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Savannah Bicycle AccidentsIf you suffered injuries in a traffic accident while riding your bicycle or if a loved one suffered catastrophic injuries you have a right to pursue compensation from the at-fault driver. Our Savannah bicyle accident lawyers represent victims hurt in bicycle accidents. We understand the applicable laws, what causes these crashes, and how to recover compensation.

Buckhead Law Saxton Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. provides free initial consultations. We handle these cases for our clients and seek fair compensation for them. To learn more about your legal options, call now.

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Our Attorneys Handle Savannah Bicycle Accident Cases for Injured Clients

Since 1977, Buckhead Law Saxton Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. has helped clients seek and recover compensation after traffic accidents, including when negligent drivers hit bicyclists or pedestrians. We understand how these cases work, including how to navigate the insurance claims process and file a lawsuit.

We Manage Everything the Claim Entails

Our bicycle accident attorneys have negotiated fair payouts from major insurers in Savannah.

When we take on your case, we can:

  • Protect your right to seek damages
  • Hold the at-fault parties accountable
  • Answer any questions and address concerns as they arise
  • Handle all communications with the at-fault driver and their insurer
  • Gather evidence and build support for your claim
  • Estimate a fair settlement range based on your losses
  • File the claim, demand fair compensation, and negotiate with the insurer
  • Fight for a fair settlement or appropriate award in court
  • Take other steps to get the best possible outcome
  • Represent your best interests

Our Lawyers Advocate for Injured Claimants on a Contingency-Fee Basis

Our team works based on contingency. As a contingency-fee firm, we do not charge our clients anything upfront. Instead, they pay attorney’s fees from the compensation we recover on their behalf. We agree on a percentage before we ask them to sign a contract for our services. Once we secure a payout, we take our percentage from the settlement before forwarding it to the client. If we do not win, they do not pay.

You can learn about partnering with our team (and how we work on contingency) during your free case review.

Our Team Meets All State Deadlines

Georgia law generally gives you two years from your bicycle accident to file a lawsuit. This strict deadline offers very few exceptions. If you file your case within the two-year period, you preserve your right to compensation through the civil court system. If you wait too long, and the deadline expires, you could lose the right to seek financial recovery.

Our team manages every deadline associated with your case, including those you might not know about. It’s just one of the many ways our team intends to preserve your case’s outcome.

How Our Savannah Bicycle Accident Lawyers Can Build Your Case?

When Buckhead Law Saxton Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. represents an injured bicyclist, we employ many steps to resolve their case.

Soon after we begin representing our client, we investigate their case and determine what happened, who is legally responsible, and how much our client lost because of the crash. Investigating a traffic accident requires our team to identify, gather, and analyze evidence.

This includes:

  • Working with the local police to obtain their report and other documents
  • Identifying and interviewing accident witnesses
  • Gathering and analyzing physical evidence
  • Surveying the crash scene
  • Working with accident reconstruction experts
  • Obtaining relevant medical records, imaging scans, and test results
  • Talking to medical experts about our client’s prognosis and future needs
  • Documenting the damages our client experienced

We Intend to Prove That Negligence Caused Your Accident

With the evidence we find, we aim to show that another party’s negligence caused your accident, damages, and injuries.

Establishing negligence requires us to show:

  • The driver had a duty of care to operate their vehicle with reasonable caution.
  • They breached that duty, generally by violating a traffic law.
  • This breach caused the crash.
  • You suffered injuries.

Negligence is central to most civil lawsuits, especially car accident cases. If you were hurt in a Savannah car accident, someone likely acted negligently to cause the crash. In many cases, we can hold the driver legally responsible.

For example, imagine:

  • A driver was turning left at a green light.
  • They failed to check for oncoming traffic.
  • You crossed through the intersection as they crossed it, turning left.
  • They struck you, and you suffered significant injuries.

Here, the negligent driver should pay for your losses. With the evidence we gathered in our investigation, we can meet your case’s required elements.

Your Case May Warrant a Lawsuit

When you work with Buckhead Law Saxton Accident Injury Lawyer, P.C., our team files an insurance claim to seek the compensation you deserve based on your situation. We often win these cases for our clients by negotiating with the liable insurer and presenting compelling evidence.

In some cases, however, we must file a lawsuit.

We may file a lawsuit if:

  • The statute of limitations deadline approaches.
  • The insurer denied the claim.
  • The insurer will not offer enough compensation.
  • There are other reasons why our attorneys recommend suing.

Often, we continue our efforts to settle the case even as we file the paperwork to begin a lawsuit. Once the negligent party faces legal action, the insurer sometimes increases its offer to avoid a trial. Our team intends to do everything possible to resolve your case even if that means arguing your case before a judge and jury.

Pursuing Damages Based on Your Savannah Bicycle Crash Injuries

We want to pursue and recover everything you need following your bicycle accident. Here’s what you can expect when you partner with our team:

We Evaluate the Cost of Your Damages

We must identify your economic and non-economic damages before demanding a payout from the insurer. This allows us to request what you need.

