Bicycle Accident FAQs

Law is confusing. That is why there are, literally, books on every type of topic you can think of. A lot of the same questions are asked. As you may have seen, our practice pages are written in a way to answer questions most readers would have. Similarly, we write these FAQs to answer the most commonly asked questions as simply and quickly as possible.


Why do bike accidents happen?

Every bike crash is different but there are some common factors. These include age, time of day, urban environments, and type of roadway.

Can a driver pass a bicycle?

A driver can only pass a bicycle if there is a safe distance of at least 3 feet.

Does a bicyclist have a right of way in a bike lane?

Generally, other drivers must yield to bikes traveling in a bike lane.

Can a bicyclist ride on the sidewalk?

A bicyclist over the age of 12 cannot ride on a sidewalk.

Do I have to wear a helmet on a bike?

Although no helmet is required under 16 years old, it is important to wear one for safety.

How much does a bicycle accident attorney cost?

If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, a Georgia bicycle accident attorney will likely charge you a percentage of the amount you recover, if any. This is called a contingent fee.

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