Motor Vehicle Accidents / Motorcycle Accidents
The Facts About Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents are a leading cause of fatal roadway accidents in the United States. Although motorcycle accidents aren’t as frequent as automobile accidents, the results of a motorcycle accident is almost always more devastating. Fatalities and serious injuries are close to double when compared to motor vehicle accidents.
Unfortunately, when a motorcycle accident occurs and results in serious injuries, the victim usually has to go through extensive medical treatment. Most motorcycle accident victims suffer from head injuries, which in turn can be extremely costly and time-consuming. If brain damage occurs, the victim may never be able to live life the same way again. With the all-encompassing medical visits, the costs incurred, and the lost wages, most victims need help in recovering damages.
Motorcycles, unlike cars and trucks, do not have the weight and safety features that often times prevent injury to individuals who are involved. Air bags and/or seatbelts are not available to offer any type of protection in the unfortunate event of an accident. This is most likely why 80% of motorcycle accidents cause fatalities and or serious injuries. Statistics show that approximately 70% of accidents involving a motorcycle are caused because the driver of the automobile could not see the person riding his or her motorcycle.
Timing Is Everything
Many factors may add to causes of a motorcycle accident:
- Bad Weather
- Bad visibility
- Driving at unsafe speeds
- Driving under the influence
- Poor Road Conditions
If someone is involved in the unfortunate mishaps of an accident, the victims can have some control of their destiny and ensuring their rights and interests are protected, by working with an experienced accident lawyer.
If a motorcycle rider has been injured in an accident that was the cause of someone else’s carelessness and/or recklessness, they may be able to recover such damages like pain and suffering, property loss, lost wages, and medical costs.
Our Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee motorcycle accident attorneys have handled cases similar to yours. We have the time to dedicate to your case and most importantly the financial resources to take your case to trial in order to maximize the settlement for your case.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident, it is important that you call or contact our personal injury law firm immediately.