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Some Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents

Using a bicycle can be a fun and economical way to commute from place to place. In addition, bicycling is a great way to stay in shape and get some exercise. As many benefits as there may be, bicycling can also present the risk of serious injury to riders. When a bicycle is involved in an accident with a car or truck, the bicyclist is often the person most seriously injured. Bikes do not offer the same protections to riders as cars offer their occupants, and it extremely easy for a rider to be thrown from their bicycle in the event of an accident. Injuries that bicyclist may sustain in an accident may result in medical expenses and lost income, as well as other economic and non-economic damages. As a result, it is important for anyone who has been involved in a bicycle accident to contact an experienced bicycle accident attorney as soon as possible for a free consultation.  The lawyers of the Law Offices of Shane Smith are dedicated personal injury advocates who know how to obtain the best possible outcome for our clients.

Bicycle accidents can occur in many different ways, and determining who was at fault for an accident is essential in establishing legal liability. An experienced personal injury attorney can help determine and establish who was at fault for the accident, potentially resulting in compensation for your losses. Some of the most common causes of bicycle accidents with motor vehicles include:

  • Speeding
  • Failure to see the cyclist
  • Distracted driving
  • Failure to signal turns
  • Driving under the influence
  • Weaving
  • Sudden lane changes

These are just some of the ways in which a motorist may negligently hit a bicycle. An experienced attorney can help you determine whether and against whom you may have a claim.

Contact a Fayette County personal injury attorney for a free consultation

If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. In order to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call the Law Offices of Shane Smith today at (770) 487-8999.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia