Being involved in a crash is extremely dangerous, but the risk of severe injuries is even higher in a motorcycle crash. Negligent drivers frequently injure motorcycle riders, and an attorney can help you sue for damages.
Motorcycle accidents often stem from driver negligence and recklessness. Not only are issues like distracted driving and traffic violations problematic, but many drivers have an unfair bias against motorcycle riders and refuse to share the road. Motorcycle crashes, like most accidents on the road, are complicated. One or several drivers might be involved, and determining whom to name in your lawsuit might be challenging. You might experience numerous severe injuries in a motorcycle crash, and you can claim any related economic and non-economic damages.
Motorcycle riders are frequently at a higher risk of accidents and injuries because drivers often overlook their presence on the road. Our Georgia motorcycle accident lawyers can help you file a personal injury lawsuit to get compensation for your injuries. Speak to the team at Howe Law for a free case review. Call (844) 876-4357 for help.
How Motorcycle Accidents Are Caused in Georgia
Riding a motorcycle is known to be risky, and motorcycle riders must be properly licensed before taking their bike for a spin. Contrary to popular belief, motorcycle riders are very careful while driving because they are well aware of the risks involved. Motorcycle accidents tend to result from the negligence of drivers in cars. If you were hurt in a motorcycle accident, our Georgia motorcycle accident attorney might be able to help you.
There is a huge problem of driver bias against motorcycle riders, which is often at the root of many motorcycle accidents. Motorcycle riders seem to have an unfair reputation for being risky or dangerous, and drivers tend to disregard motorcycle riders as a result. If a driver chooses to ignore the safety of motorcycle riders because they believe they are already so dangerous, the likelihood of an accident increases.
Distracted driving is another serious concern on the road nowadays. With technology and communication devices becoming an increasingly significant facet of our everyday lives, it is very easy to become distracted behind the wheel. If a driver was looking at their phone, GPS, or some other device in their vehicle, they might cause an accident with a motorcycle rider.
Traffic violations are common and often brushed off as no big deal. While a small violation does not always cause an accident, the possibility of an accident is very real. For example, if a careless driver fails to stop at a red light or stop sign, they might T-bone a motorcycle coming from the other direction. Violations like speeding and failing to use turn signals are also serious risks for motorcycle accidents.
People Responsible for Motorcycle Accidents in Georgia
Figuring out who caused the accident and whom to name in your lawsuit can be difficult. Many accident survivors do not have a clear memory of the crash and might rely on others to piece together the details and figure out who hit them. Our Georgia motorcycle accident lawyers can help you determine how your crash happened, whom to sue, and where to find evidence.
It is not uncommon for motorcycle crashes to involve the rider and one other driver. In such a case, it is sometimes easier to identify the responsible party so we can take legal action. Even if you do not recall the details of the accident, we can check with law enforcement and the crash report for your case to find the driver’s name and information.
In many other cases, multiple drivers are involved in the accident, and one or several of them might be to blame. It is rather common for the negligence of several drivers to combine and cause accidents in unexpected ways. In such cases, we can help you sue every person who might have contributed to the accident.
We can work with witnesses and law enforcement to identify the people who caused your accident and name them in a lawsuit. Drivers are required to remain at the accident scene until the police arrive. We can obtain a copy of the police report to find the names of all the drivers involved in the accident. If there are drivers who fled the scene, we can work with witnesses to track them down or wait for the police to conduct a criminal investigation for a hit and run.
Potential Injuries and Damages in Georgia Motorcycle Accident Cases
Motorcycle accidents are incredibly dangerous for riders because they are not protected within enclosed vehicles but are exposed to the open air. As a result, injuries for riders are often very bad, while injuries for drivers in cars are usually much less extreme. Our Georgia motorcycle accident attorneys can help you evaluate your injuries so we can calculate damages accurately.
Economic damages from a motorcycle accident are often connected to medical bills, vehicle repair costs, and lost income. Since injuries in motorcycle crashes are so severe, riders are often left with very high medical bills. On top of that, riders often must replace their damaged motorcycle, which can be incredibly expensive. Since injuries are so severe, many riders cannot return to work for a long time and lose precious income. All these expenses and more should be added to your economic damages calculations.
Not all the losses and injuries in a motorcycle crash are connected to money. Non-economic damages encompass painful experiences that do not necessarily take a financial toll on the plaintiff. Physical pain, emotional suffering and trauma, humiliation, and more might be claimed as part of your non-economic damages. Evaluating these damages is difficult and very subjective. Generally, the greater impact these damages have on your life, the higher your damages award should be.
Call Our Georgia Motorcycle Accident Lawyers for a Free Case Evaluation
Our Georgia motorcycle accident attorneys are here to help you take action against those responsible for your injuries and damages. Reach out to our team at Howe Law for a free case evaluation. Call our offices at (844) 876-4357 for assistance.