Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Atlanta, GA
A motorcycle accident lawyer Atlanta, GA clients trust knows that there are almost 5,000 people killed in motorcycle accidents every year. More than 90,000 riders suffer serious injuries. Many of these victims are left with permanent disabilities from the catastrophic injuries they sustain. The legal team at Council & Associates, LLC can help victims of motorcycle accidents get the financial compensation they deserve.
Motorcycle accidents can occur for many reasons, but one of the main causes of these crashes is negligent or reckless actions by other drivers. All drivers owe a duty of care to every motorist and pedestrian we share the roads with. Tragically, there are too many drivers who ignore this duty of care, resulting in injuries and deaths of others.
Some of the more common negligent behaviors of vehicle drivers that result in motorcycle accidents are:
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence
- Failure to leave enough space between their vehicle and the motorcycle in front of them
- Failure to obey traffic lights or signs
- Failure to obey the posted speed limit
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Failure to drive according to weather conditions
- Failure to drive according to road conditions
Common Motorcycle Injuries
While any one of the above negligent acts can result in any type of vehicle accident, when it involves a motorcycle, the injuries are usually direr. This is because there is nothing that protects a motorcycle rider from the impact of being slammed by a car like there is when the victim is in another vehicle. Some of the more common injuries motorcycle accident victims suffer include:
- Fractured bones
- Brain injuries
- Back injuries
- Internal organ injuries
- Neck injuries
- Road rash
An Atlanta motorcycle accident lawyer understands that there is an incorrect assumption of many people that motorcyclists are daredevils that take unnecessary and dangerous risks while riding. The truth is actually the opposite – the majority of riders are aware of the dangers that they face on the roads and are especially cautious of the vehicles and drivers they share the road with.
But it is still a common occurrence for the at-fault driver’s insurance company to try to blame the victim for the crash in order to get out of paying the claim. This is why it is critical to have a skilled and experienced lawyer representing you.
Your lawyer will do all he or she can to prove your case. This includes getting the police report of the crash, as well as all witness statements. In addition to any photographs taken of the scene of the accident, your lawyer will likely also investigate whether any video footage of the accident exists from security cameras that may be installed on homes and/or businesses that are located in the vicinity of the accidents. Lawyers can also consult and use testimony from different expert witnesses, such as accident reconstruction specialists, to prove liability.
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If you or a loved one was injured in a motorcycle accident, you likely have high medical bills, as well as income losses from being unable to work while you recover. Having an Atlanta motorcycle accident lawyer representing you will ensure the best outcome based on the circumstances of your case. Call Council & Associates, LLC today to schedule a free and confidential case evaluation.