Experienced Attorney For Motorcycle Accident Victims
A motorcycle can provide a ride unlike any other. The connection between rider and machine, the feel of the wind on your face, the thrill of acceleration and control make riding exhilarating. On a beautiful day, riding a motorcycle in Georgia or South Carolina can be amazing. Unless a careless driver ruins it.
If you or a loved one have been hurt in a motorcycle crash, the experienced lawyer at Glenda Mitchell Law Firm can help you seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages and other costs. From our law offices in Cartersville and Greenville, we will investigate your cycle crash, and how the physical and mental harm you have suffered will affect your income, your family and your life, and aggressively work to obtain compensation for your damages.
Motorcycle Crashes Happen In A Fraction Of A Second
Motorcycle accidents can happen to the best riders. Other drivers often fail to see motorcycles. Motorists pull out of parking lots, pass another vehicle on the road or make a left turn into the path of a cycle. Riders may attempt to take evasive action and risk hitting another vehicle or object. Our lawyer works with you to learn the facts of your motorcycle accident and create a strong case for your compensation.
Road Rash To Traumatic Brain Injuries
Motorcycle injuries are often more severe than other auto accident injuries, and can range from road rash and a few broken bones to severe and catastrophic, like brain or spinal cord injuries. These type of injures will alter your life, affecting everything from your ability to work and earn income to your most basic quality of life. This can leave you with a lot of questions, but we aim to answer them for you. We work to obtain a comprehensive settlement or verdict that will cover your medical expenses as well as your future costs.
Do I Have A Motorcycle Accident Claim?
If you or a loved one were struck while riding motorcycle by another driver, you may have a claim. Even if the other driver did not hit you, but caused you to crash, you may still have a claim. Even if you were partially at fault for the crash, you may still have a claim. Your best bet is to call us for a free case evaluation. We can determine for certain if you have a motorcycle wreck claim.
What Compensation Can I Get For My Motorcycle Crash?
You may be able to get compensation for:
- Current and future medical costs
- Current and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability
Even with protective attire, motorcycle accidents can be catastrophic for motorcyclists and passengers. So, both have a right to compensation.
Can A Motorcycle Passenger Recover Compensation After An Accident?
Yes. Whether the motorcycle was hit by a negligent driver or the accident was caused by the negligence of the motorcycle driver, the passenger may have a claim to seek compensation.
What If The Other Driver Blames Me For The Cycle Accident?
Some motorists have a bias against motorcyclists. They claim that motorcyclists are irresponsible or even dangerous on the roads. Oftentimes, just the opposite is true. If the other driver involved blames you for the accident, there is no need to worry. The physical evidence of the accident holds more weight than an accusation. To collect proper evidence after a motorcycle accident, it is important to:
- Call the police: They will investigate the scene and file an official accident report
- Do not admit anything: Even if you hold some fault for the accident, it is important not to admit anything that could be used against you
- Get expert advice: If you work with an experienced attorney, they often have connections with experts who can analyze the scene and determine the cause
In the case that a motorcyclist is partly responsible for the accident, Georgia’s modified comparative negligence standard will apply. If you are less than 50% responsible for the accident, you can still obtain compensation for your injuries and other damages.
What If I Am Involved In A Hit-And-Run Motorcycle Crash?
Being in a motorcycle accident can be frightening, and it can be even more so if you cannot locate the person responsible for it. Unfortunately, many motorists who cause motorcycle accidents flee the scene.
If you have uninsured motorist coverage, you can recover full compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, injuries and even damages to your motorcycle. However, dealing with insurance companies after an injury can be frustrating. They often do not offer you proper compensation to increase their own profit. Whether you have insurance coverage or not, it is critical to contact a personal injury attorney if you were involved in a hit-and-run accident.
What If A Motorcycle Accident Resulted In The Death Of My Loved One?
Sadly, a high percentage of motorcycle accidents lead to fatal injuries that devastate families. If a motorcycle accident caused the death of a loved one, surviving family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit to recover:
- Loss of consortium and companionship
- Loss of support
- The value of their loved one’s future income
- Reimbursement for all medical and funeral costs
- Compensation for their loved one’s pain and suffering
Losing a loved one in a motorcycle accident is tragic and heartbreaking. Filing a wrongful death lawsuit can help you and your family find justice and closure, but it is essential to work with a personal injury lawyer who has the experience to support you.
Contact Our Law Firm Today For A Free Consultation
Delay can weaken your case, so call us as soon as you can after a motorcycle crash. In Georgia, call our Cartersville office at 678-721-0417. In South Carolina, call our Greenville office at 864-326-3073 for a free initial consultation, or use our convenient form.