Motorcyclists crave the freedom that two wheels can afford – the freedom to let go of the stress of the world and become one with the road. This freedom should not come to a halt because of an accident. You deserve to share the road with motorists, and you deserve to be heard and seen just as much as those driving traditional vehicles.
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, you need an attorney to protect your rights and pursue compensation for your pain and suffering. Call the team of motorcycle accident lawyers at Athens Injury Law for the legal representation you both need and deserve.
Motorcycle Accident Injuries Are Almost Always Severe
Motorcyclists tend to sustain more serious injuries than their automobile-driving counterparts because their vehicles are smaller and lighter, and they offer almost no external protection. Riders can and should take precautions like wearing protective gear, but no matter how much protection a motorcyclist is wearing, another driver’s negligence will almost always cause substantial trauma.
Common motorcycle accident injuries include:
- Road rash
- Broken bones
- Head trauma or brain injury
- Nerve pain and damage
- Muscle damage
- Leg injuries
- Facial injuries or fractures
In the complex cases of motorcycle accidents, your medical needs and injuries are not the only things worth fighting for. You are entitled to compensation to help you pay for lost wages, property damage and disability-related damages, in addition to coverage of hospital bills and follow-up doctors’ visits.
Common Causes Of Motorcycle Accidents
Drivers of larger vehicles are often to blame for motorcycle crashes. Some of the most common causes include:
- Speeding and aggressive driving
- Failure to keep a lookout
- Passing bikers without leaving adequate space
- Cars turning left in front of motorcycles
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
Unfortunately, injuries are often made worse by the fact that some riders don’t wear helmets. In 1969, Georgia passed a mandatory helmet law. It is still in place and currently requires all riders and passengers, regardless of age and experience, to wear a helmet while on a motorcycle. In addition to protecting you in the event of a crash, wearing a helmet also strengthens your case, as the defense will be unable to argue that you were partially liable for your own injuries.
Trust Your Personal Injury Case To The Seasoned Attorneys Of Athens Injury Law
Getting past your accident and recovering so you can ride again is your main priority. Let our team of experienced, knowledgeable and dedicated lawyers focus on protecting your rights so you can get back on your bike that much faster. To schedule your free consultation, call our office at 706-940-7889 or contact us online.