Motorcycles are perfect for city driving because they get amazing mileage, and they’re so easy to park. But automobile drivers don’t always look out for motorcycles.
When serious accidents happen, motorcycle riders are especially vulnerable because bikes don’t have the same safety features as cars. Even though motorcycles are involved in just one percent of crashes in Georgia, in a recent year, motorcycle riders represented 22 percent of all vehicle operator fatalities.
Motorcycle riders have the same right to use the road as everybody else. If you were seriously injured due to unsafe road conditions or a careless driver put you in danger, contact the Georgia Trial Attorneys at Butler Prather LLP.
Call (706) 322-1990 to schedule a complimentary consultation today.
Butler Prather LLP is a premier civil trial law firm. We’ve won nine verdicts that were each over $100 million, and we’ve also won over 60 verdicts and settlements that were larger than $10 million.
Our firm understands the unique challenges that motorcycle riders face when you’ve been catastrophically injured in an accident. The Georgia personal injury attorneys at Butler Prather LLP will negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf, and we’re always prepared to go to court if the other side refuses to make a realistic offer.
Our team will investigate the accident and file a claim against anyone who acted with negligence. This will help you get the money you need to cover your expenses, such as medical bills and time missed from work.
We have offices conveniently located in Columbus, Savannah and Atlanta to serve you. Butler Prather LLP has earned a national reputation by winning large settlements for clients in over 30 states.
Georgia is a great place to ride a motorcycle. Whether you’re commuting to work or enjoying a ride out in the countryside, you can’t beat the convenience, fun, and freedom you get when you’re out on your bike.
Atlanta is a world-class city where you can still find Southern hospitality. But like any big city, it has congested roads and long commutes. The area contains some dangerous stretches of road where you’ll want to be extra careful, including I-75, I-285, and I-20 from Exit 71 to Exit 65.
Most motorcycle owners are cautious riders who follow the rules of the road. And when accidents occur, it’s usually an unsafe driver’s fault. When other people make careless maneuvers, motorcycle riders are often the ones who suffer the consequences.
Drivers who make hasty decisions cause tragic consequences for motorcycle riders and their passengers. When people neglect to look out for motorcycles or make lane changes without checking their blind spots, it results in devastating injuries for motorcyclists.
Roadway hazards are another major threat to motorcycles. Obstacles left behind by careless work crews, objects that fall out of trucks, and debris in the road that can cause you to lose traction contribute to several crashes every year.
The following types of unsafe driver behavior lead to countless deaths and injuries for motorcycle riders on the roads of Georgia:
An automobile is designed to protect drivers and their passengers when an accident occurs. Seat belts, airbags, and reinforced cabins provide protection against the impact of a collision. But motorcycle riders have none of these defenses.
When drivers make dangerous decisions, they cause severe injuries to bikers, including:
Nobody goes out for a ride expecting to be harmed by another driver. But when tragedy strikes, you’ll want to keep a cool head. Following these steps will help minimize the damage and assist your recovery:
Motorcycle crashes cause catastrophic injuries. You may require extensive medical treatment, and it could be a long time before you’re able to go back to work. In fact, your injuries could be so severe that they prevent you from ever resuming the lifestyle you enjoyed before the accident.
If you don’t have a formidable personal injury attorney by your side, the insurance company will try to take advantage of you. They’ll make you a lowball offer that isn’t close to what you need to get better.
A motorcycle accident personal injury claim includes the following types of damages:
At Butler Prather LLP, we always listen to our clients and treat you with respect. And we’ll never back down from anybody when it comes to fighting for your rights.
Call (706) 322-1990 to learn more today.
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