The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that more than 5,000 motorcyclists were killed as the result of vehicle accidents in the United States every year including over 150 in Georgia.
Motorcyclists Are Not Always at Fault
Motorcycle accidents occur each day on roads all over the country. While many accidents are simple “fender benders,” others may result in serious injury. Although motorcycle riders are often stereotyped as reckless and fast drivers, it’s negligent automobile drivers who cause most motorcycle accidents. These accidents often involve traffic violations by the other driver, such as a failure to yield the right of way, illegal turning, speeding or failure to obey a stop sign or traffic control signal. The biggest danger to a motorcycle rider is drivers making left turns when the cycle is proceeding straight through an intersection. Bad road conditions also contribute to the accident.
Motorcycle accidents can result in the following injuries:
- Head injury including traumatic brain injury
- Broken bones and internal injury which can result in n permanent disability, and organ damage or internal injury may go undiagnosed initially.
- Paralysis and spinal cord injury.
- Road rash, burns and lacerations
An injured victim of a motorcycle accident can seek damages from the responsible party for the injuries and pain suffered as a result of the accident. The victim must show that the defendant was responsible for the injuries and other damages that were sustained. The victim can seek compensation for related medical expenses, loss of income or earning potential, partial or permanent disability, psychological suffering, and property damage.
If you are a victim of a motorcycle accident, contact motorcycle accident lawyers at The Burnside Firm.
We Specialize in Motorcycle Accident Cases
Our attorneys specialize in motorcycle accident cases. From our offices in Athens, GA we represent motorcycle accident victims throughout Georgia. We have the expertise, experience and skill required to get you the compensation you deserve.
Not all attorneys can handle motorcycle accident cases. We investigate and even reconstruct the accident to determine cause of the accident. Don’t loose out on the compensation you deserve. You may be eligible for compensation for:
- Loss of wages and replacement of future earnings
- Reduced quality of life
- Pain and suffering
If the motorcycle accident is fatal, the family of the victim can sue for wrongful death damages.
Contact us for a free initial consultation or call 1-800-569-1937. We are available 24/7 and can visit the victim at home or hospital.
PLEASE WEAR A HELMENT WHEN RIDING A MOTOR CYCLE.