With the warmer weather approaching, many of us will be dusting off our motorcycles and taking to Georgia’s roads and highways. While exciting and fuel efficient, motorcycles also expose riders to the risk of serious injury in the event of a collision with another vehicle. According to data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were approximately 81,000 motorcyclists injured in the United States in 2011 alone. Because these injuries can result in significant economic and non-economic losses, it is important that victims of motorcycle accidents ensure their rights are protected by hiring a Peachtree City personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
Due to their much smaller size, motorcycles can be much more difficult to see that other vehicles on the road. This fact does not excuse drivers from failing to exercise a reasonable standard of care when driving around motorcycles. When a motorcycle accident is the result of the negligence of another driver, those affected may be able to recover for their injuries by bringing a personal injury claim against that driver. Some of the more common ways that car and truck drivers can negligently cause accidents include:
- Impaired driving
- Distracted driving
- Failure to signal
- Failure to look before changing lanes
- Driving while fatigued
- Failure properly maintain a vehicle
- Failure to account for adverse weather conditions
There are many other ways that a driver could negligently cause a motorcycle accident, and an experienced attorney will be able to review the circumstances of your case and determine whether any evidence of negligence exists.
Contact a Peachtree City truck accident attorney for a free consultation
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by another driver, you may be entitled to significant compensation. The types of losses for which a person can be compensated after an accident include medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and property damage, among others. To schedule a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys, call the Law Offices of Shane Smith today at (770) 487-8999.