Canton Bicycle Accident Attorney
Pursuing Compensation on Your Behalf
Bicyclists have the same rights to the road as any other driver of a motor vehicle. Unfortunately, this means that bicyclists are also subject to the same dangers that motor vehicle drivers face every day.
Bicyclists are at risk of being hit by vehicles that do not see them or fail to yield the right of way. In these cases, the driver of the vehicle is at fault for causing the accident. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, you may be able to recover compensation for your damages.
At Pritchard Injury Firm, our Canton bicycle accident attorneys know how to effectively take on the insurance companies that represent the negligent drivers who cause these accidents. Our team is prepared to handle your case from start to finish, giving you the peace of mind you deserve while you focus on recovering from your injuries.
Who Is Liable in a Bicycle Accident?
In Georgia, a driver is liable for any damages they cause to another person, whether or not the victim is another motorist or a pedestrian. This is because the state follows a "modified comparative negligence" rule, which states that each party involved in a lawsuit is responsible for their own safety. If you fail to do the normal things you need to do to avoid injuries, you are responsible for your own injuries. While it is true that you may bear some responsibility for your own injuries, it does not absolve the other party entirely. If they played a role in causing your injuries, they should still be held accountable.
In bicycle accident cases, this means that a jury must decide if the victim contributed to their own injuries and if so, what percentage of their actions played a role in the total damages. If the victim is found to be less than 50% responsible for the accident, they may still be able to recover compensation from the driver who hit them. Different factors that could contribute to these percentages of liability include:
If the driver of the vehicle:
- Hit the bicyclist from behind
- Failed to yield the right of way
- Was driving recklessly
If the bicyclist:
- Was riding at night without a headlight
- Was riding on the wrong side of the road
- Was riding against traffic
If you were hit by a vehicle while riding your bike, you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim. Our team at Pritchard Injury Firm can help you understand your right to compensation, and we can fight to help you get the settlement you deserve. We understand how comparative negligence works and we can defend you from tactics meant to shift fault onto you.
How a Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, you may be dealing with a great deal of uncertainty. You may need to miss work to recover from your injuries and may be unsure if you will be able to return to your job at all. You may also be dealing with mounting medical bills and other expenses related to your injuries.
At Pritchard Injury Firm, our Canton bicycle accident attorneys can help you seek compensation for all of your damages. Our team can represent you, helping you secure the compensation you need to pay your bills and get back on your feet. We can also represent you in a wrongful death lawsuit if a loved one was killed in a bicycle accident.
In a personal injury claim, we can help you recover compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Punitive damages
Our team can help you understand how much you may be entitled to and can help you pursue the compensation you need to get back on your feet. We can help you understand how a personal injury claim works and can represent you in court if necessary. We will work to ensure that all negligent parties and their insurance companies are held accountable for their actions.
Contact Our Firm Today
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, you deserve to be fairly compensated. Our team at Pritchard Injury Firm can help you seek the justice you deserve.