Yes, you can file a lawsuit to recover damages for injuries sustained in a pedal pub crash. A pedal pub is a type of vehicle that resembles a large bicycle. A driver in the front steers the partially electric pedal pub, while several passengers help to pedal it. Often, the passengers are drinking alcohol while they are pedaling down the street.
The Driver of a Pedal Pub Should Not Drink and Drive
While passengers can drink alcohol while riding on a pedal pub, the driver may not. In May, 2022, the driver of a pedal pub was charged with DUI following a crash that injured 15 people. Two people sustained critical injuries, and three victims were seriously injured.
Injured People Could Sue for Damages
The people who were on the pedal pub who sustained injuries could sue the driver for compensation for their injuries. They could also sue the company that owned and operated the pedal pub.
General Damages Pedal Pub Accident Victims Could Sue For
The accident victims can sue for general damages (non-economic losses), which include:
- Pain and Suffering
- Scarring or Disfigurement
- Mental and Emotional Anguish
- Loss of Companionship
- Loss of Enjoyment of Life
Special Damages Pedal Pub Accident Victims Could Sue For
Accident victims can also sue to recover financial losses, such as:
- Medical Bills
- Property Damage
- Future Accident-related Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Loss of Future Earning Capacity (if applicable)
When to Call an Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer
You don’t need to wait until you know the full extent of your injuries to contact an Atlanta personal injury lawyer. Often, the insurance company representing the company that owns the pedal pub company or the driver’s insurer will contact you to get a statement or make a settlement offer.
Keep in mind that the insurance company doesn’t represent your interests. Only a personal injury lawyer retained by you is working to protect your interests and ensure you are fully compensated for your injuries and financial losses.
Get the Help You Need From Our Skilled Legal Team
Suppose you have sustained injuries associated with a pedal pub accident. In that case, you may have questions about your claim or any monetary damages to which you may be entitled. The helpful personal injury lawyers at Rechtman & Spevak have the experience required to help pedal pub accident victims. Our skilled legal team is happy to answer your questions to ensure you understand your rights and all the options available.
Contact our Atlanta law office today by filling out our online form or call 404-355-2688 to schedule an appointment for a free initial case consultation.