Nearly 200 Georgians have died in motorcycle accidents since 2019, and the fatality rate for bikers is approximately six times that of the rate for individuals in passenger vehicles. Even if you do survive a crash while riding your motorcycle, the injuries you suffer could affect you for months, years or even permanently. Evans & Evans Attorneys at Law, P.C. is an established Georgia law firm dedicated to maximizing the compensation victims receive to address the harm they’ve suffered. Griffin motorcycle accident attorney Larry Keith Evans is an accomplished litigator who has been serving area clients for nearly four decades.
Collisions involving motorcycles are more dangerous than other types of car accidents due to the imbalance in size and weight between the vehicles and the fact that bikers absorb the full impact of any crash. Moreover, motorcycles lack the stability of a four-wheel vehicle when contact occurs. Even if you’re wearing a helmet, you could suffer a traumatic brain injury that affects you in multiple ways for years to come. That’s why it is particularly important to work with an experienced personal injury lawyer who knows how to handle cases involving long-term medical problems.
Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
Whatever led to your crash, we are determined to bring you justice through a verdict or settlement.
You can still collect damages in a Georgia personal injury claim even if you bear some responsibility for the accident, as long as the other party is found to be more at fault. Though certain states allow motorcycles to travel in between lanes of traffic (known as lane splitting), this practice is illegal in Georgia. You might be found partially liable for your injury if you were doing this at the time of the collision or violating another type of traffic law. In cases of shared fault, your damage award would be reduced by the percentage of blame assigned to you.
In a personal injury case stemming from a motorcycle accident, damages available to a plaintiff include reimbursement for medical expenses, rehabilitation costs and income that was lost due to the crash. You can also seek noneconomic damages to compensate you for the physical pain, emotional suffering and permanent disfigurement resulting from the crash. Following a fatal collision, we advocate for loved ones in wrongful death claims as they seek payment for funeral expenses and wages the victim would have been expected to earn throughout their lifetime.
At Evans & Evans Attorneys at Law, P.C. in Griffin, we represent Georgia residents who have been hurt in motorcycle accidents. For a free initial consultation regarding your legal options, call our firm at 770-228-5530 or contact us online.