Legal Counsel For Serious Motorcycle Accidents
If you ask anyone who has ever been on a motorcycle about their greatest fear, they often share the same one. The drivers around them are their biggest threat. You can never be sure what they will do, and their negligence is dangerous.
A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study found that 97 percent of Georgia’s motorcycle accidents happen in clear weather on safe roads. Over 70 percent of the accidents were caused by the other driver. If you were injured or someone died in a motorcycle accident in the Atlanta area or anywhere in Georgia, call the motorcycle accident attorneys at Kenney & Medina, P.C.
Share The Road Philosophy Is Not Shared By Everyone
The Georgia Department of Driver Services reports that about 150 motorcyclists die on the state’s roads. Even the shortest lapse in a driver’s attention could result in severe injuries or death for a motorcyclist.
Common reasons for motor vehicle/motorcycle accidents:
Many motorcycle accidents happen when the driver of the other vehicle is distracted or not paying attention to their surroundings.
These accidents often happen when cars:
- Turn in front of the motorcycle
- Change lanes in front of the motorcycle
- Hit the motorcycle from behind or head-on
- Open a door on the side of the road
Protect Yourself After An Accident
Motorcycle rides have little protection and accidents are usually serious. They often involve head injuries, internal injuries, broken bones and death. If you can, you need to take steps to ensure you do everything possible to protect yourself, build your case and defend your rights.
- Make sure everyone at the scene is safe.
- Move to safety
- Call 911
- Wait for paramedics
- Do not take your helmet or protective gear off.
- Seek medical attention
- Hire a motorcycle accident attorney
- Do not talk to insurance representatives – refer them to your attorney.