If you or a loved one was hurt in a bicycle accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you have the right to pursue compensation and a just outcome. As a victim, you may be entitled to collect compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and benefits, property damage, and other recoverable damages.
A bicycle accident lawyer in Macon from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can build your case and defend your legal rights. Our team is here to advocate for your position as we interpret the law and communicate with relevant parties on your behalf.
Damages You May Recover in a Bicycle Accident Case
As a victim, you may be entitled to collect financial compensation to cover the following expenses:
- Past and future medical bills
- Prescription medications
- Exams, X-rays, surgeries, and operations
- Assistive medical devices and equipment
- Emergency medical transportation services
- Physical therapy programs
- Rehabilitation programs
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Psychological trauma
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of the ability to enjoy life
With our lawyers on your side, you are free to place your full attention on your recovery. As we build your case, we will establish a liable party and go after any forms of financial compensation that you may be rightfully owed for your losses.
Wrongful Death Damages
If you lost your loved one in a bicycle accident, please accept our condolences. Bader Scott Injury Lawyers also handles wrongful death lawsuits in Macon. The damages in a wrongful death case may include:
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of income
- Funeral costs
- Pre-death medical expenses
For a free legal consultation with a bicycle accidents lawyer serving Macon, call (404) 888-8888
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Working with Bader Scott Injury Lawyers on Your Case
A Macon bicycle accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can uphold your legal rights after an accident.
Our team will investigate your accident in detail to collect evidence, establish a liable party, and fight to recover all forms of monetary compensation that you may be owed. We will also answer your questions and keep you updated as your case moves forward.
We Can Identify the Liable Party
Identifying and establishing a liable party is an important step in any bicycle accident case. Your lawyer will work to find a liable party and hold them accountable for the damage they caused with their negligence, misconduct, or carelessness.
We Can Collect Evidence
As we investigate your accident, we will collect any available evidence that helps establish the liability of the responsible party. This evidence may include:
- Video footage captured from nearby surveillance cameras
- Photos of the accident scene
- Witness testimonies
- Police reports
- Cell phone records
- Medical records
Make sure to retain any evidence that you already have of your accident and your injuries and share it with your lawyer.
We Can Deal with the Insurance Companies
In bicycle accident cases, insurance companies and other parties will often get involved. With Bader Scott Injury Lawyers working on your side, you will not have to worry about speaking with insurance agents, drivers, law enforcement, or anyone else related to your case. We will handle all communications for you.
In addition to taking care of all of the necessary conversations with other parties who are related to your case, we will negotiate with the responsible party’s insurance company for a settlement offer. If they do not make you a fair offer, we can take your case to trial.
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Important Laws that May Apply to Your Bicycle Accident Case in Georgia
When you are part of a bicycle accident in the state of Georgia, you have the right to seek justice. However, it is helpful to be aware of the fact that some state, federal, and local laws can impact your case. These laws include:
The Statute of Limitations
OCGA §9-3-33 sets a general two-year statute of limitations, or legal deadline, on personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits in Georgia.
If you don’t file your lawsuit within two years from the date of your accident or the date of your loved one’s death, you may lose your right to sue. A lawyer from our firm can help you file your case on time.
Modified Comparative Negligence
OCGA §51-12-33 establishes Georgia’s modified comparative negligence rule. In this system:
- Accident victims can still recover compensation for their damages so long as they were less than 50% at fault for the accident.
- Accident victims who are 50% or more at fault for their accident cannot recover compensation.
- A plaintiff’s financial recovery will be reduced by their degree of fault. For example, a plaintiff who was 20% at fault for an accident and has $100,000 in damages will have their payout reduced to $80,000.
A lawyer from our firm can help you prove the full extent of the other party’s liability for your accident.
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Contact Bader Scott Injury Lawyers Today
A bicycle accident lawyer in Macon from our firm can defend your rights and compile a case to represent your position. Our team handles personal injury cases on a contingency-fee-basis. Our clients do not pay us attorney’s fees unless they win their case and recover compensation. If we are unable to secure compensation for our clients, they don’t have to pay us attorney’s fees in this arrangement.
The personal injury team at Bader Scott Injury Lawyers provides free case review to bicycle accident victims in Macon and the surrounding areas. To learn more about how we can assist you with your case, call us today at (404) 888-8888.