Dealing With a Motorcycle Accident in Gainesville, Georgia?
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Many motorcyclists in Gainesville enjoy the picturesque roads that wind their way through this corner of northeast Georgia. Unfortunately, accidents happen here, too. When they involve motorcyclists, it’s critical that injured bikers take strong legal action to protect their rights.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by another driver, talk to an attorney at the Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays & Associates, P.C. as soon as possible. Our award-winning lawyers have a well-earned reputation for winning tough legal cases.
Our case results speak for themselves. Since our law firm was founded, we have recovered more than $1 billion in settlements and verdicts for injury victims and their families. Numbers don’t lie. When it matters most, you can count on us to fight for you.
How did your crash happen?
Motorcycle crashes caused by other drivers happen for many different reasons. In general, many drivers claim they simply didn’t see the motorcyclist. That’s not good enough. Drivers need to be aware of everyone on the road, including motorcyclists.
Instead, many drivers cause collisions because they were behaving in a reckless or negligent manner. Common causes include:
- Speeding drivers
- Texting drivers
- Aggressive drivers
- Drunk drivers
Is this how your crash happened on Highway 60, Cleveland Highway, or another road in Gainesville? Or perhaps you’re dealing with a completely different situation?
Whatever the circumstances of your motorcycle collision, an experienced lawyer can investigate your accident and gather the facts you need to build the strongest possible legal case.
What makes motorcycle accidents complicated?
Your motorcycle accident might seem clear-cut. The driver who caused your collision broke the law, whether they were speeding or texting. These cases often turn out to be very complicated for many different reasons, including:
- The at-fault driver denies doing anything wrong.
- The other driver claims you caused the crash.
- The at-fault driver’s insurance company takes their side and denies your claim.
Why do issues like this come up? Because some drivers and insurance companies think all motorcyclists are reckless thrill-seekers who put everyone at risk. Instead, the truth is often the exact opposite.
Most motorcyclists follow the rules of the road. It’s other drivers who are often to blame. That’s why it’s important to have an experienced attorney investigating your claim and building the strongest possible legal case on your behalf.
Can I file a lawsuit?
Sometimes, the best way to obtain the financial compensation you need and deserve for your injury-related expenses is to take legal action. In most cases, this involves filing a lawsuit against the at-fault driver or the at-fault driver’s insurance company.
However, it’s important to carefully consider all your legal options. That’s because you often only have one opportunity to obtain all the financial compensation you deserve for all your expenses, immediately after your crash and in the future, as well.
You only have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit under Georgia law. Specifically, you have two years from the date of your crash to take legal action. If you miss the two-year statute of limitations, you could end up having to pay for your accident-related expenses out of your own pocket.
How can an attorney help me?
Our law firm strongly believes that drivers should be held responsible for their actions. As a result, if someone crashed into your motorcycle in Gainesville, you should not have to pay for their mistakes.
When you have a lawyer you can trust on your side, you can take a tough stance right from the start. In particular, your attorney can:
- Make sure the facts for your crash are accurate.
- Conduct an independent investigation into exactly what happened.
- Negotiate directly with the at-fault driver on your behalf.
- Take legal action on your behalf if necessary, including filing a lawsuit.
- Represent you in court if your case goes to trial.
The stakes can often be very high when it comes to motorcycle accidents. Medical care, replacement income, and lost future income if you cannot return to work can quickly add up to thousands or millions of dollars.
Insurance companies representing the at-fault party know this. That’s why they’re often eager to settle cases right away before the full cost of your crash is known. These settlements often don’t even come close to covering all your expenses. Your lawyer can demand more money or threaten legal action against them.
Put the power of a law firm you can trust to work for you. Contact us and schedule your free case evaluation at our Gainesville office. Our motorcycle accident lawyers want to work with you and help you demand the compensation you deserve.