Children used to be the demographic group at the biggest risk of getting hurt or killed in a bike crash, because bicycles were primarily used for recreation by children. Now, however, biking has become more of an adult sport and more of a common method of commuting. This has consequences as there are more bicycles on major roadways and more older people riding bicycles on a routine basis.
As the number of adult riders has increased, there has been a significant rise in both injuries and deaths in bike accidents within the older demographic groups. In many cases, these riders are hurt or killed because they are on main roads and cars do not respect their right to be there.
When a bicyclist is involved in a car accident and is hurt or killed by a driver who is careless, the biker or his surviving family members can pursue a case for monetary damage. An Atlanta bicycle accident attorney can provide legal representation to help crash victims get the justice and compensation they deserve.