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In the first of this two-part series, Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate Jacquie Palisi returns to ABC News to discuss the Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) Look Twice, Save a Life! campaign, and to educate motorists on how to share the road safely with motorcyclists. Watch our latest video here and click on the links below to access additional information and statistics from the Georgia GOHS and Motorcycle Safety Foundation.
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"Georgia Motorcycle Accident Attorney Montlick & Associates Reminds Motorists to Look Twice, Save a Life"
May is Motorcycle Safety and Awareness month. As part of its ongoing efforts to promote driver safety, Georgia Motorcycle Accident Attorney Montlick & Associates is helping the Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) promote their "Look Twice Save a Life" campaign. View the video above to learn more about the campaign that urges motorists to be more alert and to share the road safely with motorcyclists. According to the Georgia GOHS, in crashes involving both cars and motorcycles, two thirds of the time it is the driver of the car at fault - NOT the motorcyclist. One of the reasons is that, because of their small size, it is so easy for a motorcycle to be hidden in a driver's blind spot or missed at an intersection. The driver of the car either doesn't see the motorcycle in enough time to avoid a crash, or doesn't see the oncoming motorcycle at all. But if drivers remember to check twice at every intersection - and also when making a left turn or a lane change - the risk of not seeing the motorcycle is greatly reduced. The GOHS also recommends that motorcycle riders wear brightly colored protective gear to increase their visibility. And when turning - to use hand signals in addition to motorcycle signals to help draw more attention to yourself.
The GOHS campaign targets the most common problem for bikers: that they are not seen by drivers.
Since 1984, the Georgia Motorcycle Accident Attorneys from Montlick & Associates have made it their goal to be the best motorcycle accident law firm in the United States. Our Atlanta, Georgia law firm represents families and individuals who suffer from catastrophic injuries - including head and traumatic brain injuries - in all types of cases involving wrongful conduct and wrongful death.
Each state has its own laws as to what can be recovered as damages in a motorcycle accident. In Georgia, for example, a person injured by the carelessness of another has a right to compensation for pain and suffering, reimbursement for medical bills and lost wages incurred due to the accident, and in some cases punitive damages. There are many different sources of possible recovery for motorcycle accident victims, and it is important that they all are identified.
No matter where you live in Georgia, if you have been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident or any type of accident involving negligence, drunk driving, or any other reckless behavior, our caring and compassionate team of lawyers is here to assist you. Please call us 24 hours, 7 days a week including weekends and holidays at 1-800-LAW-NEED for your free consultation, or visit www.montlick.com and fill out our Free Case Evaluation form or use our 24 Hour Live Online Chat.