How to Prove Liability in a Georgia Motorcycle Accident Case
Similar to the majority of U.S. states, Georgia is a ‘fault’ insurance state. This means that a victim needs to prove that another party was to blame for their motorcycle accident to establish liability. More specifically, a motorcycle accident claim in Conyers must typically be brought under Georgia’s comparative fault statute (§ 51-12-33). For motorcycle crash victims, this statute has a couple of important implications.
To start, the fault is based on negligence. Negligence is generally defined as the failure to take adequate care in the context of a particular situation. Essentially, this means that if another party, usually another driver, did something careless or reckless, and their unsafe conduct contributed to your accident, then you can hold them legally liable for negligence. In practice, negligence in a motorcycle accident case can come in a variety of different forms. Some common examples include:
What to do if my wreck results in a concussion.
It isn’t always apparent whether you have suffered a concussion. In many cases, motorcyclists will blackout immediately after their crash. But you do not have to blackout to suffer a concussion, so you should pay careful attention to how you feel in the days following a crash. Sometimes, it takes days for you to manifest symptoms, such as blurred vision, confusion, headaches, and difficulty with mobility and balance.
If you suspect a concussion, get to the hospital immediately. A doctor will discuss your accident and possibly order an MRI or CT scan. Once you have a diagnosis, the doctor can advise how best to treat the concussion, which will probably consist of treating symptoms like pain, sleeplessness, and anxiety.
You can make a claim for a concussion by holding onto your medical bills and receipts. You can also receive money if your concussion symptoms force you to miss work. Many clients receive a significant amount of money for the pain, inconvenience, and emotional distress that they endure.
Remember to keep your prescription drug bottles for any painkillers, sleeping pills, and antidepressants, or anti-anxiety medication. It is possible to receive much more in pain and suffering than you received in medical bills when you have a concussion.