Have you been injured in an accident? Are you in need of a reputable Georgia motorcycle accident lawyer? You can end up paying a high price if you have been involved in an accident while riding a motorcycle. An attorney from Shrable Law Firm can help you seek justice for your pain and suffering.
A motorcyclist can easily end up suffering road rash, broken bones, or other types of serious injuries because they don’t have the same safety protections that people in a car have.
There were over 5,000 motorcyclists who died in 2015 alone as a result of bike accidents. Maybe you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, and the medical bills have become high and you are stressing about when you will recover.
Or maybe a loved one lost their life in a bike accident. Our Georgia motorcycle accident attorneys will help in obtaining the money you deserve as compensation.
At Shrable Law Firm, we know what you have gone through and the challenges you have had to deal with. We will do our best to make sure the process of getting the compensation you deserve is smooth for you.
Our personal injury lawyers have experienced when it comes to building strong cases and pressuring insurance companies into giving you the compensation you deserve. You can give us a call on (229) 518-9209 so that you can get started with the free consultation.
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How Much Is a Motorcycle Accident Attorney Going to Cost You?
We are not going to ask you for any payment after you have been injured in the bike accident in the state of Georgia. We use the contingency method. This means you don’t have to have any money to get started with the process.
The first step is a free consultation.
We will then start handling the case without asking you to pay anything
If we succeed in getting your compensation, we are going to keep a percentage of the compensation you get. Only if we succeed.
You will remain with the remaining amount, and in the rare instance when we are not able to get anything for you, then you don’t have to worry because you are not going to pay us even a single cent.
The Difference Between Car and Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycles have a different shape and are smaller when compared to other types of vehicles on the road. This is why it is easy for drivers to miss them when they are not paying attention when on the road. There are those drivers who have a habit of cutting off motorcyclists when turning, or hitting them when changing their lane. This is common if the motorcyclist is “lane splitting” which is traveling between lanes when there is traffic on the street or highway.
When motorbikes accidents occur, they tend to be worse for a motorcyclist than the passengers in the vehicle. This is because of the car size and there is also more space between the occupant of the car and the point of impact, especially when it is a front-end or rear-end collisions. There is also safety equipment in the car like seat belts and airbags which will help in protecting the people in the car when there is an accident.
These are some of the advantages a motorcyclist is not going to enjoy. They don’t have anything between the road and the motorcycle, and they don’t have seatbelts preventing them from falling off if there is an impact on the motorcycle. There are protective clothing and helmets worn by motorcyclist and they usually help in case of an accident, but a minor accident can end up sending you to hospital.
What Should You do After a Motorcycle Accident?
The actions you are going to take after getting involved in an accident is going to have a big impact on both your well-being and your case. If you are in an accident when riding a motorcycle, follow the following steps:
- Start by taking the time to compose yourself to give the current situation your full focus
- Ensuring the safety and health of both of you
- Collecting the contact information of witnesses
- Photographing the scene of the accident and documenting it from different angles of all the vehicles involved.
- Calling the police and making sure that an incident report has been filed.
- Getting medical attention whether you think you have been injured or not. There are some injuries that might not seem like a big deal, but the symptoms can start appearing days or even weeks after the incident. Such types of injuries can be easily detected through medical exams like CT scans and MRI scans.
- Calling the Shrable Law Firm and getting a free consultation for your case.
Hiring an aggressive Georgia injury attorney can make a lot of difference in the outcome of your case. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident and got injured, our attorneys will be ready to take up your case so you can focus on getting better. Our goal is ensuring you have made a complete physical recovery and financial recovery.
What are the Common Causes of Motorcycle Accident?
