Riding a motorcycle may be a thrill, but motorcycle riders are routinely exposed to potential dangers automobile drivers never have to think about. With nothing but the clothing on their bodies and perhaps a helmet to protect them, motorcycle riders put themselves in harm’s way every time they rev up and ride off. Add to that the fact that other drivers complain of difficulty seeing motorcyclists on the road, and the opportunity for accidents, serious injuries and even death increases greatly.
Risks of the Road for Motorcycle Riders
In motorcycle accidents involving another vehicle, two thirds of those accidents also involve some type of violation of the motorcyclist’s right of way.
When compared to death rates for automobile passengers, motorcyclists are at a risk 26 times greater.
The chance of a motorcyclist being injured in a collision is about 5 times greater than the same risk for automobile drivers.
More than 70% of motorcycle / automobile accidents occur at intersections
Aside from the danger of other drivers who do not see the motorcyclist, a wide variety of driving conditions and road conditions can affect the motorcyclist, including:
Potholes and ruts in the road
Debris or objects in the roadway
Who Determines Fault?
Laws governing motorcycle accidents are similar to automobile accidents. However, each case is unique and requires thorough investigation to determine fault. The experienced personal injury attorneys at Hart & Hart in Atlanta Georgia are keenly familiar with Georgia motorcycle accident law, product liability issues and motorcycle manufacturer recalls that may impact your accident case. Our skilled motorcycle accident attorneys will pursue your personal injury claim against other drivers or other responsible third parties to determine the extent of your liability, actual or potential medical issues and issues related to compliance with traffic laws and motor vehicle regulations.
Hart & Hart represents Atlanta motorcycle accident victims and will fight to recover full and fair compensation for those who have been seriously injured by someone else’s negligence. We have the experience necessary to negotiate your claim to the maximum result.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a motorcycle accident, it is imperative that you take steps to protect your rights.
Complete our online FREE CASE EVALUATION form and we will contact you to discuss your case, or call us directly at 800-200-HART