Challenges Faced by Those Recovering From a Georgia Motorcycle Accident


December 24, 2015

Georgia roads can be extremely dangerous for motorcyclists. The roadways in and around Atlanta become extremely congested during peak rush hour times and roads outside of the main cities tend to be curvy.  Moreover, they might not be well lit, depending upon where you are in the state. Motorcycle accidents have a propensity to inflict serious injuries due to the lack of protection afforded the motorcycle accident victim, as compared to the better insulated and enclosed occupants of the passenger motor vehicle.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 80 percent of all reported motorcycle accidents result in injury or death to the motorcyclist. Motorcyclists are at serious risk of head injuries, road rash, broken bones, and more. Even with a helmet on, motorcyclists are often ejected from the bike and thrown to the ground with sufficient force so as to inflict damaging injuries.

The personal injury lawyers at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, understand the devastating nature of motorcycle accidents. We fight on behalf of our injured clients to obtain the best possible results. Below is a look at some of the challenges motorcycle accident victims face in their recovery:

  • Physical injuries: As discussed, physical injuries are often severe if you are involved in a motorcycle accident. Serious motorcycle accidents can result in traumatic brain injuries, paralysis, disability, and more. Motorcycle accident victims can struggle for months, years, or even a lifetime to fully recover from their injuries.
  • Financial losses: The serious injuries associated with a motorcycle crash will come with considerable financial costs. Medical bills and time off work can leave the motorcycle accident victim and his or her family floundering. Long term disability could affect accident victims for some time to come. All of these financial burdens can even impact your physical recovery.
  • Proving fault: Depending upon the circumstances of your motorcycle accident, it can prove challenging to establish fault. Motorcycle accidents will at times leave less evidence behind then car accidents, often lacking skid marks and other physical markers that can help determine fault. It will take the assistance of an experienced lawyer to uncover the evidence necessary to prove fault in some motorcycle accident cases.
  • Emotional Damages and Stress: A motorcycle accident and its accompanying injuries can result in immense stress and emotional distress. Motorcycle accident victims should be able to seek recovery for their emotional damages related to the accident.

The best way to overcome these challenges to recovery if you have been involved in a motorcycle accident is to retain the assistance of an experienced personal injury lawyer. With the help of your attorney, you can bring a strong claim against the party responsible for your injuries.

Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law: Experienced Legal Representation for Motorcycle Accident Victims

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in a motorcycle accident contact the Georgia Personal Injury Lawyers at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law. Our dedicated law firm provides professional assistance to accident victims across Georgia and in the Southeast. We have over 30 years of experience and strive to provide you with the exceptional representation you need to mount your strongest case. The sooner you act after your accident, the greater your chances of obtaining a full recovery. As such, it is important that you seek the assistance of a licensed lawyer as soon as possible. Call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, 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.

Source:
http://www.nhtsa.gov/people/injury/pedbimot/motorcycle/safebike/anatomy.html

 

Category: Personal Injury

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