Atlanta Motorcycle Accident Attorney
As the victim of a motorcycle crash, you have the right to hold the negligent driver responsible for their inattention or reckless behavior that has cost you so much. When it comes to motorcycle crashes with vehicles, there is no such thing as a “minor” collision; motorcyclists suffer severe consequences whenever they are hit or caused to crash by motor vehicle drivers. Atlanta motorcycle attorney Christine Forsythe at The Forsythe Law Firm, LLC is here to help. Because she has over a decade of experience working in defense of insurance companies in personal injury claims, she understands both sides, and knows how to craft cases from inception to results.
How Motorcycle Crashes Happen
The most common causes of motorcycle crashes are being hit from behind, sideswipe collisions, T-bones, and head-on crashes. The root cause of most of these incidents is driver distraction, which includes everything from daydreaming to answering emails while behind the wheel. Drunk driving, drowsy driving, and aggressive driving are other forms of negligent driving that lead to motorcycle collisions. Determining how the crash happened is a key element in any successful personal injury claim. When the cause is not obvious, a more detailed investigation may be required, in which case our legal team will utilize outside resources such as crash scene reconstruction experts, eye witnesses, traffic cam footage, and more.
Motorcycle Fatalities and Serious Injuries are on the Rise
There are a variety of factors that are causing the roads to be less safe for motorcyclists. The COVID pandemic has helped to create a large segment of society that believes aggressive driving is not only acceptable, but normal. Speeding, cutting others off, tailgating, and road rage are more commonplace today than before 2020. But even before COVID, distracted driving was contributing to dangerous riding conditions for motorcyclists. Cell phone use, including texting and other hands-on and eyes-on cell phone usage, has only gotten worse over the last few years. As a result, motorcyclists are being killed and injured at ever increasing rates.
Common Injuries in Atlanta Motorcycle Crashes
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Road rash
- Fractured bones
- Spinal cord injury
- Soft tissue damage
Damages in a Motorcycle Crash
As a motorcycle crash victim, you have the right to seek compensation for the following damages:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Lost earning ability
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of joy of life
- Emotional distress
The amount of compensation you receive depends on the severity of your damages, any potential degree of your own liability, and the at-fault party’s insurance policy limits.
Call an Atlanta Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today for Help
If you were struck by a distracted, drunk, aggressive, or otherwise careless driver while riding your motorcycle, you need to contact an experienced Atlanta motorcycle accident attorney. Motorcyclists are often blamed for causing collisions that they were not at fault in, and because they are often unable to provide an account of what happened in the police accident report—due to being incapacitated or in the hospital at the time of the police investigation—the at-fault driver has even more leeway to fabricate a story or blame the motorcyclist. At The Forsythe Law Firm, LLC, attorney Christine Forsythe will advocate for you, demand fair compensation, and ensure that your rights are protected. Call 404.476.2717 today to schedule a free consultation.