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Fact Check: Motorcycles Are More Dangerous Than Cars

By Butler Prather LLP on March 5, 2024

Riding a motorcycle is fun, convenient, and a lot more economical than driving a car. People who are concerned about the environment appreciate the fact that motorcycles leave a much smaller carbon footprint than cars, trucks, and SUVs with combustion engines. But there’s no getting away from the fact that riding a motorcycle is more dangerous than driving an automobile.

Motorcycle Crashes Caused by Bad Roads and Dangerous Drivers

By Ramsey Prather on October 10, 2023

Many advantages come with riding a motorcycle. A motorcycle is much more economical to own and operate than an automobile, and motorcycles leave a smaller carbon footprint. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of freedom you get when you’re out riding your bike and experiencing the great outdoors in a beautiful place like Georgia.

Can I File a Motorcycle Accident Claim in Georgia If I Wasn’t Wearing a Helmet?

By Butler Prather LLP on May 16, 2022

In the state of Georgia, all motorcyclists are required to wear a helmet. This includes motorcycle drivers and passengers. Helmets ensure safety. They prevent serious head and brain injuries from occurring, and they are often the only thing that keeps a motorcyclist alive when a crash occurs. However, if a motorcyclist is not wearing a helmet when a crash occurs, can this affect how much compensation they receive if another driver caused the accident? Wearing a Helmet is Required in Georgia It is crucial to point out that all motorcyclists in the state of Georgia are required to wear DOT-approved…

Do You Have to Wear a Motorcycle Helmet in Georgia?

By Butler Prather LLP on May 11, 2022

We have plenty of motorcyclists in the state of Georgia, and it is crucial for every motorcycle driver and passenger to take steps to maintain safety. This includes wearing the appropriate gear. Helmets save lives, and they are also required in the state of Georgia. Here, we want to examine Georgia law related to motorcycle helmets as well as the benefits of wearing a helmet overall. What Georgia Law Says About Motorcycle Helmets Many states across the country allow riders to choose whether or not they wear helmets when operating a motorcycle. Georgia, however, is not one of those states.…

Injured on a Rental Scooter in GA

By Butler Prather LLP on July 3, 2021

Electric scooters have become incredibly popular over the last few years. In general, we will see that electric scooters are much more popular in the urban areas of the state, particularly in and around the Atlanta area. However, other cities also have electric scooters that individuals can rent. When these scooters first started making appearances on Georgia roadways, they were touted as good alternatives to walking or biking. However, serious injuries caused by scooter crashes have occurred all across the country. Here, we want to discuss who could be held liable in the aftermath of sustaining an injury on a…

Is Lane Splitting Legal In GA?

By Butler Prather LLP on July 15, 2020

Motorcycles can be fun vehicles to operate, and there are plenty of motorcycle enthusiasts across the state of Georgia. The number one priority of any motorcyclist should be their safety. Motorcycle riders are inherently at higher risk of sustaining an injury in the event an accident occurs because they do not have the same protections that a passenger vehicle driver has. Many visitors and residents in Georgia wonder whether or not lane splitting is legal. Lane splitting is the practice of motorcyclists riding between rows of traffic moving in the same direction, and it is not legal in the state…

Georgia Motorcycle Passenger Laws

By Butler Prather LLP on March 4, 2020

There are plenty of motorcycles enthusiasts In Georgia. Various laws that regulate motorcycle operation in this state, and it is vital that all motorcycle drivers and passengers understand their responsibilities. Specifically, there are certain laws regarding motorcycle passengers that all motorcyclists should be aware of. Motorcycle passengers in Georgia Before carrying a passenger, motorcyclists must understand that the extra weight will affect the way that their motorcycle handles. This requires extra practice, caution, and preparation before a ride. Before taking passengers on the roadway, motorcyclists should check the air pressure in both tires and adjust the suspension of their bike…

What Are The Most Important Georgia Motorcycle Laws To Know?

By Butler Prather LLP on August 20, 2018

Georgia motorcyclists should be aware of their state’s laws concerning acceptable practices for motorcycles on the road. Since motorcycles are smaller and more maneuverable than larger passenger vehicles and do not afford riders much protection in motorbike accidents, special provisions for motorcyclists on the road don’t apply to larger cars. Many states have adopted special laws concerning motorcycles, especially concerning lane-splitting, lane filtering, and lane sharing. There are some grey areas in motorcycle laws that cause a lot of confusion regarding what’s legal. And these regulations will vary and be enforced differently from state to state. We will shed some…

How Dangerous is Quick Motorcycle Braking? – Motorcycling Safety Tips

By Butler Prather LLP on March 20, 2018

Due to physics, motorcycles have more difficulty stopping than larger cars. A motorcycle requires at least 120 feet to slow from 60 mph to zero in perfect conditions. Reaction time, distance, speed of the cars involved, road conditions, and weather all play roles in braking. Unlike a driver in a passenger car, a motorcyclist cannot slam on the brakes to come to a stop, and stopping suddenly can cause the motorcyclist to flip over the front of the bike. Studies have been conducted to estimate the stopping distance for motorcycle riders, so in one study by, if you are…

What Are the Biggest Hazards on the Road for Motorcyclists?

By Butler Prather LLP on February 26, 2018

Riding a motorcycle can be an ideal activity on a warm Georgia day. However, it can also be an extremely dangerous endeavor for many reasons. Drivers who take their eyes off the road for only a moment can strike motorcyclists and cause severe injury and damage. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, the personal injury attorneys at Butler Prather LLP can help you recover the compensation that you deserve. Common Road Dangers for a Motorcycle Rider While a motorcyclist can be injured in many ways on the road, a handful of dangers tend to be more common…

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