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Gwinnett County is home to many scenic routes perfect for motorcycle riding. Other bikers may ride in the city to save money on gas and get around quickly.
While motorcycles are an enjoyable and convenient mode of transportation for many, your ride could come to an abrupt end if a negligent driver causes a collision with your bike.
Sadly, motorcycle riders usually receive the most severe injuries in an accident with a passenger vehicle. Bikes don’t have seatbelts or airbags, and the rider is often ejected from the motorcycle in a collision.
These risks are even higher if the car collides with the motorcycle at high speed. We’ve seen many cases where the motorcyclist was in the hospital for weeks or months and spent even longer recovering at home afterward.
Common injuries include:
Recovering from a motorcycle accident can be lengthy and expensive, as you can see from the list of potential injuries above. Many motorcyclists are out of work for weeks or months while receiving more medical bills every day.
The at-fault driver’s insurance should pay for your injuries, but insurance company adjusters will find every excuse to deny your claim—or undervalue it.
A motorcycle accident lawyer can help you navigate this difficult situation. We’ll work to show that the accident was not your fault, calculate your damages, and fight to get you the settlement you deserve for your injuries.
You should seek any damages that you have, and many people have more damages than they realize. For this reason, we always talk with the client about their injuries and the impact on their life.
Here are some potential damages we will discuss (you may have damages in one, several, or all categories):
It depends on the specific circumstances of the accident, but in many cases, the car driver is at fault. However, sometimes, a biker causes a crash, especially if they are engaging in risky behavior like speeding or driving under the influence.
Surprisingly, there is also a third option—in many cases, both parties are partially at fault. This is due to a legal concept called modified comparative negligence, in which two parties can share the blame for an accident or injury.
The party who is more than 50 percent at fault is considered to be liable; if you are less than 50 percent responsible, you can collect damages from the more responsible party. But there is one more stipulation: Any percentage of fault assigned to you will be deducted from your damages.
For instance, if you were 10 percent at fault, you would lose 10 percent of your final recovery.
For this reason, the vehicle driver’s insurance company often blames the biker, even if there is evidence the vehicle driver was at fault. They don’t have to prove you were solely to blame to save money—if they make a case that you were even 10 or 20 percent responsible, they can reduce the amount of your payout substantially.
If you don’t have an attorney, your own insurance company will negotiate with the vehicle driver’s insurer, and they may be inclined to agree that you had a percentage of fault less than 50 percent because they won’t have to pay anything—but you could lose some of your damages. If you were not at fault or had far less responsibility than the car driver’s insurance company claims, you might be losing money for no reason.
An experienced motorcycle accident attorney will work to show that you had no fault in the accident or that you had a very low percentage of responsibility to preserve your settlement.
One of the most common scenarios we see is a vehicle pulling out or turning in front of a motorcycle whose rider has the right of way. Usually, this results in a T-bone crash where the bike hits the side of the vehicle, severely injuring the rider and causing minor body damage to the car. Overwhelmingly, drivers who pull out in front of bikes in this manner say they “didn’t see the motorcycle.”
The problem is that motorcycles are small and more challenging to see coming than a car. Even motorists who drive carefully and obey traffic laws can miss a bike when looking before a turn. The solution to reduce the risk of these dangerous crashes is twofold:
Here are some other common causes of motorcycle crashes:
Please contact The CEO Lawyer Personal Injury Law Firm for a free consultation about your motorcycle accident. We’ll review the details, answer your questions, and explain your options for seeking compensation.
There is no obligation, and if we take your case, we won’t charge you anything until we win or settle it.
Attorney Ali Awad founded The CEO Lawyer Personal Injury Law Firm only a few short years ago and quickly turned it into one of the fastest-growing law firms in the country. He and his team have over 20 years of combined experience and have recovered millions of dollars for injured clients.
When he isn’t busy working on a case, you can find Mr. Awad on social media posting about current legal topics. Call for legal assistance today at 833-254-2923.
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