A Marietta Auto Attorney Explains Why You Need to Know About Georgia Bike CrashesIn Georgia, a bicyclist is nine times more likely to die and ten times more likely to be seriously injured in a crash than the occupant of a motor vehicle.* For these reasons, if for none other, it is important to understand how most Georgia bicycle accidents happen and what you should do if you have been hurt, or a loved one has been killed, in a bike wreck.
Georgia Bicycle Accident Statistics
Understanding the statistics below helps bike riders understand how common bicycle accidents are in Georgia and why safety precautions must be taken. Specifically, it is important to know that in Georgia:
- • 6,797 bicyclists were involved in accidents with cars from 2000 - 2006.
- • 5,078 of those bicyclists were injured.
- • 118 of those bicyclists died.
- • Only 12.2 percent of the 6,797 bicyclists involved in bike crashes were wearing helmets, and only 22 of the people who died were wearing bike helmets.
- • About 60% of the bicycle accidents occurred on city streets.
- • Approximately 20% of the injured bicyclists were children aged 5 -14.
If you have been involved in a bike crash, then you already know how much of an impact a crash can have on your life. If you haven't been affected by a bike crash yet, it is important to be aware of the danger and to do what you can to protect yourself.
Why You Need a Marietta Auto Lawyer After a Bike Crash
If you have been hurt, or if your loved one has been killed, in a Marietta bike crash, then it is important to contact a Marietta auto lawyer for more information about how to protect your rights.
An experienced Marietta bike accident attorney may be able to help you protect your potential right to damages. Damages may include compensation for medical expenses, rehabilitation expenses, funeral costs, out-of-pocket expenses, and pain and suffering.
For more information, please read our free e-book Four Common Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Georgia Car or Truck Claim and contact an experienced Marietta injury lawyer at 1.770.518.1133.
*Source: Georgia Department of Transportation, Crash Analysis, Statistics & Information Notebook 2008 p 100-102