Under Georgia law, bicyclists have certain rights on our roadways. If you were injured while exploring the bike trails of Stockbridge like Reeves Creek, Memorial Park, or other sites around town, we can help. A negligent driver may be responsible for your compensation for financial and non-financial losses.
A Stockbridge bicycle accident lawyer with Kaine Law can be there for you throughout your entire case. From researching laws to gathering evidence and beyond, our attorneys will put your priorities first while we fight to protect your right to compensation.
Seeking Compensation After a Bicycle Accident
If you wish to seek compensation for the overall value of your financial, physical, and emotional suffering, you may need to bring a legal case against the individuals who caused your accident. That may include filing a case against a driver, government organization, bicycle manufacturer, or any number of other individuals who may have played a role in causing your injuries.
If you retain one of our bicycle accident lawyers, we can educate you about what types of damages you may qualify for in your current situation. Georgia law allows bicyclists injured due to another’s negligence to seek several forms of damages, including:
- Medical bills, including expenses related to long-term care
- Assistance with permanent disabilities from your accident
- Loss of wages
- Loss of earning capacity due to ongoing injuries and ailments
- Property damage to your bicycle, electronics, and other valuable possessions
- Diminished quality of life
- Emotional anguish
What Is the Benefit of Retaining our Stockbridge Bicycle Accident Lawyers?
Our law firm takes pride in offering bicycle accident victims a number of legal services to help take the pressure off you during your legal process. When you retain one of our bicycle accident lawyers serving Stockbridge, you will have access to a team of legal professionals to assist with your fight for justice.
Here are some of the many legal services we can provide for you during your fight for justice:
- Proving liability
- Researching bicycle laws in your area
- Advising you on legal decisions
- Working with insurance claims adjusters
- Negotiating settlements
- Civil litigation
- Assigning monetary values to your economic and non-economic losses
You can focus on your recovery while our attorneys work on building your case and protecting your rights. If you want to participate in your legal case, we will be more than happy to work with you while we move your case forward. If you prefer to focus on other parts of your life, our law firm will be happy to handle your case from start to finish.
We Work Based on Contingency Fees
Our lawyers work for contingency fees, meaning that you don’t need to pay us anything to start a case. If you lose your case, you do not pay us anything for the work we have done for you throughout your case. Instead, we will simply retain a reasonable percentage of your settlement if you win your case.
Bicycling Laws in Georgia
Knowing your rights is extremely important if you are considering taking legal action after a negligent bicycle accident. As described by the Georgia Department of Highway Safety, here are some rules that may help you get a better understanding of the bicycling laws in Georgia:
- Bicycles are defined as vehicles. Therefore, they are given the same rights as motor vehicles (except for specific bicycle laws).
- Every biker under the age of 16 is required to wear an approved helmet when cycling. As such, riders over the age of 16 do not have to wear a helmet.
- When you are bicycling after sunset, you are required to have a light on the front of your bicycle to alert other vehicles of your presence.
- If you are traveling slower than the traffic around you, you should bicycle to the right of the traffic. However, this rule does not always apply when you need to avoid a hazard or find yourself in a narrow lane.
Every city has specific laws and guidelines for what you can and cannot do on the roadway – especially when it pertains to riding on sidewalks. If you are in violation of any of these laws at the time of your accident, your case may be negatively affected.
Our bicycle accident lawyers know many victims can feel overwhelmed when faced with the dozens of laws that affect bicyclists in the state of Georgia. We can help you navigate these laws and seek the best possible results.
You Only Have a Limited Amount of Time to File a Bicycle Accident Case
In accordance with O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33, bicycle accident cases must be filed within two years of the date of your injuries in the city of Stockbridge. However, this is only a general rule. Cases filed against organizations run by city, county, and state government entities must be filed within a shorter period of time.
If you are not familiar with the statute of limitations that applies to your specific case, a bicycle accident lawyer from our team can be there to educate you about your options. It is important that you obey these statutes of limitations because your legal options will be severely limited if you miss your deadline.
Seeking Justice After a Bicycle Accident with Our Attorneys at Kaine Law
Here at Kaine Law, our attorneys believe cyclists have every right to share our roadways. Nobody has the right to put you in harm’s way simply because they refuse to obey the laws of the road.
Call our team to learn more today during your free call: (404) 214-2001. When you retain a bicycle accident lawyer at our law firm, we can be there to help you protect your rights at every turn.