Bicycle accidents are some of the worst collisions on the road. Not only do many motorists act completely irresponsibly around cyclists, but those on a bike end up suffering terrible injuries. As part of our legal practice, we take great pride in helping injured victims hold reckless and negligent motorists accountable for the wreckage they cause.

If you have suffered injuries in a bicycle crash, please contact a Covington bicycle accident attorney as soon as possible. We will start working right away on your case.

What are Common Bicycle Accident Injuries?

Bicycle accidents in Covington cause serious injuries, and some of our clients have seen their lives forever changed because of the crash. Among the injuries we have seen are:

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  • Broken bones, including compound fractures. Some fractures need surgery to repair properly, and many victims are out of commission for months as their bones heal.
  • Road rash. Exposed skin can peel off as a person skids along the road. Road rash often requires skin grafts and antibiotics to prevent infection.
  • Nerve damage. The nerves in the back, neck, and arms are at an increased risk of permanent damage in a bicycle accident. Many victims need months of rehabilitation to regain functioning.
  • Traumatic brain injuries. Even if you are wearing a helmet, you can suffer a concussion or other devastating brain injury. Many people struggle for months with impaired memory and coordination, as well as trouble thinking and speaking.
  • Spinal cord injuries. These are some of the worst injuries. Any stretching, bruising, nicking, shredding, or cutting of the spinal cord can lead to lost sensation and movement. Many spinal cord injuries are permanent.

The costs to treat these and other injuries are often astronomical. For example, someone with a spinal cord injury can incur millions of dollars over a lifetime of medical expenses.

What Compensation Can a Cyclist Receive?

If the motorist is responsible for the crash, then our clients have received money to help cover the following:

  • Medical bills for all medical care, including surgery, nights in the hospital, doctor visits, prescription drugs, physical therapy, and assistive devices like crutches
  • Lost income, if our clients could not get back to work while they recovered
  • Property damage, such as damage to the bicycle
  • Pain and suffering, for the pain that comes with any bodily injury
  • Emotional distress, for negative emotions traceable to the accident, such as depression, anger, anxiety, and embarrassment

Many clients want to know how much they can receive. Generally, you can receive 100% of economic losses for things like lost wages and medical care, so long as you did not contribute to your crash. Other compensation, for pain and suffering or emotional distress, is more subjective. Meet with an experienced Covington bicycle accident attorney to discuss how to estimate these amounts.

How Much Room do Cars Have to Give Bikes When Commuting?

Anyone who has ridden a bicycle knows that most motorists do not like sharing the road with those of us on two wheels. The honks, the stares, the offensive gestures—all send one message, loud and clear: get off the road.

Unfortunately, many motorists also drive aggressively around bicycles, refusing to treat those of us on two wheels as they would other four-wheeled passenger cars. Many motorists follow much too closely and end up causing collisions.

Under the rules of the road in Georgia, a bicycle is a “vehicle,” just like a passenger vehicle or truck. This means that other vehicles on the road must give a bicycle as much room as they would give another car. As a result, motorists cannot try to pass a bicycle in the same lane and try to force you over to the shoulder in the process. They also must give adequate room so that they do not crash into the bicycle if it needs to suddenly stop.

When motorists do not give bikes adequate space, they are often negligent, and you can hold them responsible for the accident and your injuries.

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A Covington Bicycle Accident Attorney is Only a Phone Call Away

After a collision, you and your family might not know what to do or who to call. The at-fault driver’s insurance company also could be contacting you, hoping you will quickly agree to a settlement.

You need compassionate legal guidance, and you can find it by contacting MG Law. Our lawyers understand how to maximize the compensation a client receives, as we have handled countless bicycle accident cases. Our results speak for themselves, and we are happy to discuss your case with you.

To speak with a bike accident lawyer, please contact us. We offer a confidential initial consultation that is completely free.


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