Estimating your damages’ cost requires us to:

  • Gather medical bills and other related documents
  • Identify and collect paperwork related to your income losses
  • Work with medical experts to understand your prognosis and any future care needs
  • Consult third-party field experts, as necessary
  • Seek replacement costs for your bicycle and other damaged property
  • Sort receipts for related expenses

Many people who forgo legal help don’t understand the actual cost of their damages. That doesn’t have to be the case for you, however. Our team intends to do everything possible to evaluate your damages’ value and then pursue them.

We Pursue the Damages Resulting from Your Savannah Bicycle Accident

While each case is unique, some damages occur in almost every traffic accident. This is especially true when there are catastrophic or lasting injuries.

The recoverable damages in your Savannah bicycle crash could include:

  • Medical care and related expenses
  • Future treatment and support costs
  • Income losses during your recovery
  • Diminished earning capacity for permanent injuries
  • The replacement of your bicycle and other damaged property
  • Other out-of-pocket expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Other non-economic damages, including scarring and disfigurement

We Advocate for Wrongful Death Claimants in Savannah

Georgia law allows a decedent’s family members to recover compensation through a wrongful death action. Our team represents families who have lost loved ones in traffic accidents in Savannah, including bicycle accidents. We seek damages in these cases that include the decedent’s lost income, loss of services, funeral costs, and non-economic damages.

Questions You May Have Following Your Bicycle Accident

Some questions you may have on your mind include:

What Injuries Allow Me to Seek Compensation?

When a motor vehicle and a bicyclist crash, the cyclist often suffers serious or catastrophic injuries. They could take weeks or months to recover, spending time in the hospital or a rehabilitation facility and undergoing continuing therapy after release. Some people never fully recover.

Our lawyers advocate for bicycle accident claimants suffering from:

  • Skull fractures
  • Traumatic brain injuries, including concussions
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic amputations and other serious limb injuries
  • Bone breaks
  • Internal injuries
  • Serious abrasions and burns
  • Lacerations and contusions
  • Joint injuries

If you were hit by a careless or reckless driver while riding your bike, Georgia law guarantees you the right to pursue monetary damages and hold that driver legally responsible. Our attorneys can build a case and demand fair compensation. We can protect your rights and take care of your legal case while you focus on your physical recovery.

What Causes Bicycle Accidents in Savannah?

There are several common ways that bicycle accidents occur. Generally, the driver is at fault in these collisions. Drivers have an increased responsibility to share the roads with cyclists, pedestrians, and other road users. Because their vehicles can cause significant injuries in a crash, they must carefully watch for other road users and avoid collisions.

Some common ways cars and bicycles collide include:

  • Opening a door into a bike lane or another oncoming cyclist
  • Changing lanes without clearing the adjacent lane for cyclists
  • Failing to yield
  • Turning without looking
  • Driving while distracted
  • Operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol

When Do Bicycle Accidents in Savannah Happen?

Savannah’s flat terrain and grid-like design make getting around the city on a bike easy. The city’s Mobility and Parking Services is working on building more bike lanes, protecting dangerous routes, and installing bike racks.

Yet, collisions in Savannah can still happen when bicyclists are:

  • Commuting
  • Exercising
  • Sightseeing
  • Making deliveries

Many of these activities require bicyclists to cross paths with motor vehicles, often without bike lanes. When bikes and cars share the same roads, collisions can occur.

Three Things to Do After Your Bicycle Accident

You may have many questions about your next steps after a bicycle accident in Savannah. These three considerations could bolster your case’s outcome and promote a smooth claims process:

Get Prompt Medical Attention

You should seek a doctor’s opinion in the immediate aftermath of your bicycle accident.

This accomplishes two things:

  • You get a much-needed evaluation. This could grant you access to treatment that could better your condition. You want to show the insurer that you’re doing everything in your power to recover.
  • You get information from your doctor. You need as much evidence as possible to support your injury claim or lawsuit. By visiting a doctor, they can give you imaging scans, lab test results, and other information to back your case.

Run Potential Settlement Offers Past Your Lawyer

We know what your case is worth from the very beginning. This allows us to negotiate with the liable insurer and work to resolve your case. If you accept compensation without knowing what your case is worth, you risk walking away with less than you need. This could leave you with out-of-pocket expenses that the insurer isn’t responsible for.

By referring all settlement offers to your legal team, you can make informed decisions that work to benefit your situation.

Consider Your Legal Options

You’re in enough pain after your collision. You don’t need the headache of a complicated legal case, too. With our team advocating for you, you get to focus on what’s most important: your well-being. Our client-centered firm aims to secure the funds you need to rebuild your life.

Discuss Your Savannah Bicycle Accident Case With Our Team for Free

Savannah Bicycle Accident lawyerBuckhead Law Saxton Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. provides free consultations for victims hurt in car versus bicycle accidents. With one phone call, we can discuss your crash, injuries, legal rights, and options for justice. We want to discuss your next steps with you for free today.

Contact us by dialing (912) 200-9059. We can assess your case and discuss how we approach seeking compensation for our clients in bicycle accident cases like yours. We are here to help you pursue justice.

Buckhead Law Saxton Injury & Accident Lawyers, P.C. – Savannah Office

100 Bull St,
Savannah, GA 31401

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If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident in Atlanta, you need to take action now. To schedule your free case evaluation, please contact an experienced Atlanta personal injury lawyer at Buckhead Law Saxton Injury & Accident Lawyers, P.C. today by calling 404-890-5631.

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