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Motorcyclists are some of the most vulnerable motorists on the road. Approximately 88,000 motorcyclists were injured in 2015, according to the latest personal injury data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). If you’ve suffered serious injuries in a motorcycle accident that you believe was caused by no fault of your own, you may have the right to seek compensation. Speak to a motorcycle accident attorney in Atlanta and have your case evaluated for free.
By hiring an experienced Atlanta accident attorney, you will be foregoing any attempt by the negligent party’s insurance company to take advantage of you. Insurers are for-profit companies that can create delays with your claim and will make every effort to get you to settle for an unfairly low amount.
When you have legal representation, you will not have to communicate with the other party’s insurance company at all. All dealings with the insurer can be handled on your behalf and your attorney will know how much your case is worth and will advise against you settling for any less.
Driver negligence is often the most common cause of motorcycle accidents, which can include:
Due to a lack of protection, the injuries caused in motorcycle accidents can be catastrophic. An accident may result in head injuries, road rash, muscle damage, bone fractures, nerve damage, spinal cord injuries, and in the most severe cases, a loss of life. If you have lost a loved one in a motorcycle crash, you can speak to an Atlanta wrongful death attorney.
Although each crash is different, our accident attorneys can identify different types of injuries that commonly occur due to the lack of protection motorcyclists have:
A type of friction burn on the skin common in a motorcycle accident and caused by a motorcyclist being dragged along the surface of the road.
Severe abrasions also occur when a rider comes into contact with asphalt and other road materials. Traumatic tattooing is also a possibility and refers to scarring that occurs from pieces of asphalt or rocks becoming embedded in the skin.
Legs, arms, and wrists are especially vulnerable to fractures in an accident.
Although helmets are required in Georgia, head injuries are common. Victims have suffered from mild concussion to a severe traumatic brain injury in Atlanta. A few possibilities include the brain swelling from coming into contact with the skull, the skull cracking, or an object penetrating through the skull and into the brain.
Motorcycle and auto accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries. A traumatic blow to the spine can cause disc fractures, herniation, compression, or they can be completely crushed.
Our team of Atlanta motorcycle accident lawyers has thorough case knowledge and the talent for negotiation that is needed to guide you through the legal process. Consult with us today and receive a free case evaluation. We represent all accident victims throughout the state of Georgia. Call (404) 259-7635 or reach us online by filling out our contact form.