Atlanta Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

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.

LET KEVIN PATRICK LAW HELP YOU WITH YOUR CASE

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.

  • Kevin Patrick has devoted his entire legal practice to representing those who have been injured throughout Georgia. He has extensive knowledge of what it takes to win a motorcycle accident case.
  • Every client at Kevin Patrick Law receives personalized attention. You will always be able to speak with your attorney with questions and concerns about your case.
  • We take all clients on a contingency fee basis, meaning you will not have to worry about how to afford an attorney when you are injured. You will only owe legal fees after we secure the compensation you deserve for your case.

WHAT WILL AN ATTORNEY DO FOR A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT CASE?

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:

  • Gather all information available from the incident, including eyewitness statements, police reports, video and photo surveillance, and more.
  • Secure reconstruction experts, if necessary, to prove what happened.
  • Ensure that you are evaluated by a medical professional who can determine the full extent of your injuries.
  • Negotiate with all parties involved, including aggressive insurance carriers, to secure the compensation you are entitled to.

MOTORCYCLE SAFETY TIPS

  • Always wear a helmet
  • Wear appropriate gear
  • Follow traffic rules
  • Keep educating yourself about how to ride safely
  • Be aware of your surrounding when you are riding

TRAGIC OUTCOME OF MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS

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.

STEPS TO TAKE AFTER MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS

  • Call 911: The health and safety of everyone involved in the accident are far and away the most important things to think about immediately after a motor vehicle accident. Please call 911! By calling for help, you ensure emergency workers and paramedics arrive at the scene to provide the help needed to each and every person involved in the accident.
  • Gather Information: Get information from all the parties and witnesses involved in the accident, such as their names and contact information.
  • Collect Evidence: Nowadays, a cell phone camera is a useful tool for taking photos of the damages to all the vehicles and the accident scene. Here’s an extra tip: Take pictures of any skid marks. Those pictures can be used to calculate the speed of the negligent party. Stories change, but the facts don’t.
  • Get Medical Assistant: Your health is important. To get help from a doctor as soon as possible will be very important when a motorcycle accident happens.
  • Find a Lawyer: It’s important to have a lawyer on your side, who has the experience to deal with the insurance company. The insurance company will want to settle the claim with as little money as possible if you do not have a lawyer. Most importantly, do not give any recorded statement to the insurance company before you talk with your lawyer.

HOW OFTEN DO MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS OCCUR?

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.

COMMON MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT INJURIES

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:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Broken or dislocated bones
  • Severe lacerations
  • Amputations
  • Severe disfigurement

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.

WE ARE READY TO HELP YOU SECURE THE COMPENSATION YOU NEED

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:

  • Your medical expenses related to the motorcycle crash
  • Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of personal enjoyment damages
  • Possible punitive damages against the negligent party

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.