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Understanding Your Rights Find Out if You May Be Entitled to Compensation

Was Your Accident Caused by Road Hazards?

Riding a bicycle anywhere in Georgia can be risky. Cars can whiz by your bike, and the risk of a bicycle accident could plague your thoughts. Although cars are the biggest cause of bicycle accidents and injuries, there are other hazards that can lead to bicycle crashes as well.

Many road hazards can lead to bicycle crashes and injuries, such as:

  • Sewer grates
  • Potholes
  • Railroad tracks
  • Trolley tracks
  • Other road obstacles

Bicycle Accidents Caused by Sewer Grates

If a bicycle accident gets caused by a sewer grate, the city or county may be liable for the accident and injuries sustained. Since bicycles are legal vehicles, they have a right to a safe road. When the bars of the sewer grates run in the same direction as traffic, bike tires can get caught in between the bars.

This can cause a cyclist to suddenly get thrown from his or her bike into traffic or onto the ground. Cities and counties have changed out many sewer grates so that the design and shape is different or the bars run in a different direction; however, there are still many dangerous grates.

Bicycle Accidents Caused by Potholes

Potholes can range in size, appearing suddenly in a bicyclist's path. Thus, bicycle tires often get stuck in potholes. If this occurs, a cyclist can flip over the handlebars and get injured. If the city or county knew about the pothole but didn't do anything, then that entity may be held liable.

Bicycle Accidents Caused by Trolley or Railroad Tracks

If an accident occurs due to railroad or trolley tracks, it is typically because the tracks are abandoned or rarely used. When tracks run in the same direction as traffic, it can be dangerous for cyclists, as bike tires can get caught in the spaces between the rail and the road and there may be other hidden dangers present. Any of these hazards can be repaired to eliminate danger.

If you have been injured from potholes, sewer grates, railroad tracks, or any other road hazard, find out if the city or county will be held liable. Please call a skilled bicycle accident lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your rights.

You can reach Kalka & Baer LLC to talk with an experienced personal injury lawyer in a free legal consultation at (404) 907-1594 today.

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