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Atlanta offers beautifully scenic areas to bike. Piedmont Park, Brook Run Park, and Westside Park are just a few spots where families can enjoy the outdoors while they ride. However, bicyclists also have a right to use public roads, and sadly, on occasion, they are involved in an accident that results in severe, possibly catastrophic injuries.

If you have been injured in a bicycle accident caused by another’s negligent behavior, you may be eligible to pursue compensation for your losses. The Atlanta personal injury lawyers with the Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown can help you during this difficult time. Call us today to receive a free case consultation.

Your Compensation Should Reflect Your Losses

Often, when a bicyclist is struck by a car, they suffer severe injuries. Our catastrophic injury lawyers have seen injuries range from:

  • Traumatic brain injuries and other head injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Spinal injuries
  • Road rash
  • Dental injuries
  • Dislocations
  • Internal organ damage

Any one of these injuries could lead to extensive medical care and prolonged therapy. In addition to the financial burden of your medical bills, you could also be dealing with a multitude of other losses, some of which you may not have even considered.

Economic Damages Related to Your Atlanta Bicycle Accident

Damages are typically broken down into two categories. The first and most easily recognizable are economic damages. These are the medical bills that are piling up. They also encompass the hours of lost income while you recovered from your injuries at home. Other examples include:

  • Future healthcare, such as additional surgeries, medications, and in-home nursing
  • Rehabilitation, occupational therapy, and psychological counseling
  • Home and vehicle modifications if your injuries affect your mobility
  • Reduced earning capacity if your injuries prevent you from returning to your old job or career
  • Repair or replacement of damaged or destroyed property

Non-Economic Damages Related to Your Atlanta Bicycle Accident

The second category is non-economic damages. These are less obvious, but they represent the effect the injuries have had on your quality of life. The most common example is pain and suffering, but they can also include:

  • Emotional distress, such as anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSA), sleeping disorders, and depression
  • Loss of enjoyment of life if you can no longer participate in activities and hobbies
  • Loss of consortium or companionship for the effect on your relationships
  • Disfigurement and disability

There is a third category known as punitive damages, but these damages are only awarded in rare circumstances. As the name implies, the courts issue them to punish the defendants if their actions were particularly egregious. They are also used to serve as a warning to others.

Wrongful Death Damages for the Grieving Families

Families who have lost a loved —-one  in a bicycle accident, we are truly sorry for your loss. Please accept our condolences. Our wrongful death attorneys know what you are dealing with and want to help. You deserve the time to be together and reflect on the passing of your loved one. We, in turn, can take care of your wrongful death claim and pursue such damages as:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Medical bills prior to their passing
  • Their pain and suffering
  • Loss of income and support they provided to the family
  • Loss of guidance and consortium for the children and spouse they leave behind

No two bicycle accidents are exactly alike, so there are no two settlement values that are exactly alike. Your settlement value will depend on the types of damages in your case, as well as the severity of your injuries and the time needed to heal from them.

Our Atlanta bicycle accident lawyer can review your case and determine which damages you may claim and a fair settlement value for your losses. Call the Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown today for a free case review. Attorney Dwayne L. Brown has over 30 years of experience managing personal injury cases like yours.

Our Job Is Proving Negligence in Your Atlanta Bike Accident

Your job is to heal, to follow your doctor’s orders, and be with your family. Our job is to build a solid personal injury claim so that you can return to your life as it was before the accident.

To do that, our Georgia bicycle accident lawyers must prove negligence. Proving the other party was negligent requires meeting four elements. Those four elements include:

  • Duty of care: This element is the relationship between you, the bike rider, and the other party, ensuring each other’s safety.
  • Breach of duty: This element is the moment when the other party deviated from their responsibility to maintain your safety.
  • Causation: This element is the accident that occurred and the injuries you suffered.
  • Damages:  This element is the financial, physical, and mental hardships you now face.

Typical Causes of Injuries in Bicycle Accidents

In bicycle accidents, the motor vehicle driver has an obligation, or duty of care, to follow traffic laws. Bicyclists have a right to be on the road just as much as the car driver, but the car driver bears a greater degree of responsibility because hitting a bicyclist can result in severe injuries.

