Motorcycle Accidents Defense Attorney Helps Clients Recover Damages in Marietta, GA
Serious injuries need serious legal representation
Motorcycles are a fun, quick way to get around metro Atlanta. Although these smaller vehicles are able to weave between cars and pull up on shoulders, that behavior is not a good idea. Many drivers do not check their mirrors or blind spots for motorcyclists, and as a result accidents and crashes happen. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident in Atlanta or the surrounding area, the Law Offices of Melvin S. Nash will seek the maximum possible compensation for the harm you’ve suffered.
Common causes of accidents
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that there were nearly 4,000 motorcycle crash deaths in 2015, an 8 percent increase over the prior year, and about 88,000 injuries from motorcycle wrecks.
Some of the most common causes of these wrecks include:
- Poor road conditions
- Edge breaks
- Blind corners
- Gravel in roadway
- Drunk driving
- Driving in bad weather
- Distracted driving
- Drivers turning without checking blind spots
- Opening car doors when motorcycle approaches
- Reckless driving
Common injuries after motorcycle crashes
In a contest for safety between a motorcycle and a four-door sedan, the car always wins. Even with leather gear that won’t tear and a safe motorcycle helmet, a rider on a motorbike is still no match for a car, encased in metal and equipped with airbags and other protective devices. That’s why motorcycle crashes often cause serious and sometimes fatal injuries to riders.
Some of the horrific injuries suffered by motorcyclists include:
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Road rash
- Biker’s arm
- Broken bones
- Leg injuries
Some of these injuries, such as road rash and broken bones, are likely to heal properly with minimal trips back to the doctor or hospital. Others, such as head, brain and spinal traumatic injuries, however, are much more significant injuries and will require ongoing care, permanent treatment and lifestyle changes.
It is possible that your motorcycle crash was a simple accident and that no one is at fault, such as might be the case with gravel on the road on a blind turn. It is still important to contact an auto accident lawyer, because they will listen to your account of the case and investigate the facts and details based on the evidence presented at the collision scene, medical information, interviews with interested parties, as well as your statement.
The sooner you contact an attorney, the more information they can gather from the circumstances and support your claim for compensation. For example, if the township, state government or roadway commission in charge of the stretch of street where the accident occurred failed to properly maintain it, the organization may be liable for medical expenses, damages and lost wages due to premises liability.
How motorcycle accident cases work
Vehicle accidents are sudden and difficult to process, but even more so when your loved one was injured. At the Law Offices of Melvin S. Nash, many of the motorcycle accident cases we handle are on behalf of the rider, and we often work closely with the motorcyclist’s family to move the case along as time permits.
Our accident lawyers work hard to make sure we secure the best possible outcome for our clients. We fight for a favorable settlement, but if that falls short, we are prepared to go to trial.
Knowledgeable motorcycle accident attorneys in Marietta help you win financial compensation
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident in the Atlanta metro area that was caused by the actions or inactions of another person or entity, the Law Offices of Melvin S. Nash advocates on your behalf to win the financial compensation you deserve. To schedule a free consultation and evaluation of your claim, call 770.422.0878 or contact our office online. We have six locations throughout metro Atlanta to serve your needs.