Bicycle Accidents

Seek Legal Help If You've Been In A Bicycle Accident

Cycling is a fun, healthy way to commute; but unfortunately, cycling accidents remain an all too common problem caused by distracted drivers, poor visibility and a multitude of other factors on our crowded roadways.

Improved cycling safety equipment and the expansion of designated bike paths have helped reduce the severity of some accidents in recent years, but many drivers still don't understand laws that protect cyclists' shared rights to the roads.

If you have been in a cycling accident, a lawyer at Thomas A. Camp, P.C., is well prepared to analyze the facts of your case and can help you pursue compensation from a negligent motorist.

What The Law Says

Cyclists have the same rights to the road as other motorists, but are much more vulnerable to accidents because they lack the same physical protection and are often less visible to other drivers.

There are many bike lanes in Clarke County and in Athens, but people don't always respect them as they should. Motorists sometimes swerve — willfully or accidentally — into designated bike lanes, endangering cyclists.

Bike lanes are generally marked by white lines, but are close to traffic and don't provide any additional protection against a vehicle that unexpectedly swerves into the bike lane.

On roads, Georgia law requires that drivers give cyclists at least a three foot buffer when passing. Unfortunately, some motorists break this law and cause serious disruptions to traffic and injuries to cyclists.

Analyzing The Facts Of Your Case

Like any accident, a keen analysis of the facts conducted by an attorney will determine whether you have a case caused by another driver's negligence. Thomas A. Camp is an experienced attorney who will sift through the details of your case and give you a clear understanding of where you stand and who was to blame for your accident.

All bicycle accident cases are covered on a contingency basis. This "no win, no fee" policy means that you don't pay if we don't recover compensation for you.

To learn more about the skilled representation we can provide after a bicycle accident, please contact Thomas A. Camp's Athens, Georgia, law firm today by calling 706-621-6284 or toll free at 866-475-8658.