Common causes of bicycle accidents include:

  • Dooring, or opening a car door before checking for a bicyclist
  • Turning into the path of an oncoming bicyclist
  • Failing to yield at an intersection
  • Distracted driving
  • Driving under the influence
  • Speeding
  • Failing to check for bicyclists when changing lanes
  • Ignoring posted signs and signals

Negligence Requires Evidence

Any claim for compensation must be supported by evidence. When we build your case, our bicycle accident lawyers in Atlanta, GA, will investigate your accident and gather evidence. This evidence helps us prove the cause and who was at fault. We also use this evidence to determine your damages and their value.

The types of evidence we may gather in your case could include:

  • Medical records
  • Police reports
  • Payment records
  • Photos of the accident scene, your injuries, and damaged property
  • Video footage from traffic cams, dashcams, and business surveillance
  • Witness statements

We have also found that expert testimony can greatly strengthen a claim. We may speak with:

  • Financial advisors can explain how your injuries will affect your ability to work and earn income.
  • Medical professionals can explain the nature of your injuries and your prognosis.
  • Mechanics and technicians can explain any design or manufacturing flaws that contributed to your accident.
  • Accident reconstruction specialists can take evidence from the accident scene and damaged property to demonstrate how the accident occurred.

We Provide a Personalized Approach and Strategy to Your Case

As we said, no two cases are exactly the same, so we tailor your case to your needs. To meet your needs, we will start with a free consultation. During your consultation, we listen to you explain what happened in your accident. Once we decide to work together, our Atlanta bicycle accident attorney will do the following to build your claim:

We investigate your accident: We will visit the accident scene, review the police report, take any relevant photos, speak with eyewitnesses, consult with experts, collect medical reports, and view video footage. We will thoroughly pursue and collect any possible evidence in your bicycle accident case.

We will identify all liable parties: In most accidents, there is one individual or entity who is at fault, and frequently, that person is also financially responsible for your damages. However, there is the possibility that multiple parties could be liable for your injuries. If you were hit by a commercial truck, for instance, the driver, the trucking company, and the loading company could all be liable for your recovery. We will identify all possible parties and file claims with their insurance companies.

We will file your claim and lawsuit: We will take care of all the paperwork involved in your case. We will determine the value of your claim and file it with the proper insurance companies. We will also file your lawsuit in the correct court if necessary.

We will represent your best interests: If you receive a settlement offer from the insurance company, we will review its merits with you. If we feel it is insufficient, we will negotiate on your behalf to obtain a settlement offer that is more reflective of your needs. If we cannot reach a fair settlement, we will be prepared to take your case to court. There, we will present our arguments for a court award in your favor.

We will provide you with guidance and support: At any time during this process, you can reach out to us with your questions and concerns. This case is about you, your needs, your recovery. We want you to know that you are a part of the process and a part of your success.

You Have Two Years Before Time Runs Out

Under O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33, victims of personal injuries and wrongful death have two years to file a lawsuit. Failure to file a lawsuit before the two-year deadline could bar your case from court and prevent you from collecting compensation through the court system.

The insurance companies know this deadline, and some may try to delay resolving your case so that this statutory deadline expires. Our Atlanta bike accident lawyers will make sure the deadline on your case does not expire before filing a lawsuit.

Contact the Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown for a Free Case Review of Your Atlanta Bike Accident

Call us today to speak with one of our legal staff. We can review your case for free. Our Atlanta bike accident attorneys work on contingency, so there is no risk to you. We only get paid when you win a settlement or court award.

Reach out today.

Testimonials

My family and I met Attorney Dwayne Brown after the unfortunate accident involving my niece. Attorney Brown did an exceptional job representing my family. He was the consummate professional, and treated my family with the utmost dignity and respect. As a result of his representation, my family was able to achieve a substantial settlement in our case. Although we obviously did not get our loved back, we are prayerful that we met Attorney Brown. My family would highly recommend Attorney Brown to anyone in a similar situation.

Rafiq A.

An excellent and professional lawyer. He took on a car accident case on my behalf, worked with me from across the country, and was just as vigorous in his pursuit of justice on day 912 as he was on day 1.

Michael L.

