For those dealing with injuries from a bicycle accident, it’s time to seek a qualified bicycle accident lawyer in Atlanta. The Law Office of John B. Jackson is more than happy to assist with all legal representation. If the bicycle accident was caused due to someone else’s negligence, it’s possible to seek relevant compensation for all injuries. To get started, please give our Georgia injury attorneys a quick call at 770-988-6155 and set up your free consultation now.
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What Should Happen After Getting Hit By A Car While Riding My Bicycle?
If you were riding your bicycle and were hit by a car, it’s important to seek medical assistance right away. This medical assistance should be duly recorded illustrating what happened, what type of injuries occurred, and what treatments were carried out. It’s best to call 911 as this is a recorded action and will verify what took place. The police will also take the time to write an official report while detailing what took place at the crash site. It’s also highly recommended to take the time to take pictures of everything including the bike, your injuries, and anything else that’s relevant on-site. You should also seek witnesses that saw what took place and make sure to get their contact information right away. Once this is done, you should always seek appropriate medical attention for your long-term health. At this point, it’s time to call our law firm and get started with an Atlanta personal injury attorney.
The Law Office of John B. Jackson is more than ready to provide a long list of legal resources for your case. We will also help by speaking to your insurance provider.
Please note, the last thing you should do is sign paperwork offered by the insurance agency. It’s also important to avoid providing any type of recorded statement. They will want to get rid of this problem as soon as possible and may provide a small settlement to get the job done. In Georgia, no one can ask whether or not you are a health insurance holder.
What Personal Injury Claim Can You Make After A Bicycle Accident?
In general, you are going to have two options as a client:
- Bodily Injury – You can claim medical expenses, lost income, and general pain/suffering
- Property Damage – You can claim any or all damages to your bicycle
What Takes Place If The Bicycle Accident Was Caused In A Hit-And-Run Scenario?
With a hit-and-run case, it is important to stay calm and focus on what is happening. It is challenging to be in a situation where the other party has fled the scene and it can fill you with anger. However, you still have a responsibility to collect as much information as possible about the person that fled (i.e. license plate #, make, model, the color of the vehicle). It’s also best to look around for witnesses that saw what happened before the other party ran away. These accidents are a criminal act and will be held as such by the police.
What Takes Place If A Road-Related Concern Caused The Accident?
Let’s assume the city has overlooked something on the road and it has led to your accident. In this case, you are eligible for compensation from the city. The same applies to an accident caused because of something that is present on private property. In this case, the property owner would be deemed responsible.
Potential issues can include:
- Broken Traffic Lights
- Uncovered Meter/Drain
- Obstructed Traffic Signs
In this case, you will want to start recording everything and take down as much information as you can. This includes taking photos of the issue and what led to the bicycle accident. You should also take the time to reach out to potential witnesses at the crash site for their contact information.
Will The Bicycle Accident Be Covered By The At-Fault Driver’s Insurance?
When another vehicle has caused an accident, they will be responsible for the compensation that is going to be paid. This means their insurance policy is going to have to foot the bill. For cases where the person has fled the scene, you will receive compensation through uninsured motorist coverage. This type of accident is just like any other and has to be treated in the same manner by insurance companies according to the law. This is why you want to make sure to not speak to a representative at the agency and ensure only a car accident lawyer does.
What Takes Place If The Responsible Party Is Uninsured?
If you are dealing with an uninsured driver, it’s recommended to set up a claim for uninsured motorist coverage with your insurance company. They will provide compensation based on your policy.
The idea behind this type of coverage is to provide a certain amount of protection in case of situations such as this. It is always best to have this type of coverage under your name because it isn’t mandatory in Georgia.
Who Can File A Claim If The Victim Was Killed In The Bicycle Accident?
A wrongful death claim can be filed by the deceased individual’s family member(s) as this becomes a wrongful death case. While there is nothing more important than a loved one’s life, it is still important to receive due compensation for what took place. If the other driver was at fault then it is important to recover compensation and make sure to get full value based on different factors such as the loved one’s education, age, and work status. This law firm is committed to making sure all medical fees, lost income, and related financial details are taken care of in the form of compensation.
Reach Out To Our Atlanta Bicycle Accident Attorneys Today
By speaking to a qualified personal injury lawyer with years of experience at The Law Office of John B. Jackson, it’s possible to regain control of your life and seek compensation. Whether it is property damage or bodily injuries, compensation is a must and it starts with the help of a legal professional. Compensation for lost income, medical fees, property damage, and more will all go a long way in helping out. To get started, please set up a consultation by calling us today.