A bicycle accident can have a devastating impact on the victim’s life. A victim can be forced to incur substantial medical bills, to miss time from work, and may be left disabled. While money cannot undo the harm that has been done, compensation can help to ensure that the victim does not undergo unnecessary financial hardships as a result of the accident. Retaining an experienced personal injury attorney is a step towards making sure that your rights remain protected. Richard Summers is an Atlanta bicycle accident lawyer who has been practicing law since 1978. He devotes a substantial portion of his practice to protecting rights of victims and he prides himself on providing the highest level of service. Contact our office today to schedule an initial consultation.
Personal injury attorney assisting the victims of Atlanta bike accidents
The victims of bicycle accidents can find themselves seriously injured. Such injuries can result in the need for ongoing medical care, the need for vocational retraining (assuming the victim can return to work at all), lost wages, as well as extensive pain and suffering. Georgia law allows for the victim of a bike accident to be compensated for these damages even if they were partially at fault for the incident and if they were not wearing a helmet (assuming the victim is over sixteen years of age). Cases generally must be filed with the appropriate Court within two years of the time at which the accident occurred.
A bicycle accident case will begin with the victim’s attorney contacting the defendant’s insurance carrier. This will allow the insurer to deal with counsel directly and for the victim to focus on the important business of getting healthy. The case will then be “on hold” while the victim undergoes treatment. Once the victim’s long-term prognosis can be reasonably determined then it will be possible to calculate the amounts associated with future medical expenses and future lost wages. A demand for payment will be sent to the insurer and the case will proceed to litigation if a settlement cannot be reached. The victim’s counsel will accumulate evidence of the defendant’s negligence. If the case proceeds to trial then the jurors will decide who was at fault and the extent to which the victim will be compensated. Litigating such matters involve many complicated issues and it is important to retain a firm with extensive experience in such matters.
Richard Summers is a personal injury attorney assisting Atlanta residents who were injured in a bicycle accident. Richard will review any available records, prior to your initial consultation, so that he may gain a better understanding of your situation. He will quickly contact the insurance carrier and, if a settlement cannot be reached, our firm will not hesitate to take your case to court. Should the defendant claim that he or she was not at fault then we will use the discovery process to obtain proof of their negligence. Such proof may include cell phone records which show that the defendant was using their phone while driving, street light footage which shows that you clearly had the right of way, and we will retain a liability expert if necessary. Richard is experienced at litigating matters before a jury and we will ensure that the facts of your case are fully presented. Our office will be in regular contact with you throughout the process and you will know what to expect as the matter moves forward. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation.
Our firm serves residents of Atlanta and its greater metro area. This includes the Fulton County cities of Sandy Springs, Roswell, Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Milton, and East Point, the DeKalb County cities of Dunwoody, Decatur, Brookhaven, Redan, and, the Cobb County cities of Marietta, Smyrna, Mableton, and Kennesaw, the Fayette County cities of Fayetteville and Peachtree, the Hall County city of Gainesville, as well as other areas throughout the state of Georgia.
Atlanta injury lawyer staying in regular communication with the victims of bicycle accidents
One of the most common complaints against attorneys is that they fail to stay in communication with their clients. Richard tries to be different in this regard. He often provides clients with his personal cell phone number and quickly returns phone calls. Our office will copy you on correspondence, ensure that you receive copies of court filings, and Richard will make himself available to answer any questions you may have. Our lawyer is honored to serve those in the Atlanta area and we bring this high level of service to each and every case we handle.