Motorcycle accidents are like other vehicle accidents, such as trucking accidents and car accidents, in some ways, but they do include unique factors. Motorcycle riding is riskier because motorcycles are much smaller than cars, and provide less protection to the rider.
Based on the data from Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, since 2007, more than 10% of all traffic fatalities were motorcyclists. The number of motorcyclist fatalities has increased rapidly since 2014.
If you or someone you care about has been injured in a motorcycle accident, you need to focus on recovering. Let Kevin Patrick Law take your case so you can focus on what matters.
Motorcycle accidents can be more complex than traditional vehicle crashes. While most people will not admit it, there is it bias against motorcyclists in accidents, regardless of who was at fault. Many people see motorcyclists as reckless, even if they had nothing to do with causing the crash. Your Atlanta motorcycle accident attorney will work to prove what happened in the incident. They will:
While helmets and protective gear like riding suits offer some protection, the injuries sustained during a motorcycle accident are often severe and permanent. Injuries include leg and foot injuries, which sometimes result in the loss of use of the limb or even amputation. Serious internal injuries and road rash from the impact of the driver on the ground are extremely painful. They may occur even if the rider is wearing a helmet and protective gear. These injuries can drastically decrease a person’s quality of life or even result in death. The recovery process can take months or even years. During that time, medical bills, hospital charges, and recovery costs are adding up. Coupled with lost wages, it is easy to see how accidents like these are life-changing events.
According to data from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), we know that there were more than 5,000 motorcyclists fatalities in the United States during the latest reporting year. Many hundreds of thousands more sustained injuries and required medical attention. In Georgia, the state Department of Transportation says that there were 172 total motorcycle fatalities during the latest reporting year.
Motorcycle riders and passengers are much more vulnerable to injuries than those inside traditional passenger vehicles. Even when cyclists are wearing helmets, they have little to protect them from the force of a vehicle. It is not uncommon for our Atlanta motorcycle accident lawyers to help clients with the following injuries after an incident:
Motorcycle accident injuries in Atlanta can leave victims facing tremendous medical bills as well as other hidden costs related to the crash. Injured motorcyclists should not have to worry about compensation when somebody else causes their accident.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident that was caused by another person’s negligence, seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Kevin Patrick Law, we are ready to get to work on your case. Our goal is to secure the compensation you deserve, which can include:
We know you have enough on your plate during this difficult time so we can guide you through the oftentimes daunting legal process. We will make sure you get the compensation you deserve while still being able to focus on the most important thing, you and your recovery. Call Kevin Patrick today if you suffered injury from a motorcycle accident. When you need an Atlanta motorcycle accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or by calling (404) 566-5880.