Fatal Bicycle Accident Lawsuit Lawyers in Georgia
Although state laws and advances in protective gear have made cycling much safer over the past decade, almost one thousand bicyclists are killed every year in the United States. Wikipedia states that 854 bicyclists were tragically killed in bicycle collisions in 2018 (latest data reported). That means more than two cyclists are killed each and every day.
Bicycle accident injuries are often catastrophic injuries, but fatal bicycle accidents are devastating for the cyclist's family members. The surviving family members suffer tremendous emotional distress due to the unexpected death of their loved one, and they also suffer several other losses, such as the cyclist's loss of income, medical expenses, funeral, and other damages. A Georgia bicycle fatality attorney from Montlick Injury Attorneys can help surviving family members during this tragic and unfortunate circumstance.
Causes of Bicycle Fatality Accidents in Georgia
Bicyclists are at significant risk of sustaining fatal injuries when involved in a collision with a car, truck, or motorcycle. Fatal injuries can occur even when the collision is similar to that of a "fender bender" between two vehicles.
Fatal bicycle collisions typically occur when:
- The bike rider and/or the motor vehicle are moving at moderate or excessive speeds;
- The cyclist is thrown off their bicycle;
- The bicyclist is not wearing a DOT-approved bicycle helmet;
- The bicycle rider is struck head-on or is rear-ended by a motor vehicle.
A bicycle rider might not be killed instantly in a collision with a motor vehicle; instead, they might eventually pass away due to their life-threatening injuries. Moreover, one or more people or entities may be responsible for causing the fatal bicycle accident. For example, a well-meaning accident witness might attempt to move the injured bicyclist when they don't have the proper medical training to understand how to perform these moves safely. Or, the cyclist was struck by a motorist only to be hit by another vehicle because the driver of the second vehicle wasn't able to see the cyclist in time to avoid a collision. Identifying the responsible party or defining each party's level of liability is essential when trying to obtain full compensatory damages.
It can be overwhelming and disorienting when you hear the tragic news concerning your loved one. It is also very difficult to understand what to do or what to expect. While each bike accident case is unique, surviving family members should expect to meet with:
A Personal Injury Attorney - It is essential to have any legal documents reviewed by an experienced accident injury attorney. Moreover, any settlement offers should be reviewed carefully to make sure that you aren't waiving important legal rights should you decide to accept an accident insurance company's offer.
Law Enforcement - Law enforcement officials might be the people to notify you of your loved one's death. They might be able to provide you with information as to the cause of the fatal crash and provide additional details throughout the investigation.
Medical Personnel and the County Coroner - Medical professionals and the County Coronor will provide important medical information about your loved one, including the injuries they sustained and the victim's cause of death. This information is very important when filing a bicycle wrongful death lawsuit.
Funeral Personnel - Funeral personnel will be ready to help you plan a memorial service according to the decedent's and family's desires.
If you believe that a motorist's negligent driving caused your loved one's death, speak with one of our experienced bicycle wrongful death attorneys as soon as possible. Although monetary damages cannot undo the damage done to your family, such compensation can help with the financial strain that accompanies an unexpected death of a loved one.
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