Attorney Brown represent me on a case involving a motor vehicle. Another attorney indicated they could not help and I was recommended to attorney Brown by a well-respected member of my community. Attorney Brown resolved my case to my absolute satisfaction and did an excellent job. I highly recommend his services.

Nikia S.

Attorney Brown is simply the best! Very communicative, hard working and he puts his clients first. I'm a stickler when it comes to customer service and I got nothing but first class service!

Keitron G.

Attorney Brown is simply the best! Very communicative, hard working and he puts his clients first. I'm a stickler when it comes to customer service and I got nothing but first class service!

They were very good with helping with my case, they made sure I was well updated on everything involving my case and they are very nice people.

Gabby H.

I know Dwayne personally and have worked with him many times professionally. You won't find a more ethical, hardworking lawyer. He truly cares about his clients' welfare and getting them back on their feet, moving forward empowered.

Ryan R.

Case Results

  • $11,500,000

    Confidential resolution wherein the Law Office of Dwayne L Brown successfully recovered an eight-figure settlement for the family of an individual involved in an 18-wheeler wreck that occurred in the Atlanta Metro area.

  • $5,500,000

    Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown in collaboration with another law firm represented the children of a pedestrian truck by a delivery vehicle while working.

  • $3,000,000

    The Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown successfully represented a minor whose father was killed by a third-party commercial driver while working.

  • $3,000,000

    Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown helped to facilitated the resolution of a catastrophic wreck in the State of Ohio after 2 years of litigation.

  • $2,650,000

    The Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown successfully represented a family of a deceased armed services veteran who died in a tractor trailer collision as a result of improper road signage.

  • $2,100,000

    The Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown successfully represented the family of a deceased victim against a neurologist who failed to conduct a CT Head examination thereby resulting in a catastrophic injury.

  • $1,876,000

    The Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown successfully represented a truck driver who struck another truck driver who negligently operated his motor vehicle below the posted speed limit.

  • $1,750,000

    The Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown successfully represented the family of an infant who was injured at birth by an OB/GYN who failed to conduct an emergency c-section.

  • $1,000,000

    The Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown successfully represented a minor whose father was killed while traveling to work when a commercial driver negligently failed to yield the right of way. The trucking company paid the maximum amount of available insurance.

  • $1,000,000

    Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown successfully represented a driver who was injured when an emergency vehicle negligently impeded oncoming traffic resulting in a vehicle collision.

  • $550,000

    The Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown successfully represented a worker who sustained a herniated disc injury while working on a commercial vehicle

  • $535,000

    Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown successfully represented a driver who was reared ended by another vehicle and sustained a neck injury.

  • $500,000

    Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown successfully represented an uber driver who was struck by another vehicle and sustained a knee injury.

  • $450,000

    Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown successfully recovered on behalf of a client who sustained a concussion in an automobile collision.

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    Based on 45 reviews

    Rafiq A.

    My family and I met Attorney Dwayne Brown after the unfortunate accident involving my niece. Attorney Brown did an exceptional job representing my family. He was the consummate professional, and treated my family with the utmost dignity and respect. As a result of his representation, my family was able to achieve a substantial settlement in our case. Although we obviously did not get our loved back, we are prayerful that we met Attorney Brown. My family would highly recommend Attorney Brown to anyone in a similar situation.

    Michael L.

    An excellent and professional lawyer. He took on a car accident case on my behalf, worked with me from across the country, and was just as vigorous in his pursuit of justice on day 912 as he was on day 1.

    Nikia S.

    Attorney Brown represent me on a case involving a motor vehicle. Another attorney indicated they could not help and I was recommended to attorney Brown by a well-respected member of my community. Attorney Brown resolved my case to my absolute satisfaction and did an excellent job. I highly recommend his services.

    Keitron G.

    Attorney Brown is simply the best! Very communicative, hard working and he puts his clients first. I'm a stickler when it comes to customer service and I got nothing but first class service!

    Gabby H.

    They were very good with helping with my case, they made sure I was well updated on everything involving my case and they are very nice people.

    Ryan R.

    I know Dwayne personally and have worked with him many times professionally. You won't find a more ethical, hardworking lawyer. He truly cares about his clients' welfare and getting them back on their feet, moving forward empowered.