Atlanta roads can be crowded during the daily commute, leading to frustration, stress, headaches, and even aggressive driving. You probably have experienced another driver behaving negligently. The roads can be dangerous for those individuals driving cars because of negligence. But, have you stopped to think about the dangers that bicycle riders face during their commutes?
s true that bBicyclists often ride for leisure or sport, but some cyclists to use their bikes to commute to work. During this commute, bicyclists have to deal with the same traffic as others on the road, but they also have to handle aggressive, distracted, drowsy, and negligent drivers. Bicyclists tend to be in more danger than motorists for several reasons, which include:
Drivers running stop signs or signal lights
Drivers speeding and driving aggressively
Drivers not watching for cyclists before turning or pulling out of a driveway
Drivers who are texting while driving or participating in other distracting behaviors
Drivers who do not provide enough room when passing a cyclist on the road
Drivers who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs
If a driver is participating in one of these behaviors, he or she could fail to spot a cyclist on the road. Bicyclists do not have adequate protection for when they are involved in Atlanta bicycle accidents, which can lead to serious injuries or fatalities. The force of a car crashing into a bicycle can throw a cyclist from the bike and onto the ground, perhaps causing facial lacerations, internal injuries, head trauma, and brain injuries.
If you sustained any serious injuries following a bicycle accident in Georgia, then you may be entitled to financial compensation if a negligent individual caused the accident. Contact the Atlanta personal injury attorneys at Kalka & Baer to receive your free evaluation. We will answer your legal questions and help you plan your next steps.
Also, you should download a FREE copy of attorney Tony Kalka's book, Sharing the Road and Surviving the Crash. This book has helpful tips and a guide to bicycle accidents in Atlanta, Georgia.