Georgia can be an ideal state for motorcyclists, considering its warm weather, scenic views, and miles of highway. While thousands enjoy riding their motorcycles in the state each day, unfortunately a number of motorcycle accidents occur annually, and these accidents often result in serious injuries or even death. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Highway Loss Data Institute, over 4,000 motorcyclists are tragically killed each year in accidents across the country. In fact, the motorcycle accident fatality rate is 26 times that of automobile accident fatalities.
In light of the high rate of serious injury or death associated with motorcycle crashes, anyone involved in such an accident should seek the assistance of an experienced attorney who will fight hard to obtain the compensation they deserve. At Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, our Atlanta motorcycle accident attorneys are dedicated to obtaining the maximum compensation for each client. We understand the devastating nature of a motorcycle accident, as well as the challenges plaintiffs injured in motorcycle accidents can face, and we are committed to helping our clients fight for the compensation they deserve under the applicable laws.
You will need to report the accident to the appropriate law enforcement agency as soon as possible after the crash. If you are injured due the actions of another person or company, you should seek immediate medical attention. Never delay seeking medical care as motorcycle accident injuries are often severe. We encourage you not to give any recorded or written statements to insurance companies before consulting with a motorcycle accident attorney at Montlick & Associates. It is also important that you not delay in seeking legal assistance, as you have a limited amount of time to pursue a claim.
In the event of an accident between a motorcycle and a car, the issue of fault can be hotly contested. Either driver could potentially be at-fault for the accident, but the circumstances surrounding the crash should indicate whether the car or motorcyclist behaved in a negligent manner. Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents include unsafe lane changes, where a car does not see the motorcycle and switches lanes into it, as well as left-hand turns into motorcyclists. A motorcycle accident attorney will closely examine your crash to uncover signs of negligence and assess whether you have a viable personal injury claim.
Motorcycle accident victims, if they have a viable case, may be able to obtain a wide range of damages, depending on the extent of their injuries and circumstances surrounding the crash. Potential damages can include, among others:
Each case is unique, but an attorney at Montlick & Associates can assist you in evaluating your case and the damages to which you may be entitled.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, the Atlanta Motorcycle Accident Attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, are here to help. Our firm has assisted injured accident victims for over 33 years. We represent injured clients across Georgia, 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.