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Montlick & Associates: Protecting the Rights of Motorcyclists Throughout The Southeast

With over three decades of providing high-quality legal services to personal injury victims in the Southeastern United States, Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, has earned the reputation of being hard working, dedicated, knowledgeable, and ethical advocates. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in a motorcycle accident in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, or Tennessee, then you should call Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, for a free consultation as to your legal rights as well as what steps are necessary to protect those rights.  We carefully examine our clients’ cases to provide them with the best opportunity to maximize the potential for financial recovery for their losses. We have over 41 lawyers and more than 100 legal professionals dedicated to one cause: seeking justice for victims who were injured or killed by the negligence or intentional acts of another person or company.

Quick Facts About the Dangers Of Motorcycle Riding

While riding a motorcycle can be liberating and exhilarating, it can also be extremely dangerous. Many hazards careful riders encounter lurk along the streets and highways of the Southeast. Consider:

  • Motorcyclists are 27 times more likely to be killed in a crash than an occupant of a passenger car; and
  • Motorcycle riders are six times more likely than the passenger of a car to be injured.

Motorcyclists, therefore, must learn to be vigilant when riding. Riders have the additional challenge of watching out for other drivers while trying to maintain control over their bikes to avoid collisions or spills, both of which can kill or seriously injure them.

Practicing Safe Motorcycle Riding May Prevent Crashes 

Operating a motorcycle safely requires the rider to learn skills that are different from driving a car. The rules of the road are the same for bikes and cars but having a driver's license does not equate to having the requisite skill, judgment, and experience to ride a motorcycle safely.

Driving a car and riding a motorcycle requires different skill sets, and those that have never ridden a motorcycle may not fully appreciate the actual differences between operating the two vehicles.  For instance, many drivers fail to recognize that motorcycle riders must be able to maintain their balance at all times when riding. Passenger vehicle operators do not have that additional challenge. Accordingly, motorcycle riders need to train and learn good judgment so as to understand how to avoid collisions and spills as well as how to quickly extricate themselves from potentially lethal situations.

Tips To Increase Motorcycle Riding Safety

According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, a motorcycle operator can implement several techniques to develop good and safe riding habits. Motorcycle riders should:

  1. Get the appropriate license or endorsement to ride a motorcycle. Every state has a law that requires motorcycle operators to obtain either a motorcycle license or an attachment to their driver's license permitting them to operate a motorcycle lawfully. States vary on whether you must take a state-run safety course before getting their license.
  2. Practice riding your motorcycle. Inexperience on a bike can be a killer. Go to a safe area and learn to ride, especially if you have a new bike. You should find out how it rides and brakes, as well as become accustomed to its weight and tipping point, before going out on the open road.
  3. Perform safety checks on tire pressure, tire treads, and braking systems. 
  4. Wear a helmet and protective eyewear. Donning leather gear might also prevent against road rash if you tip over and slide.
  5. Always ride sober. Impaired driving clouds judgment, depth perception, and reaction time. You need all three of those skills to ride safely.

Even the safest most experienced biker enthusiasts are at serious risk of injury due to the negligence of other drivers.  Motorcyclists who have been injured in an accident that may have been the fault of another driver should contact Montlick and Associates as soon as possible. Our experienced firm can review your case and advise you about your particular legal rights as well as what steps are necessary to protect those rights.

Put Our Law Firm's Over 33 Years Of Legal Experience To Work For Your Case!

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident or any type of accident caused by negligence, do not delay in seeking legal assistance, as you have a limited amount of time to pursue a claim. Call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law for your free consultation today. Our law firm has been representing those who suffer serious injuries throughout all of Georgia and in the Southeast for over thirty-three years, including in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, or Tennessee.

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 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 and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour live chat.

Please Note:
Many of our blog articles discuss the law. All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different, and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.