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What If a Child Is Injured in a Georgia Bicycle Accident?

By Scott Zahler, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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In Georgia and other States, children are the unfortunate victims of bicycle and automobile accidents. If a child is struck by a car while riding a bicycle, there are a number of factors that are considered by a Georgia Child Inury Lawyer in evaluating the possible claim or case. The elements of a Georgia Bicycle Personal Injury Case are as follows:

1. Duty;
2. Breach of Duty;
3. Causation; and
4. Damages

In order to pursue a claim or case, there must be proof that the driver was negligent or careless and this, in whole or part, caused the bicycle / automobile accident. Each case must be evaluated on its own facts, merits, and circumstances. Factors that would be considered would the following:

Information contained on the police report;
Speed and direction of the driver;
Speed and directioin of the bicycle rider;
Violation of any posted speed limits;
Violation of any posted traffic signs or signals;
Avoidability of the accident;
Driver distraction;
Time of the accident (day time or night time);
Type and severity of the personal injuries;
Medical treatment and bills; and
Other factors.

Because Georgia Bicycle Accident claims and cases can be quite complex and confusing, it is often times helpful to contact a Georgia Child Injury Lawyer for advice, consultation, and legal representation.

The book titled – The ABCs of Child Injury – Legal Rights of the Injured Child – What Every Parent Should Know – has chapters on Automobile Accidents, Medical Bills and Treatment, and other topics. You can get this book for free at The ABCs of Child Injury.