Bicycles are used by many as a way of life. Many choose to ride bicycles as a mode of transportation, for fitness, or to obtain quality times with friends or family. In many places, including Georgia, bicycles are considered vehicles and must be ridden on the roadways. However, this often exposes riders to dangerous conditions. When bicycle accidents occur, the results can be catastrophic. Catastrophic consequences occur after unexpected accidents result in devastating injuries or fatalities. If you or your loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, contact the Persons Firm today for a risk-free initial consultation.Bicycle Accident Injuries
Bicycle accidents account for a small percentage of overall accidents that occur on Georgia roadways. However, despite the relatively small number of accidents, the risk of injury is far greater on a bicycle when compared to accidents involving larger passenger vehicles. Bicyclists often encounter hazardous road and weather conditions, aggressive drivers, and other unforeseen circumstances that lead to accidents. When these incidents occur, bicyclists often suffer debilitating physical injuries. The most common bicycle injuries are sustained to the head and spine.
- Head Injuries: When a bicycle accident occurs, the most common injuries are head injuries. The injuries are commonly severe, regardless of whether or not a helmet was worn at the time of the incident. In many bike accidents, traumatic brain injuries occur. Traumatic brain injuries can range from minor concussions to more severe cases in which brain bleeding occurs.
- Spinal Injuries: Spinal injuries are unfortunately another common type of injury associated with bicycle accidents. After a fall, many experience damages to the nerves within the spinal cord, which often requires corrective surgery followed by short or long term therapy to regain function. In some cases, victims never fully recover, leaving them in a paraplegic or quadriplegic state.
If you or your loved one has been involved in an accident, you may be wondering whether you are entitled to monetary compensation. The answer to this question will depend on a variety of factors. During an initial consultation, we will take steps to determine whether you are entitled to relief, which will include a determination of when the accident occurred, how the accident occurred, if the individuals responsible for the accident are known, and whether you sustained injuries as a result of the accident. Answers to these common consultation questions typically prompt more detailed questions and responses about a potential claim.Speak with The Persons Firm
If you have been injured in an accident while riding your bicycle, you need an experienced attorney on your side. When you meet with The Persons Firm for an initial consultation, you will have a clear understanding of your right to relief, which will allow you to make an informed decision on how to proceed. The Persons Firm is located in Marietta, Georgia. Contact us today to determine how we can help you obtain relief.