When motorcyclists are confronted by drivers of passenger vehicles that disregard the rights of those who ride motorcycles to share the streets and highways of Georgia, the results of this inconsiderate behavior can be devastating motorcycle collisions. Riding a motorcycle safely requires special skills and experience which is why the inexperience of motorcyclists plays a role in many motorcycle collisions. Some motorcyclists inaccurately assume that because they made an error when driving that they cannot pursue a motorcycle accident claim for their injuries. In reality, there are many motorcycle accidents that involve errors by multiple parties, but the motorcycle accident victim typically is more exposed and suffers serious injuries. We often are able to obtain financial recovery for our motorcycle accident clients even if they are partially at-fault.
North Druid Hills motorcycle accidents frequently result in devastating personal injuries that permanently impact the ability of a motorcyclist to fully enjoy one’s life. A motorcyclist has a substantial number of disadvantages when sharing the road with passenger vehicles, including less stability, an absence of structural protection and difficulty being seen by other drivers. When motorcyclists are threatened by negligent drivers that are using a mobile phone while driving, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, engaging in aggressive driving practices like speeding and weaving through traffic or otherwise driving carelessly, the consequences can be life-altering North Druid Hills motorcycle accidents. Our North Druid Hills motorcycle accident attorneys have been providing aggressive legal representation to North Druid Hills motorcycle accident injury victims since our firm was founded in 1984.
Common Causes and Legal Principles Involved in North Druid Hills Motorcycle Accidents
The most common legal theory in personal injury actions involving motorcycle accidents is negligence. Negligent drivers place motorcyclists at-risk because a person riding a motorcycle has much less time to respond to the hazards, and a bike may be less responsive because of the lack of stability. Many potentially dangerous situations for motorcyclists would not even be noticeable for occupants of passenger vehicles. Motorcycle riders cannot engage in the same evasive maneuvers as drivers of passenger vehicles, such as slamming on the brakes and steering sharply. These limitations on the ability to avoid potential crashes caused by drivers of passenger vehicles put many motorcyclists at risk of a collision and serious injury.
There are many types of poor driving by those in passenger vehicles that may cause motorcyclists to be involved in serious motorcycle accidents including:
- DUI/DWI (drunk driving)
- Driving while distracted by cell phones, portable electronic devices, food or beverages, grooming and other activities
- Tired or sleepy drivers
- Drivers impaired by drugs
- Motorists speeding or otherwise disregarding traffic safety laws
- Unsafe lane changes
- Failing to adjust one’s driving habits in adverse weather
- Drivers that do not observe right-of-way rules
Although the majority of North Druid Hills motorcycle accidents are the result of negligent driving, there may be unreasonably unsafe conduct by others that may also cause these dangerous accidents, such as motorcycle manufacturing companies that produce defective bikes and public entities that fail to maintain roadways in a safe condition. The process of braking often plays a critical role in avoiding a potential motorcycle accident. Defective motorcycle brake systems provide a common example of a motorcycle defect that may cause a North Druid Hills motorcycle accident. Serious road defects, such as improper road surfaces, potholes and other road defects may also cause severe motorcycle accidents. When public entities fail to correct such road hazards, the public entity may be liable for motorcycle accidents caused by the roadway defect. However, there are special rules and timing requirements in pursuing a North Druid Hills motorcycle accident claim against a public entity. Public entities also have enormous resources for defending against such claims so it is important to put an experienced North Druid Hills motorcycle accident attorney behind you.
Serious North Druid Hills Motorcycle Accidents Require Serious Compensation
When you suffer the types of life-changing injuries that are common in motorcycle accidents, the compensation that you need to pay staggering medical costs and compensate you for pain and suffering, lost income and the overall impact on your quality of life may be substantial. Our experienced North Druid Hills motorcycle accident attorneys investigate the facts by reviewing law enforcement accident reports, surveying the accident scene and interviewing witnesses so that we can develop an effective strategy for obtaining the compensation our clients deserve. Some of the types of injuries that are common in motorcycle accidents in North Druid Hills include:
- Broken bones, fractures and bone crush injuries
- Injury to the spinal cord including injuries causing paralysis
- Head injuries that may result in trauma to the brain
- Loss of use or amputation of limbs
- Severe road rash
- Damage to vital organs
- Wrongful death
When you are incapacitated because of injuries suffered in a North Druid Hills motorcycle accident, you may be unable to work for a prolonged period. During this time, when you are unable to generate income, the financial pressure caused by skyrocketing medical bills can impose severe stress and anxiety. Our North Druid Hills motorcycle accident attorneys have been helping victims of motorcycle accidents for almost thirty years.
Know your legal rights! If you or someone you love has been injured in a North Druid Hills motorcycle accident, our experienced North Druid Hills motorcycle accident lawyers at Montlick and Associates are committed to seeking the best possible outcome for our clients. We encourage you to schedule a free consultation because there is absolutely no obligation for us to evaluate your North Druid Hills motorcycle accident claim. 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.