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Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents

With spring around the corner, people are beginning to spend more and more of their time outdoors. A fantastic way to enjoy the warm weather and sunshine is riding a bicycle. They are both an excellent way to travel and a great source of exercise. However, because bicyclists are fairly unprotected from the outside world, having to share the road with motorists can be very dangerous. Each year, thousands of people are injured while riding their bicycles and suffer both physical and mental anguish.

 If you have been injured while riding your bicycle due to someone else’s negligence, you may be able to receive the compensation you deserve by filing a Georgia personal injury claim. If you have been injured while riding your bicycle, the best way to recover your medical expenses is to schedule a consultation with the experienced Peachtree City personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Shane Smith as soon as possible.

How are Some Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents?

Riding a bicycle can be dangerous due to its nature. Cyclists are exposed to outside forces. With only pieces of plastic between the body and the road or other obstacle, cyclists are at the mercy of other people’s negligence and can be affects far more than people utilizing other forms of transportation. Some of the most common causes of bicycle accidents are:

  • Motorists emerging in the cyclist’s path
  • Motorists turning across the cyclist’s path
  • Motorists failing to see a cyclist in the lane next to them
  • Drivers blocking cycling lanes
  • Uneven roadways
  • Motorists running into the back of a bicycle
  • Vehicle occupants opening doors into the path of the cyclist
  • Sudden lane changes by drivers
  • Road debris


Contact a Peachtree City personal injury attorney for a free consultation

If you have sustained injuries while riding a bicycle due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to substantial recovery for your medical and other expenses. To schedule a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys, please call our office today at (770) 487-8999.

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia