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Can I Sue For a Bicycle Accident in Atlanta?

While bicyclists have become more and more prevalent part of our roadways and traffic flow, these travelers are still at a significant safety disadvantage if a collision occurs. Due to a lack of significant bicycle safety features and the exposed nature of a bicycle rider, these accidents can result in significant and life-altering injuries. According to bicycle accident statistics put out by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), over 850 cyclists were killed in crashes with motor vehicles in 2018.

If you are a bicyclist that has been hurt due to motorist negligence, then you may have grounds to seek rightful compensation for your injuries. At Goldstein Hayes & Lina, LLC, our dedicated Atlanta bicycle accident attorneys have over 75 years of combined legal experience fighting for compensation for injury victims. Over that time, we have recovered millions of dollars on their behalf and allowed them to move on with the relief and dignity they deserve.

If you have been injured in a cycling accident in Atlanta, GA, our attorneys are here to help. Call (888) 425-6070 for a free initial consultation.

Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents

Especially in urban areas, like Atlanta, motorists are not always careful to check for bicyclists on the road and those riding bikes are easily overlooked or ignored. When this happens, these bicyclists are put at serious risk for injury.

Common causes of bike accidents that involve driver negligence include:

  • Driver failure to signal a turn or lane change
  • Driver failure to yield or heed stop signs
  • Driver failure to look for nearby bicycles
  • Distracted driving by the motorist (texting, talking, etc.)
  • Impaired or intoxicated driving

Where Do Most Bicycle Accidents Occur?

The same study by the IIHS showed that 79% of bicycle fatalities occurred in urban areas in 2018. Another study put out by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) showed that accidents occurred most commonly between the hours of 6pm and 9pm.

Accidents are more likely to occur in urban areas due to several reasons:

  • Failure to look for cyclists before making a right-hand turn on red
  • Failure to check side-mirrors before opening a car door into a bike lane
  • Failure to share the road with bike-riders in the city

What are Some of the Most Common Bicycle Injuries?

Some of the most common injuries sustained in cycling accidents include:

  • Head and neck injuries (especially if the cyclist was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash)
  • Road rash from skidding across the pavement in a high-impact accident
  • Sprained, bruised or torn muscles (particularly hands, wrists, hips, knees, feet, ankles, etc.)
  • Broken or crushed bones as a result of the impact or being crushed between the car an another object
  • Brain injuries
  • Paralysis

Don't Wait to Get Help Today!

When any of these happen, driver negligence has occurred and the motorist bears responsibility for injury to the bicyclist. It is possible, however, to hold the liable parties responsible for these injuries and ensure that your pain and suffering is recognized by the law. The experienced team at Goldstein Hayes & Lina, LLC is prepared to help you assess your case and, if necessary, start aggressively pursuing the restitution. Contact our bicycle accident attorneys in Atlanta today!

Choose a bicycle accident lawyer in Atlanta ready to fight for you. Contact Goldstein Hayes & Lina, LLC today.

Case Results

More Than $400 Million Won for Georgia's Injured
  • Brain & Spinal Cord Injuries Requiring Extensive Treatment $30 Million
  • Medical Negligence: Medical Malpractice $20 Million
  • Medical Negligence: Traumatic Brain Injury $9 Million
  • Medical Malpractice: Traumatic Brain Injury $7.5 Million
  • Wrongful Death: Construction $7 Million
  • Catastrophic Brain Injury: Medical Negligence $6 Million
  • Medical Negligence: Wrongful Death Case $5.25 Million
  • Premises Liability: Wrongful Death Case $4.5 Million
  • Swimming Pool Accident / Drowning: Wrongful Death $4.5 Million
  • Medical Negligence: Traumatic Brain Injury $4 Million
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  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2021 America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys
  • Best Law Firms in Georgia, First-Tier Rankings
  • American Institute of Legal Advocates
  • The Fellowship of the American Bar Foundation
  • Top 25 Brain Injury Trial Lawyers
  • Top 25 Motor Vehicle Trial Attorneys
  • Top 10 Trucking Trial Attorneys
  • Top Attorneys in Georgia 2020
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association Top 40 Under 40
  • 2021 Best Attorneys of America, Lifetime Charter Member
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Client Testimonials

Real Stories of Recovery
  • The most efficient, professional and ethical law firm in Georgia.

    “If you are looking for the most efficient, professional and ethical law firm in Georgia you do not need to look any further than Goldstein Hayes & Lina, P.C. There are not enough kind and positive words that can use to express the gratitude and respect”

    - Eileen G.
  • They have exceeded my expectations.

    “Atty. Jonathan Hayes worked very hard for me and getting my case settle in a timely matter. I will recommend Goldstein Hayes & Lina P.C. to anyone looking for the best personal injury attorneys in Atlanta. They have exceeded my expectations.”

    - Shunte
  • Extremely attentive, personable, and there for me.

    “Goldstein Hayes & Lina made my unfortunate experience positive by representing me with little to no work on my end. It allowed me to heal from my injuries without worries. Mr. Hayes and paralegals were extremely attentive, personable, and there for me ”

    - Lauren J.
  • They have been so wonderful.

    Mr. Hayes, Jessica and Alli have helped me with two cases in the past 3 years, and they have been so wonderful! The generosity and kindness of everyone at this practice are just great. I will always refer them to anyone that needs legal representation f”

    - Amanda S.
  • They have a client for life!!

    “I cannot tell you how much I appreciate the time and effort Jonathan Hayes and his staff have put into making my case successful!! Me and my family are forever grateful for all the help and support you have given us over the years. Jonathan Hayes fights fo”

    - Cherry H.

How We Put You First

  • 75 Years of Combined Experience

    We apply our 75 years of combined legal experience to make sure each and every case is meticulously prepared for trial.

  • Over $400 Million in Recoveries

    We have successfully represented clients against some of the largest corporations, insurance companies, and hospitals.

  • Recognized for Our Expertise, with the Awards to Prove It

    Our attorneys are nationally recognized for providing exceptional service and obtaining outstanding results.

  • Personal Attention, Like You Are One of Our Own

    Our boutique setting ensures you receive small firm care – all with the advocacy, skill, and experience of a large firm.

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