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Unfortunately, statistics clearly demonstrate that the hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists in Georgia face a much higher rate of injury and death compared to individuals traveling in cars. In fact, the likelihood of dying in a motorcycle accident is 27 times higher than the chance of being killed while traveling in a car. The increased risk faced by motorcyclists is no great surprise considering that, in contrast to individuals riding in cars, motorcyclists are not protected by a steel frame, airbags, seatbelts and other safety and structural features. In addition, motorcycles are smaller than and not always as visible to drivers of cars.
For motorcyclists, the added risk is one they accept in exchange for the freedom offered by riding a motorcycle. However, the fact that motorcycles are not as safe as cars does not change the fact that motorcyclists injured by negligent drivers can pursue claims for damages against those responsible for their injuries. Tragically, the injuries sustained are often very serious, extremely expensive, and at times, life-altering and permanently debilitating. At Montlick & Associates, we have 36 years of experience representing individuals injured while riding motorcycles in and around Albany, Georgia, as well as throughout the Southeast.
Negligence and Motorcycle Accidents in Albany, Georgia
When a collision between a car and a motorcycle accident occurs, it is most often the result of negligence. Negligence occurs when a person does not act as a reasonably prudent person would under the circumstances. In the case of individuals operating vehicles on the road, a duty is owed to drive or ride reasonably, in order to avoid causing an accident with other motorists or pedestrians.
A mere moment of carelessness can cause an accident. For example, if a driver is texting, speeding, violating a traffic law, driving recklessly or changing lanes without looking carefully for other vehicles, an accident can result. If a driver of a car is negligent, and causes a collision that injures a motorcyclist, the motorcyclist can normally collect compensation from the negligent driver.
Motorcycles and Comparative Negligence in Albany
The cause of a collision is not always clear cut. It is possible for an accident to be the result of the negligent acts of many people, including the person injured. Under Georgia’s law, when an injured person is partially responsible for their injury the court will compare the negligence of the parties and assign a percent of responsibility to all of the parties involved. If the injured person is less than 50% responsible for the accident, then they are able to collect compensation that will be reduced by their share of the liability. For example, if a motorcyclist was involved in a collision with a car, and the motorcyclist is found to be 40% liable, and the driver was 60% liable, the motorcyclist would be able to collect 60% of the total damages that he or she suffered. Thus, if a court concluded that the damages were $100,000, the motorcyclist would be able to collect $60,000.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you should contact an experienced attorney at Montlick & Associates to learn about you legal rights as well as what steps can be taken to protect those rights.
Put Our Law Firm's Over 36 Years of Legal Experience to Work For Your Case!
The time you have to legally receive compensation is limited. Injured motorcyclists in Georgia should take swift action after the accident to protect their legal rights. Call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, for your free consultation today. Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, has been representing those who suffer serious injuries throughout all of Georgia and in the Southeast for over 36 years, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state.
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.