Experienced Lawyers Fighting For Georgia Motorcycle Accident Victims
We protect the legal rights of bikers throughout Georgia
Motorcycle accidents in Georgia can be extremely serious. Because motorcyclists have little protection from cars, trucks, and other vehicles on the road, injuries sustained by motorcycle riders in accidents can be severe and even fatal.
But even when a motorcyclist is clearly not at fault for an accident, he or she might find herself facing medical bills, lost wages from missing work, and even worse, drivers and insurance companies who'd rather point the finger at the motorcyclist than take a responsibility for their own actions. That's why it's so critical to find a motorcycle accident attorney you can trust.
What are the leading causes of motorcycle accidents?
While many assume that motorcycle accidents are most often the fault of the motorcyclist, the majority of serious motorcycle crashes actually happen due to the negligent and careless actions of others. Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents are:
- Texting and driving
- Distracted driving
- Unsafe lane changes, which may force the motorcycle into a slide
- Illegal passing
- Failure to yield (especially when making a left turn)
- Drunk driving
- Impaired driving
- Dooring (opening a car door into the path of an unsuspecting motorcyclist)
- Hazardous road conditions
- Inexperienced drivers
- Motorcycle defects
Maybe you suffered a concussion in a motorcycle wreck caused by a driver who failed to yield while making a left turn. It could be that you were rear-ended and ejected from your motorcycle by someone who was texting and driving. Or someone you love may have tragically died in a motorcycle crash caused by a drunk driver.
No matter what circumstances you’re dealing with, it’s critical that you understand your rights and know your legal options.
Contact our Georgia law firm today for a free and confidential case evaluation. Our experienced Atlanta motorcycle accident lawyers have the knowledge and experience to handle every aspect of your claim and get you positive results.
Do I need a lawyer if I’ve been in a motorcycle accident?
You are not legally required to have an attorney represent you after a motorcycle accident, but an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer can help you with your case by:
- Launching a comprehensive investigation into your motorcycle wreck
- Collecting and preserving important pieces of evidence to support your claim
- Finding and interviewing eyewitnesses
- Handling every aspect of your claim, including communications with the insurance company
- Negotiating with the insurance company for the compensation you deserve
- Representing you in court, if necessary
It’s been shown that injury victims who hire a motorcycle accident lawyer to manage their claim receive more on average in financial compensation compared to those who decide to handle their claim on their own.
At Gary Martin Hays & Associates, we offer a free case evaluation and a Zero Fee Guarantee, which means you don’t have to pay us any upfront costs to let our experienced Atlanta motorcycle accident lawyers fight for you.
What is the average settlement for a motorcycle accident?
The amount of financial compensation you’ll be able to recover in the form of a cash settlement or court verdict will depend on the specific details of your motorcycle accident and how it’s impacted your life overall. Generally speaking, if you were injured in a motorcycle accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death (if your loved one died in a motorcycle accident due to negligence)
If you want to get an idea of what your lawsuit might be worth, contact our law firm right away for a free and confidential case evaluation. An experienced Atlanta motorcycle accident lawyer can review the details of your case, discuss your legal options, answer your questions, and let you know what to expect moving forward.
Determining fault in Georgia motorcycle crashes often complicated. We can help
Each motorcycle accident is different. However, some motorcycle accident causes are more common than others. Most motorcycle accidents occur at intersections. While these types of accidents may lead to serious injuries and even fatalities, the most catastrophic injuries typically occur with motorcycle highway accidents. High speeds combined with larger vehicles often result in fatal motorcycle accidents.
Often, motorcycle accidents are caused by motorists who don't know how to properly share the road with bikers. The hazard most likely to lead to a motorcycle accident is a driver making a left turn in front of or into a motorcycle proceeding straight through the intersection in the opposite direction. At any speed and on any road, a motorcycle accident may lead to severe injuries, including, but not limited to:
- Head injury
- Knee fracture
- Leg injury
- Broken bones and internal injury
- Paralysis and spinal cord injury
- Road rash, burns, lacerations and other wounds
Gary Martin Hays & Associates encourages motorcycle riders to take precautions to reduce the chance of an accident and injury. Enroll in a motorcycle safety course. Always wear a helmet and require your passengers to wear helmets.
When motorcycle crashes do occur, the injuries sustained may require surgery or other extensive medical treatment. You may spend days or weeks in the hospital. Some accidents cause internal damage that may not be immediately obvious but can seriously threaten your health. It’s important to get checked out by a doctor right away. It’s also important to call a lawyer as soon as possible.
An experienced, aggressive attorney for motorcycle accidents in Georgia
Serious motorcycle accidents demand serious legal representation. Contact the experienced attorneys at Gary Martin Hays & Associates. We're ready to talk to you right away, and we won't charge you a dime until we win your case. Take action now. Call 1-800-898-HAYS for a free initial consultation with an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer.