Motorcycle Accidents in Atlanta
- Motorcyclists made up 3% of all registered vehicles in the United States in 2016. Often times the injuries that result from motorcycle accidents are more severe than car or truck accidents. On a motorcycle your body is not protected by a metal frame weighing thousands of pounds and airbags simply do not exist. The majority of motorcycle accidents happen because drivers fail to keep a lookout for motorcyclists on the road.
- According to the NHTSA, in 2016 there were 5,286 motorcyclists killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes. In the same year, motorcyclists were 14% of all traffic fatalities nationwide. In Georgia, there were 167 motorcycle riders killed in 2016.
Types of Damages in a Motorcycle Accident
- Apart from money for the damage to your bike, you may be entitled to general and special damages as a motorcycle crash victim. General damages are more commonly known as pain and suffering. Special damages include medical costs and lost wages. Remember, insurance companies do not have your best interest at heart. They care about one thing: paying as little as possible in every claim.
- Motorcycle riders are more vulnerable to injuries than they would be if riding in a car because they are not shielded from the protective frame that a car offers its passengers. Some of the injuries that our lawyer handles include:
- Road rash
- Neurological damage
- Broken bones
- Severe spinal injuries
- Wrongful death
- Psychological injuries
- In a motorcycle accident case, we consider all possible causes of the crash and do not shy away from big time defendants. Sometimes your crash may have occurred because of a motorcycle manufacturer, safety equipment manufacturer, motorcycle repair company, or a government agency.
- If you have been involved in a motorcycle crash, the danger does not end there. When pursuing your rights with an insurance company, they may try to paint you as a rebel or risk taker. This is simply a tactic to deflect responsibility from the at-fault driver and make it seem like the crash was somehow the motorcyclists fault.
Hiring a Motorcycle Accident Attorney
- You should contact a qualified personal injury attorney as soon as possible after a motorcycle accident. Before you talk to any insurance company, it is best to consult with a personal injury attorney to understand your right. Our attorney is in a unique position to understand your experience since riding is one of his hobbies.
Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Fees in Atlanta
- Don’t worry, hiring a personal injury lawyer will not cost you an arm and a leg. You do not pay any retainer fee and you do not receive monthly bills from the attorney. Almost all personal injury lawyers, including Justin Wolfe, work on a contingency fee basis.
- What is a contingency fee? A contingency fee agreement is when you and your attorney agree that the attorney’s fee is dependent upon the outcome of your case. This means that the attorney does not get paid unless he recovers for you.
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