What are Motorcycle Accidents?
Accidents involving motorcycles consistently rank among the most severe and life-threatening. A significant number of people who are injured in motorcycle accidents sustain head injuries, neck injuries, broken bones, and need surgery.
Even though the law can’t undo the damage that was caused by the motorcycle accident, it does allow you to recover considerable compensation for your injuries, pain, and the costs associated with the accident. Before you start your claim, it is essential for you to know what to expect.
Why Are Accidents Involving Motorcycles Handled Differently Than Those Involving Other Types of Vehicles?
The degree of severity is the primary distinction. In a regular vehicle, the passengers are protected by seat belts, airbags, and the four walls that surround them. They are also equipped with “crumple zones,” which make it possible for the vehicle to absorb some of the impact. Those who are involved in car accidents face a lower risk of injury than those on motorcycles.
Motorcyclists are at a greater risk of bearing the full force of an accident. Any motorcycle collision has the possibility to lead to:
- Being thrown from the bike
- A direct blow to the body from the other vehicle
- Hitting the pavement at high speed
All of these factors contribute to the fact that getting into an accident is a motorcyclist’s worst nightmare. When the unthinkable occurs, we believe that you should seek legal advice from a motorcycle accident attorney who routinely works with victims of motorcycle accidents and understands the way in which your injury has affected not only your health but also the rest of your life.
In the Event of a Motorcycle Accident, What Expenses Can I Seek Compensation for?
The law treats motorcycle accident claims in the same manner as claims involving automobile accidents, truck accidents, and pedestrian accidents. Because Georgia is a “fault” state, it means that the person who was at fault for an accident is the one who has to pay for everyone’s medical bills and other expenses. In most cases, their insurance will foot the bill on their behalf.
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, you have the legal right to be compensated for all of the costs associated with it, including:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
- Any Other Costs Associated With the Motorcycle Accident
The financial compensation will provide a means for you and your family to maintain a stable financial situation.
What to Expect After a Motorcycle Accident
When there is a motorcycle accident, insurance companies frequently place blame on the rider, even if the rider is not at fault. Despite the fact that you drove in a safe manner, they may still try to portray you in a negative light by saying that you are reckless or dangerous. This is their attempt to discredit you by playing on common misconceptions about people who own motorcycles. Their end goal is to pay you less, or even nothing at all, if they can get away with it.
For instance, insurance companies will make the fact that you were not wearing a helmet the centerpiece of their argument, even if a helmet had nothing to do with how the accident occurred. Even if you were riding without any of the recommended protective gear, you still have the right to seek financial compensation for your injuries.
The best piece of advice that we can give is to seek the assistance of a legal professional who is familiar with motorcycle collisions. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact The Brown Firm to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers today.
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