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Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle Accidents

Whereas the occupants of many passenger vehicles are afforded certain additional levels of protection in the event of a crash (such as the deployment of airbags), motorcyclists are exposed to far more life-and-death injuries when they are involved in accidents. Whether a collision occurs on the Interstate 285 beltway known as the Perimeter or a more rural location such as riding United States Route 19 (US 19) up to Dahlonega, motorcyclists can have every aspect of their lives dramatically altered in a fraction of a second.

People injured in motorcycle accidents typically suffer severe injuries that require several months or even years of treatment and rehabilitation. When an accident is the result of another party’s negligence, victims can be entitled to compensation for their lost wages, medical expenses, and other types of damages.

Attorney for Motorcycle Accidents in Atlanta, GA

Did you sustain serious injuries or was your loved one killed in a motorcycle crash in Georgia? Do not make any kind of statement to an insurance company or sign any paperwork until you have legal representation. Marcus A. Roberts & Associates can help you obtain the compensation you need and deserve for all of your immediate and long-term needs.

Marcus A. Roberts is an experienced personal injury lawyer in Atlanta who represents clients injured in auto accidents in communities throughout Gwinnett County, Cobb County, Clayton County, Fulton County, DeKalb County, and many other surrounding areas. Call 404-577-4444 right now to have our attorney provide an honest and thorough evaluation of your case during a free, no obligation consultation.

Overview of Motorcycle Accidents in Fulton County

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Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Georgia

Following a motorcycle crash in the Atlanta area, the injured motorcyclist or immediate family member of a motorcyclist killed in the accident should immediately contact a personal injury lawyer who can conduct a thorough investigation and begin negotiating with the negligent party’s insurance company. If an insurer is unwilling to provide a settlement that covers all of the victim’s expenses and needs, the attorney can file a lawsuit to take the case to trial.

Investigations allow lawyers to collect the evidence necessary to prove that the negligent motorist caused the crash. Some of the most common reasons that motorcycle accidents occur in Georgia include, but are not limited to:

  • Tailgating — A motorist who speeds or drives aggressively behind a motorcycle runs the risk of striking it if a sudden stop is required. When a motorcyclist is rear-ended, the force of the collision is often enough to throw him or her from the bike several feet.
  • Left Turn Accidents — When drivers fail to properly assess the speed and/or distance of an oncoming motorcycle, or fail to even see it before conducting a left turn, the motorcyclist is powerless to avoid the collision. Injuries are often catastrophic or fatal.
  • Drunk Drivers — Motorists driving under the influence (DUI) of alcoholic beverages or controlled substances are much more likely to cause accidents. The failure of many intoxicated or impaired drivers to recognize motorcycles causes many motorcycle accidents.
  • Changing Lane Accidents — A driver’s failure to check his or her blind spot before changing lanes frequently results in passenger vehicles striking motorcycles while performing the lane changes.
  • Failure to Yield — Motorists who do not yield or stop at certain intersections can collide with passing motorcycles, and the inherent lack of protection for motorcyclists can result in extremely serious injuries.
  • Defective Parts — Not all motorcycle crashes are the result of other vehicles. A motorcyclist can suffer catastrophic injuries as the result of defectively designed or manufactured motorcycle parts that affect brakes, steering, or other controls.

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Types of Atlanta Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Seeing that motorcyclists do not have the same level of protection as the occupants of other traditional motor vehicles, the potential nature of the injuries that they can suffer in an accident is extreme. Motorcycle crash victims may require several months of hospitalization, be unable to return to work, and can require additional assistance at home in certain cases.

Some of the types of injuries that people hurt in motorcycle accidents often sustain include, but are not limited to:

  • Amputation;
  • Bone Fractures;
  • Burn Injuries;
  • Disfigurement or Scarring;
  • Herniated Discs;
  • Internal Organ Injuries;
  • Muscle Tears;
  • Neck Injuries;
  • Nerve Damage;
  • Paralysis;
  • Road Rash;
  • Severe Head Trauma;
  • Spinal Cord Injuries;
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs); and
  • Fatalities.

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Georgia Resources for Motorcycle Accidents

Georgia Motorcycles Statistics | Governor’s Office of Highway Safety — Visit this section of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety website to view assorted motorcycle statistics in Georgia. You can learn about motorcycle fatalities by age, per 100,000 registered motorcycles, and by blood alcohol concentration (BAC). You can also compare helmeted to unhelmeted fatalities.

Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety
7 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Suite 643
Atlanta, GA 30334
(404) 656-6996

Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) — The MSF is a national, not-for-profit organization with the mission to “make motorcycling safer and more enjoyable by ensuring access to lifelong quality education and training for current and prospective riders, and by advocating a safer riding environment.” On this website, you can download a “Driver’s Commitment to Safety” Checklist. You can also find answers to frequently asked questions about MSF courses and motorcycle choices and technology.

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Marcus A. Roberts & Associates | Atlanta Motorcycle Accidents Lawyer

If you suffered catastrophic injuries or your loved one was killed in a motorcycle crash caused by the negligence of another party, it is in your best interest to immediately retain legal counsel. Marcus A. Roberts & Associates helps residents and visitors injured in Gwinnett County, Clayton County, DeKalb County, Fulton County, and Cobb County.

Atlanta personal injury attorney Marcus A. Roberts will fight to protect your interests and help you acquire the most favorable resolution to your case. He can review your case and help you understand all of your legal options as soon as you call 404-577-4444 or complete an online contact form to take advantage of a free initial consultation.