Motorcycles are small in size, and some car and truck drivers fail to see them when on the road. Most accidents are a result of drivers failing to give motorcyclists the proper right of way. Many motorcyclists wear helmets and brightly colored jackets which help by increasing their visibility when on the roads, but there are other dangers that can lead to accidents, and this includes;
- Motorcycle defects
- Left-turn accidents
- Sudden stops
- Inexperienced riders
- Unsafe lane changes
- Dangerous road conditions
- Car doors
- Lane splitting
- Driving under the influence
What are some of the Common Injuries from Motorcycle Accidents?
Unfortunately, motorbikes are not involved with basic fender bender incidents. There are some small accidents that can seem as being minor, but they can expose someone to very high risks of injury when they don’t have safety devices and protection. An accident that would have been minor ends up being serious and resulting in severe personal injury. Below are some more common injuries motorcyclist tend to suffer when involved in accidents:
- Broken bones
- Neck and back injury
- Burn injury
- Brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
Can I Get Compensation from a Motorcycle Accident?
A severe motorcycle accident is going to leave a life-changing impact on both your life and that of your family. One thing you need to keep in mind is that insurance companies have the goal of making money, and not paying out on claims. They will do everything in their power to deny the claim or reduce the value of your claim as much as possible. We know the tactics that insurance companies employ when protecting their interest. We fight hard to make sure your interests are protected; it covers what you need now and what you are going to need in the future.
There are some specific details that are going to be looked at, but you can recover compensation for the following:
- Permanent disability
- Wrongful death
- Physical pain
- Lost wages
- Loss of income
- Diminished earning capacity
- Emotional suffering
- Motorcycle repair or replacement
- Medical expenses (both the past and future)
Our goal is getting you maximum compensation. We are interested in getting to hear your story because we truly care about injury victims.
What If I Was Not Wearing a Helmet?
You are required by law to have a helmet while in Georgia, but this does not mean everyone is going to have it on every. People tend to not wear them and leave them at home when going on short errands and trips, or just want to enjoy the ride more by feeling the wind in your hair. However, it is important to keep in mind that not wearing one is going to have a big impact on the injury claim.
The first thing to know is that the helmet was not the one causing the accident. If the one at fault is the other driver, they will have to pay you.
However, there are injuries that can be caused by not wearing a helmet, or they become worse when there is no helmet compared to how it would have been if the helmet was on. If you sustain injuries like broken bones or road rash on your arms or legs, the injuries are in no way related to wearing a helmet, and this forces the insurance company to pay for all those injuries. If you have a head injury, then you might end up getting less money if it is found out that the injury would not have been that serious if you had your helmet on.
Our car accident lawyers have dealt with many motorcycle accident cases, and what we have been able to notice is that most insurance companies are going to try their best to deny any money to the motorcyclist basing it on the fact that they did not have their helmets at the time of the accident. Insurance companies are going to look at motorcyclists as lawless rebels when it comes to these cases. But one thing most people don’t know is that motorcycle drivers are some of the most careful drivers. When you bring us the case, we are going to invest time and effort in investigating the accident, and this will involve getting a medical expert to examine and assess the injuries you sustained from the injury, which will help in building a case for the courts or the insurance company. We will be able to show how much or how little the injury was affected by not having a helmet on.
Can Family Members File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
There was a survey conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) showing that 5.286 motorcyclists died from crashes in 2016. This was a 5.1% increase compared to 2015, and it became the highest number since 2008.
If you have lost a loved one because of a motorcycle accident that was caused by the negligence of someone else, we can help. While we understand that there is no compensation that is going to be enough to remove the devastation that losing a loved one comes with, what we can do is a wrongful death action that will help the family financially. This is going to help the family survive through these hard times in their lives.
Some of the damages a dependent survivor can seek in a wrongful death claim include;
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of financial support
- Loss of benefits
- Loss of protection, affection, love, and companionship
Get in Touch with a Georgia Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident leading to injury, know there are legal options you can take. If you want to know more about ways a motorcycle accident attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve from the injuries, then give our personal injury firm a call at (229) 518-9209 or you can fill out our form. You will get a free case evaluation.