Georgia's Trusted Cycling Law Attorney
Riding your bicycle on the road is certainly not devoid of risk. What could start as a refreshing morning exercise routine can quickly go south if a distracted driver happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. If you've been in an incident involving a bicycle and aren't sure where to start, that's where The Law Offices of Joseph J. Steffen Jr. come in.
As an avid cyclist himself, Joseph Steffen is no stranger to the dangers that regular riding can impose on your life. As a specialist in local cycling law, Joseph has spent years of his practice learning the ins and outs of what it takes to make a solid case if an incident should occur. Understanding these laws and how they apply to your unique situation can make all the difference when it comes to attaining the settlement you deserve.
Common Bicycle-Related Questions
- Have you been in an accident that involved both a bicycle and a motor vehicle?
- Were you recently injured while riding a bicycle on a roadway?
- Have you been charged with reckless driving involving a bicyclist?
Answering these questions is the first step to deciding how to approach your case. Even if you're the one technically at fault, there are varying degrees of responsibility that take outside factors into account.
Injuries & Reckless Driving
If you're looking to press charges or defend a charge related to a bicycle injury, the details are essential to understanding the scope of the incident. Details like riding in a construction zone at the time of injury or some other road obstruction can all be valid factors to consider in a legal case.
Whether you were a bicyclist or a driver during the incident, there is room for error on all sides. If you still aren't sure about the strength of your claims, give us a call to schedule your free consultation.
Our Experts Are on Your Side
Personal injury is defined as quantifiable damage done to the body, mind, or emotions of an individual. Whether your injury occurred as a result of a defective product or with the intent of causing personal harm, you can count on The Law Offices of Joseph J. Steffen Jr. to deliver the justice you deserve.
Not only can these events cause lifelong damage to your body and mental state, but they can also cause an undue financial burden on you and your loved ones. You deserve to be compensated for events out of your control, which is why Joseph and his team will work diligently to protect your best interest.
Strict liability is a type of claim wherein you, as the plaintiff, feel that the product that caused your injury is defective by its nature. This claim is most common for work-related injuries or household injuries where the product in question can be proven to have a history of causing similar or other injuries when being used as directed.
This type of claim is not as frequent due to the difficulty of proving an individual's intent, but it can be very successful if the evidence is approached in the right way. Claims of intentional wrongs are civil proceedings that pertain to the damages you've incurred from your injury, and they are not considered an act of criminal prosecution.
Your Trusted Slip and Fall Lawyer
As a close cousin to personal injury law, slip and fall law refers to any incident where an individual falls to the ground as a result of a preventable obstruction or other cause while on someone's property that is not their own.
- Was your incident caused by a preventable obstruction, occurrence, or state of floor or building itself?
- Was your incident due to a temporary oversight by an employee or tenant, or even the result of long-term negligence by property owners and/or managers?
- What is the severity of your injury? To what extent does it impact your day-to-day life?
Answering these questions can determine the overall strength of your claims when it comes to making your case. Though people often trip and fall of their own accord, certain situations can be traced back to the systemic failure of the building itself. Our legal team believes that these cases are worth pursuing. Schedule a free consultation so we can discuss the specifics of your situation.
Title IX General Information
Title IX is a civil rights law that protects anyone in a federally funded education program from discrimination based on sex, age, or race. To break that down, this means that colleges, universities, and institutions are legally obligated to act on reports of sexual assault, harassment, and rape in a legally responsible manner. It also includes acts of prejudice due to age or race.
Common Precedents for Title IX Cases
- Were you the victim of a sexual crime while on the property of a federally funded institution?
- Did you report the crime to the institution in question?
- If so, has the institution failed to act according to the severity of the law in regards to your attacker?
The nature of sexual crimes often relies on the protection of such institutions to fail to react with the full harshness of the law in the event of the crime being reported. Title IX ensures that higher education facilities are a safe space for both students and employees. If you feel that your school has disregarded, downplayed, or outright ignored your claims, it's time to consult with the experts. Give our office a call to set up your free consultation.
Higher Education Infractions
Whether you're a student, professor, or administrator, if you find yourself in the face of a legal infraction involving your college or university, you can count on The Law Offices of Joseph J. Steffen Jr. to help you attain the justice you deserve.
- Has your college, university, or institute violated or revoked one of your constitutional rights?
- Has a higher education institution stolen your intellectual property and claimed it as their own?
- Were you the victim of an on-campus crime that was not handled properly or in a legally responsible manner?
- Has your higher education institution breached or failed to comply with its contractual obligations to you?
These are all common questions that must be factored in when deciding which direction to take your case. Joseph Steffen and his team have extensive knowledge when it comes to the complex nature of higher education law. If you feel that your rights have been infringed upon, give us a call to set up a free consultation.