Motorcyclists are more vulnerable than other motorists, and motorcycle accidents and motorcycle collisions most often cause serious injuries or death of the driver and/or passenger — including traumatic brain injury (TBI), broken bones, serous skin injuries (burn-like injuries), and injuries to the spine and nervous system, which often lead to paralysis. Motorcycle operators are commonly injured through no fault on their part, by careless automobile drivers, tractor trailer drivers who fail to pay full attention to what is there to be seen, or when such drivers simply run stop lights or stop signs.Motorcycle Accidents and Negligent Drivers
McAleer Law’s team of Atlanta motorcycle accident attorneys take on all motorcycle accidents involving the careless or sometimes reckless driving of other motorists who cause these collisions. A common cause of such accidents is when large heavy tractor trailers cannot stop in time to for a sudden emergency because they are not traveling at a safe distance behind other vehicles.
Motorcycle operators put themselves in precarious positions each time they enter the roads and highways. The hazards and dangers faced by them are faced by no other commuters except bicyclists. While this is a fun and liberating form of transportation, the risks are higher. There are little to no safety devices on the motorcycle itself and the only real protection they have are helmets and protective clothing, which often is not enough. Motorcycle riders, therefore, must be aware of their legal rights and remedies if they are involved in a traffic accident.What to Do if You Are Injured in a Motorcycle Accident in Georgia
A motorcycle accident is a serious matter. You may have been seriously injured, and even if you have not been injured very badly, you probably got a real scare out of the accident. You may wonder what you should do next.
What follows is a general guide to what you should do immediately after a motorcycle accident:
- Gather as much information at the scene, including photographs and witness contact information
- Call someone to the scene to help you gather this information
- Get immediate medical attention
- Call a lawyer who can further advise you.
Your insurance policy may set out additional or alternative instructions. Failing to follow those instructions may lead to denial for your claim. Even if you have not been in a motorcycle accident, you may want to review your policy and familiarize yourself with the process.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of a motorcycle accident in Georgia, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at The McAleer Law Firm today for a free consultation. Our Atlanta motorcycle accident attorneys are here to help you get the compensation you're entitled to. You can reach us online here or call 404-622-5337.