Cyclists who are involved in collisions are far more likely than car and truck drivers and passengers to suffer serious injury or be killed. For example, the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety says that there were a total of 936 bicycle accidents in 2006, the most recent year for which data are available. Out of these accidents, 78% resulted in injury and 1.8% resulted in death. In comparison, only 26.7% of all passenger automobile crashes resulted in injury and 0.2% resulted in death. Even the most safety-conscious cyclist has practically no protection in the event of an accident and is, in most cases, fully exposed to the violent force of impact. While it is true that bicycle riders are sometimes to blame for accidents, it often happens that the rider can do little or nothing to avoid being hit by a reckless, distracted, or drunk driver.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a bicycle accident, contact us at The Manton Law Firm, LLC. We offer free case evaluations to people in your position. This gives you the opportunity to find answers to your questions about the situation and to learn about your options for pursuing financial compensation. When we represent a client in a bike accident case, we not only strive to recover financial compensation for our client, but also to uphold community safety standards by holding the negligent driver accountable. Bicycle accidents are among the most tragic types of traffic collisions, given that the injured rider is frequently not to blame for the incident. Furthermore, bike crash victims are often young children whose lives may have been changed irrevocably by a careless or reckless driver. Take the first step in your case now by contacting us for your initial consultation with the Cumming personal injury attorney from our team.