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Alpharetta Bicycle Accidents can be Caused by Roadway Hazards

Alpharetta Bicycle Accidents can be Caused by Roadway Hazards

Atlanta Injury Blog > 2012 > March > Alpharetta Bicycle Accidents can be Caused by Roadway Hazards

Alpharetta Bicycle Accidents can be Caused by Roadway Hazards

Bike Lane In 2009, 630 bicyclists were killed and 51,000 bicyclists were injured in collisions with motor vehicles. In fact, most of the bicycle crashes occur in urban areas where riding bicycles has become more popular for recreation and commuting purposes. Here in Georgia, Alpharetta has become a bike-friendly community. Alpharetta cyclists need to watch out for accidents.

One main factor in Alpharetta bicycle accidents is small hazards on the roadways that lead to big problems for cyclists. Problems caused by the road itself include:

  • potholes
  • uneven conditions
  • improper trenching
  • loose debris
  • poor pavement transitions

Problems caused other surrounding hazards include:
  • overgrown foliage
  • tree roots
  • collected rainwater by sewer drains

The lawyers at The Kalka Law Group know that representing the victims of bike accidents caused by such roadway hazards requires a lot of knowledge. There needs to be an understanding of basic bicycle mechanics. There also needs to be a deep understanding of Georgia bicycle laws, and specific to the area, Alpharetta bicycle laws. The The Kalka Law Group attorneys are experts in the bicycle personal injury fieldand work hard fighting for each client’s case.

An Alpharetta bike accident case might develop like this…Identify who was responsible for maintaining the roadway at issue. That could be the county or city, but private entities such as general contractors, sub­contractors, project managers, and premises owners also may be responsible. If the defect arose from an unsafe condition, perhaps from an obstacle in the roadway, allege that the potential defendant failed to maintain the area in a reasonably safe condition or warn of a hazardous condition.


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