More people are riding bicycles for their work commutes and recreation in Ellenwood and the surrounding Metro Atlanta area, which means they must often navigate busy roads and heavy motor vehicle traffic. Unfortunately, an increase in biking has led to an increase in fatalities and serious injuries among cyclists hit by cars and trucks. The reason is simple: when a bicycle and car collide, bicyclists have no protection from the impact and are more likely to suffer head injuries, spinal cord injuries, and broken bones than car drivers.
Because bike accidents are complex and typically involve high costs, hiring an experienced personal injury attorney who specializes in bike accidents is essential to recovering maximum compensation. With 30 years of personal injury experience, The Millar Law Firm has been helping residents of Ellenwood understand their legal rights and win their bike accident injury claims.
As a local law firm, our attorneys have extensive knowledge of Georgia bike accident laws as well as the local court system. Our experience allows us to work effectively with auto insurance companies on bike accident claims and calculate the amount of damages a victim deserves based on their injuries, medical care, and other life changes caused by the accident.
Bike accident cases present distinct challenges and experience matters. Having a local attorney who specializes in bike accidents can make all the difference when it comes to fighting the insurance company for the compensation you deserve.
Our Small Law Firm’s Focus: Win Maximum Compensation for Our Clients
Unlike larger law firms that take on as many clients as possible, The Millar Law Firm focuses on a smaller number of cases so that we can give each client our full attention and resources. The advantage of this approach is that our attorneys and staff can take the time to gain a complete understanding of your accident and costs, investigating every detail, so we can be sure that your settlement includes every expense.
A bike injury settlement should make you whole after the accident, which means compensation for current and future medical treatment, lost wages, pain and suffering, and diminished quality of life. Many bike accident victims have enormous medical expenses, and finding enough insurance coverage to pay these costs can be challenging.
Georgia law requires that all drivers carry auto liability insurance, but the minimum policy limits are low. Some drivers may have a higher policy limit than is required by law or carry an umbrella liability policy that provides additional coverage. There may also be more insurance policies available if more than one party is at fault for the accident.
At The Millar Law Firm, our attorneys hunt down all available insurance coverage for your accident so that you receive maximum compensation for your injuries. Larger law firms may not devote the time and resources required to fully investigate your claim and fight for full damages, but we never settle for less than you deserve.
Our No-Fee-Unless-We-Win Promise to Bike Accident Victims
When faced with mounting medical bills and other expenses after a bike accident, the idea of paying a lawyer an hourly rate to represent you in a legal claim can seem stressful and daunting. You may worry that you will be out of pocket even more if you lose your case.
But at The Millar Law Firm, we keep it simple—you pay no fee unless we win. When you hire us, you sign a contingency fee agreement, which means that you only pay a percentage of the proceeds of any settlement or judgment you may recover.
In addition to not having to pay upfront fees, there are multiple advantages of hiring a contingency fee lawyer. For example, if the lawyer only gets paid if you win or settle your case, they have a strong incentive to work hard on your behalf. Also, you can afford to hire a more experienced attorney who may not otherwise be affordable on an hourly rate basis.
Because our attorneys put in the time and effort to win maximum compensation in each case, you can still receive a large settlement or verdict without having to risk any of your own money.
We Provide Aggressive Representation for Bike Accident Victims
Bike accident victims may face an uphill battle when seeking compensation from the insurance company for several reasons. First, bicyclists are more vulnerable to serious injuries in a collision with a motor vehicle, which means the costs are often higher than in a typical car accident claim. When faced with a big payout, the insurance company may contest the damages you are seeking.
Second, because bicycles share the road with motorists, there may be multiple factors that contribute to an accident. For example, road conditions may have been a factor, the cyclist may have been riding in a crosswalk, or the cyclist’s own actions may have contributed to the collision.
Finally, a driver may have different defenses in a bike accident claim than in a regular car crash. For example, the driver or insurance company may argue that the cyclist was reckless, did not use proper hand signals, or did not have the right of way. If there is any basis to argue that the driver was not at fault or that the cyclist was at least partially responsible, the insurance company is likely to deny or reduce your payment.
To overcome these challenges, you need a bike accident lawyer who will fight hard for you and gather the evidence necessary to paint a clear picture of what happened and how much you are owed. At The Millar Law Firm, we go to work immediately to investigate the accident and gather strong evidence to build your case, including police reports, 911 calls, witness statements, videos, photos, and medical records. We may employ accident reconstruction experts and medical experts to provide additional evidence.
After collecting all necessary documentation, we will send a detailed demand letter with supporting evidence to the insurance company. If the insurance company does not promptly pay the compensation we demand, we are prepared to aggressively negotiate a settlement and, if necessary, file a lawsuit to recover full damages.
What Our Law Firm Can Do for Ellenwood Bike Accident Victims
Located in nearby Jonesboro, The Millar Law Firm cares about the people of Ellenwood and surrounding neighbors because we are part of the community. We not only work hard to recover maximum compensation but also help our clients get the medical support they need to get back on their feet.
When you hire our firm, we guide you through the entire legal process from start to finish, which includes advising you about the strengths and weaknesses of your case and letting you know what you should or should not do to help your claim.
Because we are constantly striving to provide the best client service possible, we make sure to communicate regularly with you and answer any questions you may have. We take over all communications with the insurance company and collect every piece of evidence available while building your claim.
We understand that time is money when your bills are piling up, so we work quickly to settle your case. However, we never accept an offer from the insurance company that is less than your claim is worth.
Call The Millar Law Firm for a Free Consultation
If you have been injured in a bike accident, you should speak to an experienced Ellenwood bike accident attorney right away to learn about your legal options. Our lawyers know how to recover maximum compensation for your injuries and can answer any questions you may have about your claim. Call The Millar Law Firm today at (770) 400-0000 or contact us online to set up a free consultation with one of our attorneys.