Riding your bike is a fun way to get around and it is good exercise. Unfortunately, negligent drivers can make it a dangerous experience too. Students at the Pomona, CA campus of Cal State University are mourning the loss of their fellow student who was struck and killed while riding his bike on Thursday. Not much is known about the accident except that the student was riding his bicycle along a local road when a car struck him causing injuries that later lead to his death. If it is found that the driver of the car was not paying attention or made any other sort of error that lead to the crash, then that driver can be held liable for a wrongful death claim by the student's family. People on bicycles are entitled to the safe liability laws as drivers, if they are struck by a negligent driver, they can pursue legal action for their injuries. If you or a loved one have been injured on a bicycle, you may want to consider speaking to a Georgia bicycle accident lawyer.
Bicycle accidents can have serious consequences and sometimes, like in this example, can result in death. At The Berry Law Group, our bicycle accident lawyers believe that negligent drivers need to be held responsible for their actions. That is why we are here to represent victims of bicycle accidents and families who have lost a loved one due to a bicycle accident in Georgia. Wrongful death is a legal term used when the death of a person could have been avoided had the accused party exercised more care in their actions. Take the above example, if the driver is found to have been texting when he/she collided into the cyclist, then they could be charged for wrongful death because the cyclist would still be alive if the driver had used care and waited until stopping the car before sending a text message.
If you find yourself a victim of a bicycle accident, wrongful death or injured in any other kind of accident, call The Berry Law Group. Our Georgia personal injury lawyers are dedicated to their clients and will work hard to get you a settlement you are happy with or else we will take your case to court.