Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in Macon, Georgia
Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Macon, Georgia
Hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists in Georgia face a much higher rate of injury and death as 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 motorcyclists are not protected by a steel frame like individuals riding in cars. Also, motorcycles are smaller than other vehicles on the road and are not always visible to other drivers.
While motorcycles may pose an increased risk of harm to motorcyclists injured in accidents given the nature of the small, unprotected vehicle, other motorists on the roadway still owe the same duty of care to motorcyclists as they would any other driver on our streets and highways. When an Macon, Georgia motorcyclist suffers injury or death because of another motorist’s negligent conduct, that injured motorcyclist normally would have the opportunity to hold the negligent party accountable.
It goes without saying that motorcycle accidents can be catastrophic, leading to permanent injuries, the inability to work, and endless medical bills, among other life-altering damages. At Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, we have more than three decades of experience representing individuals injured or killed while riding motorcycles in and around Macon, Georgia.
Types of Motorcycle Accidents in Macon, Georgia
There are many types of collisions involving motorcycles that can cause life-altering injuries and wrongful death. The specific nature of the accident will determine the negligent conduct, responsible parties and the types of injuries.
Regardless of the specific type of motorcycle crash, motorcycle enthusiasts face a disproportionate risk of experiencing the types of devastating injuries that alter every aspect of one’s life. Our experienced Georgia motorcycle accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates handle all types of motorcycle collision cases including:
Impaired Visibility Collisions: Motorcycles are smaller than other vehicles, so that they are difficult to see in dense traffic. These challenges are increased by fog, heavy rain or darkness that further limits visibility. When a driver of a passenger vehicle cannot see a motorcycle, the driver may violate a motorcyclist’s right of way.
Single Vehicle Motorcycle Accidents: Single motorcycle accidents are generally caused by road defects like potholes or cargo that fall off vehicles and create road obstructions. When public entities know or should know that the road surface is unsafe or that there is debris in the roadway, they may have a legal duty to correct the hazard before a motorcycle “wipes out.” The owner of a vehicle that drops debris into the road, such as from a dump truck, is responsible for the dangerous condition they create. Single vehicle motorcycle accidents can also occur when a bike has defective components, such as tires that fail, or a steering wobble.
Rear-end Impact Motorcycle Accidents: Drivers of cars, trucks or SUVs that fail to concentrate on the road ahead or misjudge speed and distance can slam into bikes from behind. While rear-end accidents involving passenger vehicles are frequently minor fender benders, those involving motorcycle collisions are extremely dangerous because of the lack of stability of bikes and the risk that the bike or rider will be thrown into traffic.
Other Motorcycle Accidents: While the above are common types of motorcycle accidents, others include left turn motorcycle crashes, side-impact motorcycle accidents, unsafe lane changing motorcycle collisions and intersection motorcycle accidents.
Negligence and Motorcycle Accidents in Macon, Georgia
Negligence is often to blame for a motorcycle accident involving larger vehicles, such as passenger cars, SUVs, and tractor trailers, among others. Negligence occurs when a person does not act as a reasonable person would under the same or similar circumstances. All drivers operating vehicles on our streets and highways owe a duty to other motorists (including motorcyclists) to operate their vehicles reasonably to avoid causing an accident that can lead to serious injuries or death.
A mere moment of carelessness can cause an accident. For example, if a driver is texting or changes lanes without looking carefully for other vehicles, he or she may cause an unnecessary accident that can turn fatal in the blink of an eye. If a driver of a passenger vehicle or truck is found negligent for causing a collision, the injured motorcyclist ca normally pursue compensation against those responsible to account for his or her suffering.
Why You Should Speak with an Macon Motorcycle Accident Attorney Right Away
Many motorcyclists injured in an accident do not even consider that someone else may be to blame for causing the accident. After all, an injured motorcyclist is more concerned with getting better and finding a way to return to the life he or she had before the accident. However, if you or a loved one has been seriously injured while riding a motorcycle because of someone else’s negligence it cannot be stressed enough that seeking the help of an Macon Motorcycle Accident Attorney at Montlick & Associates as soon as possible following an accident can be a critical step to obtaining compensation for costly medical care, lost wages, Pain and Suffering and other types of damages. If you have tragically lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, our attorneys understand the immense amount of pain and hardship that you face. Our attorneys offer a free consultation to advise you on your 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!
If you have been injured in any type of accident caused by someone else's negligence, contact Montlick & Associates today for your free consultation. Montlick & Associates 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.