|Suwanee Motorcycle Accident Attorneys - Montlick & Associates|
|Thursday, 28 June 2012 01:39|
Motorcycle accidents generally are considered to be among the most dangerous of all motor vehicle accidents because a bike offers no protection to the rider in a collision with another vehicle. Even if a motorcyclist rides perfectly and makes no mistakes, the lack of protection and relative instability of a motorcycle means that inattentive or careless driving by passenger vehicle drivers can cause horrific motorcycle accidents. Motorcyclists are also more vulnerable to adverse weather conditions or roadway flaws than those driving passenger vehicles.
These factors that increase the probability that a motorcyclist will be involved in a collision are compounded by the likelihood that the collision will result in more serious injuries. While wearing a helmet can substantially reduce life-threatening head injuries, there are virtually no other forms of protection from serious injury for motorcyclists when they are involved in a collision with a car, truck or SUV. If you are involved in a Suwanee motorcycle accident there is a substantial risk that you will suffer severe injuries that may have a profound impact on you and your family. A motorcycle accident that results in a traumatic brain injury or spinal cord damage can cause permanent loss of mental or physical functioning. The physical, mental and financial challenges associated with these injuries are likely to impact every aspect of your life.
At Montlick and Associates, our experienced Suwanee motorcycle accident attorneys have been providing effective legal representation to those who suffer serious injury and wrongful death in Suwanee motorcycle accidents for nearly three decades. Our experienced team of motorcycle accident lawyers analyzes police reports, accident scenes, vehicle damage, witness testimony and other evidence so that we can develop a persuasive case when seeking compensation for our clients.
If you or a family member is involved in a motorcycle accident, you should be aware that the scene of a motorcycle accident could be extremely dangerous because more than sixty percent of such collisions result in fuel leaks. This means it is important to get a safe distance from the accident. Even if you think your injuries are minor, you also should seek medical and diagnostic treatment. It is highly advisable that you abstain from speaking with the other driver's insurance company until you have obtained legal representation. Insurance company representatives are skilled at enticing motorcycle accident victims into compromising their claims.
Factors That Contribute to Serious Suwanee Motorcycle Collisions
Most motorcycle accidents that involve multiple vehicles involve violations of traffic safety laws or other forms of unsafe driving by the other driver. Drivers of passenger vehicles that fail to observe right-of-way rules cause seventy percent of motorcycle accidents involving more than one vehicle. Because motorcycles are smaller than other types of motor vehicles, drivers who are fatigued, distracted or intoxicated often fail to notice a motorcyclist and end up cutting the rider off or moving into the space occupied by a motorcycle when making a lane change. When a driver of a passenger vehicle does not concentrate on the road or disregards safe and prudent driving practices, motorcyclists may easily be the victim of a driver's negligence.
Some of the types of negligent (unreasonably unsafe) conduct that may cause a Suwanee motorcycle accident include:
• Operating passenger vehicles while drunk or impaired by drugs
• Talking or texting on a mobile phone
• Exceeding the speed limit or driving too fast given road and traffic conditions
• Driving while fatigued or sleepy
• Road defects like potholes
• Motorcycle product defects
• Violating right-of-way rules
• Changing lanes when it is not clear
• Adverse weather conditions, such as rain, ice and snow
Recovering Compensation for Serious Motorcycle Injuries and Wrongful Death
If you are the victim of a negligent driver when you are riding a motorcycle in Suwanee, it is almost inevitable that you will suffer injuries. Approximately 97 percent of motorcycle accident victims suffer injury, and many of those endure debilitating, life-altering injuries. Some of the types of injuries that we see in motorcycle accident cases in Suwanee include the following:
• Brain injuries and other injuries to the head
• Disc injuries and damage to the spinal cord
• Severe road rash
• Loss of extremities
• Fractures, broken bones and bone crush injuries
• Third-degree full thickness burns
• Impairment and injury to internal organs
• Injuries involving joints
• Fatal injuries
Most motorcycle accidents are serious because riders have virtually no protection against injury, which means that injuries suffered in Suwanee motorcycle accidents typically result in long-term if not permanent injury. This type of injury can mean crippling medical expenses and the inability to earn a living. Our Suwanee motorcycle accident attorneys may be able to pursue a wide range of damages, including medical costs, lost earnings, pain and suffering, impaired enjoyment of life, adverse impact on your marital relationship, mental anguish, funeral expenses and punitive damages in some cases. The specific damages available in your case will depend on the facts of your case so we urge you to contact us so that we can evaluate your claim.
Know your legal rights! If you or someone you love has been injured in a Suwanee motorcycle accident, our experienced Suwanee motorcycle accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates are committed to seeking the best possible outcome for our clients. We encourage you to schedule a free consultation because there is absolutely no obligation for us to evaluate your Suwanee motorcycle accident claim. No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.
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