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Motorcycle Accident Lawsuits: What You Want To Know

Lashonda Council-Rogers, ESQ.

Motorcycle accidents cause extreme burdens on those that have been involved in one. Motorcycle accident lawsuits are not uncommon.   According to the data collected by the United States Department of Transportation, motorcycle accidents are 28 times as likely as passenger car occupants to die in a motor vehicle traffic crash. This is because motorcycles lack safety precautions like seatbelts, airbags, bumpers, and the basic frame of the car which is a protective barrier for passengers. The standard specifications of a traditional car can be the first thing to absorb the initial impact in a crash.

In a typical motorcycle accident, the driver has less than two seconds to react defensively to completely avoid a wreck. In studies conducted about motorcycle accidents, 75 percent of them are caused by colliding with another vehicle. Sixty-five percent of those are caused by the recklessness and negligence of the other driver–by not yielding the right of way. Motorcyclists are constantly in danger from negligent, distracted and intoxicated drivers. These accidents may lead to serious physical injuries and even death. If you are in this predicament it is recommended that you retain an Atlanta motorcycle accident lawyer to handle the legalities of your case. 

Motorcycle Accident Lawsuits

If you are a victim of a reckless or negligent driver, you may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit against the other driver. A motorcycle accident lawsuit aims for you to recover financial compensation for the totality of your medical bills, loss of wages, property damage, permanent care, pain and suffering and any other expenses that were a result of your injuries. 

When we represent our clients in motorcycle accidents, we dedicate our time and resources to investigate the incident thoroughly, determine the liability of the at-fault party, talk to witnesses, collect the necessary evidence, and interpret all the data on the case. The personal injury lawyers from Council & Associates will determine which course of legal action to take with your best interests at heart. We go head-to-head with insurance companies that may bully a victim into settling for the lowest possible compensation. 

Common Injuries in Motorcycle Accidents

  • Internal organ bleeding 
  • Neck or back injuries 
  • Spinal cord injuries 
  • Fractured or broken bones 
  • Limb loss 
  • Brain injuries 
  • Road rash

 While wearing a helmet may have some benefits like reducing the risk of brain injuries, neck injuries, etc, motorcycles do not offer that much protection. In most cases, motorcyclists suffer from serious physical injuries. They will require pain medication, utilization of medical equipment, even physical therapy to recover. These expenses should be reimbursed by the at-fault party. To receive that financial compensation, your Atlanta personal injury lawyer should file the physical injury lawsuit on your behalf. 

Causes of Motorcycle Accidents 

No one wants to be in a traffic accident, but statistics show that an individual will encounter at least two accidents in their lifetime. Accidents involving motorcycles are caused by numerous factors. The number one reason why motorcycle accidents happen is that the driver of a car or truck was unable to see the motorcycle on the road. Here are more reasons why Atlanta motorcycle accidents occur:

  • Intoxicated Drivers 
  • Distracted Drivers 
  • Failure to Yield The Right of Way 
  • Blind Spots 
  • Road Conditions 
  • Weather Conditions 

Lawsuits must be filed quickly for a number of reasons. In the State of Georgia, the statute of limitations, defined as the time permitted to file a lawsuit, is two years for a personal injury lawsuit. If the two years are done and you haven’t filed any lawsuit against the at-fault party you may never receive compensation. 

What Can I Recover in a Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit? 

Once we have proven liability, the at-fault party may be ordered to provide the injured person financial compensation for any of the following damages: 

  1. Medical bills starting from the date of the accident until the end of all procedures 
  2. Property damages (motorbike) 
  3. Lost Wages 
  4. Pain and suffering compensation 

Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Atlanta

If you believe that you are a victim of a negligent and reckless driver, a compassionate motorcycle accident attorney from Council & Associates will dedicate time and resources to get the rightful compensation that you deserve. At Council & Associates, we help motorcycle accident victims recover from the incident and get the maximum compensation that they deserve. There is no need to subject yourself to more stress after getting injured in a motorcycle crash. An experienced motorcycle accident lawyer will take your case and ensure that they investigate it thoroughly, interpret information and evidence, and prove liability. Your attorney will also determine which legal action to take to best represent you and your best interests. and prove liability. Your attorney will also determine which legal action to take to best represent you and your best interests. They have experience going to trial and with negotiating motorcycle accident settlements.

If you have more questions that would need a legal answer, do not hesitate to contact Council & Associates immediately at (404)562-8857. An experienced personal injury lawyer will consult on your case, free of charge. This will help you recover from the mental, physical and financial burden the accident has brought upon.