“Look twice. Save a life.” If all drivers did it, you wouldn’t need a personal injury lawyer as much as you’d need just a clear day, a mountain road, and a weekend off to ride. But fact is, despite motorcycles being more popular than ever people still don’t pay significant enough attention to the SIGHT and SOUND of the biker. You are not borrowing the American road: It’s yours, too! So if you or a loved one are injured in a motorcycle accident, you need a personal injury lawyer to pursue your rights without apology for the sound of your muffler or your presence on the road. Get an aggressive attorney on your side like the motorcycle accident lawyers in Athens, Georgia at Norris Law.
Most common causes of motorcycle accidents include other drivers failing to yield, turning into oncoming traffic, or running stop signs.
You may legally have the right-of-way, but drivers that are not paying attention can easily miss a motorcycle which means they fail to properly yield.
When making a left-hand turn on a motorcycle after properly yielding, there can sometimes be someone speeding along that does not realize a motorcycle is making a lawful turn, which can then lead to an accident.
Many people run stop signs and see them more as suggestions. They often miss seeing a motorcycle — that has the right of way — when driving through stop signs or stoplights. In particular, someone running a stoplight is generally trying to quickly make it through an intersection, and is not aware of their surroundings.
Of course, we can’t forget to mention distracted driving, which is a common cause for any type of car accident. Distracted driving includes texting, eating, looking at other passengers, etc. The biggest takeaway is that many people tend not to see motorcycles because they are not paying attention.
In addition, it’s important to know that these vehicles don’t offer much protection in crashes. For example, there are very few helmets designed for motorcyclists in general. Add to that how motorcycles only protect your body parts from impact — allowing other types of injuries to occur — and you have a recipe for disaster if you’re hit by another vehicle on your motorcycle. That’s why it’s so important to seek compensation from insurance companies and find an attorney who can fight for your rights after an accident.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact an attorney immediately. Due to limitations of time, if you wait to contact an attorney, there may be roadblocks that prevent you from taking legal action against your insurance company or other responsible parties. Do not hesitate. Waiting could result in a denial of your claim. After a motorcycle accident, you will need to go through medical treatment before attempting to settle any claims with your insurance company. It is also important that you review all available evidence before talking with anyone about what happened on-scene of your accident. Your injuries are important and must be taken care of immediately.
An attorney can help you get fair compensation for your injuries and damages, as well as take care of things like filing your insurance claim, dealing with medical bills, getting your motorcycle repaired or replaced, etc. An experienced lawyer will have gone through many cases similar to yours, so they know what evidence is important to build your case. They will also be able to guide you through all legal matters related to filing a claim after an accident like yours. And finally, if you do not get fair compensation from your insurance company or other responsible parties, they will fight for you in court until you are satisfied with how things were handled.
Having an attorney on your side is not just important, it’s essential. Getting compensation for your injuries means having an attorney who can help you with documentation, guiding you through insurance procedures and helping you file a lawsuit if necessary. An experienced attorney will also be able to bring in outside experts as needed to build your case – things like expert witnesses, collision experts, medical professionals or others who may be able to testify on your behalf about how much damage was done in your accident or what needs repairing/replacing.
Reach out to motorcycle accident lawyers in Athens, Georgia at Norris Law today for help after your recent accident.
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