Motorcycles are an exhilarating form of transportation. Feeling the wind on your skin as you cruise the roads is relaxing and exciting. Motorcycles also provide economic benefits. They are are cheaper and more fuel-efficient than larger vehicles. Unfortunately, motorcycles can also be dangerous. That’s especially true when other motorists fail to respect the rules of the road.
Thousands of motorcycles travel on interstates and rural roads in the Atlanta area every day. Those bikers have the same rights and responsibilities as other drivers. But they are often dismissed as irresponsible and a nuisance.
The Atlanta motorcycle accident lawyers of The Accident & Disability Attorneys of Monge & Associates know that is untrue and unjust. We are prepared to fight for your rights if you’ve been injured in a motorcycle wreck.
If you have suffered a serious personal injury or the wrongful death of a loved one in a motorcycle accident, we will aggressively protect your rights to money damages for your loss. We have experience in aggressively and successfully pursuing claims for clients in Atlanta, Decatur, Lithonia, College Park, East Point, Stone Mountain, Norcross, Conyers, Riverdale, Duluth, Fayetteville and Loganville. For a free consultation, call us today or use our online form.
Motorcycle Accidents Occur in the Atlanta Area
Motorcycle riders are more likely than other motorists to be injured or killed in crashes. Motorcycles lack the safety features and structural protection that other vehicles have. Automobile drivers have their car to protect them. Bikers have only their defensive driving skills and any safety gear that they choose to wear for protection.
The most recent stats from the Governor’s Office for Highway Safety show that 12 percent of the people killed in motor vehicle crashes in our state are motorcycle riders. In 2008, 177 motorcyclists died in crashes – the most motorcycle fatalities in the state in 15 years.
Most fatal motorcycle accidents in the state happen in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Twenty-nine percent of all motorcycle fatalities from 2004-2008 occurred in Fulton, Gwinnett, Cobb and DeKalb counties around Atlanta and in Chatham County near Savannah.
Causes of Atlanta Motorcycle Wrecks
What causes motorcycle wrecks to occur in Atlanta and elsewhere? Consider these facts from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration:
- Almost 75 percent of motorcycle accidents involve collisions with other vehicles, usually a passenger automobile.
- In multiple-vehicle accidents, the driver of the other vehicle violates the motorcyclist’s right-of-way about 67 percent of the time.
- The failure of motorists to detect and recognize motorcycles in traffic is the predominant cause of motorcycle accidents.
Ninety-eight percent of collisions result in some kind of injury to the motorcycle rider. Nearly half of collision injuries are serious.
You Deserve Compensation For Your Atlanta Motorcycle Accident
Studies show that motorcycle accidents most often result in injuries to the head, neck, arms and legs of motorcycle riders. Any of those injuries can cause permanent disabilities or death, especially injuries that involve neck injuries and traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Many expect insurance to cover their expenses after a motorcycle accident. In a serious wreck, an injured person’s losses can quickly exceed minimum car insurance coverage requirements. All too often, the driver at fault doesn’t even have car insurance.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be able to obtain money to help you with medical bills, rehabilitation costs, future medical expenses, lost wages and lost productivity. In the case of a fatal accident, a family may file a wrongful death claim against the at-fault parties and receive compensation for their losses. A court may also award compensation for non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering.
Contact Our Atlanta Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Today
If you have suffered a serious personal injury or the death of a loved one in a motorcycle accident, contact the Atlanta motorcycle accident lawyers of The Accident & Disability Attorneys of Monge & Associates. We can evaluate your legal options. We aggressively protect the rights of the injured. Our attorneys have experience in negotiating with insurance companies. We know how to successfully pursue claims for our clients.
If you live in Atlanta, Decatur, Lithonia, College Park, East Point, Stone Mountain, Norcross, Conyers, Riverdale, Duluth, Fayetteville, Loganville or anywhere in Georgia, call us today or fill out our online form for a free consultation.
Remember, if we don’t win, you don’t pay.