Attorneys in Georgia
Our Georgia motorcycle accident attorneys understand that motorcycle riders face unique risks every time they get on the road. One recent study found that motorcyclists are about 28 times as likely as passenger car occupants to die in a motor vehicle traffic crash.
Experiencing a motorcycle accident can be stressful, painful and traumatizing. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident in Georgia, seeking a local motorcycle accident attorney is a positive step toward justice.
Personal Injuries from a Motorcycle Crash
Serious personal injuries can occur after a motorcycle crash. Even when a rider is careful to wear protective clothing and a helmet, injuries do occur. Some of the most common injuries include road rash, closed head injuries, broken bones, neck and back injuries, nerve damage and death.
Many of these injuries are preventable. Accidents can be prevented when motorists check for blind spots, follow the speed limit and avoid distracted driving. All motorists have a duty to stay alert and follow the rules of the road. When negligent motorists cause injuries to motorcycle riders in Georgia, they should be held accountable.
Important steps to take after a motorcycle accident in Georgia
Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Most motorcycle accidents in Georgia are caused by the failure of motorists to detect and recognize motorcycles in traffic. Many of these crashes occur at intersections where the motorist fails to yield the right of way to the motorcycle rider. A significant number of motorcycle crashes happen when the at-fault driver is driving under the influence of alcohol or some other intoxicating substance.
Unfortunately, motorcycle riders are often blamed for accidents that are not their fault.
The insurance company for the at-fault motorist will likely try to take advantage of these prejudices in order to minimize any payments to the motorcycle rider. Make sure you know what to do when the other insurance company calls. Contact one of our lawyers before speaking with an insurance company.
Finding the Right Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
After searching online or gathering recommendations from others, research the lawyer’s online reviews. Narrow down the list of best possible candidates and set up interviews to see which attorneys you can trust.
Most personal injury attorneys in Georgia give free consultations and offer their services on a contingency fee basis. That means they don’t get paid unless you obtain a recovery. Make sure every attorney you interview is intimately familiar with the various laws and regulations that govern motorcycle riders. A bad lawyer will kill your case so choose wisely.
Do not be a victim twice. If you were injured in a motorcycle wreck that was not your fault, contact our firm today for a free consultation. Williams Elleby is committed to providing outstanding representation to our clients.