Motorcycles are the most accident-prone motor vehicles and also the most likely to cause catastrophic injuries or wrongful death in a vehicle crash. Motorcycles lack key safeguards like airbags, seatbelts, and frames with structural protection that are standard in other vehicles like cars, trucks, and SUVs. Motorcycles also are more dangerous because they offer limited handling when it comes to maneuvering in different scenarios to avoid a collision. These are only some of the risks that motorcycle enthusiasts face when rolling down the streets of Conley. Motorcycle accidents are much more likely to result in a serious injury or wrongful death when compared to collisions involving enclosed vehicles. Our dedicated Conley motorcycle accident attorneys recognize the unique dangers faced by motorcyclists who must contend with alcohol impaired, distracted, and otherwise unsafe drivers of passenger vehicles.
Based on the statistics released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), almost 5,000 people die per year in fatal motorcycle accidents throughout the United States. Although motorcycles only account for three percent of the total number of motor vehicles, they are involved in thirteen percent of motor vehicle-related fatalities. A motorcyclist is 35 times more likely to be involved in a fatal collision than a driver of an enclosed passenger vehicle.
Motorcycle-Related Injuries and Legal Help from Conley Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Motorists may experience a multitude of types of injuries in motorcycle accidents, but the worst cases often involve impact to the head resulting in traumatic brain injury (TBI) or even death. This is the primary reason why those that ride motorcycles are required to wear helmets when riding in Georgia. Based on another statistical report by the NHTSA, helmets have proven 37 percent effective in preventing fatal head injuries. While many riders still object to government imposed requirements that motorcyclists use a helmet, there is little dispute that they do reduce the danger associated with a traumatic brain injury.
The most common injuries that motorcycle accident victims suffer, which have major life-changing impacts, are amputation of limbs, TBIs, spinal cord damage, potential fatal vital organ injury, and wrongful death. Those who survive these accidents may lose physical functioning of their extremities, may be paralyzed due to spinal cord damage, and may require a long recovery period even for less severe injuries like fractures and broken bones. Motorcycle crash accidents also inflict emotional distress on the family and the victim. The serious nature of motorcycle collision injuries may render the victim unable to work and care for himself and his family on a temporary or permanent basis. The stress associated with enduring pain, surgery, and rehabilitation is intensified by medical bills and income loss.
Our Conley motorcycle accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates law firm understand the challenges faced by the victims of these potentially deadly accidents. We are aggressive when it comes to recovering economic and non-economic damages on behalf of our clients. Financial compensation that we may recover includes lost wages, medical expenses, diminished earning capacity, vehicle damage, pain and suffering, diminished quality of life, and other types of damages.
Our Conley motorcycle lawyers have successfully handled a cross-section of types of accident cases involving motorcycles. Some examples of the types of motorcycle cases that we handle include but are not limited to the following:
- Drivers of passenger vehicles who execute unsafe lane changes
- Motorcycle malfunctions relating to design or manufacturing defects
- Roadway defects including potholes and ridges
- Slick roadways due to ice or snow
- Failure to respect a motorcyclist’s right-of-way
- Driver’s failure to see or identify a motorcycle
- Deliberate unsafe actions by a driver who does not respect motorcyclists
- Drivers of passenger vehicles impaired by drugs or alcohol
- Inattentive or distracted drivers of passenger vehicles
- Drivers who are speeding or otherwise engaging in unsafe driving practices
Elevated accident risks and the increased probability of severe injuries that are associated with motorcycles mean that the possibility of being seriously injured in a motorcycle accident is more than just a theoretical possibility. Our Conley motorcycle accident lawyers have proven track records of diligently advocating for our clients. If you or someone you love has suffered a serious personal injury or a loved one has died, our experienced Conley motorcycle accident lawyers are committed to representing personal injury and wrongful death victims in obtaining compensation to rebuild their lives and support their families. Call now for a FREE CONSULTATION with Montlick and Associates' experienced Conley accident attorneys. Our Conley motorcycle accident attorneys are available to help you and may even visit you, if needed. You can call us anytime 24/7 at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) for a FREE CONSULTATION. Alternatively, you can visit our website, www.montlick.com, to make use of our FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM or 24-hour live online chat service.