obtained are no accident. We bring the same level of commitment to every client who comes through our doors. 

Call Farah & Farah today at (877) 245-6707 or fill out our online request for a free consultation. We believe everyone deserves quality representation, so we offer our bicycle accident lawsuit services on a contingency basis. You don’t pay us unless we secure compensation on your behalf.


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