Alpharetta Lawyers Advocate for Injured Bicyclists and Pedestrians
Accomplished Georgia attorneys assist people hurt in accidents while walking or cycling
Atlanta-area residents have one of the toughest commutes in the country. It is not a surprise that so many Georgians are turning to alternative transportation when possible; as a result, the number of bicyclists and pedestrians is on the rise. Unfortunately, more than 65 percent of bicyclists feel unsafe on the roads, and their fears are well founded. Whether you’re going to work, seeking exercise or just enjoying yourself, if you are injured while on a bike or out walking, Cheeley Law Group, LLC is ready to help. Cyclists and pedestrians suffer significantly when injured on the road. Our firm takes your case as seriously as you do. We fight aggressively to recover the full compensation you deserve.
Dedicated firm represents cyclists and pedestrians struck by motor vehicles
Motor vehicles are required to share the road with bicycles and pedestrians. Unfortunately, negligent drivers put other road users at great risk. Common causes of crashes involving bikes and pedestrians include:
- Inattentive or distracted driving
- Aggressive driving, especially around congested intersections
- Motorists’ disregard for traffic laws
- Poorly designed intersections and roadways
When a crash happens, your body stands little chance against a moving vehicle. A car or truck simply has more force and mass. When a cyclist or pedestrian is hit, their injuries are likely to be severe. It might take weeks or months to fully understand the extent of the harm that was done. Common examples of injuries are:
- Compound fractures and other bone injuries requiring surgical intervention
- Muscle and tendon damage, including internal bleeding and open wounds
- Head injuries potentially causing substantial cognitive damage or loss of motor control
- Severe spinal damage possibly leading to paralysis
After a serious accident, you might be incapacitated. But if you are able, you should try to collect evidence at the scene. Take cell phone photos of the area and your injuries. Talk to witnesses and get their contact information. As soon as possible, you should contact a personal injury lawyer who can immediately begin working on your case.
Depending on your injuries, you may require substantial medical attention or even lifelong care. These medical expenses can be a tremendous burden. Our firm helps hold inattentive or reckless drivers accountable for the injuries they cause.
Effective litigators assist cyclists harmed by others’ negligence during solo rides
Some bike crashes don’t involve automobiles, but are caused by negligence-related factors, such as:
- Poor road conditions
- Sudden changes in the level of a road
- A defect in the bike, such as a faulty brake system
Following a solo bike accident, you might still be able to recover damages for your losses. Our legal team will investigate the circumstances and evaluate your case.
Damages available for victims of bicycle and pedestrian accidents
If another party is liable for your injuries, you can receive compensation for your economic and noneconomic losses, including:
- Medical bills
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of quality of life
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Damaged personal property
For example, if you were so severely injured that you lost the use of a leg, you might have to change occupations. Your new occupation might not pay as much, so you would lose income over the course of your lifetime. Losing some body function also diminishes your quality of life. If you were active and could no longer participate in cycling, hiking, dancing, skiing, etc., you would have lost enjoyment of life.
All of these losses need to be quantified. We consult medical experts to understand your prognosis for recovery, as well as financial experts to calculate the full amount of damages you should demand. Settlement amounts in similar cases also give us a reference point for negotiations with defendants and their insurance companies. If the adversary is unreasonable, we are prepared to go to court and fight for the full compensation you deserve.
Contact an Alpharetta, GA lawyer about your bicycle or pedestrian accident
Cheeley Law Group, LLC provides skilled and determined advocacy for victims of bicycle and pedestrian accidents in the Alpharetta area. When you retain our service, you can expect highly professional representation focused on achieving optimal results. Call us at 770-872-6066 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.