Attorney for Georgia Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycles are exhilarating, though this thrill comes with high risks. Even the most advanced and practiced bikers still have accidents frequently. Vehicle drivers often assume that any accidents are the motorcyclist’s fault, though this is often not the case.
If you have a motorcycle accident, you should immediately contact a local Atlanta-area motorcycle accident lawyer to discuss your case. At The Foster Firm, we can help you collect evidence, prove liability, and seek maximum compensation for your losses.
We help clients around Atlanta, College Park, and Douglasville, Georgia. If you have a motorcycle accident in Georgia, call us today at 404-559-8325 for a free case discussion so you can learn about your options.
Leading Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents happen for many different reasons, though the most common causes include:
- Driving while intoxicated or under the influence
- Driving distracted, like eating, texting, or keeping eyes off the road
- Excessive speeding
- Reckless driving
- Cutting off bikers due to poor visibility
- Sudden stops and following too closely
- Driving between lanes
- Faulty motor vehicle parts
These causes might make the passenger vehicle the at-fault driver or the motorcyclist, depending on the exact scenario. If you believe the other driver participated in any reckless or illegal behaviors, like the ones listed above, you can create a claim for damages to seek compensation.
Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Motorcycle accident victims typically experience more severe injuries and higher fatality risks than car passengers due to the limited safety precautions on a bike and the total exposure. The most common injuries that we see in motorcycle accidents include:
- Internal organ damage, injuries, and bleeding
- Brain trauma
- Spinal cord damage
- Broken ribs
- Road rash
- Limb amputations
- Tissue damage
- Emotional damage, like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression
You should immediately seek medical attention if you feel hurt after an accident, as many of these common injuries can lead to severe consequences. Even if you feel fine, you should still see a medical professional and receive a confirmed diagnosis.
You will need a professional medical examination to create a solid case and seek compensation. Be sure to acquire and adequately store all medical records and bills.
Creating a Claim and Proving Liability
To seek compensation, you will create a claim. At The Foster Firm, we will walk you through the claims process and help you determine the optimal legal process for your exact needs. Sometimes, we may need to juggle with insurance companies, negotiate settlements, file lawsuits, create personal injury claims, and more.
While building your case, we will collect evidence to help you prove fault. To win, you must provide a direct correlation between the other driver’s negligence or recklessness and your own injuries.
We often will work to collect the following evidence to support your case:
- Nearby business surveillance footage
- Traffic camera footage
- Medical records
- Admission statements
For example, we could use surveillance footage to see if the other driver ran a stop sign and caused the accident. We could use witness statements to learn about any unsafe driving conditions, like if the other driver had just left the bar with alcohol in their system.
One of our Atlanta-area motorcycle accident lawyers from The Foster Firm can help you seek compensation for the following damages:
- Property damage (including your bike)
- Past, current, and future medical expenses associated with your injuries
- Loss of current and future incomes and household services
- Emotional suffering
Receiving money for non-quantifiable damages, like emotional suffering, is challenging. At The Foster Firm, we have ample experience in helping our clients seek maximum recovery payouts, so we know how to help you do the same.
Call Us at The Foster Firm for a Free Consultation Today!
Motorcycle accidents are traumatic. You shouldn’t have to worry about costly medical bills when trying to heal and move forward. At The Foster Firm, we want to do everything in our power to help you financially recover so that you can begin your road to recovery.
Contact us at The Foster Firm today if you need a Metro or South Atlanta motorcycle accident lawyer for a crash and we’ll be happy to help. Call us at 404-559-8325 for a free consultation in College Park or Douglasville, GA.