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Buford Bicycle Accident Lawyer

In October, a 15-year-old boy was struck by a van while riding his bicycle in Gwinnett County. Although the driver initially fled the scene, she was later arrested and charged with a hit and run. According to eyewitness testimony, the victim was turning left on his bicycle when he was blindsided from behind, causing him to crash and suffer severe road rash over the majority of his body, a broken elbow, a serious laceration to the head, and a bruised face. The victim required surgery to repair his broken elbow and will need to attend physical therapy to regain full control of his arm. Unfortunately, these types of accidents are not uncommon, even in Gwinnett County, which is considered a relatively safe place to live. Those who are injured in bicycle accidents often suffer severe injuries that require surgery and other expensive treatments, so if you were hurt in a bicycle accident, you should contact an experienced Buford bicycle accident lawyer who can help you seek compensation for your medical expenses.

Bicycle Accident Causes

There are a number of different factors that contribute to or cause bicycle accidents, including: environmental hazards, such as loose gravel or road debris; bicycle mechanical failure; and motorist error. Of these causes, motorist error is perhaps the most dangerous, as collisions with vehicles almost always result in serious injuries for the cyclist, including:

  • Abrasions;
  • Contusions;
  • Spinal cord damage;
  • Lacerations; and
  • Fractures and dislocations.

Skull fractures and damage to the spinal cord are of particular concern, as they can have permanently disabling consequences.

Risk Factors

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 1,000 cyclists die every year, while a further 467,000 sustain bicycle accident-related injuries. Although the injured parties were of varying ages, riders in certain age groups were represented more than others. For instance, adults between the age of 50 and 59 years old sustain the highest number of fatal injuries, while children and adolescents have the highest rate of non-fatal injuries. The latter account for more than one-third of all bicycle accident-related injuries. Most injuries occur in urban areas and surprisingly, at non-intersection locations.

To help reduce their chances of injury, cyclists are urged to wear bicycle helmets and fluorescent or retro-reflective clothing. Equipping bicycles with front and rear lights can also improve visibility and prevent collisions between motorists and unsuspecting cyclists.

Unfortunately, even when cyclists take all necessary precautions, they are still more at risk of sustaining serious injuries if involved in a crash than are motorists who have the benefit of airbags and seat belts. Furthermore, treating these types of injuries can be prohibitively expensive, as victims are often required to foot the bill for diagnostic tests, surgery, post-operative check-ups, and physical therapy, so if you were injured in a collision with a motorist while riding your bicycle, it is critical to consult with a bicycle accident attorney in Buford who can help you file a claim against the at-fault party.

Call a Bicycle Accident Attorney Serving Buford

If you were injured in a bicycle accident, you need the advice and guidance of a Buford bicycle accident lawyer. Please call the Angell Law Firm, LLC at (770) 217-4954 to learn more about collecting compensation for your own accident-related losses.

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