Were you injured in a motorcycle accident? Call our McDonough motorcycle accident lawyers today.
Hundreds are injured each year on Georgia’s roads, suffering serious injuries that require expensive medical care and leave many bikers unable to return to work.
At MG Law, our team has helped many bikers bring claims for compensation, and we are available to help you, too. Please reach out to a member of our team to discuss your case as soon as possible.
Types of Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents can happen anywhere. However, based on our experience, we tend to see the following types of collisions:
- Rear-end crash. A cyclist might be stopped at an intersection when a motorist comes up behind them and hits them.
- Left-hand turn accidents. A driver might make a left-hand turn directly in front of a motorcycle, leading to an inevitable crash.
- Lane-change accidents. A motorist might not check his blind spot when changing lanes, or else the driver checks but fails to note the motorcycle already in the lane.
- Car door collisions. Someone in a parked car might open a door, even though a biker is approaching the vehicle. As a result, the motorcyclist hits the door and is thrown from their bike.
- Head on collisions. A motorist might veer into oncoming traffic and slam into a motorcyclist. These accidents can be particularly deadly.
These are only some of the most common accidents. There are many others. If someone forced you from the road or hit you, then you could have a valid legal claim. You should meet with a McDonough motorcycle accident lawyer for a free consultation.
Motorcycle Accident Causes
Many accidents are caused by driver inattention. The driver of a vehicle is not looking for motorcyclist and doesn’t even see them, even when they are right in front of the motorist. Sometimes drivers are distracted by cell phones, eating, or other tasks and are not paying adequate attention. Distracted driving is a huge problem on the road, and many bikers pay the price.
In other accidents, a driver is fatigued and makes a mistake of judgment, or they are impaired by drugs or alcohol. Even the most careful motorcyclist can be struck by a driver who engages in reckless conduct.
Road defects sometimes cause crashes as well. A pothole can destabilize a motorcycle much easier than it would the driver of a truck or passenger sedan. Other road defects include construction debris, poorly graded roads, or hazardous shoulders.
If your bike malfunctions, then that could also lead to a crash. Some causes of malfunctioning bikes include defective parts or negligent maintenance. A mechanic might not have done his job properly, which could render a motorcycle inoperable.
Why You Need to Hire a McDonough Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Receiving compensation after a motorcycle accident is not easy. A driver’s insurer might aggressively fight any claim, even for very serious injuries like fractures, concussions, back injuries, burns, or spinal cord damage. To receive a fair settlement, an accident victim needs to know how much their injuries are worth and to find evidence to support their claim.
MG Law has helped many people after McDonough motorcycle accidents. Our lawyers understand how much compensation our clients can request for pain and suffering, lost income, and medical bills. They can also receive money to repair or replace their motorcycle.
Georgia law limits the amount of compensation a person can receive if their own negligence contributed to a crash. For this reason, our clients can expect an insurer to aggressively investigate their own actions before the crash. If you were partially responsible for the accident, you might receive less in compensation. If you were 50% or more responsible, then you cannot bring a lawsuit at all.
Making Legal Help Affordable
Many accident victims express fears that they cannot afford an attorney after an accident, but nothing could be farther from the truth. At our firm, we handle cases on contingency, which means our clients do not have to pay any fees upfront. Instead, our lawyers will take a percentage of any settlement or jury award that our clients receive.
This arrangement works great for our clients. It also creates an incentive for our attorneys to get the most compensation available or our clients. If you don’t win, we don’t win.
Speak with an Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today
MG Law’s motorcycle accident attorneys have obtained many favorable settlements for our clients. We have negotiated with many of the state’s largest insurance companies, and we know how to drive a hard bargain.
For help with your case, contact us today to schedule a free consultation.